What is something that happened on your wedding day that you didn't expect?
RYAN: I don't think either of us expected to have so much food. The availability of appetizers and desserts was on point. I always had someone bringing me another drink. It rocked.
Is there anything you wish you knew?
SYDNEY: How dirty wedding dresses get haha. I felt well prepared for every other aspect though between all the advice received from friends, family, event coordinators, etc.
RYAN: I would have liked to have been able to relive our wedding as a guest as well, enough times to sit at everyone's table. To experience it and spend more time with all of our guests.
Advice for future brides:
SYDNEY: Wear a comfortable dress!!!!! And hire excellent photographers!!
RYAN: Don't stress because on your wedding day, the little things won't matter.
Advice for future grooms:
RYAN: Always keep a firm hold on your drink, because it's very easy to lose it when you're all excited and whatnot.
Anything else? Feel free to share anything you'd like about your wedding day here...
RYAN: I really liked how easy everything was. Jake and Katie made it smooth and knew exactly what to do and when, and our DJ seemed to work perfectly in with our planner to knock everything out and make sure we still had time to relax and enjoy everyone's company.
Thanks goes out to...
RYAN: All of our vendors, our wedding party and most of all our parents, for making of this possible and putting all that work into throwing us an awesome party to celebrate our life together.
Who made this day happen?
Planner: Deana Brower, Sassy Soiree
Why did you choose this planner? Lakeland based and we had seen her blog and were very impressed by what she had to offer.
Make Up Artist: Michelle Stall, Aquali Bridal, http://www.aqualibridal.com
Why did you choose this make up artist? Actually have known her and Hannah (hair) and the other ladies from Aquali for years as I have been going to them for years to get my hair done. So it was an easy choice on who would be doing hair and makeup for wedding when they created their wedding business years ago.
Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal, https://www.kleinfeldbridal.com
Florist: Maureen Shaw, Flower Cart, http://shopthecart.com
Why did you choose this florist? Met with the owner Mo for a consultation and were incredibly impressed with her portfolio. It was an easy choice, and she was super affordable. She did AMAZING work. So impressed by all the floral arrangements.
Caterer's Name: Good Food Events and Catering, http://www.goodfoodtampa.com
Why did you choose this caterer? Its the company of one of my best friends and bridesmaids, Amy Kensinger. And the food is AMAZING. Good food was the top of the list as far as needs went for the reception, and how appropriate of a name for the perfect company to do so.
Bakery's Name: Gourmet Goodies Winter Haven, https://www.facebook.com/GourmetGoodies/
Why did you choose this bakery? Location, also impressed by their portfolio, and affordability. Cake was beautiful and delicious
Videographer: Tim Hicklin, Storybrook weddings, http://storybookweddings.tv
Why did you choose this videographer? Location and also impressive portfolio
DJ: Rey Malave, Latin Touch Entertainment, http://www.dj-rey.com
Why did you choose this DJ/band? Heard about him as he did the wedding of a family friend and we heard excellent reviews. We were not disappointed!