I have had a lot of questions about who I have decided to help be apart of my wedding. I just wanted to let you know about who my vendors are and why I decided to go with them! I hope that this gives you all who are getting married, some ideas on what you would like for your wedding day and what to ask your vendors!
Venue: Bella Flora Farms
I decided to pick Bella Flora Farms as my venue since their location is STUNNING! Talk about being around nature. There is loads of green, trees, and there is a creek behind the alter! I also loved the price because it was significantly cheaper to rent out of town than to go with a place in town! Kerrie is such a pleasure to work with and was very real! That is huge for me and my vendors, I do not want someone who just sells to me and wants me to pick them no matter what. I want them to be passionate about what they do, where they are located and just be excited for me and my wedding day. My fiancé and I talked about this location for a while and how we loved how it looked.
Photographer: Terra Nyce
Where to start with Terra… She is such a sweet human being and she has taken Christopher’s and I’s photos for over a year now and we love her. I love how she doesn’t over edit and she helps direct us on how to pose since both my fiancé and I do not know how to pose! I am over the moon that she is photographing our wedding.
Videographer: Articulate Film Co.
If you want a wedding videographer that is just like the ones you see on YouTube that make you ball your eyes out…. Yeah that is Articulate Film Co. They are so good at what they do, and I absolutely love how they are a couple. Paige and Riley are so sweet, and I loved how they have a quiz that asks us about what we would like our wedding day to look like and other questions for them to better help them make our video!
Florists: Harper Road
I went to a bridal convention and I say this beautiful display and of course my mom and I had to make a comment on how gorgeous the flower arrangements were. I then was talking to the lady at the event and she let me know that they were a new-ish business, and I love helping show small businesses off! And these ladies at Harper Road, Kaylee and Julie, so sweet. We sat and talked for about an hour about my fiancé and I and what my vision was for my flowers. They went under my budget which was also great!!
Dress: Amy’s Bridal
Amy’s Bridal should have been my first stop when I went wedding shopping, but it was not! But man am I happy that I went there! They lady that helped me find my perfect dress asked me what I wanted and brought me dresses that I liked, and if I did not like the look of them, she did not force me to try them on unlike other places I went to. After I picked my dress we got to celebrate with sparkling cider and they gave me a super cute glass and I got to hold the infamous sign that said I said yes at Amy’s Bridal! My dress is exactly what I wanted, and I cannot wait for you guys to see it!
Decorations: Charlie Chalk, Hobby Lobby
I also went to a bridal expo in Portland with my mother and we saw this cute little set up of personalized signs and other decorations that you could use at your wedding or even just to have in your home! I HAD to get one item! I loved talking with the owner and I loved her drive and passion for making this artwork for people to have and cherish for years and years.
If you guys want to see what I got at hobby lobby I did write a blog post on the items I got from there and there are photos of those items!
Save the Dates/ Invites: Walgreens
Walgreens is where it is at for save the dates and invites! I was able to customize them how I wanted and then I got 50 percent off my order! I only paid 40 dollars for my invites!! Most people spend hundreds of dollars! But guys, go to Walgreens, they always have a sale and they are just lovely.
Make-up/Hair: Connie Delamora
This girl can work wonders! I just got my engagement photos done today and she let me do my bridal trial the same day as my engagement shoot so that was AMAZING. It is exciting because I get to see how the makeup looks with our photographer. (But I loved how it looked in general). She was so sweet and completely listened to me and what I wanted. She is amazing at what she does, and I cannot wait to see how my hair and makeup looks on my wedding day. I trust her 100%.
Less than 5 months left till the Ackerman wedding! I hope you guys are just as excited as I am! If you guys have any questions or anything, do leave them in the comments or send me a message on Instagram!! (:
Have an amazing week guys!