Lindsey & Patrick
"Patrick and I met in 2011 because both of our families owned restaurants in the same small town.
It was just inevitable that we would meet! He used to come in to my family's place while I was working after he was done with his shift.
He would sit in there for hours at the bar and chat me up. It took him a couple months to get the nerve to finally ask me out and we have been together ever since!
In 2015 we planned a two-week road trip for just the two of us. We were leaving Michigan and heading to New Orleans. We had a lot of stops on the way and on the way back.
We had planned the trip so we could end in Indiana at the Indy 500 with all of our friends and family. We had been in New Orleans a night or two already when we decided to go to the Botanical Gardens. We were walking around the gardens and come across the most beautiful tree I had ever seen, so I asked him to take my picture. He crouched down to take the picture and I felt like it was taking him forever, I didn't know why. All of a sudden he walks over to me with an antique bottle with a note in it.
He got down on one knee and read his note asking me to marry him! I was so completely in shock but of course said YES!
The whole time I didn't notice that he had hired a photographer to caputre the whole moment.
The photographer was the one who set up the bottle and note in the gardens for Pat to use. He told me he had been planning this for months!
I had NO CLUE at all and couldn't believe he pulled it off.
Second happiest day of my life!
We were married on June 3rd, 2017 in Patrick's home town of Washington, Michigan at Greystone Golf Course.
The reception was held at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan. We had a very large wedding, about 450 guests were invited.
Patrick is Polish so his family is very large so that's why we travelled to his home town for the wedding.
It was absolutely perfect!
The inspiration for my wedding was Vintage Chic for lack of better words.
I used copper and rose gold as my main colors and went from there with the rest of the decor.
My mom and I made all of the centerpieces then hired Ralph from Bellisario Florists in Eastpointe, Michigan to add flowers to everything.
Pretty much everything else was brought and put together by my mom and me.
Vintage, vintage, VINTAGE!
I have always dreamed of a long sleeve wedding dress. So, when I went shopping it was all I looked at.
But I didn't like a single dress that already had sleeves. I was about to give up when someone suggested I tried on this last dress.
I tried it on and it was THE ONE! It didn't have sleeves like I wanted but I had them added later on.
I bought my dress, the bridesmaid dresses and the grooms suits all from Fantastic Finds in Lansing, Michigan.
This place was by far the best part of my wedding process. Kim is seriously a saint and Hilda is their alterations queen!
She took my ideas for my dress and made them a reality.
I seriously could not have ended up any happier!
The whole day was seriously PERFECT!
We were very blessed for everything to go as well as it did, right down to the amazing weather we had.
I would have to say my favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle and seeing Patrick.
The look on his face was priceless.
He was SO happy that he was crying!
Oh, and I would probably say if at all possible, just remember not to stress out too much on your big day.
I know that seems hard when you are going through the whole planning process but
nothing else will matter when you see your future spouse.
I didn't believe it either when someone told me that advice but it could not be more true!
No matter what goes wrong (because something will always go wrong),
you will have each other for the rest of your lives! Nothing compares to knowing that!
Do not forget to budget for videographer! Seriously!
It was one of the best things I did as I will have the video forever! Completely worth it, no matter what anyone else says.
I used Jordan Sovis, from Sovis Productions. He has done a lot of my friends and families wedding videos."