"My advice to those planning a wedding: enjoy it! This may sound impossible to some people, and I had my fair share of stressful moments — er, breakdowns on the living room floor — but all in all, this should be a memorable and fun experience leading up to one of the most exciting days of your life! Decide on what's most important to you and your partner and consider what aspects of the celebration you're willing to put the most time/effort/money into. What do you want your ceremony to be like? What about your celebration? Is it about food? Flowers? Dancing? Traditions?
I think my best advice would be to take a deep breath and realize that regardless of opinions that will undoubtedly be inundating you, this day is about you and the love of your life! Do what you want, how you want, and make it your day. Allow yourself and those you adore to beam with love and light, 'cause that's what this whole love thing is about, anyway."
Photos by Sam Shorey and Cara Denison