Real #Azazie Wedding | Liz + Steve

Liz and Steve had a super sweet ceremony filled with friends and loved ones at a beautiful castle-like museum. Despite taking a tumble during photos, Liz and Steve made beautiful memories that she loves to reminisce on whenever she can. Now that’s a tough bride! Check out her real wedding below ❤.

Liz & Steve-486

Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

“I knew Steve was the one when he was willing to hang out with me at strange hours of the night. I worked overnights at a news station when we first met, so we’d regularly hang out at like 10:00 pm on a Tuesday.
He also agreed we should get a dog! He’d never had one before so it took some convincing. Sgt. Pepper, a French bulldog, is now two years old and cute as ever. We actually got engaged the night before we picked Sarge up!”

Liz & Steve-218 (1)

Q: Who was the most nervous on your big day?

“Probably Steve. Real talk, I had some mimosas so I was fine. I was excited yet surprisingly calm. My bridesmaids and I had an awesome, relaxing morning at the salon.”

Liz & Steve-54 2

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day, which one would it be?

“Probably our vows. We both wrote our own so they were really special and personal. I’m a sucker for personal vows.”

Liz & Steve-280

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

“Definitely cake tasting! We had pumpkin and s’mores cupcakes. I still think about the marshmallow frosting. It was also cool to see all my DIY stuff become cohesive. I spent a ton of time making decorations and things. I love crafts so it didn’t feel like work at all. Seeing everything in its place at our ceremony and reception was so rewarding and awesome.”

Liz & Steve-86

Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

“Steve and I met at a dive bar. So we were going for ‘elegant dive bar.’ Think of your favorite dive bar and imagine a wedding there. That’s what I was going for. Our reception was in a barn but I wanted to stay away from rustic. I’m naturally drawn to darker colors so I wanted to go with black, then paired it with sunflower yellow and cranberry to make it autumn-y. I loved how it turned out.”

Liz & Steve-376Bridesmaids Dresses: Nina, Haleigh, Lanette, Ginger, Iman, Hillary, Pierrette

Q: We’re so honored that we were a part of your special day! What made you choose Azazie?

“I wanted my bridesmaids to look and feel great. Azazie had so much variety so I let my girls choose whatever black chiffon dress they wanted. They all picked different ones and they looked amazing, yet cohesive. I hope since I chose black they will be able to re-wear their dresses someday!”

Liz & Steve-250

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

“I actually attended summer camps at our venue. It’s a living history museum. I have such fond memories of dressing up like a pioneer, writing with feather quills and playing games from that era. Our guests were able to walk around the museum before the ceremony so it was a win-win. There were some really great locations for photos on-site.”

Liz & Steve-239

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

“Don’t get hung up on the small details. No one will notice if you don’t have a welcome sign or ceremony programs or whatever. As long as your guests are fed and comfortable, the rest is just a bonus!
Make sure to drink water on your wedding day! Maybe one of your bridesmaids can be on water duty…forcing you to down some water throughout the day.
Take a few minutes, just you and your partner. Take it all in. Steve and I had a few minutes after our ceremony to just enjoy the moment. I highly recommend it!”

Liz & Steve-229Bridesmaids Dresses: Nina, Haleigh, Lanette, Ginger, Iman, Hillary, Pierrette

Q: We loved hearing all about your special day! Do you have anything else you’d like to add?

“Our photographers had us jog down a stone path for our video. They asked me if I thought I could do it in my dress (which had a massive skirt and train) and I enthusiastically said yes. I took off running and completely bit it. Fell hands first onto the path. I got a cut/blister on the top of my foot but I was otherwise unscathed. We both laughed it off and enjoyed the rest of the evening!”

Liz & Steve-477

Photography: Leif Neilson

0 comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *