{Real Bride Series} Meet Christina Koch

We love showcasing Babydoll Weddings real brides and their romance stories!  This issue features Christina Koch and John Koch dishing about their favorite wedding moments.  Would you like to be considered for our Real Bride Series?  Send an email to bridal@babydollweddings.com and we will send you the information.

What is your name and your groom’s name? Christina and John Koch

What was your wedding date? Saturday, November 1, 2014

How did you and your groom meet? Plenty of Fish website and met for the first time at Ah-So Sushi in Tempe. Needless to find out later he didn’t even like sushi but remembered that I love it.

We are dying to know, how did he propose?! After a dinner in San Diego and a walk on the beach he proposed on the balcony of our ocean view top rise hotel. I was a balling mess.

Where did you find your dress? Would you say that finding your dress was relatively easy or difficult? David’s Bridal had the dress that I fell in love with but I couldn’t afford it so I bought a less pricey one at Strut. I kept going back to David’s website to look at my dream dress and one night it was on clearance in my price range! Needless to say, I bought it right away and was so thrilled! I still have both dresses but the first one I loved was the one.

Where did your ceremony and reception take place? Was there any special meaning behind the choice of the venue(s)?  We chose the Manor at Catlin Court because it was small and cute and had everything that we wanted. I grew up in Glendale and Phoenix so for me it was a no brainer.

What kind of flowers did you have in your bouquet and at the ceremony/reception?  I chose orange and teal as my colors so we chose orange roses with orange mini flowers and teal ribbon and  added yellow calla lillie’s tinted with orange for John and me.  The flowers were gorgeous.

What was the flavor of your wedding cake? My dad made my cake. It was a perfect small cake in lemon with lemon curd filling and rosette swirl orange icing. So cute.

Did you provide favors to your guests? If so, what were they? We had a photo booth for our guests which also turned into our guest book it was a blast and everyone loved it!

What details from your wedding that made it unique to you? We had our vows made traditional and funny. We had a plant that our mothers watered and then we watered together to feed the roots and symbolize our growing family.

Other than marrying your husband, what was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day? All the songs I picked for individual people. When they played each person got super emotional. It was just perfect!

Did you take a honeymoon? If so, where did you go? We did a small honeymoon in Phoenix at West Gate and took our official honeymoon 3 months later in Jamaica!

What is one piece of wisdom you learned from your planning experience that you would like to share with future brides? Just go with the flow as nothing’s worth crying about unless it’s raw chicken.

Who were some of the other vendors that were a part of your dream team? We did most ourselves. Glendale Florist was fantastic and hand delivered everything.

 

 

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Babydoll Weddings Beauty: Banish Under Eye Bags in 5 Easy Steps

5 Easy Steps to Banish Under Eye Bags

Let’5 Easy Steps to Banish Under Eye Bagss face it, sometimes it’s hard to get those full 8 hours of sleep, or some days you wake up and your skin just looks a little puffy. Use these 5 easy steps to banish under eye bags!  Simply grab your favorite beauty blender, your favorite bowl and fill it with iced water and follow these steps to watch your skin tighten and saggy bags disappear.

1.Place the beauty blender in a bowl of cold water.

2. Squeeze out any excess water.

3. Press and roll on your face. Especially the parts that you want to depuff and tighten.

4. Afterwards you may use that same beauty blender to put your foundation!

                                                          5. Violá! You’ll now look well-rested and be ready to take on a busy day!

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Babydoll Weddings Beauty Secret: Don’t Sweat It!

don't sweat with powderHandle the Heat While Staying Fresh and Dry

Don’t sweat it, dolls!  As the temperatures begin to climb in AZ (can you say 96 degrees in mid-March #dolls?), we turned to our stylists for some simple tips to keep you fresh and dry on your big day, and the days leading up to and long after you walk down the aisle.  All you need is some baby or talcum powder, a large makeup brush, and a little help.  Simply brush a light coat of powder over your chest, back, underarms and any other area that may need attention (under the bust line or around your thighs).  Don’t be afraid to ask your maids for help reaching your back.  We all know they will do anything for you!  Now you are ready to dance the night away with your handsome husband.

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Friendor Friday: A Day To Cherish Weddings and Celebrations

A Day to Cherish is a wedding planning company whom we have had the pleasure of working closely with on weddings and most recedownloadntly a photoshoot for AZ Finest Wedding Sites & Services magazine. We so enjoyed working with Cara and her team on that shoot so we wanted to feature her and her company for this Friday’s Friendor! Read more about this wonderful company below!

 

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