Wedding in a Winter Wonderland...

I find myself GLUED to these wedding photographs. An incredibly beautiful bride, a glowing groom and a wintery-tastic backdrop! Who could ask for anything more? Oh, a little more time perhaps? Yeah, they planned this wedding in three short months! I mean...

Jasna and Adam's wedding was at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont in March of 2012; the details of this wedding are absolutely stunning. And not only is this wedding gorgeous, but when you read about Jasna and Adam's wedding planning experience, I'm hoping you learn just how important it is to hire a wedding planner. Seriously, just look at these amazing photographs! Notice how relaxed and lovely the bride is...

Jasna hired a wedding planner to take care of all of the wedding planning details, but bridey, even if you hire a "day of" or "month of" wedding planner, your experience will be exponentially better than doing it on your own, so think about how you can add it into your budget without feeling the burn. Now... go enjoy this wedding! I know I did...

(Rehearsal dinner at Simon Pearce, VT.)

1. Bridey, how did you meet your spouse? (The short and sweet version please.)

We met through a friend when we were living in separate cities; I was in San Francisco and he was Boston. Adam was visiting San Francisco, and we were out at a bar when a friend introduced us thinking we'd have something in common considering that I used to live in Boston before I moved to SF. Sparks flew after a few short minutes!

2. How long were you together before you were engaged?

We were together for seven months before we got engaged. Five of those seven months we lived on separate coasts, and only missed one weekend. 

 (Rehearsal dinner at Simon Pearce, VT.)

3. What was the length of time between the engagement and the wedding?

Just over 10 months or so…  

4. If you had to rate your wedding planning experience on a scale of one to ten with one being shitty, and ten being awesome, how would you rate it?

Mine was easy-breezy and fun - so a perfect 10. And if you knew me better, you'd know I don't consider wedding panning fun, but I had a fantastic wedding planner who took care of everything. Instead of dreading picking out linens (flowers, glassware, invitations, etc.), I was excited to meet up with her. We would have lunch, coffee and chit chat. And somehow the linens and the rest of the wedding was planned. My planner made it easy for me!  

5. What was your favorite part of the wedding planning process? Least fave?

All the parts was very easy and fun mostly because I genuinely enjoyed hanging out with my wedding planner. My least favorite part was getting everyone's contact information and arranging it just so (Mrs. vs. Ms. whatevaaa!) for the calligrapher. Glad I never have to do that again. LOL

6. Did anything go wrong (that you were aware of) at your wedding? If so, we’d love to hear about it (and maybe even see a picture?). Allow us to learn from you, bridey! 

Nothing that anyone else would have noticed. For example, some of the glassware was not exactly right, but I could've cared less that day. It didn't bother me one bit. Then also, my hair and make up were not great, but they were pretty simple and nice enough… Ohhhhh… yes, my bridal march song started to early as my bridesmaids were still walking down the isle, but luckily I had a non-traditional song selection and I am sure that no one even noticed - probably just me and the wedding planner. So again, not a big deal. I really can't remember anything negative on that day. I was very relaxed because I trusted my wedding planner a lot, and she was running around like crazy making sure everything was perfect. I feel lucky! 

7. What was the biggest challenge you faced from the moment you were engaged to the day you walked down the aisle?

It had nothing to do with wedding planning process, it was personal matter. My dad got very sick but luckily he recovered. Once he got better, we decided to get married ASAP and planed a wedding in about three months. So, I guess planning a wedding in three months is a challenge in itself.

8. What advice do you wish you had before started planning your wedding?

I've been to and in many weddings over the years and there was only one lesson that I took away - get a wedding planner, a professional to help you plan one of the most important events in your life. It was really as simple as that. But I knew that going in :) 

9. Looking back, would you have done anything differently?

No. I can't think of anything that stands out. If anything at all, I would have listened to my planner and paid a little extra to have someone from Boston do my hair/make up (wedding was in VT). But then again, my hair and make up look great in pics, so it's all good!

10. Bridey, please provide the most valuable lesson you learned while planning your wedding.

No lessons, really. I just feel very grateful that hubby and I didn't ever fight or stress about wedding details. We had help in organizing, so we mostly just had to show up. 

Industry Folk (AKA Vendors):

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Simon Pearce, Quechee, VT
Invitations/Escort Cards/Menus, etc.: Allure Invitations
Hair and Makeup: Spa at the Woodstock Inn
Venue Coordinator: Devon Harrison, Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT
Wedding Planner: Swanky Panky