HEATHER + WILLIAM
Married on September 8, 2018
“We met through work. We had both lived in LA for ten years but did not cross paths until we worked together. It was a whirlwind romance and I knew right away I wanted to be with him forever. You really know when you know!”
advice from the bride:
“Firstly have a destination wedding hah! It allows you to elongate your wedding celebration! Visualize the entire flow of the day. Be as present as possible. Don’t spend your entire cocktail reception taking photos. Take a few moments with your new husband after the ceremony by yourself just to take it all in. It does fly by.”
“Do not save the ceremony and vows until the month of. This is so special and a celebration of your love. We carefully chose the readings, and had several edits of our vows over the course of six months! I’m glad we did not wait until last minute. We also learned a lot about each other during the process.”
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The bride goes on to explain that her favorite part of her wedding was “Walking down aisle to the main title song from Ever After. “
KJ Bride, Heather, wore ‘Savoy’ by Anne Barge with custom off the shoulder pieces to add a romantic touch.
The Bride’s inspiration:
“It took us nearly a year to decide where we wanted to get married! We agreed that we wanted to be in a pub one day (William is English) and when someone asked us where we got married, we could have a great answer. I just wanted a very romantic, dreamy setting. I am obsessed with the French countryside, and my great grandparents are from France, so when William quit his job last fall we went on a month long road trip across France and looked at 15 different chateaus and found a beautiful one in the Dordogne region! I could swear that the clouds parted and the chateau appeared as we drove up to it. It was surreal.
I am inspired by art nouveau, fairy tales- mainly beauty and the beast, and Chocolate and Ever After, my two favorite films that were set in the Dordogne region of France. I told my wedding planner I wanted an enchanting, whimsical fairy tale wedding with a subtle nod to beauty and the beast and pops of crimson and a lot of candles. I love vintage pieces and old books and keys. We used stacks of books and candlesticks running down a long table under fairy lights and a vintage skeleton key at every place setting with people’s names. My planner was so creative and made it look so authentic with these faded vintage gold ornate mirrors and antique finds, rather than cartoony. There were hints of fairy tales woven through the weekend. It all lended to the magic I wanted to manifest!“