This crafty DIY detailed wedding shot by Red Stone Photography is perfectly simple in every aspect! In order to keep the budget down, they kept the wedding minimal-which actually made it stand out. Lisa and Anne both wore gorgeous short wedding gowns as they tied the knot surrounded by friends, family, and smiles! A beautiful jewel toned reception followed as the couple cut their yummy chocolate cake and celebrated a new chapter of their lives.
All About Lisa & Anne:
How did you meet?
We met through mutual friends while I was in college… Met in Cary, NC (where my parents met back in the day!)
How did she propose?
Lisa proposed to Anne at her parents mountain house in fall of 2014. She wrote “marry me?” on a coffee cup, and brought it out to Anne on the porch to watch the sunrise.
Describe your planning process for the wedding day, including your vision and some of the details?
We used google docs for organization, and tried to keep everything low budget and also low stress. We used parts of our mothers dresses sewn into our dresses to bring the vintage look into our fall theme. Pumpkins, leaves and fall colors were all around. We had pizza and wings, beer and wine, soda and water. Super simple, and a lot of fun!
Tell me about the Big Day! What were your favorite moments?
I really enjoyed the speeches. Knowing where our family has come from, to being where they were on our big day welcoming Anne into our family was incredible. And the same can be said for Anne’s family welcoming me.
What is your advice for brides planning their weddings?
Stop. Stressing. About. Details….. GO SIMPLE! Cut things that aren’t important. Don’t listen to people when they say “oh well this is the way you’re SUPPOSED to do it…” No way… do it the way YOU want to do it.
What are/were your honeymoon plans?
We went to north Cancun to Playa Mujeres all inclusive resort the Monday after the wedding. TAKE SUNDAY OFF! Don’t fly out 6am Sunday after a Saturday wedding!
Photographer: Red Stone Photography
Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Apparel: White House Black Market
Wedding Venue: Lennox Clubhouse in Raleigh
Caterer: Bella Italia – wings, pizza and beer!
Band/DJ: Prisha Patel
Ceremony Music: Prisha’s mix
Cake: Alex Unger
Officiant: Bryson Brannon, Anne’s brother