{Behind the Veil} Jen from Blush Printables

You may not love Mondays, but I know you love what some Mondays bring on Oh Lovely Day, and today is one of those Mondays!  I’ve got a new Behind the Veil feature for you – this one from Jen of Blush Printables.  I hope it helps and inspires 🙂

behind the veil of blush printables | tips and inspiration from blogger brides on oh lovely day
As a wedding blogger, what is your favorite part of other people’s weddings?
Personalization and the little details always stand out to me.  You can always tell what kind of couple they are by the accessories, colors and details used throughout the wedding. 

What was your favorite part of your wedding?
Other than getting married?  Our dessert buffet.  They weren’t “in” yet, but we loved the idea of having all kinds of desserts for our guests to choose from.  Aside from our 4 tier cake, we had 22 pies, tortes, cakes and 3200 cookies.

behind the veil of blush printables | tips and inspiration from blogger brides on oh lovely day


What was the first piece of wedding planning you did (booked venue, bought dress, etc.)?
The very first thing we did was set a date, then secure the Church.  It was so important to me to get married at the Chapel on my college campus, and I knew they booked way in advance.   They offer three time slots, and 18 months in advance we got the last time slot available. 

In your opinion, what is one vendor no wedding can be without?
An excellent photographer. 

behind the veil of blush printables | tips and inspiration from blogger brides on oh lovely day

In your opinion, what is one thing or vendor that you think brides can do without (or at least do sparingly)?

I think it’s important that couples budget wisely, then prioritize how they want to spend their money. We’re picture people, for instance, and knew we’d never watch a wedding video.  We completely eliminated the need for a videographer, and put more money into our photography and food. 


What was your favorite source of inspiration for your own wedding?

We had a really hard time narrowing down what colors to use.  We were engaged long before wedding blogs became popular – in fact, I think SMP was only starting out at the time.  So I browsed Style Me Pretty an awful lot, but mostly flipped through bridal magazines.  A particular imagine in Martha Stewart Weddings really stood out to me – and we chose our wedding colors based on that image.    


behind the veil of blush printables | tips and inspiration from blogger brides on oh lovely day

Your favorite wedding memory?
Seeing my husband for the first time.  We didn’t have a first look, so the first time we saw each other was when the Church doors opened and my dad walked me down the aisle. We had a large wedding — about 300 people — and nearly everyone was at the Chapel.  I was so nervous walking down the aisle with all eyes on me, but the moment I saw Ben all my fears disappeared.  
I was so excited to see him, and we both had the biggest smile on our faces.  

Your favorite wedding detail?
My bouquet. 

behind the veil of blush printables | tips and inspiration from blogger brides on oh lovely day


Were you a DIY bride?  If so, what did you DIY?  
I was!  I’m a stationer, so I made our invitations, programs, table numbers, escort cards and all of the signage at the reception.  I also designed a photo book guest book for our guests to sign at the reception.  I had so much fun designing everything! 

Describe your wedding style.
Vintage

If you could offer one piece of advice to planning brides, what would it be?
My advice to all brides is not to sweat the small stuff. No one is going to know if you forgot to pack a change of shoes for the reception. Not one is going to care if dinner is served ten minutes late. And I guarantee you that no one will notice if you forgot to set out a bathroom basket. As long as you’re happy, married to the love of your life, and surrounded by those who support you… then I promise you, you’ve done everything right.

behind the veil of blush printables | tips and inspiration from blogger brides on oh lovely day


How did you make your wedding YOU?
We wanted our reception to be a gigantic celebration — so while the decor was very elegant and formal, we made sure our 300 guests could relax and have an amazing time — we had a dessert bar with our favorite desserts, picked all of the music for both the ceremony and reception and had a top shelf open bar.  I designed all of our wedding day paper goods and we worked with amazing vendors who really listened to our ideas and took our inspiration, and brought it to life.  

We also had a lot of fun with our wedding pictures.  We went to our favorite sites in the city, and even rode a merry go round!  It made for some amazing pictures AND memories.  And yes, we totally smashed cake in each others faces. 

behind the veil of blush printables | tips and inspiration from blogger brides on oh lovely day
{all photos by Hills Studio Photography}
Another great round of advice, don’t you think?  And a common theme seems to be to relax and enjoy your day.  Easier said than done, I know, but oh so important!  And don’t you love their cake smash photo?  Is there anything you’d like to see more of or hear more about in the Behind the Veil features?  Do you have a blogger bride you’d like to see featured?

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2 Comments

  1. Posted Jul 10 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Beauitful wedding dress and photography to match. Flowers look gorgeous and add to theme of the day

  2. Posted Jul 13 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Merci pour partager cela avec nous tous. Tout le monde veut de choisir les robes les plus appropriés pour lui-même. Vous pouvez visiter notre burberry vente shop.we avec une bonne qualité. Vous pouvez trouver. Obtenez votre robe dans notre boutique Chemises pour hommes ,Chaussures pour hommes , Polos pour hommes . Enfin, vous souhaite à tous heureux tous les jours.

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