Nicole and Adam, I’m so happy it was me that got to be a part of your wedding day! It was incredible, and there’s nothing better than a bride and groom who can’t stop smiling (that’s you!). Thank you for having me, and for making me want to smile right alongside you. Enjoy a few of my favorites! —js
What was the most memorable moment from your wedding day?
Nicole Says: Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! Can we go back and do it all again?! My favorite moment of the day was walking up to see Adam for the first time. I had been feeling pretty calm for the majority of the day, but when we were walking down to see him, all my nerves hit me at once. Once I finally got to the spot we were meeting and I saw how handsome he looked, all my emotions took over. I am grateful we had this time together before the wedding. It is a moment I will cherish forever.
Adam Says: I think all the moments leading up to and including the first look. Once I started getting dressed my nerves kicked into overdrive. Sitting in my room wondering when, where, how it was all going to go down. I had a thousand thoughts a second rolling through my mind. When I opened Nikki’s gift to me and it ended up being something obviously meant for her dad, all those nerves were flushed from my body and I was able to laugh and enjoy what was about to come. Soon after, we went outside and enjoyed our first look and it was the perfect start to our perfect day.
Jessica’s Take: There was so much about this day that made my heart want to burst! I always feel like the toasts at the reception say a lot about the couple getting married and the people who love them most—and the toasts given by their maid of honor and best man were amazing. I was laughing and nearly crying and feeling such joy along with all of their guests. And my other favorite moment is a surprise for the bride and groom, and is at the very end of this post!
What was your favorite detail of the wedding day?
Nicole Says: I can’t just choose one! I think the little details are all my favorite!! I did LOVE my dress though. The mix between the sparkle and lace was a perfect combination. A close second would be the flowers. When you entered the church you could smell the fragrant flowers we had lined down the aisle. I was also in awe of our wedding cake when we entered the reception. I didn’t know exactly how it would turn out, but it was beautiful.
Adam Says: The string quartet was pretty awesome, even though we didn’t get to enjoy them very long. That’s something I could’ve sat and enjoyed for hours if given the chance.
Jessica’s Take: I loved Nicole’s necklace, which she had made for her wedding day with her grandmother’s diamond. It was stunning, and I love when heirlooms are included.
Any advice for other couples planning a wedding?
Nicole Says: Have fun with the process, don’t worry about insignificant details. On your wedding day, take time to look around the room and take in the beauty of your wedding. Look around the room at all the people who love you and are there to celebrate with you. The love in the room will overwhelm you.
Adam Says: Hire a wedding planner and use their preferred vendors. It really sets your special day up for success. While most people are worried about decorating/cleanup of the venue, you’ll be able to use that extra time with your guests, friends and family because the wedding planner is taking care of all of that. Everyone says how fast it goes and that’s no joke. Enjoy the day and all the hard work your bride put into planning it!
What’s the best part about being married so far?
Nicole Says: Adam’s cooking! Ha! No, I love doing life with Adam. I couldn’t ask for a better partner. Being with Adam everyday and starting to build our lives together has been the best part of being married so far.
Adam Says: Knowing I’ll be waking up next to Nikki’s dimply, smiling face every day for the rest of my life. Also, not having some sort of wedding planning taking up all of our free time. Now we’re free to just enjoy each other and start planning our life together.
3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!