Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!! Today’s fabulous featured wedding comes from Don & Emily Mamone of Don Mamone Photography, a Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas based wedding photographer (but clearly can travel anywhere needed!). Don & Emily have been true friends to GSS since our very beginning and we absolutely adore them!
Anne and Scott were married in May, 2010 at St. John’s Notting Hill in London in an intimate family only ceremony! They later had a reception at home in Pennsylvania. Anne was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:
How did you and Scott meet? We met during our freshman year of college in 2000. I met one of Scott’s high school friends who went to my college and she said that we had to meet. So over one snowy holiday break from school, we met at a Barnes & Noble and the rest was history.
How long have you been together? Officially for 3.5 years.
How did he propose? We had taken a trip to East Africa together in 2005 and had started the trip by meeting in Paris. Scott arranged a trip to Paris & on one gorgeous April day we walked through the streets, laid in the grass, looking up at the Effiel Tower, wandered over a few bridges and ended up in the Tuileries (where Scott and I had discussed our relationship in 2005, now 4 years past). We sat down on a park bench surrounded by trees & green grass and Scott got down on one knee and said, “Would you want to spend the rest of your life with me?” and I said, “Of Course!!!”
What sold you on your wedding location and venue? Ceremony- Scott & I had the discussion that we would make our relationship a priority and one of us would move if we had to when I was visiting him in London–so it had a lot of significance to us.
Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”? It was the first dress that I tried on. It fit, felt comfortable, and did not need any alterations. I tried on many more and my mom and sister and I all agreed that it was “the one” because it was so comfortable & easy to wear, but I had to sleep on it. Many dress and one day later, I went back and bought it.
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? Something old-a handkerchief that my grandma made for me. She tells the story that there was one wedding of a family friend that she was unable to make one for and that wedding ending in divorce, so it was good luck (she can’t tat any longer, but had saved one handkerchief for each grandchild for their weddings. Something new & something blue- a necklace from Satya Jewelry.
How did you choose your wedding color palette? Chocolate brown was an easy color that we could put pops of bright colors next to & it brought out the gold flecks in my wedding dress.
Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process? Do what makes you happy! Ask for a takeout box of your appetizers & entrees to take with you at the end of the night.
What was your favorite part of your big day? Dressing up & making funny faces in our photobooth with each other, family, and friends.
Venue: Ceremony in London-St. John’s Notting Hill. Reception in Mechanicsburg, PA–My parent’s farm!
Dress: Nicole Miller
Cake: JDK Catering
Floral: JDK Catering
Linens: JDK Catering
Catering: JDK Catering
DJ/Band: Boilermaker Jazz Band
Videographer: Don & Emilyalong with Scott’s brother just did a bit of flipcam, but it did the trick so that we have a record of the ceremony & toasts!
Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Ann’s Bridal Bargains
Thank you so much, Don, for sharing this amazing wedding with us! Please stop by his website and blog and show him some love! And thank you, Anne, for taking your time to answer our questions! We wish you and Scott a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!! May every day be better than the last!
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