For all of our fall brides, today’s wedding is filled with so many autumn details that you’re sure to leave inspired! Heather and Sean created a beautiful ambience for their day through bringing in seasonal decor. I love their table centerpieces with so many beautiful flowers. And make sure you check out the groom’s cake… it’s always fun to personalize a wedding day with creative details! Enjoy this Texas wedding. xoxo, Jessica
Heather + Sean
September 25, 2016
Rockwall, Texas | Poetry Springs
What was your budget?
- Photography: $4,000
- Dress: $1,200
- Catering: $950
- Cake: $350
- Favors: $500 (for candles and popcorn)
- Venue: $ 4,950
- Flowers: $ 3,750
- Decor: $300
- Groom’s attire: $180
- Plates and Silverware: $500
How many guests did you have?
We had 120 guests.
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
We had a memory table for my grandparents that had passed away. Our candles were made from Sean’s friend John Mark Candle who has spina bifida and makes them as a living. We chose our favorite candle scent Holiday Cheer.
Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?
We did our own popcorn bar.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
My parents were really good with saving lots of money so I was able to have a great wedding. We also used a lot of decorations from Hobby Lobby that helped us a lot!
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Always ask others for advice but not too much. Also, it’s better to get reviews from other people who have used the vendor so you know exactly how they will be. And if it rains on your wedding day, it will all be ok. Our wedding day was nothing but rain the whole time. It was ok because, in the end, it made our day special and something we will never forget.
What was your biggest splurge?
Our venue, wedding planner and florist!
What was your favorite detail?
I really liked the popcorn bar and memory table.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Walking down the staircase and seeing Sean at the end waiting for me and then saying our vows was the best part of the day.
Photography: Dallas Photographers – Eric Scott • Ceremony + Reception Venue: Poetry Springs • Flowers, Wedding Planner and Day-of-Coordinator: Petals and Pearls Unique Designs – Cassey Chapman • Favors: John Mark Candles • Catering: Joe’s Pizza and Pasta in Mesquite • Bakery: Margie Jewel (no website) • Linens: Provided by venue and via Wedding Linens Direct • Wedding Gown Designer: Allure Bridal • Bridal Salon: Bridal Boutique (San Angelo) • Shoes: Brighton Collectibles • Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
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