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{Real Plus Size Wedding} Intimate Annapolis Wedding | Lola Snaps Photgraphy

There is nothing better than family and when you are planning a small intimate wedding they come into play so much more. Today’s real plus size bride decided that she wanted to have a small wedding and brought Lola Snaps Photography along for the ride.  She only had 12 guests and it was meaningful and special to her and everyone involved.  So often it’s easy to get caught up  in all the wedding hoopla and forget that in the end it’s all about marrying your special person.

Amber & Harry

Wedding Date: July 12th 2014

Wedding Location: Annapolis, MD

Number of guests: 12

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Wedding Colors: Purple, Black, White

 

 

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How did the two of you meet? We met on Facebook, although he tells people we met at a party.

Describe your engagement: He came home and said he needed help looking for his phone in the car. He had me pretty much tear the car up searching for a phone, and in the backseat compartment was a ring box! Then he asked, “Will you?”

The weather on your wedding was: It was so hot, I thought my guest were crying, but at my surprise they were just sweating.

 

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Describe your wedding flowers: I used a silk ivory bouquet

Describe your DIY décor, if any: We had a huge backyard reception so everything was DIY

Describe your menu and your favorite part: Our menu was basically cookout food, the

steaks and grilled sausages were my favorite part.

Describe any unique aspects of the beverages you served: Nothing too unique about beer,

wine and soda!

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Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Saying our vows.

The most unique element of the day: Taking the pictures, it was unlike anything I’ve ever seen, it was funny and helped everyone loosen up.

 

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The thing that we would have done differently is?  I wish I would have had a fall or spring wedding, it was entirely too hot. I couldn’t focus on anything but the fact that I’m super-hot. Under my dress was practically an oven. I’d say if you go with a summer wedding don’t do a huge dress.

If we could have spend our wedding dollars differently, we would have: Eloped in Las Vegas!

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Your advice for other plus size brides: Make you happy! Do what you want to do! As a plus size gal, going into the bridal shops can be very discouraging, but you have to remember, YOUR BEAUTIFUL! This is your moment, and if you want strapless go for strapless regardless of what anyone says, know your beautiful. Show and Embrace your curves!

Three adjectives that describe the day: Fun, Intimate, and Romantic

 

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Describe your menu and your favorite part: Our menu was basically cookout food, the steaks and grilled sausages were my favorite part.

Describe any unique aspects of the beverages you served: Nothing too unique about beer, wine and soda!

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What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage? We don’t argue at all. We communicate our issues with one another a lot better. Other than that, it feels pretty much the same as before we got married.

 

Vendor Love:  Photographer: Lola Snaps Photography  //  Wedding Planner/Caterer: Grandmother, Lorraine Jackson  // Florist: Amazon  // Cake: Lorraine Jackson  // Invitations & Calligraphy: WalMart  // Jewelry: David’s Bridal  //  Bride’s Attire: David’s Bridal, Ivory Ball Gown  // Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal  // Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: K&G Fashions  //  Ceremony Location: Annapolis Wedding Chapel  //  Transportation: At Your Door Limo Services  //  Music/Entertainment: Our Own  //  Rentals and Décor: Our Own  // Officiate/ Minister: Loveta Wilen

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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