Real Weddings

Newlyweds kissing outdoors holding hands

Steal the Deal contest winner

Becky & Brian

Silhouette: Mermaid/Trumpet

Location: South Windsor, Connecticut

Date: June 11, 2016

Photographer: Sam Chyung

Wedding theme: Garden wedding

Favorite DIY:

Guests had to scratch off their seating cards to find out their tables.

How did you meet?

We’ve known each other since high school, but we never spoke until years later, when we ended up at the same birthday party. I was nervous to be sitting next to him since we had never ever had an actual conversation. We started talking, which lead to laughing, sharing drinks, and him sharing his food with me. (Food, the key to my heart!) Once we got to know each other, it was like we were always supposed to be together.

Tell us about your wedding day!

The lodge we picked has wooden walls and huge windows, giving it the laid-back feel we were looking for. The rose gold of my engagement ring inspired the blush tablecloths and gold chargers. The embroidery on my dress gave me the idea for the doilies that decorated the tables. For the flowers, I picked a mix of garden roses, ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus, wax flowers, and anemones that looked like I just went outside and picked flowers from a garden. On the top of our cake was a beautiful teacup that had belonged to my husband’s grandmother. And my husband loves sharks, so I had a shark groom’s cake made for him!

Floral wedding table centerpiece Floral wedding table centerpiece
Husband holding his wife in his armsHusband holding his wife in his arms
 Outdoor Wood alter Outdoor Wood alter

Best advice:

It’s your wedding! Do what you two want and what makes you happy.

How did you decide on your wedding dress?

I thought I wanted a very plain blush dress, but after trying on several, I found that they just weren’t it. An off-duty David’s employee saw my engagement ring and complimented me on how different it was. She said she had a dress she wanted me to try that would go beautifully with my ring. It was covered with embroidery and sequins, and it was not the color I thought I wanted. But as soon as I put it on and looked in the mirror, I knew it was the one. It fit like a glove and accentuated my body in ways I didn’t even think were possible. It was everything I didn’t think I wanted but was the most beautiful dress I had ever seen. It made me feel beautiful and I remember not wanting to take it off! Thank goodness I took the advice of the bridal consultant and tried that dress on.

What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?

It rained all morning long as we were getting our hair and makeup done. I was freaking out because we were planning on getting married outside, but the rain stopped just before the ceremony, and as I walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles, the clouds broke and the sun came out just long enough for our ceremony. It was perfect!

Bride posing holding a beautiful bouqetBride posing holding a beautiful bouqet
Bridal party posing outdoorsBridal party posing outdoors
Flower bouqet close up held by the brideFlower bouqet close up held by the bride

Becky was one of our Steal the Deal contest winners.

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