Remember yesterdays amazing DIY Estes Park wedding with the silk flowers that were totally gorg? Well today I have part two of this lovely fete, complete with the Bride's “Hindsight Advice.” The details are totally amazing, to-be-sure. But what I love the most is how personal this couple made their ceremony, from foot washing to personalized songs, this couple focused entirely on expressing themselves and their beliefs through their wedding. And the amazing Meet The Burks Photography captured every poignant moment!
Why a mountain wedding?
Where did you find your inspiration?
What are three things you're glad you did?
- I am glad that we focused our wedding around the gospel, the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the power of salvation. This was of utmost importance to us as believers and we prayed often that God would use our wedding to bring people to Himself.
- The second thing that I am glad we did was write our own songs. God has gifted both Jeremy and I in songwriting and we both really desired to write a couple of songs for our wedding. We were able to sing one of them at our reception, and the other one we had recorded and played while we did the foot washing. This was so sweet to me to have unique songs that spoke from the heart and were really centered on what we desired them to be, and that was Christ.
- The third thing I am glad that we did was have more than just the wedding day with the wedding party. Because we had a destination wedding, the wedding party came out a couple days early and it allowed time for all of us, my friends and his, to hang out and enjoy one another for a couple of days. This I think took some of the stress off, and really allowed me to savor the sweetness of our friend relationships.
Three things you wish you had done?
- That during the reception we would have had a more time to really go around and talk to people while everyone was still there. We had a time set apart to do this, but by the time we did it a lot of people had already left.
- I probably would have also tried to spend more time with my bridesmaids. I feel like I spent a lot of time with them, but I think there were probably opportunities where I could have spent much more time with them. They are my best friends and I don’t know how much I will see them now that I am married.
- I wish I had given credit to everyone that helped out with the wedding, set up decorations, planning, and everything that went into it, at the actual reception. My mom deserves the most credit as she did a LOT for me while I was in Nicaragua and even while I was at home, she was the one that took all the stress that goes into planning a wedding so that I didn’t have any. I thank God for you mom and all of your service for the wedding.
Three things you wish you hadn't done?
Three things you wish you hadn't worried about?
- Again, this is something where I give my mom credit. If there was something that I probably should have been worried about (as in most brides usually worry about it) I didn’t because my mom took all of that. She had set up everything that needed to be set up, told people where they needed to be, asked people to help with decorations and gave instructions in how to do it, she was basically my wedding planner. So because of that I can honestly say that I can only think of one single moment when I felt nervous, not even worried, and that was as I had my arm linked in my Dad’s, and we were about to walk down the isle together, and I remember saying to him, “I’m kind of nervous. I don’t know why.” And him comforting me in the fatherly way that he has my whole life. “It will all be fine.”