Bellezza. Fiori. :How did you meet your husband?
BFF: In college (Seton Hill University) - we both went to be teachers.
Bellezza. Fiori. : Tell us a little bit about your story together, (how long you've been with each other, how did he propose, what do you love most about your husband, anything unique to you as a couple)!
BFF: We have been together for 6 years now. My favorite season is fall, so on our 4th anniversary, we went out to dinner, and when we got home, he had carved pumpkins spelling "Will You Marry Me?" lit on the patio. I love that my husband is very optimistic, enthusiastic, and is always there for me when I need a helping hand or shoulder to cry on. He is also like a big kid - goofy, funny, silly (always knows how to make me laugh).
Bellezza. Fiori. :What is your favorite thing to do together in your free time?
BFF: We have a lot in common. He has open me up to the world of food (good food - LOL). We love to try new places around the city & like to travel when we can :-)
Bellezza. Fiori. : How did you decide what time of year, theme, and colors you wanted for your wedding day? What did you decide to go with?
BFF: I am a teacher, so the summer made sense. I love pink, so I knew I wanted a shade of pink, and coral was my current favorite shade! I also wanted an accent color that would compliment the coral, but be light enough for the season, so we chose light gray, which looked great on the guys & on the tables! I also added a few "teaching" themed elements without being too cheesy!
Bellezza. Fiori.: What was your most memorable detail of your big day?
BFF: Everything! I'm not sure how to just pick one. I loved our first dance (which was choreographed), and the dance with my dad, but most of all I just enjoyed dancing and having fun with the people I love most.
Bellezza. Fiori. : What influenced you the most in your wedding planning process, (your inspiration, ideas, choosing venues, etc.)?
- Bridal websites
- Bridal Shows
- memory of my mom
Bellezza. Fiori. : What advice do you have for future brides looking to start planning their big day?
BFF: 1) Make a to do list & budget list right off the bat 2) Make a guest list (and stick to the theme - all cousins, no cousins, no kids, all kids) 3) Don't stress - find time to relax! 4) Go with what makes you happy, not what other people think. 5) Don't sweat the small stuff, you will be the only one that notices any little mishaps.
Bellezza. Fiori. : If you could relive any moment of that big day, what would it be?
BFF: The whole day - definitely our time on the dance floor :-)
Bellezza. Fiori. : Did you go on a honeymoon, if so where?
BFF: Yes - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Bellezza. Fiori. : What other vendors did you use? Please list contact info. for each vendor so other brides to check them out too!
BFF: Magnolia Room - Reception Hall Wilson
DJ Services - DJ Bliss
Photography - Photographer Lethal DJ Services - Photo Booth
Phaturo's A1 Catering - Caterer
Alfred Angelo - Bridal Gown, Bridesmaid Gowns,
Jewelry David's Bridal - Shoes
Bellezza. Fiori. - MakeUp & Florist
An Affair with Hair - Hair Salon Michael
A's - Rehearsal Dinner Venue
Molly's Trolleys - Transportation
St. Ireneaus Church - Ceremony Venue
Bellezza. Fiori. : Would you recommend Bellezza. Fiori. to other brides?
BFF: Absolutely! It was my favorite vendor :-) The attention to detail and personal attention I received can not be overlooked!