In honor of the upcoming royal wedding, this week's Amy O. Bride feature on our blog is Carolyn and Justin Alexander's royal affair. From the regal wardrobe, to the elegant and traditional decor, this wedding was fit for royalty!
How did you and your husband meet?
We went to High School together. My cousin Introduced us.
How did he pop the question? Were you surprised?
He proposed at the Guild House in Columbus, Ohio. I told him I never wanted to be proposed to in a public place. So of course that's how he had to do it so I would be surprised. Although he was acting all nervous so I knew something was up. Little things kept being mentioned by the serving staff; they kept making weird comments to us. He had "will you marry me?" written on my menu and the server flipped it over and showed me.
Did you have a specific theme in mind for your wedding?
The colors we chose were navy, blush, and silver. The mood we wanted to portray was very elegant and traditional. We wanted people to look back at it and think it was timeless. Think Royal!!
We got married at Saint Catharine's Church, in Columbus, Ohio. The Reception was in Downtown Columbus at the Ballroom of the Athenaeum. We also took pictures in and outside the State House.
What was your dress like?
I purchased my bridal gown from Wendy's Bridal. The designer was Essense of Australia. The dress was an A-line cut, with cap sleeves, a U shaped portrait back and a cathedral length train (which bustled up like Belle's from Beauty and the Beast!).
What made you choose AMY O for your special day?
I stumbled upon Amy O. Bridal on Pinterest. I have been obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany's for a while now and was looking for a back drop necklace. I am not a very flashy person and my dress didn't need much; just something modern and simple, but with a very timeless look. When I found the Margaux Petite Back Necklace, I felt like I had been the one who had designed it, because it was exactly what I was envisioning. The jewelry suggestions of what pieces go together was spot on. The Boho Dainty Drop Earrings and CZ Tennis Bracelet helped bring the belt and the other accessories together. I was originally going to go with Kendra Scott Jewelry, but didn't
because of the small range of options and the pieces just seemed stuck with one signature style, which was not going to meet the timeless look I was going for.
What was one of the most memorable moments from your wedding day?
Looking out at all the people that I love so much watching me marry the love of my life. As far as memorable with the jewelry, is how everyone kept telling me I looked like a princess and how perfect the look I put together was. And how everything seemed to fit so timelessly together. Also everyone saying I should go into Bridal Modeling was also nice to hear.
Any advice for future brides?
No one can really ever describe to you the love and joy seeing everyone you know and love in one place. Soak it all in!! it goes fast, be sentimental, take the time to look around and breath it all in. Even the bad or frustrating moments because it makes the good moments feel great and the great moments seem amazing. Also everyone is looking to you to see how big the reaction to a mistakes should be. Look and stay calm people are feeding off your energy, if you are having endless fun and bothered by nothing, so will everyone else. Then whisper to your mom or best friend to fix something when no one is looking. When the day comes there is nothing else you should worry about, you have to let it be. Other then that having fun!! Always have a backup outfit or outfits!! My dress was 20 pounds I could not wait to take it off for the after party. It still showed off my jewelry so nicely!!