First of all... I'm totally melting over these pictures! The detail shots of the flowers, the city and the food are absolutely incredible! And secondly, I absolutely love their story, because I am a big fan of love in the workplace. Samantha and Whitney met at the restaurant where they worked together and ultimately were married! It's a very familiar story for those of us who work in "the industry", and several of my friends have found "the one" at work...
Brideys, I really want you to read question number 7, and absorb what Samantha is saying! They had a beautiful day, and wouldn't change a thing, but when I asked if anything went wrong (that she was aware of) at the wedding, what she said is something that I (and pretty much every wedding planner I know) preach to anybody who will listen... So pay attention!
So brideys, enjoy the amazing eye candy, take in Samantha & Whitney's lovely story, and enjoy!
1. How did you meet your spouse? (The short and sweet version please.)
We met and worked at the restaurant (the Blue Room) where we had the wedding. Whitney actually trained me on my 1st day.
2. How long were you together before you were engaged?
Almost 3 years
3. What was the length of time between the engagement and the wedding?
A little more than 2 years... 2 years and 4 months I believe.
4. Where did your wedding take place? (venue, city and state)
The Blue Room/Belly Wine Bar, Cambridge, MA.
5. 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?
10 -- We hired all our friends, friends of friends and family!! And because of this, we didn't have the fear or worry that our vision wasn't understood.
6. What was your favorite part of the wedding planning process? Least fave?
Cake tasting, menu design, meeting with our florists... all of it really! My least fave, honestly, was the family politics. I think we pulled it off pretty well, but I wasn't prepared for how much the event meant or the reasons why it meant what it did to all the different people in our lives. As the planning went on, and it got closer and closer to the day, we really began to realize the emotional effect this day was having on everyone in our lives. It really isn't a "least fave" but there were days it took the wind out of our sails.
7. Did anything go wrong (that you were aware of) at your wedding? If so, we’d love to hear about it. Allow us to learn from you!
We didn't have a wedding planner/coordinator, so some things didn't get put out at the reception right away, although we are a laid back couple, and it was a party. I suppose we could have assigned more specific tasks to certain people. Everyone wanted to help; we just got caught up in the energy leading up to and then the day itself.
8. What was the biggest challenge you faced from the moment you were engaged to the day you walked down the aisle?
Setting the date…
9. What advice do you wish you had before started planning your wedding?
Not everyone has the ability to understand that it's your day, and you should be prepared for that.
10. Looking back, would you have done anything differently?
NOT A THING!!!!
11. Please provide the most valuable lesson you learned while planning your wedding.
I knew this going in, but it was set in concrete after this process… Whit & I make an awesome team!