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We absolutely LOVE getting to chat with our Brides after they Recieve their finished Freezeframe | bloombeads order. Check out the Awesome conversation I got to have with Jeni!

Freezeframe: How long did you take to plan your wedding from engagement to big day?

Jeni: Aaron proposed to me on Christmas morning of 2011 and we got married November 2, 2012. Our engagement was just over 11 months and it allowed us plenty of time to plan to our budget and really shop around to make sure we chose the right vendors. I also did a lot of DIY wedding decorations and that time frame allowed me to complete the projects without getting too stressed.

FF: What were some of the highlights of planning your wedding?

J: The planning process of our wedding went so smoothly! Everything kind of seemed to just fall into place for us and it wasn’t very stressful at all. We chose a lot of our vendors based on word of mouth and personal recommendations. We wanted to go with more independent vendors as opposed to corporate ones. Our florist, photographer, and the two different dessert vendors all run their own businesses and we knew that they understood our vision while being accessible and great to work with.

FF: Were there any themes in mind when you were planning? What led you to those themes (if any)?

J: We didn’t really have a theme, per se. We just wanted to get married, throw a great party and make everyone feel warm and welcome. I did have a certain aesthetic in mind though of how I wanted the venue to be decorated. We got married at the 20th Century Theater, a historic theater in Cincinnati. It is a wonderful place that is old, dark and rich in history and I wanted to glam it up a bit. We incorporated white linens and chair covers, white lace and burlap and simple, single stemmed flowers on the tables. The candle holders and vases were handmade from old jars and painted wine and beer bottles. We included a bit of an autumn theme but didn’t want to overdo that aspect of it.

FF: What was the BEST moment of your wedding day?

J: The day itself goes by in the blink of an eye and we never wanted it to end. There were so many good parts: seeing Aaron for the first time, watching all of our nieces twirl in their flower girl dresses, riding in the limo with the bridal party. Of course, the best moment was just getting to marry Aaron.  But, I remember sitting down for dinner and taking a minute to look around the venue at all of the people that were there just to celebrate us. I wanted to really absorb that moment, sitting there with my now husband and never forget what wonderful family and friends were there to support us and share in our day.
 
FF: When did you decide you wanted to preserve your bouquet?

J: As soon as my florist brought the flowers to the venue and I saw my bouquet, I knew that I had to preserve it somehow. I loved it so much that I wanted to keep it around forever. I had heard of Freezeframe during the wedding planning process and started following the company facebook page. Once I decided to preserve, there was no question of who to use. I knew that Freezeframe could maintain the beauty of the bouquet and would do a great job.

FF: How did you feel about the FF|bb staff you worked with through the process? Were they accessible available to answer your questions?

J: They were great! The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. My mom and I happened to stop in without an appointment and the staff was available to show us around the shop, explain the process of preservation and answer all of my questions.

FF: What is your FAV part of your finished Freezeframe Piece?

J: I just love the way the flowers turned out, how they look so similar to the fresh bouquet I carried the day of my wedding. And I love the frame that the staff helped me choose. It is a piece that I will have forever and can hand down to my kids.

FF: Any advice for our “Brides-to-Be” to help them on their Wedding Day?

J: Just try to enjoy it. It goes by so fast and before you know it, you’re married and life goes on. You are celebrated for that brief period of time, and after your reception, life goes back to normal. Soak it up, take it in and know that people really are happy for you and want to help. Take them up on it. It makes them feel like part of your big day and it relieves some stress. Also, don’t sweat the small stuff. You are the only one who knows every detail of how you want the day to go. If something doesn’t work out how you envisioned, your guests don’t know…and they don’t care. They just want to be there for you and have a good time themselves. Lastly, don’t lose sight of what it’s all about. The only thing that matters is that you’re marrying the person you love and your family and friends are there to witness it. All the other details are just that…details. And the guests hardly remember details other than whether they had a great time. That all said, try to be as organized as possible about planning those details. There is a lot to keep track of at once when planning a wedding. Excel spreadsheets are your friend! 

Thank you SO much Jeni for sharing your awesome Wedding Planning advice as well as your gorgeous Wedding Photos! You were a Stunning bride and we're SO proud we were able to preserve your flowers in a way you love!

Vendors include:
Venue- 20th Century Theater (included food and DJ)
Photography- Lauren DiFulvio Photography
Florist- A Little Bit of Green by Lisa
Cupcakes- Marilyn’s Cakes
Cakeballs- Tiffany’s Cake Ball Creations
Attire: Wendy’s Bridal (Bride and Bridesmaids) and Folchi’s Formal Wear (Groom and Groomsmen)
Officiant: Mr. Bill Proud
Bride’s Makeup: Rachel Lisa Makeup Artist
Bride’s Hair: Parlour
Transportation: Your Chauffeur Limosine

 

Photo Credit: Curtis WallisHearing back from our brides after we finish a project is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of working here in the studio. Coupled with some GORGEOUS photos, this feature is one that is sure to brighten your Monday! Meet Karissa, and check out her stunning photos by Curtis Wallis.

FreezeFrame: How long did you take to plan your wedding from engagement to big day?
Karissa: I knew right away I wanted a long engagement! I am very detail oriented and knew I wanted to be very hands on in the wedding planning process.  We were engaged on New Year’s Eve and got married a year and a half later (June 30)
 
FF: What were some of the highlights of planning your wedding?
K: The 3 main highlights of planning my wedding was picking out bridesmaids dresses with all my girls, finding THE dress with my mother & Photo Credit: Curtis Wallismother and law to be (store number 7, none the less!) and coordinating all the flower arrangements. All in Bloom was fantastic to work with because with them the sky was literally the limit when it came to options and imagination.
 
FF: Were there any themes in mind when you were planning? What led you to those themes?
K: When I first started looking at bridesmaid dresses I was skimming the David's Bridal site and one of their color options was called "sangria." This really started my mind thinking of the actual beverage sangria- complimented with oranges, lemons, limes, and other yummy fruits! The sangria color ended up being the color of my bridesmaid dresses and the "fruit" colors ended up being the color of my flowers.
 
FF: What was the BEST moment of your wedding day?
K: I can only choose one?! Since I have about 5 “BEST” moments that day I will describe one that a lot of times goes unnoticed in wedding day stories.  The moment was once all the "must have" moments were over it was just me, my husband, and our closest friends and family Photo Credit: Curtis Wallisclosing the hotel bar down. What made this such a "BEST" moment was this was the chance we really had to re-live every fantastic moment of day together, in comfortable clothes, with many laughs, and the most important people in our lives! We had over 200 people at our wedding so this intimate setting was exactly what we needed at the end of the night.  It was a perfect nightcap to a wonderful day. 
 
FF: When did you decide you wanted to preserve your bouquet?
K: From the beginning I knew I was going to want a memento from my wedding day that wasn’t just pictures. From both of my grandfather’s funerals I have a bracelet made from the flowers that were laid on their caskets, so I knew the process of preserving flowers existed.  The trick was finding a place locally that was within my budget.
FF: How did you feel about the FF|bb staff you worked with through the process? Were they accessible available to answer your questions?
K: The staff was great! Due to circumstances that were out of my control it was about a month between my wedding day and the first day I sat down to design my FF creation.  I was nervous that my flowers were going to be ugly and dead by the time the design process began, but the staff was very reassuring my flowers were in great care.  The actual design process went quickly and smoothly and they told me my creation would be complete in about 4 months- they were right on target! Any question I had was responded to almost instantaneously through e-mail or phone call, very Photo Credit: Curtis Wallisprofessional, readily available!

FF: What is your FAV part of your finished Freezeframe Piece?
K: The idea that one day I could pass this down to my own daughter or granddaughters.  On my wedding day I carried in my bouquet my paternal grandparent’s wedding bands.  They were married for over 55 years and although not present physically on my wedding day, I knew they were in the church with me.  The overwhelming feeling of having a piece of them with me on my wedding day is something I would love to pass on to my children and grandchildren with my FF creation.

FF: Any advice for our “Brides-to-Be” to help them on their Wedding Day?
K: It is so cliché, but enjoy every minute of the day! I told myself the day was going to zoom by and it would be over before I could blink- while this was very true- this mindset helped me absorb so many more memories.  I also cannot stress enough to brides-to-be to look into a videographer or at least someone to capture your day on film.  Pictures are great- it captures a moment for a lifetime, and a photographer is all my husband and I originally invested in!  But, as a pre-wedding surprise his parents gave us the gift of a videographer. Your wedding video allows you to physically see everything you either missed or want to re-live the rest of your life.   The speech my dad gave to my husband and I on our wedding day is something I’m glad I have the rest of my life.

Thank you, Karissa, for taking the time to share with us! We're so glad you love your bloombeads bracelet and hope it serves as an amazing heirloom for you and your family in years to come!

girlsHaving the opportunity to talk w/brides after they receive their finished piece is, hands down, one of the BEST parts of what we do here at Freezeframe | bloombeads. When I saw Caroline’s finished piece, I KNEW I needed to hear more about her special day and, of course, see some more of those gorgeous pictures by Amanda Julca!

Freezeframe: How long did you take to plan your wedding from engagement to big day?
Caroline G: We were engaged for about fourteen months.

FF: What were some of the highlights of planning your wedding? 
CG: As much as I don’t like planning things, I had so much fun planning my wedding with my mom and sisters.  My mom was pretty much my wedding coordinator and I could always rely on her to make phone calls and set up appointments with the vendors.  We had so much fun deciding on my wedding dress together, choosing flower arrangements, and planning some of the little details for the wedding.  I was very fortunate to have my younger sister’s advice since she used to be a Photo by Amanda Julcawedding coordinator and was very knowledgeable with what I needed to do for planning a wedding.

FF: Were there any themes in mind when you were planning?
CG: Since we decided to have our wedding at the Darby Farm in Galloway, Ohio I thought it would be fitting to include some rustic and vintage items at our wedding such as mason jars and flowers for some of the center pieces, flower arrangements in vases filled with lemons, and the table numbers were written on chalkboard, rustic frames.   A close friend of mine was very generous and made most of the chalkboard frames for me.

FF: What was the BEST moment of your wedding day?
CG: The best moment of my wedding day was seeing my husband for the first time when I was walking down the aisle with my father.  I think that moment plays in your head so many times before your wedding day and it just feels surreal when it actually happens. 

FF: When did you decide you wanted to preserve your bouquet? 
CG: I knew I wanted to preserve my bouquet because my sister did after her wedding and I loved her frame after it was done!
Photo by Amanda JulcaFF: How did you feel about the FF|bb staff you worked with through the process? Were they accessible available to answer your questions?
CG: I was very pleased with the FF/bb staff as I worked though the process with them.  We met for about an hour to discuss what I would like to be a part of my freeze frame.

collageFF: What is your FAV part of your finished Freezeframe Piece?
CG: I love how the frame serves as a great compliment to my flowers and photo.  The frame has a rustic feel to it, so it ties in well with the photo of my husband and I in front of the barn.

FF: Any advice for our “Brides-to-Be” to help them on their Wedding Day? 
CG: My advice would be to try to enjoy it as much as you can.  The planning process can be stressful at times, but it really helps if you can delegate some of the tasks to your family and friends.  Choose a few things that are really important to you for your wedding day and make those items your priority. 

Caroline, Thank you SO much for your story, your insight, and your GORGEOUS photos!!

(Photo credit for Wedding Photos: Amanda Julca http://amandajulca.com/ )