Remember that engagement session with the awesome pink couch from a couple of weeks ago? Here's the wedding! Tirza and Brady were hitched this summer at a stunning retreat center and Dawn Sparks was there to capture it in all of its beautiful glory. Tirza shares her tips and vendors below and how to have the wedding of your dreams without breaking your piggy bank wide open.
Did your wedding location hold a specific significance to you?
We chose our venue because it had a rustic Italian feel. It had just the right amount of elegance and yet it felt laid back at the same time-my husband, Brady, and I just loved it!
What was the most meaningful part of your day?
Besides being surrounded by friends and family, I would have to say it was the ceremony. Our pastor did an amazing job of incorporating personal stories and yet making it very God-centered (something that was very important to us). From all our siblings in the wedding party, to Brady's dad praying over us while we took communion, to my little brother reading a favorite poem, it was the perfect ceremony for us!
Tell us about the morning of the wedding!
The girls and I woke up the morning of the wedding (well they did...I'm pretty sure I was too anxious to sleep!). We ate breakfast at home then left to get our hair done. After our hair appointment we got a wonderful lunch (with champagne courtesy of the server!) We then did what every girl loves-got our makeup done! Then we made our way over to the venue to get the party started! Meanwhile, Brady slept in, hung out with the guys and went to the venue (a little more relaxed than my day!)
How did you know your partner was "the one"?
Brady is the hardest person not to love. I knew he was the one by the way he pursued, loved and respected me. We fell in love shortly after we started dating and our love has definitely grown into something beautiful! (his looks helped a lot too ;) )
Any advice you'd give new brides who are just getting started?
First of all...ENJOY and take in every minute of it! Before you know it, it is all over-so relax and have fun! Secondly, it can be done on a budget! Don't empty your bank account on one day! Also, get a great photographer like Dawn-because at the end of the day all you have are your memories and pictures!
Photographer: Dawn Sparks
Venue: The Retreat at Solterra
Dress: David's Bridal
Groom's Attire:Men's Warehouse
Groomsmen's Attire:Men's Warehouse
Flowers: Sam's Club!
DJ: David Smith