meghan lee harris

February 19, 2019

JACK + BRITTNEY // A TIMELESS WEDDING // PAINE ART CENTER AND GARDENS – OSHKOSH WI

Jack and Brittney kept their day classic and timeless, held at the historic mansion Paine Art Center and Gardens with lush greenery and garden backdrops. They kept it simple and elegant with ivory florals, Brittney’s illusion lace Hayley Paige gown, and Jack in classic black tux. Just two weeks before their wedding day the couple received news that their reception venue was still under construction and had them scrambling last minute to find a new venue. Luckily the Paine was so accommodating and offered to let them use the grounds the entire day and night. According to the couple, although this plan B was a nightmare to sort through, it ended up being more than they could have dreamed. It not only became easier on the guests and transportation, but became a cohesive backdrop for their whole day. They took advantage of the beauty of the outdoors and chose a tented reception in the gardens, it was so seamless and perfect that it’s hard to imagine this second half of their day being any other way.

Brittney was one of the many talented vendors that helped make this day as beautiful as it was. She handlettered and designed the invitations, escort sign, table and decor signage herself (if you’re interested in her work check her out here)! I was blown away by each new corner I turned, every new detail, and just their effort into making an already stunning venue somehow even more beautiful. They perfectly enhanced the elegance and timelessness that was already there.

My favorite part was when the two were saying their vows to each other, it began to heavily rain smack dab in the middle of their outdoor ceremony. Within seconds staff was rushing out with umbrellas and in no time all guests were happily covered. I always tell brides to have a plan B, but sometimes rain just comes out of nowhere and you’ve got to roll with the punches! Jack and Brittney had a moment where they looked up at the rain and giggled and then looked as if, “do we keep going?” And they did; it was spontaneous and they ran with it, and looking back through these photos, it’s clear the rain only made their day all the more romantic.

Their wedding was selected to be featured in Wisconsin Bride Magazine (see here) and along with a published 3 page spread. So for any bride-to-be’s out there that are feeling the stress or the need for perfection, know that not everything needs to go perfectly for you to still carry on and have a beautiful, amazing, and most importantly – JOYFUL wedding day. Anyway, enjoy their highlight – And be sure to scroll to the very end to read bride Brittney’s advice!

ADVICE FROM BRIDE BRITTNEY:

What was your FAVORITE memory of your wedding day?

This is a tough question, the whole day was memorable, simply just being married and celebrating our love with family and friends! Although there were little things that inevitably went wrong, it’s what made the whole day memorable.

How far in advance did you book vendors? Which 3 did you book first?

About a year in advance for the big ones and then as we found vendors we liked for other details like DJ, cake, etc.
1. venue
2. photographer
3. videographer

Any tips on dress shopping / saying yes to THE dress?

Look early and take your time! Get inspiration online and go to several different shops.  Get the dress YOU like and that you feel confident in. Don’t take too many people as everyone has different taste and opinions.

What was the hardest part to plan?

Our plan B [having to find a last minute reception venue] was a nightmare! I have no good advice for this as our situation was unique and unfortunate!

What detail (or vendor) did you NOT include but wish you had?

We had everything we wanted and then some!

What detail/expense could you have done without?

Hmm…there is nothing we regret about what we chose/spent money on.

Overall, what is the best advice you can give to planning brides?

Do your research and read reviews, book your photographer far in advance when you find the one you love! Pictures (and video if you go with a videographer) are all you have left after it’s all said and done.

Jack and Brittney kept their day classic and timeless, held at the historic mansion Paine Art Center and Gardens with lush greenery and garden backdrops. They kept it simple and elegant with ivory florals, Brittney’s illusion lace Hayley Paige gown, and Jack in classic black tux. Just two weeks before their wedding day the couple received news that their reception venue was still under construction and had them scrambling last minute to find a new venue. Luckily the Paine was so accommodating and offered to let them use the grounds the entire day and night. According to the couple, although this plan B was a nightmare to sort through, it ended up being more than they could have dreamed. It not only became easier on the guests and transportation, but became a cohesive backdrop for their whole day. They took advantage of the beauty of the outdoors and chose a tented reception in the gardens, it was so seamless and perfect that it’s hard to imagine this second half of their day being any other way.

Brittney was one of the many talented vendors that helped make this day as beautiful as it was. She handlettered and designed the invitations, escort sign, table and decor signage herself (if you’re interested in her work check her out here)! I was blown away by each new corner I turned, every new detail, and just their effort into making an already stunning venue somehow even more beautiful. They perfectly enhanced the elegance and timelessness that was already there.

My favorite part was when the two were saying their vows to each other, it began to heavily rain smack dab in the middle of their outdoor ceremony. Within seconds staff was rushing out with umbrellas and in no time all guests were happily covered. I always tell brides to have a plan B, but sometimes rain just comes out of nowhere and you’ve got to roll with the punches! Jack and Brittney had a moment where they looked up at the rain and giggled and then looked as if, “do we keep going?” And they did; it was spontaneous and they ran with it, and looking back through these photos, it’s clear the rain only made their day all the more romantic.

Their wedding was selected to be featured in Wisconsin Bride Magazine (see here) and along with a published 3 page spread. So for any bride-to-be’s out there that are feeling the stress or the need for perfection, know that not everything needs to go perfectly for you to still carry on and have a beautiful, amazing, and most importantly – JOYFUL wedding day. Anyway, enjoy their highlight – And be sure to scroll to the very end to read bride Brittney’s advice!

ADVICE FROM BRIDE BRITTNEY:

What was your FAVORITE memory of your wedding day?

This is a tough question, the whole day was memorable, simply just being married and celebrating our love with family and friends! Although there were little things that inevitably went wrong, it’s what made the whole day memorable.

How far in advance did you book vendors? Which 3 did you book first?

About a year in advance for the big ones and then as we found vendors we liked for other details like DJ, cake, etc.
1. venue
2. photographer
3. videographer

Any tips on dress shopping / saying yes to THE dress?

Look early and take your time! Get inspiration online and go to several different shops.  Get the dress YOU like and that you feel confident in. Don’t take too many people as everyone has different taste and opinions.

What was the hardest part to plan?

Our plan B [having to find a last minute reception venue] was a nightmare! I have no good advice for this as our situation was unique and unfortunate!

What detail (or vendor) did you NOT include but wish you had?

We had everything we wanted and then some!

What detail/expense could you have done without?

Hmm…there is nothing we regret about what we chose/spent money on.

Overall, what is the best advice you can give to planning brides?

Do your research and read reviews, book your photographer far in advance when you find the one you love! Pictures (and video if you go with a videographer) are all you have left after it’s all said and done.

JACK + BRITTNEY // A TIMELESS WEDDING // PAINE ART CENTER AND GARDENS – OSHKOSH WI

February 19, 2019

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