This romantic wedding could've came straight out of the movies! Paula and Evan's boho garden wedding was nothing short of magical. The light during the ceremony was incredible and the way Evan looked at Paula was something surreal.
The gorgeous venue helped make the magic with the lush greenery setting the scene, and the kissing cake topper is seriously so cute! Grab some popcorn and flip through the full gallery, photographed by Everence Photography. If you cry a few happy tears no one will judge you!
Get The Look, But There's A Catch
From the bride: My wedding dress was designed by Vera Wang and I got it at David's Bridal in Tampa for $1,200. I got the bridesmaids dresses from the perfect dress in Sarasota $300 each, and tuxes were from Men's Wearhouse. I wore a long sleeve dress which I loved but I wish I had known that it would be a little constricting.
Love her dress? Check out these six Oleg Cassini Dresses that can all be found at David's Bridal too!
Save Time & Stress By Hiring A Wedding Planner
My biggest piece of advice is to GET A WEDDING PLANNER before doing anything else. We used a month of coordinator and she helped us find vendors and alleviated a ton of stress the day of the wedding! but looking back I wish I got her at the very beginning it would have saved us a ton of time money and stress!
Advice: Remember You Get What You Pay For
Another piece of advice is to have realistic budget expectations! My original budget was 10,000 which we went way over, closer to 18,000-20,000. Do DIY's where you can like decorations but know you can't skip out on spending money for your vendors. For example we found a caterer that said they could cater 100 people for $2,000. Thank god we tried the food because it was AWFUL! We decided to double that amount and go with Harry's and it was totally worth it! You get what you pay for.
Wedding Advice: Reflect & Pray
My final piece of advice is take some time to reflect and pray. Getting ready can be hectic and there's a ton of people working all around you it's easy to get stressed out and lose sight of what the day is about which is committing your life to another person. Set some quite solo time aside on the big day to have to yourself even if it's for 20 minutes and pray for your partner and marriage.
Take A Breath & Think Of The Love
No big disaster happened but a couple of minor details didn't go the way I planned. Just let it go and remember what the wedding is actually about, enjoy each other and your guests!
Speaking of being made for the movies, you can see this wedding in play out in the beautiful video below, filmed by JD Cobb Productions.