LUXEredux Bride Carly says "I do!"

Our absolutely beautiful LUXEredux Bride Carly tied the knot with her dapper hubby, Ben, on October 12, 2014.  This superb & oh-so-sweet outdoor wedding was the perfect balance of classic with a touch of rustic romance!  Their fairy-tale took place at Bryn Du Mansion in Granville, Ohio.  The two created an unforgettable day with family, friends, and their picture perfect bridal party of 13,  as their romantic daytime nuptials turned into a beautiful night of celebration!



PROPOSAL DETAILS! We couldn't help but ask Carly how this big day came about! And may we say, we were quite impressed with the response - brownie points for Ben! "He took me to Savannah, GA for Valentine's Day weekend this year. When we first got there we went out to Tybee Island, where he proposed on a bench while we were sitting out on the beach :)" 


WEDDING DETAILS! Carly & Ben's wedding was ALL about the details!  We are so happy that Heather Kessler Photography was there to capture it all! Each little part of their big day was perfectly planned out - down to our favorite detail of all, their "Can I get a Witness?" chalkboard sign! How adorable!


"I wanted a classy, romantic, slightly rustic type feel. I really didn't have a set theme as much as I just had a bunch of ideas of things I liked. And they all somehow came together beautifully, creating my fairytale wedding...literally. I don't really know how it all came together so well, but my mother, my florist, my caterer and my lighting guy were huge factors that helped make my wedding vision come true." 










BEST FRIENDS TURNED BRIDESMAIDS: Who else do you expect to keep you calm & laughing on the biggest day of your life? Carly's bridesmaids made it look effortless: hair, makeup, dresses, and shoes - they had it covered & looked quite fantastic doing it! Everyone was all smiles wearing their personalized shirts, helping the bride-to-be complete her aisle-ready look!  


Carly looked flawless in Robert Bullock's "Amy" wedding gown: a gorgeous lace sheath with three quarter length sleeves and a dramatic back!


Carly gave us a little insight on finding THE dress! "I was surprised because it wasn't the one I initially had my eye on. I think I tried on about seven dresses total and this was the second one I tried on at LUXEredux Bridal. I remember Ashley telling me I was glowing :) and I didn't even realize how much I loved it. I didn't want to get too attached before I tried on all the others, but none of the dresses I tried on after that felt right. After putting on my dress again, I knew it was the one and made my decision right then!"









BEST FRIENDS TURNED GROOMSMEN: Just as a bride needs her bridesmaids, grooms need their groomsmen! And one thing is certain, these groomsmen LOVE to have a good time! And may we just add, they look quite handsome!





HERE COMES THE BRIDE! The entire day looked so magical!  But of course, we had to ask Carly what her favorite part of the entire day was.  Her answer was simple and absolutely perfect, "Getting announced as husband and wife!"








ANY ADVICE FOR BRIDES-TO-BE? "Elope ;) but if not, I would tell her to focus on the end result (getting to marry the love of your life)! Don't get stressed about all the details because you can't control everything anyway. Plan for things to NOT go 100% perfectly and prepare to just roll with it. Stick with what you want, but listen to your mother if she tells you you're seriously going to regret something if you choose it. And don't get upset with your groom when he a) has an opinion about something you think he shouldn't, b) doesn't have an opinion on 85% of the wedding planning and c) eventually tries to avoid the topic of the wedding altogether :)"



Are you swooning over this wedding?  Don't worry - there's more!  
Check out Ben & Carly's wedding video created by Raj Gangula!


CAUTION: We advise you to have a box of tissues next to you for this one!


Ben + Charlotte from Raj Gangula on Vimeo.


Carly, you could not have looked more beautiful on your big day! You and your new hubby truly created a picture-perfect day and we are so happy you shared it with us! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness and laughter! And if you decide you want to wear that gorgeous Robert Bullock wedding gown around the house every day, so be it! :)
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