This week's Wedding Story comes from Sara Seals, from southern Massachusetts. Two summers ago she got married at Providence College (where her and her husband met!). With that, here's Sara...
When did you get married?
August 17, 2008
The morning of the wedding, Sara had her hair and make-up done by Gina Joubert and Krystal Treanor, respectively.Where was your ceremony? Reception?
St. Dominic Chapel @ Providence College (ceremony), Kirkbrae Country Club (reception)
What made you choose that reception location?
We fell in love with the gorgeous view! It also helped that they were in the process of renovating KCC when we went to visit the first time!
Sara opted for a cupcake tower style cake - how fun and unique!What was your favorite aspect of your wedding?
Getting to spend time with my mom working on all of the DIY projects!
Sara's DIY place cards
What was the best resource you used during the planning process?
Definitely The Knot! It was great to chat with other ladies about their planning process, use the site as a sounding board/feedback, and share the highs/lows of wedding planning!
Frey Florist did all of the flowers for Sara's wedding.What's the one thing you would have done differently?
Spent more time looking at wedding dresses. In the end, I did love my dress, but I wish I had tried on more of a variety of styles to really know it was "the one!"
During the cocktail hour, Sara joined her band for a surprise performance of a couple songs! Needless to say, her friends and family (and husband!) went crazy when she snuck behind the keyboard and started playing "Love Song".
Any advice for future brides?
Don't sweat the small stuff, because it's not worth it! Make sure you have at least 1 person to help you stay organized (either a parent or a good friend). Remember that a wedding is just a day...marriage is for the rest of your life! Most of all, have fun and enjoy the whole planning process!
Having a point person to help you stay organized is excellent advice, Sara. My Mom basically knew every detail about my wedding planning. It was SO helpful having someone help keep you on track to plan your dream day!
All photos by David Bibeault Photography.
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