A DIY Rustic Sunflower Wedding: Tristina & Randy
You may remember todays couple from their Horresque engagement shoot that we featured back in April. Fast forward 6 months and we are now pleased to announce that Tristina and Randy have now tied the knot and are back to share their sunflower filled wedding with us! We know how much Tristina loves Halloween so in honor of that we thought it would be nice to feature her wedding this week! Enjoy!
Tristina: “Marrying Randall was easy. The work leading up to that day was not. There was so much about getting married to my best friend that I never thought about. As a young girl, I always imagined my wedding day being magical and filled with warm hugs from family and friends that were just as thrilled as I was, yet our wedding, just like every other wedding, had drama, unfortunate temperatures, and more people than food.
We decided to do all of the decorations ourselves because of expenses and we felt we were capable of completing such a task. The setting was covered in sunflowers of all kinds: orange, red, and yellow. Ever since I was a little girl sunflowers meant life and light to me. I wanted nothing more than to bring light and life to my marriage. Having pictures of Randall and I was very important to me. I met him at the age of 24 and he was 30. I often wonder about the person he was when he was younger and it meant a lot to me to have everyone at our wedding share in the walk to the past with us. Life had taken us both in directions that God never meant for us to go, and it truly was an answered prayer the day we met.
My dress was a sleeveless, ivory, A-line dress with an empire waist. I wore a sash around my waist that my mother-in-law and mother helped me make. It was adorned with sunflowers, buttons, and cloth flowers of gray and black. I wore a bird cage veil that I’d always dreamt of, and my husband and I wore matching yellow converse. My bridesmaids wore cement gray in a flowing knee-length dress that was perfect for a summer wedding. The only vendor we had for our wedding was our caterer: Tonya’s Catering By Design. We had a classic southern menu: bbq beans, Chicken, green beans, macaroni, and catfish. Our wedding cake was designed by DeClare Cakes, out of Daniel Island.
If there was one piece of advice I could give future brides it would be: EAT! Dear Lord, please take the time to eat, and if you don’t, at least have the caterers prepare a to-go box for you. The day flies by, so slow down and make sure you remember the look on your spouse’s face and hold on to that. It’s what you will cherish and remember most.”
Happy Halloween folks!!