Mike and Ann, the lovely winners of our Marry Me on Main Dream Wedding Giveaway are busy planning their perfect day! They’ll say I Do during an intimate ceremony at Charlie’s on Main on May 19, 2017, followed by a reception there as well. This month we’re checking in to see how plans are coming along and what we can expect to read about in the coming months.
LMW: Ann, you said yes to the dress recently… congratulations! Tell us about your wedding dress shopping experience.
Ann: I had so much fun looking for and trying on different style of dresses. It was wonderful to have my daughter and very dear friends at my side. The dress I chose is a style I didn’t even consider trying on when we first started. What a nice surprise!! The whole dress shopping experience was more than I thought it would be. It was a time to bond, laugh, cry and celebrate love with my daughter and girlfriends. I’m so grateful to have those memories. And I can’t wait to see my dress!
LMW: We know that you both love the outdoor and ultimately envision a wedding day that brings the outdoors in… what colors have you chosen to complement all of the greenery?
Ann: We’re still thinking of colors. Definitely soft Spring colors with a possible pop of brightness.
LMW: What has been the best part about wedding planning so far?
Mike: The best part has been getting to know the people at the companies. They have been passionate, easy going, accommodating, and fun. All the things you look for in businesses and friends.
Ann: I have to agree with Mike. I always knew planning a wedding with Mike would be amazing. But having a chance to work with and get to know such nice and supportive people along the way has been the best surprise so far!
LMW: What has been the most stressful part of wedding planning so far?
Mike and Ann: Honestly, we haven’t felt any stress so far. Again, mostly because we have an amazing team of professionals guiding the way.
LMW: As you plan for May 19, 2017, what is the most important element of your wedding day?
Mike: The most important element is that Ann gets all the wedding details that she wants and those happen in the least-stressful/most-fun manner. The next most important aspect for me is the social environment for our guests. To be able to gather our closest friends and family from all over the country is a rare and special event. Many have never met, or haven’t seen each other, or us, in years. We want to have them be able to spend quality time catching-up and making new friends.
Ann: Oh my goodness! Mike is so sweet! (Editor note: Agreed!) It’s the atmosphere. So I guess that would include everything!! Haha!! A venue that’s simply pretty with a welcoming feel, a ceremony that’s personal, delicious food and drinks, music to get us moving, photos to capture all the beautiful moments and everything in between. We both want to have a day where everyone we love are together, happy and feeling loved.
LMW: When you think of your wedding day, what moment do you envision?
Mike: Saying I Do, kissing Ann, and then looking up to see our family smiling back at us.
Ann: Walking up the aisle to Mike, holding his hand and being there with him. And knowing Jade is right next to us.
LMW: What do you have coming up for wedding planning?
Mike and Ann: Our next step is meeting with Charlie’s on Main. Probably focusing on the big picture. Then going into finer details maybe in the near future. That’s the really fun part as far as we’re concerned. It will be fun to start getting into more specifics regarding the wedding day. We will also be meeting with Matt, our wedding officiant very soon. We are looking forward to getting to know Matt and hearing his thoughts.
LMW: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Mike: I can’t say enough how great the people at all the companies have been. Who would have thought this could be a fun process?!
Ann: I’m just excited!! From the start of this planning we knew we wanted our daughter to be part of the day and to be part of the planning. Everyone has embraced her and she’s having a blast. Thank you all for that!!
We’ll continue following along on Mike and Ann’s planning journey in the coming months. Stay tuned for more inspiration and insight as they make their way to May 19, 2017!