Saturday, October 17, 2015


Greg & Meg Bland

Meg is one of those woman who can instantly bring a smile to your face. When I had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time I knew her wedding was going to be intimate, personal, and well - perfect. And their wedding day was truly that.

Theme: Fairytale Forest

Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from?
My ring is an antique 1930's sapphire and mismatched tiny antique diamond band. He picked it out himself, told no one, and proposed nearly a year and a half later. Everything about it is fantastic, which is why it inspired our wedding day - along with hand lettering, old books, green everywhere (everything was outside), and lace. We were in nature, so we wanted to feel like it.

Do you have a proposal story?
Greg is from Montana and having lived in Colorado for some time myself, the mountains are a special piece of our relationship. Greg proposed in the middle of a field in the mountains near Red Lodge, Montana, with not another soul in sight. He also had a broken ankle at the time, so the getting down on a walking boot was pretty memorable. Also memorable was my repeated, "this is so weird, this is so weird!" before I could muster a yes. We had been together six years.

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?

Truly just the feeling of utter contentment in the present moment, every moment. It's amazing how infrequently we experience that in everyday life. I'm working on trying to capture more of that emotion.

What advice would you give to other brides?

I never gave a realistic thought to what exactly my wedding would look like before getting engaged, and the idea of planning a wedding in general was overwhelming, almost a chore. As soon as we got engaged, I just wanted to stay in that magical secret place that only the two of us existed in for as long as possible because it's really the only time in your life you'll get to. I wish I would have stayed there a little longer before diving into logistics. I also recommend communicating more than you think you need to with your to-be-spouse, your siblings, your mom, your vendors, whoever. They can only know and understand and help with the words you speak out loud.

Bridal Look:
Bridesmaid Dress | Watters - Bella Bridesmaids
Menswear | Pinstripes

Wedding Professionals:
Venue | Grafton Dells River Park - Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Catering | Saz's - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cake | Anu Murthy (Bride's friend and baking extraordinaire)
Frozen Custard | Kopp's Custard - Glendale, Wisconsin
Floral | Sendik's - Grafton, Wisconsin
Ceremony Music | Tony Memmel - Nashville, TN
DJ | A Personal Touch DJs - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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