Happy Monday, friends! I'm excited to introduce you to another Bespoken Bride today! When Sarah first inquired about hiring Bespoken to plan and coordinate her wedding, I was super excited to meet her. I could tell she was sweet, and yet had spunk. We met at Larkin's and hit it off...I mean, she also wishes she were a mermaid, just like me ;)
Your love's name: Clay
How did you two meet? How long have you known each other? We met on Tinder, and we've been together for about two and a half years.
Where do guys like to go on your dates? Our first date was at Coffee Underground, so we like to revisit that when we're back in Greenville. We also love Willy Taco, Nose Dive, Borderlands and Tangled Web (comic book/gaming shops), movies at NGC Theater, and anywhere we can take our pup Charlie.
What is your favorite restaurant or type of food? The original Willy Taco in Spartanburg!
We go together like _______.: Mickey and Minnie
When did you know he was "the one"? Did he know before you knew? I knew on our fourth date, when he told me he had never seen Mulan but knew all the songs because he had listened to the Disney station on Pandora a lot. He then proceeded to sing "I'll Make a Man Out of You" perfectly, doing the characters' voices and everything. Who could resist that?!
How did he propose? Were you surprised? We are an egalitarian couple and decided to propose to each other. We picked a date in advance, bought engagement jewelry for each other, and planned ways to surprise each other. For Clay's half of the day, he recreated our first date and had Coffee Underground create a gluten free version of the dessert we had on our first date (I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance about a year into our relationship and thought I'd never be able to have this again). For my half, we went to the Greenville Zoo and took a backstage tour where we were able to hand feed the red pandas (Clay's favorite zoo animal).
When and where are you two getting married? What made you decide to get married here? We're getting married at our church, Hub City Church in Spartanburg. We decided to get married here because we have a personal and spiritual connection to the space and because we were given much more control over our day than we could have had at a traditional venue.
What colors are you using for your wedding? Literally every color.
Describe your wedding in three words. Offbeat, personal, and FUN
How would you describe the style of your wedding? We're taking a lot of inspiration from the movie Up, so we'll have lots of bright colors and a general "vintage travel/adventure" theme.
What are your top 3 must-haves for your wedding? Clay, the dress, the cake.
What is your favorite wedding blog or magazine? A Practical Wedding
What have you loved most about planning your wedding? I'm big on spreadsheets and crafting, and I've had a ton of both over the last few months.
Are you guys going on a honeymoon? Where? Why did you choose this location? What are you going to do? We're going on a 7-night Disney cruise to the Western Caribbean with stops in Jamaica, Mexico, and Castaway Cay (Disney's private island).
What are you most excited about in your marriage? Hanging out with my favorite weirdo every day forever.
If you could give any future bride one piece of advice, what would you tell her? At the end of the day, it's about you and your partner. That's what everyone is showing up for, not for the linens or the specialty cocktails or the hand-made favors. Do something that reflects you as a couple and your guests will love it because they love the two of you. Don't drive yourself crazy on details nobody will notice or spend a crazy amount of money on something because it's trendy or expected.