Georgia Brides: Nikki & Bridget
When it came to wedding planning, Nikki took the lead, and she spent countless hours over the course of a year developing their theme, ‘elegant tropical paradise,’ with their designer. “The room was dramatically changed for the reception and truly the designer brought my vision to life,” Nikki said. The brides chose to marry at the Old Courthouse because they found it beautiful and elegant, as well as being centrally located for their guests. The brides also worked closely with their officiant to develop a ceremony that incorporated traditional and non traditional elements. Their favorite part was the vows. “She worked with us individually to really help us express our thoughts and our love,” Nikki said. For all newly engaged couples, Nikki offers this advice: Take your time and decide what you want. I planned for over a year and we truly had the wedding we wanted. However, we chose to do it our way, on our terms, so that means it was our money that had to pay for it. We chose to really save and eliminate vacations, gifts and anything expensive so we could pay for it without charging or putting ourselves in debt. So please take your time and do what’s best for you.
Denise Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based writer. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City and is the founder of Prequels, where she interviews engaged couples to create wedding invitations and favors that incorporate their love story.