Real MTB Wedding || Paige + Henry

Hey sweet peas! Can you believe we're already halfway through the first month of 2018? We hope this post finds you nice and cozy as we all navigate these winter temperatures. Here to warm your heart is Paige & Henry's wedding day! Paige and Henry had the sweetest January wedding, and they didn't let inclement weather rain on their parade. Keep scrolling to read all about their love story, their vendors, and see photos of their beautiful day.

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Can you give us a glimpse into you & your hubs's love story?

Henry and I first met at Christ Church Cathedral. I moved here from Illinois for work and knew no one! Thankfully, our church has a great young adults group where I met many of my friends and Henry.  Over time, Henry and I became friends. Our mutual friends were so anxious to get us set up, even bailing on outings so that Henry and I would often end up on "fake dates." I wasn't sure if I would be staying in Kentucky for work, but once I landed a permanent job in town, he swept in, asked me out, and well, the rest is history! After dating for about 16 months he proposed on the most beautiful sunny May day in 2016, and we got married in January of 2017. 
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What was it about your dress that made you realize it was "the one?"

Since I was planning a winter wedding, I knew that I wanted a dress with lace sleeves, but I did try to go into the whole shopping experience open to different dresses. My personal style is more vintage-classic, and our wedding was going to be traditional. In the end, after only trying on about 7 or 8 dresses, I was torn between a more modern blush dress that would have needed significant alterations or the one I chose which almost fit me like a glove. How could I not choose that option?! My dress also matched our traditional aesthetic and Cathedral wedding. Liz was so helpful and supportive - I know my mother and mother-in-law who were shopping with me were especially grateful for that. I loved that Meant To Be was my only bridal shopping experience! 

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

We were so excited to get married in the church where we met and fell in love. Henry sings in the choir and it was such a blessing to have the full choir participate in our wedding. We both got goosebumps during their pieces! We loved welcoming our guests to our church and one of our favorite places in town, the Carnegie Center.  Our wedding day was a rainy one, and I will never forget grabbing an umbrella once we got down the aisle after our ceremony, and running together through the Cathedral's garden with our Best Man and seven-months-pregnant Matron of Honor! It was the most joyous moment that we never could have expected! 

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

Being a team. It is such a privilege to be a witness to someone's life through marriage, and to have witness and partner in your own life. 

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Any pieces of wisdom or advice you'd like to share with future brides, engaged gals, or newlyweds like yourself?

1. I am not always good at accepting help; some might say I'm a little stubborn. Wedding planning was so much more fun (and easier!) when I let myself accept the help and generosity of those I love and who cared for Henry and me. This advice has also proven useful in our marriage as we've grown as a team! Letting others and your spouse bless you is one of the greatest acts and gifts of love.  

2. There are so many sweet snapshot memories of lovely interactions and scenes throughout our wedding weekend, especially of our rehearsal dinner. To save a little money, we opted to not have a videographer. We decided together to make mental snapshots of the day. We both enjoy writing, so shortly after we arrived in Puerto Rico for our honeymoon we separately took time to write about our favorite memories from the whole weekend. Those writings are something we'll cherish for years to come! 
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There your have it, your daily dose of sweetness. Keep reading to see Paige + Henry's vendors, as well as details from their special day.

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Vendors: 
Ceremony Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Reception Venue: Carnegie Center
Dress: Meant To Be Boutique
Suits: Stuart Mercer
Hair/Makeup: Simply Blue Salon
Catering: Lundy's
Flowers: Stems
Cake: Tinker's
Musicians: Raleigh Dailey Trio featuring Brad Kerns
Photographer: Anekdota Studio

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