The Wedding of Brittany & Eric
My visit to the store was wonderful! I was actually set to go to an appointment at another bridal store a little closer to home, but then saw the Bridal and Formal was having an Enzoani trunk show that weekend and I knew that was the designer I wanted and nowhere I had looked carried it or would carry the new collection for me to see in enough time for me to order before my wedding. So, I immediately changed plans and I am SO glad I did. It was fate that I happened to see on Enzoani an ad for the trunk show and I knew it was close enough I could make the trip and I got there and Iris was my consultant. She was so sweet and kind. I was nervous because I had wanted to lose weight and all of these things that didn’t happen but she built my confidence so much while I was there and let me try on exactly what I wanted to. Although I tried on other dresses first, the one I bought was the first dress I went to and pulled and I just couldn’t have been any happier.
Iris was fantastic. She made me feel more confident than I had felt in a long time. She was constantly complimenting me, even when I was dead set on trying on and ordering a trunk show gown that was not nearly my size. She made me comfortable in knowing that it would be beautiful even in my body when it was the right fit. I hope every bride gets a consultant like her who builds them up and makes them feel like a queen.
We started getting ready with the girls at my best friend’s sister’s house. My sweet bridesmaid, Cassidy, did everyone’s hair, while Abbie was the hostess with the most-ess and made everyone waffles and served the cutest mimosas. Being there with all of my girls helped to keep me from having a total meltdown although my nerves were definitely present throughout the day. We all did our makeup and stayed busy getting ready and laughing and eating. My fiancé sent over a gift and the sweetest letter that we all cried about, even though I was the only one reading it. And when it was finally time to get dressed, everyone was in awe of the stunning Enzoani gown that I had chosen at Bridal and Formal. No other dress could have made me feel more beautiful.
We then went to CANE Kitchen where the ceremony and reception were to be held to take photos. When I finally got to see my dad for the first time, that was when I started to get really emotional because he got a little emotional and he never does that. And it was almost time. That few minutes waiting to walk out were the most nerve-wracking minutes of my life. I’m not sure why. I think just because of having all of those eyes on me because I knew I was ready to get married, we had been together 7 1/2 years. It was time. But I was a mess. When those doors opened to what used to be where I ate lunch in high school for a semester, now transformed into the most beautiful venue, and then I saw the two sweetest little faces in the boys I used to babysit and one of them smiled and waved. Then I looked around and saw so many people I loved, and then I saw him. The man who has had my heart for so many years. He looked so handsome standing next to his papaw who was marrying us in his navy suit, and he had tears in his eyes and I have never been happier. We had said that I would be the one crying but he was more emotional than me throughout the ceremony because I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. After the ceremony, we took lots of photos, are delicious roast beef, chicken, parsley potatoes, macaroni and cheese, rolls, cheeseball, spinach dip, and salad. We indulged in cake and donuts that were arranged on a wall that Eric and I made together. And we took photos in our makeshift photo booth and then danced the night away. Then we ended the night taking photos under the lights in my perfect little hometown.
Although the day seems like such a blur, it was so romantic and we had so much help from our friends and family bringing it all together. Especially one, who has been like family, Pauletta, who missed her calling as a wedding planner and event designer. She gave us the most beautiful wedding day filled with all of the lanterns, greenery, candles, and florals I could have dreamed of. She gave me Spring on the inside and romance. Everything I wanted. All of the blush tones with the ivory, golds and rose golds with accents of navy made for the most beautiful day.