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How To Put Intention Into All Of Your Wedding Decisions

classic bridal style with a few modern twists

Intention is nine-tenths of the law… er, wait.. that might not be how that quote goes… but maybe intent should be a larger factor in making your wedding decisions. If you are going to be throwing a big shindig and don't want to overextend yourself perhaps sitting down with your fiance and discussing the reasoning behind all of the things you want at your wedding day might ground your budget. Jyllian and Bryan's fabulous day was filled with intentional choices from the place cards to their brilliant way of spending a little time with every guest.

Keep scrolling to find out more and to hear more about Jyllian's wedding intentions. You can also catch every sling moment of this sweet and classic church wedding in the full gallery thanks to the talents of JL Photographers.

getting wedding ready

cute vintage style lace up wedding heelswedding notes

cute little flower girlflower girl flower halo

Bridal party in matching brown sugar bridesmaid dressesfun and textured wedding bouquet

bridal party in Watters Wtoo bridesmaid dresses

Planning With Purpose 

Janae, a wedding planner from To Have and To Hold Weddings, writes: I was so impressed by the intentionality that Bryan and Jyllian put forth in planning their wedding. As much as their wedding day was a celebration of their marriage, it was this amazing evening to thank everyone who was a part of their lives. 

They were married in the church where they serve the high school youth and celebrated at their reception at a private estate in Yorba Linda. From the banquet-style farm tables to the personalized thank you cards at each guest's seat, Bryan and Jyllian made sure that each of their guests knew how thankful they were for them. 

Jyllian's bridal style was exquisite: an authentic vintage dress with lace-capped sleeves from Gossamer, accents of brushed gold and pearls, and the perfect ribbon-tied heels from Nine West. Add a fur stole to top it off! The bridesmaids wore Watters Wtoo in brown sugar, but each bridesmaid chose the style they loved most. Bryan and the groomsmen wore steel gray suits, a bold contrast to the neutral colors. JL Photographers captured the depth of Bryan and Jyllian's love and warmth of the day so perfectly.

Layered Vintage's mixture of bright flowers, dried wheat, and pomegranates with the tulle runners and warmly burning candles, you felt like you were a part of the family. Affectionate toasts and peach cobbler to end the night, but not without a surprise dance from Bryan and Jyllian to kick off the dancing!

tying the knot in your home church

feet washing ceremonybridesmaids happily watching the ceremony

just married newlyweds

sweet summer wedding party

wedding day wedding portraits wedding ring and fur shallsweet bride and groom wedding portraitslate afternoon wedding photos

vintage style wedding dress by Gossamer

From the Bride:

Take the time to walk around your venue, alone! We spent months working on unique and personal touches and wanted to make sure we would be able to see how everything came together. During dinner, our wedding coordinator arranged a few minutes for us to take everything in. We walked around with our “Georgia Mules” in our hands and examined all of our intentional details. It was such a special moment!

We wanted to make sure everyone felt acknowledged and appreciated at our wedding. We wrote personal thank-you notes to all 160 of our guests that doubled as their place cards. Also, because we had a buffet dinner, we handed each guest his or her plate so that we knew we had spent a few minutes with everyone at our reception. Our advice – be intentional!

fun and funky wedding floral decor

wooden shutter seating assignment display

neutral tone fabric pendant bannerwooden shutter seating assignment display

Fall style wedding table decor

wedding first dancewedding sigh for you wedding reception

family style seating for your dinner reception

classic white wedding cake with rose accentsOoo wait theres cobbler too?

Budget Breakdown: 

Want to have a similar wedding, click here to see what Jyllian and Bryan's wedding budget was!

Planned Budget: $30,000

Actual Budget: $34,000

Number of Guests: 160

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