Happy Thursday! I'm happy to announce this week's Fab*Bride. Her name is Kristin and she is a photographer herself. Her associate, Adam Barnes of Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography, nominated Kristin as this week's feature. We are elated that he did because the photos are stunning! He knows Kristin on a much more personal basis, but was able to say that...
"Kristin was able to infuse color and style into a timeless evening wedding. A naturally chic bride, Kristin's personal style flowed effortlessly into every corner of her event. Her eye for detail and beauty was clear from the beginning of the outdoor ceremony to the final exit. Working with Kristin was a photographers dream, she carried herself with such poise and made time for every detail."
Let's meet Kristin, our very knowledgeable Fab*Bride!
Lots of women ask themselves…"I’m engaged – now what?" What was the first decision that you made after you got engaged? What were priorities for you to get done a little bit early? The first big decision for me was picking a date! I quickly learned how many factors played into that decision. I had 3 and a half months to plan my wedding because we got engaged in June and I knew I wanted a fall wedding! The location and photography were on the top of my priorities to lock in place. I chose to get married on a Sunday, primarily because that offered me the most flexibility with my vendors. I have found that non-Saturday weddings are quickly becoming more popular because of that. I quickly secured a spot with Oak Ridge Estate in Arrington, VA as my ceremony and reception site. This location perfectly fit my desire for a gorgeous outdoor setting in the fall. As for the photography, I am so blessed because I work with an amazing photographer in Lynchburg, Adam Barnes. I knew ahead of time that I wanted him to be the one to capture my day on film. I am not ashamed to say that the final decision on nailing down the date was based upon when he was available! All of my family lives in Texas, so coordinating a day that would work for them to be in Virginia was important as well. Again, I had very little time for planning, so it was important to me to get my list checked off quickly! Looking back, I am so grateful that I was not engaged for an extended period of time because the planning process can take its toll!
Describe one of your happiest moments with your husband before your wedding day. Now that you’ve tied the knot, share a happy moment you’ve had during wedded bliss? It may sound cliche, but one of our happiest moments together before the wedding was the night before at the rehearsal dinner. All of the work was done, nothing else needed planning and we could just focus on being together. We were surrounded by family and friends who loved us and regaled us with stories about their own marriages and how much they loved us together! It was truly one of the most joyful experiences we have shared. Now that we are married, one of the happiest moments we've had was in December when we found out we were pregnant! The timing is wonderful and has been such a great bonding experience. We are expecting a little bundle of joy in August!
Your wedding dress is has a natural elegance to it, as does your veil – tell us about your search for the perfect dress for you? How did you go about accessorizing to finalize your look? My personality is one that I know what I like when I see it and I am hard pressed to find something else that will suffice! Honestly, the task of finding a wedding dress was a daunting one for me. I knew when I began the search that I wanted something very feminine but classic. Something that would remain timeless in my photos. Simplicity is also very important to me. Trying on dresses was so much fun! I learned that even if you have an image of the perfect dress in your head, you should try on styles that you wouldn't normally see yourself in because they all look so different when you put them on. It just so happened that on the day of my appointment to try on dresses, at the first and only store i went to, they were having a sample sale! I didn't go into the process expecting to find a sample that I liked, but because I was so pressed for time, I knew that finding something straight from the rack would make the process so much easier. Instead of having the dress custom made, I could simply have a sample tailored after a few fittings.