The insight from my lovely bride:
Like many other girls, I’d been picturing my wedding day for years. I would often cut out pictures and glue them in notebooks so I would remember exactly what type of dress, cake, flowers, and even ringlets I’d someday like to have. However, once I met the man of my dreams and he proposed, I found that my tastes had changed, and, notwithstanding the advent of Pinterest and online photo albums, the pasted pictures were horribly out of date. So, while I knew I still wanted our day to be a direct reflection of our personalities and (current) styles, I had a much different vision of the end product when we set out to plan now our wedding day..
As I quickly found out, we truly had the A-team of vendors. In addition to the amazing team at Beacon Hill, we met the most wonderful florist, Mrs. Amy Page of Caravan Floral, who has such similar taste to my own that she was able to quickly understand my flower vision (natural looking bouquets, peonies, wildflowers, etc). She has such attention to detail and works with her clients to make sure they are fully satisfied. Our DJ, Justin with Amped Entertainment, was fantastic. He worked with us before hand to determine exactly what songs we wanted played at which times. He also acted at the MC for the night and help things to run smoothly. Because music is so important to both Patrick and me, it was very important to us that we had songs that are meaningful to us played during those intimate times of the evening. Justin worked with us to make that happen, and it proved to create a very personal ceremony and memorable reception. Lastly, Ifong Chen, our photographer, couldn’t have been any more perfect to work with. Her incredible attention to detail, a constant desire to get the perfect shot, and a kind, humorous personality make her easy and fun to work with, looming thunderstorms or not.