Adam and Kristi are one of the first couples who contacted us when we moved to Tampa. I feel like we'd been waiting for their wedding to come forever! And it came and it was great and sweet and fun and it's taken me way to long to blog it! Please enjoy some of our favorites moments from Adam and Kristi's fall wedding.
Wedding Date: October 18, 2014 Ceremony Venue: Wahoo Baptist Church, Bushnell, Florida Reception Venue: Saxon Manor, Brooksville, Florida
Planner/Coordinator: Beth Decker-coordinator at Saxon Manor Hair & Makeup: Hair- Amanda Hicks, owner of Do or Dye Hair Salon in Pace, Florida, Makeup- Perry L. Oakley, owner of Perry Oakley Make-up Artistry, Inc. of Winterhaven, Florida Dress: David's Bridal Bridesmaid dresses: The bridesmaids picked their own dresses from different designers. I don't recall every designer. Allure and David's Bridal for sure. Flowers: Bride's bouquet, corsages, and father/grandfather boutonniere's- Bonita's Flower Shop in Dade City, Florida. Bridesmaids bouquets and reception centerpieces - A Special Occasion in Brooksville, Florida. Ceremony flowers were from Sam's Club and arranged by Kristi. Stationary: Minted.com (invitations) Officiant: Bro. John Walden of Amory, Mississippi (Kristi's uncle) Catering: Papa Joe's of Brooksville, Florida Cake: Wedding Cake- Gia's Cakes by Samantha Long in Brooksville, Florida. Grooms Cake- Elise's Pieces in Tampa, Florida DJ/Band: Graingertainment- Chris Grainger. We also got the Photo Booth through his company. Videographer: Voila Cinematic - Alex & Jocelyn Karas
Down the aisle: Bridal March- Jonathan Cain Recessional: I Choose You- Sara Bareilles Reception Intro: Heavy D and the Boys- Now That We've Found Love, Wedding party walked into Party Rock Anthem. First Dance: Miranda Lambert- Makin' Plans Mother/Son: Lady Antebellum- Never Alone
Favorite memories of the day:Bride - when everyone was eating we walked outside together and just looked in at the venue. We took in the moment of having everyone we love in one place helping us celebrate. Groom - Firstlook
Sweetest memory of the day:Bride - I loved what my uncle said about my daddy at the ceremony. He tied it in beautifully and it felt as though my daddy was right there with us. Groom - Saying our vows
Funniest memory of the day:Bride - before we were announced "Mr. and Mrs." at the ceremony I started towards the aisle a little too early!NERVES! Groom - The speeches were hilarious.
Advice for future brides: When they say the day goes by so fast they are not joking. At one point during the reception our DJ asked me if I was ready to toss the bouquet and I actually laughed and told him it was too early. He said it was almost 1030pm. I promise every moment goes by so quickly and not everything goes as planned but when the day comes you truly don't care about anything except your groom. Nothing else mattered. Take it all in. Oh, and wear a new perfume just for your wedding day! This way, when you smell it afterwards it will always take you back!
Advice for future grooms: Try to enjoy every minute because it goes by so fast.
Thanks goes out to... God, for bringing us together. We can't imagine how lost we would be without Him. Our parents, Barry & Debbie Abbott and Dale & Ann Maggard. They gave us the wedding of our dreams. Our wedding party, they have put up with more than they should have but we love them for it. Our guests, the most important people to us came to celebrate with us and support us and we are forever grateful.
Extra comments: We love you Jake and Katie! Thanks for making our day memorable and capturing the moments we just couldn't see!