Emily and Kyle tied the knot at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner, Massachusetts. The wedding was planned around the floral arrangements, with a light, summery theme. All her bridesmaids dazzled in a rainbow of one-shoulder chic style in Katrina.
All photos were taken by Photography by Joanna.
Q: Why did you choose the Colonial Hotel for your venue?
“We wanted an outdoor ceremony and they have a beautiful venue. Also, my mom really liked the place and that was important to me.”
Q: Why did you choose this color scheme?
“I love Gerbera Daisies and I wanted a bouquet with an assortment of colors. Our florist matched the flowers in my bouquet to each color of bridesmaid’s dresses, and their bouquets were white to match my dress. The groomsmen wore ties the same color as their bridesmaid.”
Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?
“My husband’s grandmother (who I had never met before) caught the bouquet at the end of the evening. She wasn’t participating, it just went over all the girls heads and fell right into her lap. She surprised us though and let the best man put the garter on her ankle. Then they switched, she danced for him and put the garter on his ankle! I couldn’t stop laughing, it was great!”
Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
“I liked the styles and the prices Azazie has. Most of the stores I went to had ‘okay’ dresses at ridiculous prices. I wanted something my bridesmaids could afford, looked great in, and possibly wear to a different event.”
Q: Any advice for anyone getting married soon?
“Stop stressing. It all falls into place at the end, and if it doesn’t you’ll be too busy dancing/laughing to even notice. Besides, everyone is there to celebrate you, not judge your choice of table linen or place cards.”
Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?
“I had my handful of stressful days. From the guest who wants to bring a last minute date, to the cousin who didn’t RSVP but told someone else they’ll be there. For the most though it was a fun experience. My mom helped with everything so we had 8 months of quality bonding time.”
Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
“About a month after all my bridesmaids had ordered their dresses, I was finally able to get them all in the same room. My purple bridesmaid’s dress was way too dark, we had ordered Regency and it just didn’t go with others. Azazie customer service worked with her, she was able to return the dress even though it was pass the return date. She reordered the dress in lilac and it looked great!”