Jillian and Devin’s slightly rustic, elegant and traditional wedding was held at one of our lovely Adore venues: Blue Mountain Resort. The views were stunning, the weather was perfect, and the couple was nothing but joyous. It is an honor to share today.
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How did you meet?
In college at Bloomsburg University.
What was your proposal like?
It was at a motocross race in New Jersey, which is something my husband and I both enjoy watching and doing. I wasn’t expecting it.
What was most helpful in the planning process?
Honestly, having a little over two years to plan everything. We had a longer engagement and it gave me time to do things slowly but surely. I had pretty much zero stress. Also, Blue Mountain and their team were absolutely amazing to work with. They sent reminders when things were due and answered any questions we had.
What was most helpful on the day of the wedding?
Our day of coordinator, Mande, made everything go so smoothly. She was so great to work with. And my sisters/matrons of honor were very helpful too with making sure I had my final details covered.
What was something fun that you did with your wedding party?
We all stayed at the same Airbnb together instead of the hotel, which was a lot of fun. At the wedding, we took some fun pictures and just spent the night dancing and having a great time. Our wedding party was filled with our best friends so it’s impossible to not have a great time with them.
What surprised you?
How smoothly (and fast) the day went. I wasn’t nervous at all, just happy and excited.
What would you do differently?
The day was absolutely perfect, but I’d get a video/videographer if I could go back.
What was your favorite moment of the wedding day (if you had to pick just one)?
When we saw each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle.
What made you cry?
Seeing Devin, my husband, cry when he first saw me walking down the aisle and my father/daughter dance.
What made you laugh? Did you have an unforgettable funny moment?
Probably when we were announced as husband and wife and we had our “first kiss.” I forgot that I had darker lipstick on and it got all over his mouth/teeth. It was hard to get off! Also just us on the dance floor with all our friends and family having so much fun or when he and I were getting pictures taken before the reception started during cocktail hour. We laughed a lot that day haha!
What was going through your mind when you saw your significant other for the first time that day?
How happy and in love I am with him. And he looked very handsome. Also, I couldn’t believe the day was FINALLY here!
Leading up, what moment was most important to you?
I think making sure we didn’t see each other before the ceremony. I wanted it to be traditional.
What was your favorite design detail?
I was glad that I was able to do a lot of the signs and center pieces myself, so I’d say just that I was able to have everything be personal and from me and my crafty side. (I’m also a huge Harry Potter fan so we had a cake topper and guest book that were Harry Potter themed.)
What was something unique that you did?
We had a candy bar, instead of a favor or gift. People could fill up a bag with candy and take that home instead.
What moment was most important for you to have captured by the photographer?
There wasn’t one specific moment. I just wanted our family, friends, and the happiness and love we felt throughout the entire day to be captured. (And it was-our photographers were awesome!)
Where did you go on your honeymoon? I am sure it was nice to relax after all your planning!
We postponed it due to our work schedules, but we will be going on an Eastern Caribbean cruise in August 2020 (hopefully).
What advice would you give to couples who are currently in the planning process?
Try not to stress out and enjoy the process. Someone told me that even if something goes wrong, the only person that will notice is you. I thought that was great advice.
What is something you wished someone would have told you in preparation for your wedding day?
Hmm, that’s tough because my planning experience went very well. I’d have to say if you’re on the fence about a videographer, get one.
Do you have any additional thoughts or comments you would like to share?
It really helps to get things done sooner rather than later when it comes to wedding planning. That way you won’t stress as much as the big day gets closer. Also, just enjoy the day. Remember why you’re getting married and don’t worry if anything goes wrong.
Featured Adore Vendors in this Blue Mountain Wedding
|| Venue: Blue Mountain Resort: Palmerton, Pa || Caterer: Blue Mountain Resort: Palmerton, Pa || Cake/Cupcakes: Blue Mountain Resort: Palmerton, Pa || Coordinator: Blue Mountain Resort (Mande Whitehead): Palmerton, Pa || Hair/Makeup: Alisha Nycole and Co. (Tara Matos): Easton, Pa || DJ/Lighting: Dice Productionz: Nothampton, Pa ||
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Additional Vendors featured in this Blue Mountain Wedding
|| Photography: True Fold Media || Officiant: Custom Wedding Ceremonies by Rev. Lei (Leianne Krotec) || Floral Design: Wegmans || Invitations: Minted || Transportation: Leon A. George Bus Co. and Limo Today || Guest Accommodations: Hampton Inn Lehighton || Wedding Gown and Headpiece: Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne || Jewelry: Charming Charlie’s || Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal || Menswear: C.E Roth Formal ||
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