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The Wedding We Never Had

2012 was the year the world was supposed to end according to the Mayans. For me, it was the beginning of the rest of my life, the year I met my soul mate, the year that really started it all. On a fairly warm December day in southwest Florida, Philip and I went to the courthouse and made our love for each other official on paper. No pomp. No circumstance. Just love.

I never thought I would ever want a wedding, but after photographing weddings almost every week, the temptation of having and hosting the most unique and perfect wedding became too much to bear. Our ten year anniversary seemed like a valid excuse to drop some Gs, and so in August of last year, we quickly began planning Pheather's End of the World Ball Extravaganza/Wedding We Never Had.

We truly and deeply wanted everything to be completely unique. Maybe it's because deep down we're both rebellious at heart or maybe it's because we're both genuinely just weird – perhaps it's both – but incorporating nontraditional elements while creating an amazingly fun evening for the ones we love was at the forefront of our planning process.

Now that we've been through the gambit of planning our own wedding, we want to take the time to share our unique experience as wedding vendors and also as bride and groom. We plan to talk about topics like wedding styling, how to incorporate unconventional elements, why you should do private vows, and when to DIY versus when to hire a professional. Our hope is that our experience is helpful to you, and we also just want to showcase more of what was and will remain one of the best days of our life! Check out our wedding video from our favorite Native Tree Films.

Photos Captured by Linden Bloom Photography and Edited by Us

Videography: Native Tree Films

Florals: DIY by me

Hair and Makeup: Amber Amick-Chavarria

DJ: Three the Entertainer with 1800 Media Group




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