Every year, I find a few clients who are 100% my people. These clients become much more than customers - they become friends. Samantha is one of these clients and I'm so overjoyed I was able to witness her Executive Hills Polo Club wedding.
Samantha and I first bonded about two years ago in our first consult. We discussed way more than wedding planning and I knew I met a lifelong friend. Over the past year, we texted book recommendations, Taylor Swift lyrics, and overall life happenings. Occasionally wedding planning would be the topic of conversation, but most of the time, we just discussed random nonsense.
When it was time for their wedding day, I knew the day would become one of my favorites. I didn't care if everything went perfectly (it never does) or if the day was exactly all they imagines. All I cared about is I was able to witness two great friends express their love for each other. I'm not an emotional person, but tears definitely began streaming when I saw Samantha's expression as she walked down the aisle and Mark held back his tears and when I witnessed Mark sing his vows then she followed that up by saying "I love you so fucking much." These are my people and this is the beginning of their story.
I never include myself in my couple's blog posts because the day is all about them, but when a Taylor Swift mashup began playing, I couldn't help but show off my awful dance moves.
As I post this, I'm overcome by sadness and emotion. Sadness because our business relationship is over, but so thrilled to be part of their lives for the long haul.
Thank you, Samantha, for becoming such a friend, and thank you both Samantha and Mark for including me in your gorgeous Executive Hills Polo Club wedding.
Venue: Executive Hills Polo Club
DJ: Icon Event Group
Hair and Makeup: Primp and Blow
Catering: Above and Beyond Catering
Gown: All my heart
Planning: Bridal Path Weddings & Events
Photography and Videography: E. Golden Moments
- Hear from the bride -
Share the inspiration and atmosphere you're creating for your wedding:
If there's anything that we would what we love most about our relationship, we would both say how much fun we have together. We are truly best friends and are often tickle waring, joking, and poking fun with each other. We are very playful people and no matter what we've gone through - on even the hardest days we still find ways to make each other laugh. We wanted this, our favorite parts about ourselves and our love story to shine on our special day! Carnival themed engagement photos, pizza buffet, voice mail guest book, Karaoke, Mashup dance together, face temporary tattoos of us for guests, we just wanted a night that highlighted who we are and what we've created together. Light hearted, fun, and down to party
Share how (or why) you chose your wedding venue(s):
We chose this venue because even months deep into winter construction projects this venue held MAGIC. I mean there were walls being taken out, protective tarp, and hazard signs everywhere and we just fell in love. We loved how simple yet elegant it is. We wanted somewhere that offered grounds to take photos on and this venue has it! It was clear they take pride in all the little details and it's been fun to watch it kind of come back to life over the planning process.
What is your most valuable piece of advice you can share with future couples planning their wedding?
The people that show are the people that care. And you shouldn't waste time caring about those who aren't there to support you. This is going to be one of the best days of your life and is the beginning of your next chapters. Wedding's have a way of showing you who are your people. Be married, get drunk, and dance the night away.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
Mark: Tastings hahahaha - I also really liked feeling special trying on Tux's and picking them out for my groomsmen.
Samantha: The special little details. I'm a sentimental person and through so putting it all together and making everything we do have a meaning behind it was by far my favorite part.
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