Two Months as The Popas

Thursday, August 28, 2014

We're in the thick of wedding season and I admit I'm a little behind. But! Raz and I finally have some wedding photos to share. I'll be giving you a little taste of our day here and there over the coming weeks, and, for now, I've included some of our favorites.

Marriage is still a trip and we're slowly figuring it out. I love knowing I have a permanent partner and the whole "wife"/"husband" thing is still sinking in. It sure is sweet.

Our wedding day was amazing, but we know it's just the beginning.

My beautiful bouquet. I bought the gold ribbon especially for them and my aunt brought my my grandmother's pearls I had in the bouquet as I walked down the aisle. 
My Manolos. Got these my first week at Nordstrom and saved them for this day. 
My favorite place in the world - Chelan. 
Tying me into my dress.
#Brideney
First look. I felt like a caged animal until I saw Raz and lost it as soon as we were reunited.
The cutest flower girl ever.
We did it! 
The party. Every girl should have a bridesman. 
First dance  ;) - my dad was there.
Fierce street portraits. People honked (in celebration) as they drove past us. 
Oh, to live with this level of joy. 
This photo just makes me stop and stare. I made it my phone lock screen :)
I would love to hear your wedding stories. I'm sharing mine in bits and pieces. It was a lot of work, but definitely worth it. We will treasure it all forever and ever.

Photos: Andria Lindquist
Dress: Des Hartsock

4 comments:

  1. Your wedding pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Chelan is a perfect back drop for a summer wedding. Are your bridesmaids wearing Badgley Mischka dresses? I wore one for New Years that looks just like theirs.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Yes, they are! Got them from Rent the Runway :)

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  2. STUNNING. Not much more to say about that!

    I am currently planning my wedding from out of town, and have been SO indecisive on, well, a lot. Especially with vendors. But after stumbling upon your IG/blog, you may have swayed me towards Greens Landing! Only problem is, when we visited, we stuck mainly to vineyards and didn't tour the property!

    Do you have any advice or insight on the venue or the wedding planning process in general? Anything to help make this not quite so daunting of a process!

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    1. Thanks, Kelsey! Greens Landing is amazing. It's a little overwhelming if you don't have a vision of how you want to use the space since it's basically a blank slate. There are pros and cons to that, and it was ultimately what I wanted, but I also had A LOT of amazing family help. My aunt is basically the Martha Stewart of North Central Washington, so keep that in mind.

      Beyond that, if you do go with Greens Landing, I'd recommend finding a great planner who can really execute against your vision. DO NOT use Sweet Bliss/Libby who is the onsite coordinator. That's much more of a headache than it's worth.

      In terms of general advice, pick a few things that really matter to you and invest your energy in those. For us, it was an amazing photographer and great venue. We were a little too anal about everything, but it turned out the way I wanted it, so I guess it worked out :). HOWEVER, I wanted to ensure we focused on our marriage first since the wedding is just one day. That's what helped me deep breathe through the rest of the chaos. We also made sure to take good care of our bridal party so none of it felt like a burden on them.

      So, if you can hire help, do. And focus on the marriage - people won't remember your napkins.

      Hope that helps!

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