Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Alex + Brooke - The Planning Process

Thanks for allowing Tuesdays to be the new Mondays! The next few weekends are going to be a bit busy, so just be on the look-out for Tuesday posts. 

This week Brooke has a little 'gift' for y'all! So make sure to read all the way down to the end :-)

1} Did you already have your dream wedding planned? Did you use a planner or day-of coordinator?

No, I did not have my dream wedding planned. I had my fair share of Pins, but all I knew is the venue I wanted to use {Ashton Gardens} and the colors {black + white}. We used a day-of coordinator, but our venue was very helpful + did quite a lot of the planning too. 

2} What was the hardest choice to make?

One of the hardest choices was the bridesmaids' dress. I had a variety of heights + body types in the party, + I wanted everyone to feel comfortable all night. We ended up choosing a dress that I love + I think most of the wedding party liked it too! I mean, you can always "shorten it + wear it again." :-) 

{black + white will never go out of style}

3} What was the easiest choice you made?

The groom was the easiest choice! Second to him was the dress. My mom + I went to Bridals by Lori just to see what style we liked. We were both quick to veto anything we didn't like for any reason + when I stepped into the Tara Keely dress, I didn't want to take it off. We ran home to get my dad + then back to the store to try it on again. As soon as a "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" Consultant said I looked like Grace Kelly, my dad had mushy eyes, + I was a goner for the sure. 

{love this dress, Brooke!}

4} Tell us your favorite part of wedding planner!

The best part of planning our wedding was the little things. Alex, my parents, my sister + I had a little assembly line going to make our wedding favors - we gave out CDs with our favorite love songs! Hailey + I stayed up the night before the wedding to tie ribbons to the glow sticks for the send off, + I spent all day with my bridesmaids getting ready! 

{the girls}

{the CD!}

So, here's what you've been waiting for....Brooke is giving y'all the same favor her guests got at their wedding! Below is the playlist for their Wedding CD! How sweet of her to share this special list with y'all!

1. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
2. L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole
3. Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
5. The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
6. Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
7. You Give Me Something - James Morrison
8. Let it Be Me - Ray LaMontagne
9. Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away - Vince Gill
10. This Kind of Love - Sister Hazel
11. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
12. Somebody's Heartbreak - Hunter Hayes
13. Then - Brad Paisley
14. I Hope That's Me - Brad Paisley
15. Lost in this Moment - Big & Rich
16. Best Love Song - T-Pain

I've made a Spotify Playlist for you! 

Photos By: George Street Photo and Video


  1. I really liked going through the post and found your arranging ideas amazing. Want to hire an experienced wedding planner for my wedding at one of Chicago event space. It will be so good to arrange everything best there.