Classic Elegant Gatsby-Feel Wedding: Samantha & Wesley
Samantha and Wesley’s wedding day puts Gatsby’s parties to shame! This classic, elegant winter wedding takes place at a STUNNING cathedral, with a jaw-dropping reception at the regal Rialto Square Theater – not to mention photos in a gorgeous greenhouse! Lacy and luxurious Style 2270 Wisteria puts the icing on the cake of this glitzy wedding day. Absolute perfection!
When Samantha tried on Style 2270 Wisteria, she immediately knew it was meant to be.
“I knew I wanted something with sleeves, and it was the third dress I tried on. I’m not a very emotional person, but I really felt like that was exactly what I pictured myself in – everyone knew it was the one but since it was so early, they encouraged me to try on more dresses.”
“Every time I put on another one, everyone would say, ‘But I loved the third one!’ I came out with it on again and said ‘I don’t want to try on any other dresses. This is the one I want to get!’”
“We looked at the price, with the veil, and it was to the dollar my exact budget. Completely meant to be!”
Samantha and Wesley were introduced through Samantha’s best friend’s boyfriend, who also just-so-happened to be Wesley’s roommate. Talk about a twist of fate!
“We dated long-distance for a year and a half. Once we had gone to Atlanta, and on our way back he was teasing about looking at rings after looking at some property he was interested in. I got mad and looked out the window, not thinking it was funny because we had a falling out about thinking marriage was going to be way later in the game, and I was tired of being long-distance.”
“When we got to the property, it was raining. He asked me to come look. I got out of the truck in the rain, in suede flats and pizza patterned leggings to go walk this wet lake property.”
“He looked at me (terrified!) and said my whole name. I thought he saw a spider on me and I panicked – it was like when someone tells you ‘Don’t move!’ To my surprise, he got down on one knee.”
Casablanca Bride Samantha’s advice for other brides? It’s all about perspective!
“It’s not about what goes wrong. It’s about how you let it slide. Choosing to react poorly to something is going to be the difference in whether it was ever going to really matter at all to anyone. If it doesn’t bother you, it won’t bother anyone! Ask for help when you need it. Vent when you have to.”
“Love every minute of it! It’s a whole different kind of love when you’re married, and the path to get there is worth it.”
Congratulations to Samantha and Wesley!
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Photography: Heather Michelle Photography | Retailer: Renee Austin Wedding | Florist: Hearts & Flowers | Makeup: Kristy Burz | Hair: Beauty By Alissa | Venue: St. Raymond's Cathedral, Rialto Square Theater