Venue: The Golden HotelVenue coordinator: Sandi McCormick - she is INCREDIBLE!!! Heart of gold, lots of experience and just down right sweet. She is actually the director of sales at the Golden Hotel; we were just lucky enough that they were in between coordinators that we got blessed with Sandi. :-) Kim, who took over for the previous coordinator, was just fabulous too!
Florist: Stems - I cried when I saw my bouquet, literally. I am not really even a girly-girl, but with all of the emotions and how beautiful the flowers were, I actually cried. I am sort of embarrassed to admit that, but Dore (pronounced door-y), the owner, is magnificent!!
Desert/Cake: No cake, we did a s'mores bar instead!
Music: Jerry & Joy - they were so great for our ceremony, and we received so many compliments like "I can't believe they are only a duo!" from multiple people. They were so much fun!
Boots: Cowgirl boots from Cheyenne Frontier Days
Jewelry: Mom and grandma's pearls - loved having them with me on such a special day!!
Photography: Drake Busch Photography (Drake & Dawn Sparks)
How did you meet each other?
Bride: RA class in undergrad - I had a crush on him, he was dating someone else...we reconnected after college, and apparently that went well!! ;-) Groom: RA class at Ball State. Then we worked together throughout the next school year and I longingly gazed at you during staff meetings.
What was the best memory of your wedding day?
Bride: Apparently we had a woman with a shirt that read "Flawless" come to the cocktail reception while we were out taking post-ceremony pictures. They knew she wasn't a guest when she told one of our friends that she knew one of the groomsmen...and we didn't have any, haha!
My favorite memories were seeing Hoov at the end of the aisle (and see friends and family as I walked down, too!), saying our vows that we had written ourselves, spending the day getting ready and laughing with my mom, sisters and nieces and President Obama making an appearance on the dance floor!
Groom: Best memory for me: Seeing Campbell walk down the aisle. Second best memory - hearing about our "flawless" wedding crasher.
What would be some advice you would give to future couples as they plan their wedding day?
Bride: Don't get so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from family and friends! I had a really hard time with this one, and in the end you just have to own up to the fact that there are A LOT of people who want to help because they love you...it's a great "problem" to have, so allow others to help you. Groom: Make sure your future spouse is an event planner? Or, really, I would say not to stress about the small things. At the end of the day, you'll be married and all of the little details will fall into place as they should. Stressing about them won't help. Have a drink (or four) and relax.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Where did you stay and what were a couple activities you enjoyed. Would you recommend to other couples?
Groom: Cabo San Lucas, MX at the Pueblo Bonito at Sunset Beach. The activity that I most enjoyed was renting the scooter and cruising around town. Also, going out on the boat to go snorkeling was fun. The only way that I would recommend this to other couples is if they want a vacation that is focused on relaxing at the resort. Beach options are limited there and it's very touristy. Also, if a person wants raucous nightlife, it would be a fun place. However, I'm not sure I know many couples that want that for their honeymoon....so I'm not really sure I'd recommend this destination.
Bride: I completely agree with Aaron on this one - Cabo is not a small Mexican town for surfing and meditation. It is PARTY TOWN!!! We didn't know that going into it, but we still enjoyed ourselves! I loved riding the local transportation and figuring our way around town. Having Hoover show up to the resort on an extremely battered scooter was hilarious, too! The staff loved it, haha.