Wedding Showcase: Michele + Martin's Wedding

Name: Michele
Husband's Name: Martin
Occupation: Accounting
Date of Wedding: September 4, 2010
Photographer: Silva Stills & Cinema
Favorite Romantic Comedy/Wedding Movie: My Best Friends Wedding & Hangover  

Inspiration for your Wedding: My husband-to-be found a wedding shot by Jasmine Star Photography that we immediately loved. It was modern and edgy; yet, very personal at the same time. We took bits and pieces of that wedding & added our own special touches to make it our own.

What Color Scheme where you trying to achieve: My colors were eggplant purple, charcoal gray and touches of fuschia. I wanted my wedding to look timeless and classic. I had the groomsmen dress in blacks & grays and my bridesmaids wore dark purple and grays. The last thing I wanted was to look back at my wedding pictures and have them seem dated.

Any DIY projects, you loved the most?
We completely designed our own wedding programs using Adobe. It was a bit time consuming but when it came time to assemble the entire program, we had a few friends come over for some beers and form an assembly line. We designated someone to cut the ribbon, add the bubbles and tie the bows. It was hilarious watching the guys trying to tie the perfect little bows with their clumsy fingers!

Any Bridezilla moments while the planning process? We had originally booked our wedding venue for Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. Being Labor Day weekend, we thought a Sunday wedding would be perfect for our many out of town guests who could travel on a Saturday instead of requesting time off from work on Friday. However, after some kind of mix up with the venues calendar, that date somehow got double booked with another couples wedding. The other couple refused to change their wedding date which left us no other choice but to change ours. After my initial freak out which included a few tears during work and a ton of phone calls to my fiance and the venue, we decided to change our wedding date to Saturday, Sept. 4th instead.

But according to one of my bridesmaids, I was far from being or having any bridezilla moments. And she said you can quote her on that. (Michelle Pham) =P

 Thoughts on the final outcome? Although it was a bit stressful at times, I had a blast planning our wedding! We wanted it to not only be a celebration of our union but also a time to reflect on the wonderful people we had in our lives. We may have forgotten a few details here and there during the big day, but no one knows except us and I couldn't have asked for more of a perfect day.

Special Thanks to Michele and Martin for sharing their wedding with us!