Wedding Showcase: Rachael + Thomas

Name: Rachael Higgins
Husband's Name: Thomas Higgins
Occupation: Wedding Photographer / Police Officer
Date of Wedding: October, 21 2010
Location: Seven Sycamores Ranch
Photographer: Megan Welker Photography
Favorite Romantic Comedy/Wedding Movie: Definitely Maybe 

"The fun little DIY mustaches were really fun for pictures and got people kind of out of their shell"
Inspiration for your Wedding: I just really wanted our wedding to show our personalities and to do so on a very small budget.. we got our our venue for half the price by having it on a Thursday which left us with the exact about of money left over to hire our favorite local cover band. We also wanted our food to be something that everyone would LOVE so we were able to hire local small restaurant to design a very classy gourmet burger bar that displayed almost any topping you could ever want on a burger, they were by far the best burgers we ever had.

What Color Scheme where you trying to achieve: I wanted a more "vintage / eclectic " type color scheme.. that was also my personality... so I went with a dark blue teal, mustard yellow & bright red.. I was beyond happy with the final result...

Any DIY projects, you loved the most? Well I ordered a wedding tree of etsy that was a HUGE success and looks great hanging on my wall as a piece of art .. i love it! I also spent months collecting vintage pieces from thrift stores for my center pieces and candy bar, also another success and a great way to save money!

Is there anything you would have changed or done differently? If you are going supply your own music for the cocktail hour or dinner... Check and Re Check your cds or thumb drive to make sure the music burned correctly & if you download music from the internet make sure you listen to the entire song and make sure their aren't any advertisements before, during or after the song because it will play over the loud speaker... even though it made for a great laugh, i would of must rather that didn't happen haha.
Thoughts on the final outcome? It was our kind of perfect! everything we wanted and more... I am so glad that we kept our wedding small and intimate... we knew every single person at our wedding and each and every one of them holds a special place in our hearts.. it was very sentimental and an extremely emotional day that I will always remember

Are you glad its over? we are VERY happy it is over... we are just now starting to regain my savings account and the pressure of getting to ever thrift store right when they open so that I can get all of the good stuff has surely been lifted form my shoulders.. in fact i haven't step foot into a single thrift store since our wedding haha

Wedding Vendors:
Dress: Handmade by local tailor, Regina; Dress designed by Rachael!
Flowers: Fresh cut flowers (Wholesale)
, Visalia, CA
 Wedding Coordinator: Angelica Seitz of Its Your Ever After

Cake Topper: Orly Design
Rose Flower Sash: Pinktea6
Garter: Rosebud Lips
Wedding Tree: Etsy (Source Unkown)

Special thanks to Rachael and Thomas for sharing their special day with us!