Clovis, CA || Joy’s Gardens || 4.26.14
I’ve chosen today to introduce #HashtagiDoFlashback, a twist on #tbt. For now, they’ll be weddings I attended before the launch of my service…but it’ll be a way for you to get to know me better and learn why I decided to dive into this industry.
The first #HashtagiDoFlashback I’m featuring was appropriately selected because it’s the first wedding I attended that had an official hashtag (#WiebeWedding). Alysia and Jonathan are two of my dearest friends and their wedding was one I was VERY involved in as a friend and bridesmaid. Watching every step of their planning process was inspiring and taught me SO MUCH, as I was months away from my own wedding.
One of my favorite things about this wedding was that Alysia and Jonathan were equally committed and creative when it came to the styling of their ceremony and reception. Up until this wedding, I had always been under the impression wedding planning was just for the bride…and grooms just showed up. This was not the case for the #WiebeWedding. Alysia had so many fantastic and creative ideas; Jonathan blew my mind with his extreme involvement. There was NOTHING cookie-cutter about their decor. Vintage luggage they used as a display piece came from Jonathan’s grandfather’s collection. An old door they found helped guide guests to their pre-assigned tables.. and their dessert table was a converted headboard!
PHOTOS PROVIDED BY Kimberly Wilson of Kimi-G Photography
Another amazing factoid was that they pulled it all off with only SIX months of planning. The biggest lesson I learned from this experience was the power of delegation and teamwork. Alysia and Jonathan had an army of dedicated “soldiers” who helped them execute their vision. Weekend after weekend, they’d hit yard sales together in search of usable goodies to decorate. And the day before, Mrs. Ambriz (mother of the bride) and her sister prepared bouquets and centerpieces (among other things). Preparing for the #wiebewedding was definitely a labor of love involving every member of their family.
This was a celebration I was proud to be a part of and their friendship is one I will forever cherish.
Happy (late) anniversary to the Wiebes!