Josie and Dakota’s TLC Wedding
Josie and Dakota’s TLC Verona Wedding
From the bride: There's really no words to describe the emotion you feel as you see the person you love get down on one knee before you and open that tiny wooden box. As I was admiring the new sparkle on my finger, I had the idea of using my ring for my wedding inspiration. Romantic, trendy, glamorous, and a pop of rose gold. From the moment I walked into The Prickel Barn, I knew it was meant for us.
I'm one of those girls that didn't even have to try on my wedding dress to know that it was the one for me. I saw it on the hanger and quickly tried it on and without any further contemplating, I said “This is it!” My dress was a fit and flare, sweetheart neckline with lots of beading and embroidered lace and tulle. But, I'm also the girl that didn't stop looking at wedding dresses after I bought one, so I had to go back to get another dress. My second dress was a white ball gown with a fully beaded top. I was so excited about changing into my second dress, that I made the DJ make an announcement so all eyes could be on me when I walked in. I wanted my bridesmaid’s dresses to be different colors and different styles.
My flowers were everything I could have ever dreamed of and more. My florist is a mind reader when it comes to your wedding vision. I only gave her a few ideas of what I had in mind and she created something magical. My bridal bouquet was my favorite. It was lush, romantic, and loose with greenery. My bouquet had ivory, pink, and burgundy flowers with pops of blue thistles. I wanted my bouquet to bring out all of the bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen suits. My bridesmaids flowers were large ivory flowers with burgundy berries to bring out the color of my ivory dress. I had a few DIY projects for my wedding, not because I was trying to be budget friendly, but because I wanted something that I could be proud of that I made. I bought a large gold mirror and painted it rose gold. I did the lettering for the mirror and put it on a stand to use as an alternative wedding program. I also did the lettering for all of the other small signs. The day before the wedding, I had some of my family and my bridesmaids come to my house to help me. They formed an assembly line and we made over 100 caramel apples. The apples were finished off with a white chocolate drizzle and rose gold sparkles. Then we put them in individual boxes with tags that read "Apple'y Ever After." It was tedious, but having everyone together like that the day before the wedding will be memories and laughs that I will always remember.
Ever since I can remember, my Mom has had an obsession with wedding cakes, so of course she helped me choose the design and flavors. Our cake was four tiered, semi-naked, with metallic rose gold drips and macaroons and meringues cascading down instead of your typical flowers. We chose banana, raspberry, white, and champagne for the flavors. Our wedding was sort of unique... maybe because of the large camera crew production strolling around. Dakota and I filmed for TLC’s ‘Four Weddings’. It was an amazing and once in a lifetime experience. I always binge watched the show and when the opportunity came around, I couldn't pass it up…especially because our episode was filmed with our friends that also got married in the same year. To see our episode, visit tlc.com.
Photography: Megan Sweeting, Bourbon and Brides | Location: Verona | Venue: The Prickel Barn | Videography: Alyson Biggs Films | Florals: Jessica Jones, Blooms N’ Blossoms | Cake: The Cake Lady LLC | Caterer: Lother’s Catering | Music: DJ - A&M Productions, Soloist - Bob Crawford | Hair: Taylor Eldridge | Makeup: Makeup by Lindsay | Paper Products: Invitations - Haley Michelle Designs, Menus - Details on Demand | Bride's Attire: Wendy’s Bridal | Groom’s Attire: President Tuxedo | Credits: Photo Booth - Mirror Me Image, Guestbook- Miss Design Berry