Today’s bride Laura wrote Wedding Podcast Network with a question as she was counting down 25 days until she married Bob on South Padre Island, Texas traveling from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  After corresponding and learning more about both of their destination and backyard weddings we wanted to share their love and planning experience in this episode. By the way, Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb answered Laura’s question on ways to honor a deceased family member in Bridal Scene #33.

Find out how Laura and Bob met at the University of Illinois and the romantic proposal in Wisconsin.  Do you believe in “signs”?  They discuss their beach wedding weekend and their marriage celebration in Bob’s hometown.  Why a July 4th wedding?  How important was it working with a wedding planner?  What was their biggest challenge planning a destination wedding?  Where did Laura find her beautiful wedding gown and bridal party attire to have a picture perfect event?  To have or not to have dance lessons?  Learn about some great money saving ideas and this special couples’ select vendors and resources that made their two wedding parties enjoyable and memorable for themselves, family and friends.

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Here are the links mentioned in the show:

Laura’s bridal gown from David’s Bridal: Style T9612

The Maid of Honor’s dress from David’s Bridal: Style 833312 Pool Blue Color

The groom and best man attire were from Men’s Warehouse:
Calvin Klein Ivory Linen Suit with Pool Blue shirt/tie

Wedding Planner Valarie Waddell
Photographer: Karen Petrisevac
Florist: Jake’s Flowers
Sweet Delights
Lunch Reception Venue  Scampi’s
Wedding website
Martha Stewart Invitations Seaside Theme
Local Invitation Printer

The Backyard Reception Evite
Backyard Reception Caterer
The Backyard Reception DJ was Muzic Mixx