HOW DID THEY MEET? Ethan and Mandie grew up miles from one another but didn’t meet until college. They met through mutual friends at a party one night and quickly realized their infatuation with one another was something real.
THEIR PROPOSAL While taking a trip to the East coast to visit some of Ethan’s family and Mandie’s high school friend. While exploring Boston, they stopped at a coffee shop and as she hugged him, she felt something in his jacket pocket. The look on his face and the denial that it was “nothing,” had her pretty sure that it was indeed something. Nut she dropped the thought and a couple stops later he asked her to marry him inside of a photo booth and of course she said yes. “I may have ruined his original plans, but the proposal was still perfect.”
FAVORITE DESIGN DETAILS “I think I had so many different styles that I tried to incorporate in the wedding that I can’t really define it. More than anything I wanted it to be simple and reflective of us. I loved the variety of colors we used, the way we were able to incorporate the natural beauty of our surroundings with the use of elegant accents that were handpicked and renovated by ourselves and the help of our families.” - Mandie
FAVORITE WEDDING MOMENT “Watching my Dad break it down on the dance floor, listening to toasts from loved ones, learning to tie an eldredge knot with my brother, enjoying a cup of ice cream on our couch before joining the reception, enjoying our coffee bar, getting our first moment alone after the ceremony.” - Mandie
ADVICE TO BRIDES “Make it your own. Figure out what expresses you as a couple and stick to that idea. There are millions of options and images and ideas out there that it is easy to follow someone else’s tastes, but the favorite things about my wedding are the unique ideas that we came up with together, things that were perfect because they represented exactly who we were.” - Mandie
WEDDING DETAILS Photographer: Lydia Messenger Photography // Caterer: Kopper Kettle Kafe // Dress Designer: Nicole Miller // Floral Designer: Hockridge Florist // Location: Forest Falls - Lakeview Feild // Suits: LA fashion district // Socks: Stance socks // Engraved Pocket Watches: Etsy // Favors: DIY coffee mugs // Entertainment: IAC PRO events // Cinematographer: Lucrida Productions // Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Randall Tompkins