I know I did not get much sleep the night before my wedding and this bride was in the same boat. How could you sleep with so much excitement ahead? But a lack of zzz's did not stop this vintage and rustic wedding from going off without a hitch. The trio of wedding cakes is my absolute favorite detail. Or maybe it is the cowboy boots the bride wore? Oh heck, it is all down right beautiful. Just look at these photos.
SS: How would you describe the look of your wedding?
A&S: Vintage, rustic, and eclectic. As my family would say, it's very Ashley.
SS: How many hours of sleep did you get the night before the big day?
A&S: Around six hours. I could hardly sleep because I was so excited.
SS: How did you come up with the design of your wedding cake?
A&S: I found a beautiful cake in a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine that I fell in love with. I showed the cake to my wedding planner, Jill from Weddings By Jill, and she was able to create something similar that worked with my color palette on our wedding cake stands.
SS: Did you and your partner feed each other cake delicately or was there a face smash?
A&S: We were pretty tame when it came to feeding each other cake. I knew that if I smashed cake on his face he would definitely do it to me and that I did not want!
SS: What was your Something Borrowed? Something Blue? Something Old? And, yes, Something New?
A&S: Grandparents' wedding rings, my garter, cowboy boots, and wedding dress.
SS: What did you choose for your wedding party to wear? How did they react?
A&S: The girls wore short, one shoulder Amsale dresses in Spice and the guys wore tuxes. All the girls seemed to really like their dresses and they all looked fabulous in them. However, I must give credit to my twin sister for picking them out. She did a fantastic job.
SS: What did you talk about during your First Dance?
A&S: It's almost a blur but we do remember talking about how perfect the wedding was and how excited we were to finally be married.
SS: We know your wedding day was perfect but what is the one thing you would do differently?
A&S: Man, this question is a tough one because, honestly, I feel like everything went smoothly and the day was everything I imagined. I guess the only thing I may have wished I had done was to hire a videographer to capture at least the ceremony if not the entire day.
SS: What was the surprise moment of your wedding day that you will always cherish?
A&S: Although I knew we were going to see each other before the wedding, I would consider that my surprise moment. We saw each other for the first time on our wedding day at an adorable boat house. Steve was facing away from me and, when I walked up behind him, he turned around to see me in my wedding dress. His face was priceless. It was an incredibly sweet moment that I will cherish forever and it was our only alone time the entire day.
SS: What is the one piece of advice you would give to couples planning their wedding?
A&S: I'd recommend not getting worked up over anything. It'll all come together and, at the end of the day, the reason you're planning a wedding is to marry the one you love. If something doesn't go as planned, you're the only person who will know it so don't stress yourself out. Relax and have fun with it! Also, once the big day is there, make sure to take some alone time and step back to take everything in and look at all the little details you worked so hard on for the past few months because it goes by so quickly![gallery link="file" columns="5"]