Ruby Wedding Reveal
When I think back on all the weddings we’ve worked in the past few years, I don’t remember too many occasions where we’ve met the Father of the Bride before the wedding rehearsal. It’s rare, because mommas prefer to be involved with planning. But, 2017 has been a year of firsts on many fronts! When we started planning Meagan's wedding, we chatted with Mike, FOB, first! Mike works as a project manager in construction and he’s the most organized FOB I’ve ever met.
Meagan wanted to embrace late-summer with a colorful palette. So, we designed what I like to call a tastefully colorful wedding! Keeping linens and basics neutral, we created color in areas that wouldn’t overwhelm Ruby’s small space. From the florals to the napkins to the suits and dresses, we had a perfect balance of fun summer color!
Mike and I were like two planning peas in a pod - organized beyond belief. But, there was one detail out of place! About a month before the wedding, Mike gave me an old record with a recording of his father, Meagan’s grandfather - he's passed a few years prior. He thought the recording might be a cool way to include him in the day. The challenge was the record hadn’t been played in Mike’s lifetime. He had no idea what was said or if the record was in any shape to play. He enlisted my help to try to find a way! I tried playing the record on my record player with no luck. So, I took the record to an old record shop to see if it could be cleaned. They tried to clean it up, but they weren't much help in playing the record - we needed a phonograph, not a record player! After a quick Google search, I found a local vendor who was perfect for the job. In short, we were able to restore the record, digitize the file and play the recording to Meagan's surprise at the wedding. And, because technology is so incredible, below is a link to listen yourself to Grandpa Schmidlin sending home a message during WWII.