I can’t believe I’m JUST getting to blog about our wedding! Well it’s a great way to celebrate our 2 year anniversary!! Just being able to look back on these pictures and feel all the JOY that was surrounding us and in our hearts that day just makes me feel so blessed.
A brief back story, Christian proposed in March of 2017. Me being the planner that I am was ready to pull the trigger on everything the second I said “yes” ! We found our perfect venue that incorporated our dream location where we were going to be surrounded by trees and be in nature. It also had a very relaxed and laid back feel, just like us. It was meant to be.
Five months Later, August 4th 2017 we said “I do” and set out on the biggest adventure of our lives, marriage. We were looking forward to traveling the world together , who would have thought all the places we would go in just these two years.
I just want to talk about our wedding day a little because I want to speak to and encourage all my clients out there who have THEIR big day coming up! With all the planning and attention to detail the day had FINALLY come and we were ready to have the best times of our lives. As all our family and friends began to find their seats I anxiously waiting inside with my girls. The music started to play and one by one my best friends and sisters made their way down the aisle. I had decided not to know the song I was walking down to , I let Christian pick it for me so it was a nice surprise. I started to hear a song play I had never heard before but listened carefully to the lyrics because I knew he had spent a while picking the perfect song.
“You’re my always You’re my forever You’re my reality You’re my sunshine You’re my best times You’re my anomaly And I’d choose you
In a hundred lifetimes I’d choose you
In a hundred worlds I’d find You…”
For those of you who don’t know the song it’s “I choose you ” by Ryan Darling. OF COURSE I started to tear up (and so did he) how could I not!
Well the most nerve wrecking walk of my life was over and I was hand in hand with my best friend.
Vows and rings were exchanged and then we said “I do”. When we kissed the breeze started to blow , almost like a fairytale that had come true. It was like God was right there with each and every one of us that day blessing the marriage we had just entered into. It was SO incredible.
We were officially Mr + Mrs Gunn! It was off to dance the night away. That was just what we did. I can’t tell you a single person that wasn’t on the dance floor that night. It was truly the party we had hoped for . To be surround by every single person that loved and cared for us . It’s really something that only happens once to have all those people together in one place.
So to wrap up a loooong story here I can honestly say Christian and I really enjoyed every single second of our wedding day. YES there were many things that went wrong (my cake was ruined, it poured the morning of the ceremony)that day, but none of that mattered. What really mattered was we got to marry our best friends and spend the day having a blast with everyone we cared about. So I would just encourage you engaged couples out there reading this, ENJOY your day. It only happens ONCE! Believe me, I am all for details, and making sure everything is aesthetically pleasing and events run flawlessly (duh, that’s my job). Most importantly, I want to make sure you are focusing on the real reason this day is happening, to celebrate you and the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with! Don’t sweat the small stuff, just sit back and take in every moment of the day.
Thanks for sticking through this long post, you all are champs! Enjoy these beautifully captured photos and Cheers, to my amazing husband for 2 wonderful and adventurous years together!
Planning + Design Events by Carianne
Photography : Anna Elizabeth Photo
Dress : Lovely
Vintage Furniture : Pretty Little Vintage Co.
caroline + mike
"My husband openly admits he originally thought hiring a wedding planner seemed like an unnecessary expense, now he’s is the first to say how wrong he was. Every detail was intentional and special. I had mentioned to Carianne my dad loved ice cream and before he passed away, we would always have special ice cream dates together. Carianne proceeded to make all my dreams come true and helped create a custom ice cream cart at our wedding. It meant the world to me and my family. Carianne is such a special person with an amazing gift for planning events. My husband and I are grateful for everything Carianne has done for us and we look forward to continuing a lifelong friendship with her."
"Carianne is the fairy godmother of weddings!"
ainslee + eric
"While Carianne helped us plan our wedding, she made sure to listen to every idea and was never afraid to tell us when something was unrealistic or if she felt there was something that would add to our vision. We are so grateful for the kindness and patience she showed. She worked to take the stress off of us and our families. We have no regrets from that weekend and we have her to thank for that. We don’t know what we would have done without her!"
"We don't know what we would have done without her!"
kelsey + ross
"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision! With our busy, growing careers it was great to have her to touch base with vendors and bring so much peace of mind the day of. She has an eye for design!"
"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision!"
abby + chris
"My husband and I are NOT big wedding people... we ended up eloping last minute, 4 months before our wedding date! Carianne was so excited for us and went with the flow. She took everything in stride! She helped us plan and execute our local wedding reception and gave us so many great ideas and tips. My entire family gushed about her the next day! I am certain that we couldn't have pulled off the most perfect wedding reception without her help. I think every bride needs a coordinator, and I'm recommending Carianne to everyone!"
"Carianne was so easy and wonderful to work with!"
Savannah + Mijamin
“ I came to Carianne with only three months left to plan my wedding and in need of some serious help! She asked questions I didn’t think of and her ideas were magical. During the process, she made sure things were going smoothly and stayed within my budget while still making my Pinterest dreams come to life! My parents are forever grateful for her coming and taking a huge weight off their shoulders. It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”
"It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”
Meggan + Kyle
"From the moment we met Carianne, we knew we trusted her to help us execute our perfect wedding day. She was so helpful throughout the planning process, checked in frequently, and even helped us find vendors. When our wedding weekend arrived, she was so helpful and stayed to work out every detail the day before the wedding. I knew I didn't have to worry or even think about how a thing because she took care of everything. It was such a help to myself, my husband, and our families to have Carianne there to take care of all the details. You would be crazy to not hire Carianne for any event you may have!
"I knew I didn't have to worry or think about a thing..."