Images: The Girl Tyler
I had high hopes for this week with getting back into AT LEAST 3 blogs/week. Then the day job decided to get crazy, Andy left for Comic Con early this morning, and we had SO MANY decisions to make & questions we had to answer related to our home renovation project. So yeah, life got in the way (as it tends to do these days). But I am trying to focus on the positive & that is that we both started AND will now be ending this week with LOVE. And given the current state of our country, I think that’s a win. So here’s a sweet, little Virginia wedding to help get you to the weekend.
About the couple:
Kelly and Alex had a gorgeous wedding at William & Mary, the place where they became friends and eventually started dating. Because they are both Disney fans, Alex proposed during the fireworks on a boat in front of Cinderella’s castle. With hints of Disney and William & Mary alum scattered throughout their day to add in some of their personality, we know that you’ll love this navy, deep red, and gold wedding.
We both went to William & Mary and met there freshman year (we lived in the same dorm), so getting married in Williamsburg was special to us. our best man was the one who introduced us on 3/13/2006 (we were able to figure out the date) and we got married 3/12/2016 so almost exactly 10 years to the date. We wanted to have patriotic elements so chose colors of navy, dark red, and gold to be a more romantic version of red, white, and blue.
We knew we wanted to take pictures on Crim Dell bridge as we had never crossed it together and you are only supposed to cross with who you will be forever with :) and Barrett Hall (the freshman dorm we both lived in).
My mom was a big help in our planning. especially our decor. She works at a library in NJ so she collected discarded books and spray painted them gold. We got things at Michael’s like flowers, gold stars, mirrors, candles to create beautiful but cost friendly table settings.
We included photos of both of us growing up and photos together to show fun memories. We also included Disney elements as “hidden Mickeys” as we got engaged in Disney World. Our first song was “When You Wish Upon A Star” by Louis Armstrong. I loved the idea of Disney and Alex loved the idea of someone classic like Louis so it was perfect compromise.
We also had fun with our wedding hashtag #NortonforMayer2016 as it was an election year. We had campaign buttons at our rehearsal dinner & the groomsmen all wore American flag socks too.
We finished the night by an after party at The Green Leafe, one of our favorite college spots.
Vendors -> Photographer: The Girl Tyler | Transportation: BioRide Transportation | Makeup Artist: Blush Tones | DJ: Colonial DJs | Hair Stylist:FLAWLESS | PR Rep: Misty Saves the Day | Musicians:Steve Hall | Floral Designer: The Flower Cupboard | Reception Venue: The William and Mary Alumni House | Caterer:William and Mary Catering | Equipment Rentals: Williamsburg Event Rentals | Event Planner: Yours Truly | Submitted via Two Bright Lights