Lovely DIY wedding details in blue and gray and a lush background in Greeneville, Tennessee, have us completely enamored with this irresistible celebration.

The bride dons a glamorous Allure gown, while the bridesmaids sport light blue dresses by Dessy that will steal your breath. The groom wears a classy charcoal suit and gray bow tie, while his groomsmen look dapper in gray suits and light blue long ties. In short, the attire is perfection! We’re also swooning over the details – from lush white and pink flowers to handmade décor and unique stationery, there’s just too much to love. Classy white table settings greet guests under the tented reception, while a vintage Mustang in light blue serves as the getaway vehicle for the event. Towards the end of the night, a party erupts to celebrate this sweet couple’s union! Last but not least, the bride and groom escape into the night via a sweet sparkler grand exit.

Get this look for your big day by choosing a simple, classic theme, and staying true to your vision while planning.

Not only will you be able to create a signature look that’s all your own, but you’ll also cherish the memories for years to come.

 

 

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Michelle Cancelado + Edgar De Leon

May 17, 2015

 

 

 

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Wedding Day Soundtrack

 

Ceremony processionals/recessionals:

Winter, Largo” – Antonio Vivaldi

Home” – Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros

Bridal Entrance:Make You Feel My Love” – Adele

Bridal party entrance at reception:Sugar” – Maroon 5

 

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The love story

On a brisk night November 2011, Edgar randomly introduced himself to Michelle as she worked

as a receptionist of the Men’s dormitory in college, while waiting to leave for a friend’s birthday party. Through fate Edgar and Michelle continued to “run into” each other when their mutual friends happened to hang out with each other. That summer of 2012, they began to have a deeper friendship and have lengthy conversations while Michelle was in TN and Edgar was in Arizona for the summer. Once Edgar returned from school, they were able to get to know each other more in person, but by this time, Michelle thought she only wanted to be friends which she made it clear to Edgar at the beginning. Although he knew, Edgar went ahead and asked Michelle on their first date, which she accepted thinking she would “try it out.” The date went perfectly; however, it was a short bliss for Edgar when Michelle soon after again made it clear she only wanted to remain as friends, soon after the date. Through persistence and continual rejection, Edgar remained positive about their growing friendship, which made Michelle realize there was something uniquely special about Edgar. Although Michelle could not bring herself to admit at the time, she was growing fonder of Edgar and the friendship that they had, and she found it harder and harder to just consider him ‘as a friend.’ When Edgar told Michelle one evening that he was not going to “give up on pursuing her,” it was the turning point in their relationship. Shortly thereafter Michelle and Edgar began dating on October 26, 2012.

 

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The Proposal

It was in downtown Chattanooga at the Tivoli Theatre. I (Michelle) thought I was going for a photoshoot with my boyfriend as a nice gesture, so we both got dressed; however, the location was a surprise. When we arrived in the theatre with the photographers, Edgar was acting surprised too as if he didn’t know the “photoshoot” was going to be held at the Theatre, so I thought we both were in on the surprise. The photographers told us they had been able to land this location because the string quartet on the stage were practicing for a concert, and we were able to take photos while they practiced. We went on stage, took a few photos, when the photographer asked Edgar, “What was that pose you wanted to do?” That’s when Edgar dropped on one knee and asked me, “Will you marry me?” After a few seconds of shock, I was able to say yes! And the string quartet played my favorite song. I later found out Edgar had rented the entire theater for the proposal and hired the quartet. I was the only one really surprised!

 

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Describe your wedding planning process.

We were engaged for 13 months, and I ( the bride) did the majority of the planning.

Eight years ago a friend from church asked me to help out in her daughter’s wedding the day of at their house. I was 16 at the time and even though I was working, I thought the location and the wedding was the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen. I knew I had to get married there one day. When I got engaged she was gracious enough to let me hold my wedding at her house. So when I was planning, I already had a vision of how I wanted the wedding to look like. I’m a very DIY bride. I felt if I could do it, then I will, so I did a lot of the things myself. Pinterest and Etsy were great for planning and coming up with ideas, and seeing all the beautiful weddings in the Pink Bride Magazine. I wanted to come up with a beautiful wedding that was affordable and just the way I wanted it. I did end up hiring a wedding day coordinator because I didn’t want to be DIY bride on the day of.

My best decision was spending a few extra pretty pennies on a swing band for the reception. Everything was decorated lovely, just how I wanted it, but the music really made it all come together and it was perfect!

 

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Recap your big day for us.

The night before the wedding, the bridal party and I (the bride) spent the night in a historic hotel doing facials and having fun. In the morning the groom’s mom and my mom showed up, and we had a nice breakfast with all the girls before makeup and hair arrived. After getting ready, we took a few photos with the girls and headed to the ceremony location where the guys were getting ready. I waited in the house while the bridal party took their photos with the groom and groomsmen, and then we put the groom away, and I took photos with the groomsmen. We wanted to be old fashioned and didn’t have a first look. Our first look was when I was walking down the aisle, and it was awesome. I’ll never forget that smile on Edgar’s face when he saw me.

Our wedding was an outdoor wedding, and we had no back up plan in case of rain. I knew that I was going to be in big trouble if it started raining during the wedding, but I insisted on having it outdoors. ( I don’t recommend not having a back up plan like I did!) We did have a tent for the reception, but I was stubborn about having the wedding outdoors. Three hours before the wedding, it started to pour! I didn’t freak out, but I was slightly worried. One hour before the wedding, it stopped raining, the skies cleared, and we were able to dry all the seats before the guests started to arrive. I had an amazing bridal party and groom that were able to get down and dirty and help with all the last minute details that had to be delayed because of the rain.

I think letting go of all the stress of planning on the day-of and really enjoying yourself was the best part of my day. Even with the rain, my dress ended up tearing a little, little details didn’t go exactly the way I wanted, but just letting it all go and enjoying the fact that I was getting married to the love of my life and had my friends and family really made my day so special. I didn’t care if my dress was turning brown from the ground; I had fun!

 

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What about the details?

The wedding ceremony was held in a spot in the middle of the woods. There was a small trail that led up to the ceremony site and tall trees surrounding it. We worked for three months on the ground, taking out weeds and leaves and putting in mulch. It was very much a DIY wedding! I love vintage, and I wanted to incorporate that into the wedding, but I also wanted it to be simple and elegant. I made lots of trips to antique stores to find items that I wanted to use, but I also let nature and the beauty of the woods be also decoration in itself. The table where the guests signed the book had an antique typewriter as well as vintage candle holders and books, but the trail leading to the woods had tons of candles and lanterns from IKEA!

 

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What was your wedding day budget (and for how many guests)?

I started out with a small budget of $10k [for 90 guests], but I ended up with $15,000, which was also in my budget frame.

I feel like I saved by doing a lot of things myself, like the wedding programs, place cards and table numbers, and and I made them on my computer and had them printed at Staples. That saved me some money had I ordered them and printed them myself, but I splurged on the live band for music during the ceremony. That is something you really can’t do yourself and sets the atmosphere for the wedding. Another way I saved money is I went to a nearby university and asked some music major students if they were willing to do a wedding and put together a string quartet, they were wonderful and eager to earn some money and played the music just how I wanted it.

 

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What’s the best advice you can give a bride and groom planning their wedding?

Make a list of the top three things that you feel like you can’t go without on your wedding day and a maximum number on how much you’re willing to spend on it. Those will be the items you “splurge” on. In the middle of planning, it can be easy to lose focus of your budget with other items you didn’t consider as important. Having these three things will help you keep on track.

 

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What do you look forward to most as Mr. & Mrs.?

Being with my best friend all the time! It’s so nice to be able to travel and do things together as husband and wife, sharing moments that you won’t be able to share with other people.

 

What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage?

Nothing yet, but I’m sure something will come up. 🙂

 

 

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WEDDING VENDORS

 

Photographer: JCorr Photography

Caterer: Signature Catering Located in Greeneville, TN

Florist, Rentals, Décor: Town and Country Rental and Venue

Cake: Angeez Catering & Sweet Shop

Invitations & Calligraphy: Minted

Bridal Shop (Gown): Wedding Wonderland – Allure 9111

Formalwear: San Francisco Rag Co.

Bridal Party Attire: Dessy

Ceremony & Reception Location: Private Residence of Friends in Greeneville, TN

Transportation: C&C Golf Carts

Music/Entertainment: Al Curtis Band and Orchestra

Officiate/ Minister: Pastor Joel Barrios