We love these two and you're bound to love them too. Their love for each other is contagious! This day was all smiles (or happy tears) from start to finish and we're blessed to have been a part of it. If you're not smiling by the end of this post... go back to the beginning and look at it again. You're eyes must have been closed the first time.
Wedding Date:August 8, 2015
Ceremony Venue: The chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Florida
Reception Venue: The Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida
Who made this day happen?
Hair & Makeup: Hair: Jamie Taylor at Thornbrook Hair Design, Makeup: Ashley Loza
Bridesmaid dresses: Macy's
Flowers: The Plant Shoppe
Stationary: Mike's uncle, Mike Mastell, made our invitations!
Officiant: Dr. Dan Johnson
Ceremony musicians: Michael Cundari (Pianist)
Catering: Chef Brothers Custom Catering
Cake: Brenda Martin (friend of Devlin's mother)
DJ/Band: Scooter's DJ Service
Additional vendor, detail, etc. Cocktail hour cellist: Audra Thielen
What we danced to:
Down the aisle: Seating of families and entrance of wedding party -- Air on the G String by Bach, Entrance of the bride--Canon in D by Pachelbel
Recessional: Wedding March by Mendelssohn
Reception Intro: Crazy in Love by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
First Dance: Forever Like That by Ben Rector
Favorite memories of the day:
Devlin: I'm having a lot of trouble deciding which specific moments were my favorite! I think it's safe to say they happened at the ceremony though...being walked down the aisle by my mom, seeing Mike waiting at the front of the chapel, and saying our vows to each other were all moments that I'll never forget.
Mike: My favorite moment was when Devlin said her vows to me (with a LOT of emotion). It sounds cheesy, but it was one of those moments when I forgot that everyone else was even there. It felt like it was just the two of us.
Sweetest memory of the day:
Devlin and Mike: Our first dance was hands down the sweetest memory of the day for both of us. It's safe to say we both shed a few very happy tears during it!
Funniest memory of the day:
Mike and Devlin: Two come to mind: the first is the toast given by Mike's brother Joseph, the best man. He planned to end the toast by saying "may the most that you wish for be the least that you get," but accidentally said "may the least that you wish for be the most that you get" instead. His reaction to the mistake was absolutely priceless! The other funny memory that comes to mind is our first purchase as husband and wife--after leaving the reception, we stopped at Steak 'n Shake on the way to the hotel to get milkshakes (it's true what they say about not eating at your own reception!). The cashier at the drive-thru seemed a little surprised to be handing milkshakes into a car driven by a man in a tux with a woman in a big wedding gown in the passenger seat.
Advice for future brides: When you're planning your wedding, don't get so bogged down in the details that you forget the whole point of what you're planning. It's not just a wedding, it's a marriage.
Advice for future grooms: Take an active role in wedding planning, staying open and willing to compromise with your fiancee. Don't let family issues come between the two of you--you're the ones getting married, so plan the wedding that you both want.
Thanks goes out to… Our families and friends for all of their help and support throughout our entire relationship. And of course, our AMAZING photographers Jake and Katie!! We had so much fun working with them and our entire wedding party couldn't stop talking about how great they were too!