Friday, October 15, 2010

Meet the Bride: Jessica

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  • Name: 
Jessica Salinas Sosa

  • Wedding/Family/Personal website or blog:

  • Where's home?
Austin TX

  • How long have you been married?
26 days and counting!

  • Where did you honeymoon?
We are hoping to take one next year. We never quite made it to that point of the wedding checklist, haha :)

  • What were some personal touches at your wedding?
We incorporated some of our hispanic culture because it's a big part of who we are and how we grew up. We had padrinos and did some traditional mexican ceremonies such as the lazo and arras ceremonies. We were able to modernize them a bit which was really nice. During the reception we played Tejano music and served traditional Mexican wedding cookies called Pan de Polvo alongside the cake.

  • What aspect of your wedding did you splurge on?
The venue, but it was completely worth it. We had a smaller budget in mind, but I was won over by the aesthetics of the MJH and the food turned out amazing. One guest even said it was the best ranch dressing he'd ever had. And that's just the dressing!

  • If you had to do your wedding planning over, what one thing would you do differently?
I could probably think of a few things like definitely get started on the DIY stuff earlier, etc. But as crazy as those last few weeks were, everything turned out beautifully and I wouldn't change a thing. Wellllll, OK maybe get the menus done earlier. Our wedding party would have appreciated that one. It was a long night!

  • Were there any surprises on your wedding day?
Does the weather count? It rained during our rehearsal and it was threatening to rain right at ceremony start time. Luckily it didn't. Glad I took that gamble.

  • What are some of your favorite wedding websites/blogs?
Anyone that is trying to DIY decor needs to check out   They have almost everything and the prices are great.

  • When selecting someone to entrust with your wedding day, why did you choose Something To Celebrate?
STC was highly recommended by brides on TheKnot message boards. And being a TheKnot Best of Weddings pick 3 consecutive years doesn't hurt either!

  • Advice for current brides?
Procrastinators: Yes, you too can have a fabulous wedding in six months!! That is, with the help of Jessica Moore and STC. There's no way I could have done this without a coordinator. It is definitely an extra expense, but some things just need to be left to the professionals! Mikey and I (and our families!) were able to really enjoy our day and not worry about having to  "work" at the wedding.

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