Aiy,yi, yi! People, I had the hardest time picking photos of this wedding to share with you. Seriously, I wanted to show ALL of them, but1150 photos just might be a little much for a single post. Even after paring it down, it’s still long as hell because of all the pictures I want you to see. So I’m breaking it up into two posts. Fear not, the second post is coming along right after this one, but my slow decision making process on the pics this morning has delayed this post long enough. So let’s jump right into the wedding of our wonderful couple who won the amazing wedding photography give-away from Carissa at Dulce Photography!
Welcome to the Unfake Wedding of Ryan and Shelly!
The most important question: wedding night…did you or didn’t you?
T30SB Commentary: Our bride declined to answer. Sigh……let’s just assume the best, whatever that may be!
Please take the time to tell me all the vendors you used.
Photographer The fabulous Carissa Uribe of Dulce Photography!
DJ/Band Guitar and Mandolin
Reception Venue Red Butte Garden
Ceremony Venue Red Butte Garden
Flowers Every Blooming Thing
Dress Casablanca style 1616, from The Perfect Dress.
Hair/Make-Up Enizio Cynthia and Stephanie from Hair and Makeup Artistry
Catering An Exquisite Affair
Cake Neither of us are cake people, so we had pie!
Photo Booth All Occasions Photo Booths
Who was your favorite vendor and why?
Definitely our photographer Carissa Uribe! We also used her for our engagement pictures and not only was she willing to road-trip several hours with us, but she got some amazing pictures in one of our favorite places on earth. On our wedding day, she was unobtrusive and easy-going, but still got all the shots we wanted. She’s fun, friendly, and brings out the best in her subjects. I can’t imagine our wedding day without her!
Was there a “method to your madness” in choosing your vendors?
While cost was a main concern, we primarily chose vendors that we liked and who “got it.” Although there were many details and extras that would have been fun to have, we decided that people don’t remember the details so much as the overall feeling of a wedding. So we only splurged on a few main important vendors that we felt would add to the ambiance of the day.
How long did you take to plan your wedding?
3 ½ months! We got engaged in January 2011 and picked a date and venue in February. Our wedding day was May 21, 2011. I did not want the planning process to consume my life for any longer than that! I don’t know how most brides do this for a year. I was so over planning by my wedding day.
How many guests did you invite versus how many came?
We had a small wedding by most standards and invited 68 people to the ceremony and had 60 there. We had a reception after where we invited around 100 and had about 70 come.
I’ll be posting Part II in just a few! Trust me, you’ll want to see the ceremony and reception pics! They are TOO CUTE!