Crystal and Jeffrey
Labor Day weekend was filled with love for Crystal and Jeffrey. Their small yet gorgeous wedding is one we are thrilled to share. The couple was kind enough to let us in on some details about themselves as well as share the fabulous photos from their wedding.
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“Jeffrey loves to plan elaborate events,” Crystal says, “so I was thinking he might do something elaborate for the proposal. A few weeks before we got engaged, we went to Park City, Utah, with some friends. I kept thinking a proposal was going to happen during one of the many romantic moments while we were in the mountains. As it turns out, Jeff had the ring the entire time… he just couldn’t find the right moment to propose. BUT, a few weeks later, once we were back home in Ohio, Jeff found his moment.”
“I had a 5K race to run that morning, and we spent the afternoon hanging out with friends. Nothing special at all, just a perfect, relaxing Saturday. When we returned home, I let our little doggie, Bucky, outside. As I was walking back in, Jeff got down on a knee and asked me to be his wife! I couldn’t have been more surprised and said ‘YES!’ It was so very special to have that intimate moment together in our home.”
The venue and theme
Smaller weddings are becoming more and more popular, and Crystal and Jeffrey’s big day shows just how elegant beautiful they can be.
“When it came time to plan our special day we had visions of an intimate weekend with our closest friends and family, topped off with a fabulous party,” Crystal says. “We wanted to enjoy the day interacting with our loved ones, and definitely get to enjoy the fabulous food we had picked out! When we stumbled upon the beautiful secluded property at the Inn At Honey Run in Millersburg, Ohio, we knew we had found the perfect place.”
“Since there was so much beautiful nature around us, I wanted our wedding to just blend in around that. Thankfully Mother Nature gave us perfect weather and we were able to keep all our events outside and dance the night away under the stars.”
Crystal goes on to say, “We had tones of green, pale pinks, copper, and marsala for a pop of color. To keep with the intimate feel of our wedding, our bridal party was small. We wrote our own vows and had our dog carry the rings. We also asked our sister-in-law to do the officiating.”
The wedding dress
“I fell in love with my Haley Paige dress at a local boutique, but it was WAY out of my price range,” Crystal says. “I love the bottom of the dress so much. It is flowy and just so elegant. I could envision that dress in the fields and wooded area on our big day.”
“Then, I remembered seeing the show I Found the Gown on TLC, and checked out the bridepower.com website. I didn’t see the gown but emailed VOWS, and within 24 hours VOWS had found it for me! I felt like it was meant to be!! The huge bonus what that the gown was 50% off the retail price from the other store where I had originally seen it. I was sold! Shipping was so fast and easy as well. Thank you so much VOWS!”
A huge thank you to Crystal and Jeffrey for sharing their story and fabulous photos. Congratulations again from all of us at VOWS!
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