Mrs. Roehrig

Did everyone survive the time change this weekend? I’m guessing that the day of the spring forward time change each year probably has the least amount of weddings – who would want to “lose” an hour of their wedding day?! 😉

Time change aside and regardless of what you have ahead of you today (wedding planning or just life) let’s start this new week off in the best way – meeting a new bride!!

Cheers,Kyla

Meet Briee! Briee and her husband kicked off their marriage on May 18th, 2012 with a day full of celebration and lots of dancing!! Keep reading for all the details of their day – from one-of-a-kind flowers to great advice from one beautiful bride, enjoy!
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How did you and your husband meet?  

We meet in college at Concordia University Nebraska541582_3611669685232_1430132417_n

Length of engagement?

17 months

Favorite part of planning?

Being able to make the wedding unique to us and our personalities. We did a lot of things differently from other couples. We didn’t serve a full dinner, we didn’t serve wedding cake, we didn’t have a unity candle during the ceremony, and we didn’t have REAL flowers. I loved our wedding, every last detail, and it was 100% unique to us.Roehrig_Burrill-970

Hardest part of planning?

Believe it or not, the LONGER engagement made things more difficult. The seasons changed, my style and opinions changed…and I just wanted to get married!

Ceremony venue?

My home church, Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Loveland, CORoehrig_Burrill-684459349_3838359392333_384720465_o

Ceremony music?

As a musician, I had very close friends play the organ, 2 trumpets and a trombone. I honestly can’t recall what I walked down the  aisle to because I think I told them just to play something awesome. The music and hymns were a very important part of our ceremony!

Reception venue?

The Fountains at La Quinta Inn376449_3611544682107_1489030687_n

Color palate?

Blues and Greens459349_3838359472335_1972646198_o

Flower details?

All of our flowers were made out of paper! It was the first thing I spotted in a wedding magazine and the first decision I made about our wedding. I wanted paper flowers. It took A LOT of hard work, but it totally paid off and I LOVE how they turned out.575354_3611473680332_1382404253_n

Wedding party size?

4 groomsmen, 3 bridesmaids and a Junior bridesmaid582804_3611565682632_558259377_n

Overall size of wedding?

Medium – around 130 guests

First dance song?

“You Smile” by Justin Bieber {my husband’s choice I want to make clear}

Father/Daughter dance?

“Lullabye (Goodnight my Angel)” by Billy JoelRoehrig_Burrill-870-2

Mother/son dance?

 “Tale as Old as Time” from Beauty and the Beast

What did you DIY?

The flowers and the centerpiecesRoehrig_Burrill-1198

What was a fun personal touch you added to your day?

We had two close friends DJ the wedding reception for us. It was by far the best decision we made. 1. They were VERY affordable 2. They played all the music we wanted, the music our guests wanted, and they kept the dance floor full ALL NIGHT LONG.

Any fun stories from planning?

Because we had a longer engagement, the coordinator at our venue changed 3 times!!! The first one was an old friend of ours, then she left so we had a new gal who then became pregnant and so we met our NEW coordinators just a week before the wedding. It seemed stressful at the time, but now I  just look back and laugh.

Favorite part of your wedding day?

Dancing. We hardly left that dance floor, along with the rest of our guests. All of our friends STILL talk about how awesome the dancing was at our wedding.304774_3838390353107_830560501_n

Any resources you loved to use?

The Knot.com and bridal magazines

Any ways you were able to save money?

Paper flowers! Having friends DJ, serving appetizers instead of a full dinner, and thrifting centerpieces.311658_3611469640231_1313676073_n

What advice would you share with a bride-to-be?  

Decide what is important to you. Is it food? Music? The pictures? Whatever it is, focus on making sure that’s what is memorable. You’ll forget everything else but regret that one thing if it didn’t live up to what you thought it might be.

Anything else you would like to share?

For a lot of brides, your parents are the ones financing the wedding. Remember, while it is YOUR day, THEY’RE the ones paying for it in the end. This is their opportunity to show all their friends and family how immensely proud they are of you. In the end, the decisions they may make for your wedding don’t matter, because you get to marry the love of your life and have a big party to celebrate!392807_3611553442326_910474375_n

Briee’s photographer: Kathy Dokter Photography 

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