Rodney and Danielle love to travel, and they showed that to every guest at their wedding. It was clever to use postcards of different places they’ve been to along with the city names as table names. It was put in a peach frame and also served as a decor. And the guest book was of a world map, how resourceful! You can tell how these two are such a fun couple on how their wedding came to be. Read on to get more of the details.
Rodney and I met in high school. We didn’t date at first and then finally tried dating a year or so later. We dated on and off during our college years. Then in 2005, we got together and never seconded guessed it. Rodney and I were together almost nine years before he popped the question!
We Are A Perfect Match:
We are a perfect match because we fill in each other’s gap! The qualities I lack or need to be enhanced, Rodney fills in and vice versa! We don’t take things for granted and never forget to say ‘ I love you.’
Rodney proposed on October 13, 2014. He made a romantic dinner that doesn’t happen often and dressed in his tuxedo! He got down on one knee and popped open the box!!
The Planning Process:
I was brainstorming while helping all my friends plan their weddings the year before so ten months was plenty of time for me! What was the best advice you received when you were planning your wedding? Do what you want, it’s your wedding!
Tips & Tricks For Future Brides:
- Sometimes the DIY look great and easy but the reality is sometimes it costs you more money and time to try to create it, and it doesn’t turn out.
- Break in your shoes before your big day and keep a pair of flats or flops handy – pick a good team and don’t be afraid to ask them for help
The Challenges We Faced:
Traveling to Newport which is 4.5 hours from our house was challenging. A Destination Wedding is great but remember you may have to travel there multiple times and don’t forget all the wedding decor you have to take. Make sure you have your list of appointments to get done while you are there!
Wedding Décor Inspiration:
The things we loved inspired our wedding. We love having fun, adventure, the beach, the outdoors and each other, so it was easy!
The wedding budget is, I say, $25000, but I didn’t have one. Of course, everyone likes to spend less money and get the same results, but we knew We would never do it again, so we spent what we wanted. We did cut things out which we didn’t; sometimes you just need a realistic vision.
We saved money in decor because we didn’t need any for the ceremony or the reception. The location and the view were all we needed. We used centerpieces that were simple and beautiful.
Food. Our thought was we wanted our guests to have a great meal and as much to drink as they wanted!
The Guest List:
145 were invited 100 attended
Close family and friends since everyone had to travel. We invited aunts and uncles but no cousins!
Traditional wedding march Gone gone gone by Phillip Phillips
The feeling of how our love grows stronger every day. And the adventures to come!
Planning Advice For Other Couples:
Make sure you think like a guest when planning:
- Where is at?
- Where will we stay?
- What is the venue like?
- Outdoor, inside?
- How will we get to the hotel if we drive at the reception?
Decide if you are going to provide transportation or not, if not have alternatives in mind, check hotels out before you send guests to them! Don’t sell yourself short, it’s your wedding day! You are the bride and groom and what you want in it!
Wedding Day Outfit Inspiration:
Nothing just found bridesmaids dresses we liked that were on sale! My dress was perfect cost didn’t matter! His tux was made for him, and the cost didn’t matter.
Favorite Part Of The Day:
The entire day was perfect
The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects:
The table numbers were destinations we have been to, its postcards inside them the guestbook map
The Highlights From The Ceremony & Reception:
Seeing all our family and friends. The first kiss when he dipped me over and gave me the biggest kiss!
Photographer: Nicole Lopez Photography
Floral Designer: Broadway Florist
Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa
Cake Designer: Scrumptions, Inc
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