After the Vows| Thoughts From a Lebanon Bride
This week we are hearing from Mrs. April Moseley about her fabulous fall wedding. She was so excited to share what she learned in her planning process and the little details that made her wedding so unique. The couple decided to get married in The Mill at Lebanon which fit them perfectly.
Number of people at your wedding: 400ish
Wedding colors: Navy, gray, ivory (and a little bit of fall orange added in for pops of color).
How long was your planning process? We got engaged in February and married in October so around 8 months.
What time of year was your wedding? October 22nd, fall, the most beautiful time of year to get married!
Where did you find inspiration for your wedding?
Most of our inspiration came from within us and our relationship. So since we really liked personalized things, we wrote out notes to each other and to our bridal party in our program. And throughout our relationship, we baked a whole bunch of cookies and always drank milk with them, so we had that as our food. We love Jesus, so we wanted the focus to point back to Him in our ceremony, so we asked our preacher to do just that and make that apparent in our vows. And so on and so on. Also, I found a few ideas for inspiration on blogs I found online. Pinterest was just starting to get kinda big so we used it a little bit.
Where did you find the vendors for your wedding?
I knew some of them as friends, from school and church. (That included the people who did our invitations, pictures, videographer, caterer, cake lady, and preacher.) And our florist was someone that a friend of mine had used before. The venue was a place in Lebanon that I had passed a million times. So I don't think I really found most of them in the stereotypical ways.
Did you have a theme for your wedding?
If so what was it? I don't really think we had a theme. I could come up with one now though! Our cake stand said "Love is sweet." And that pretty much sums up our day. All of the sweet, caring touches we added into our ceremony and the detailing throughout the room, plus the super sweetness of the thousands of cookies made for the best day of celebrating how sweet our love is. Also, our main theme in our conversations was just that we wanted us and God to show up and for the day to be full of peace from Him. And it really was.
Was there anything that made your wedding unique?
I like to think so! I think everyone's love is unique so how that comes out on a wedding day makes the day unique. I thought our thousands of cookies were unique and all of the decor were things that we had done ourselves with the help of our friends so that made it really unique. And like I said, I loved our programs and I thought they were beautifully unique!
Also, have someone else be in charge of making everyone line up at rehearsal and at the wedding. That way you don't have to be the bossy one that everybody gets mad at. You get to enjoy it! And that made a huge difference for me in comparison to other weddings that I've been to where the bride did it herself and STRESSED. Have fun, relax, and live up your big day!
Venue: The Mill at Lebanon
Catering: Michael's Catering (for the cookies and milk)
Hair: Pulse Hair Salon (Diane)
Dress: The White Room
Florist: Mike's Flower Shop
Invitations & Programs: Lemon Tree Paper Co.
Photography: Justin Wright Photography
Videography: Jake Morgan Films