our wedding update!
As of today we are FOUR MONTHS out from getting MARRIED! I have been waiting and dreaming about this day since I met my Tillis, and I just can’t wait. I wanted to write a little post with some updates about our vendors, etc. just in case any other brides to be need some recs or some of our friends care to read :) I love sharing with ya’ll so I am going to try my best to keep this interesting!
VENUE: we’re getting married on Jekyll Island in South GA! I grew up going here with my family and as soon as Tillis and I started dating we would go biking on the island and stay here for a little getaway, so I am so happy that he is letting me live out a childhood dream to get married under the trees here! Specifically we will be on the lawn of Villa Marianna, an adorable pink cottage.
DRESS: If you have been following along, I have been posting about my experience at White Magnolia here in Jacksonville. One of the best parts about this whole period of being engaged has been The White Magnolia. From start to finish they have been the sweetest and just totally loving of every bride I have talked to that has worked with them. If you can request Mabry she is the BEST :) she actually was the one who pulled my gown for me to try and has been there every step of the way. Today I went to pick up my dress and she gave me lots and lots of time to sit and soak it all in. Their Jacksonville location is also BEAUTIFUL so it makes for a fun day with your girls to come try on dresses here!
FLORALS: I love flowers, so originally I was going to make my own bouquets but then I found THE WILD THISTLE and she is going to make all my dreams come true. I reached out to Sarah on Instagram and she was super prompt getting back to me and we set up a consultation phone call to chat about my ideas. Her flowers are very boho and wild, exactly what I was looking for :) so I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for us! Our colors are blushes and tans so she’s going to incorporate that, and even sent me a mood board of her inspo!
PHOTOS: Nicole of WILDHEARTVISUALS is the absolute dream. Shes hilarious so we had a great time taking our engagements photos, but she also cares about her couples. Like really cares. She wanted to know about us and to capture US. I was amazed at our engagement photos so I can’t wait to see what she does at the wedding. GET IT NICOLE, LOVE YA!
SAVE THE DATES / INVITES: We have been using Minted for everything and it has been a lifesaver. They have lots of beautiful and unique designs to choose from. After you complete your save the date you can upload your addresses and they address them for you, MAJOR time saver. We will most likely use them for our invites too :)
HONEYMOON: We can’t wait! Were taking a road trip from the Grand Canyon, through Joshua Tree, to Yosemite, and then to Lake Tahoe! This is something both of us have been wanting to do since we met so two weeks off work and a rental car here we come :) I have booked almost all of our stays on airbnb and have found some really cute places that I am sure I will share later!
FRIENDS: Big shout out to my sister who is a wedding planner so she has helped me stay on top of everything and to my friends Jenny and Jess for so kindly helping me create all my decor / will be doing the decorating on the big day! Love yall lots.
xo- Dowling (and Tillis too)