What was your theme and what inspired it?
Madison: Garden/beach. Before deciding to do a destination wedding I wanted a forest themed wedding so I was able to incorporate some greenery into my venue.
What details were used to create your theme?
Madison: We had a green arch with white flowers that matched my bouquet which was also green and white. We also did all white tables and chairs with garland .
Where did you splurge? Where did you save/DIY?
Madison: I splurged on photography/videography and a s’mores beach bonfire the night before the wedding. I saved on food since the guest count was so small and on party favors which I just skipped because most people throw them away and a DJ. I made a playlist on my phone and brought my Bose speaker at it was perfect.
What words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
Madison: It really is about what you want. You can’t please everyone and it’s okay to be a little selfish. It’s your day and you have to do what makes you happy. For me personally we chose not to have a bridal party and it was just us two standing up there. It’s non traditional but I think it was one of the best decisions.
Can you share any special moments or highlights from your wedding day?
Madison: I didn’t think Billy would cry but he did and i thought it would be so hard to write our own vows and say them but it was one of my favorite parts.