Real Wedding Q&A (03/11/2013 Edition) | Bella Bridesmaids

Real Wedding Q&A (03/11/2013 Edition)

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How did you meet your Fiance?

We are from the same hometown, so we've known each other for a while. We worked at the same summer camp growing up. He was my little brother's camp counselor and that's when my parents fell in love with him. My father was his mentor for medical school and told him to ask me out on a date. "But Dr. Tuttle, she has a boyfriend, and I have a girlfriend..." And the rest is history...

How did you choose the location for your wedding? What type of venue were you looking for?

Both of our parents got married in Charleston. I was attending MUSC in Charleston when we got engaged, so we found it fitting to get married there. We got married at the MUSC Chapel and the reception was across the street at this beautiful old white house. The fact that our guests could walk right across the street after the ceremony to the reception sold us! We had a bagpipe player leading the guests across the street after the ceremony - It was magical!

How did you decide on your bridesmaids dresses?

I took my two best friends and sister into Bella with me and they tried on the three dresses I had it narrowed down to - all Amsale. I knew that I wanted my girls in long dresses and in charcoal grey and my sister (MOH) in champagne in a different style - to make her stand out. My sister picked her style and my two best friends picked the style for the rest of my bridesmaids.

Who designed your bridal gown?

Modern Trousseau - highly recommend!

What was your favorite part of the day?

After walking down the aisle, my husband whispered into my ear the location of our honeymoon. He planned it all and kept it a secret until literally a minute after we said our vows!

What inspired you when you were planning your big day? 

Honestly, I pinned style ideas on Pinterest and looked through weddings on The Wedding Row and other similar blogs. My wedding planner and mother helped to make it all come together perfectly!

What advice do you have for other brides? 

I have already advised my friends who are engaged to not sweat the small stuff - especially all of the little details, because nobody remembers them anyways! And to enjoy this season of their lives... it goes by so quickly!

Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid Charleston
Photographer: Chris Campbell with Giving Weddings
Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau
Reception: Wickliffe House

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