“We love! Food of course, but also each other, God, family, traveling and more. Those things keep us living. But what do we do that makes that living possible? Ashley Rae works for the top consulting firm in the country. She recruits undergraduate students to join the company as full-time professionals. I work at the University of Southern California. I’m a data guy that spends most of his time managing process and systems and crunching numbers,” said Michael.
“Michael and I met on a bus. Seriously. A bus! And not a cute one either. A real, city, often smelly and overcrowded bus. We both lived in downtown Los Angeles and would take the bus, also known as the Dash, to and from work daily. We saw each other for weeks before having an actual conversation. I’m not sure how I did it, but one day I got enough nerve to say hello—the rest was history,”said Ashley Rae.
“For me, the most memorable thing on our wedding day was seeing Ashley for the time with her dad. I definitely cried. In fact I cried quite a bit that day (and unfortunately for me Memory Lane Video has it all on DVD)! But it was her dress, her hair, her makeup…the sight of her is something I will never forget,” Michael recalled.
“We loved many details about our wedding day. Definitely the best part about it the day, was the fact that we did it our way. Our ceremony and reception weren’t traditional at all. We wanted the day to be a reflection of our personalities and the things that are most important to us: faith, family, food, games, we did it all…even bowling! Secondly, we loved our outfits. Ashley Rae seems to think she was born in the ‘50s and her dress was definitely a reflection of that. We both like classy looks, thus the bowties. Our wedding party seemed to love their outfits as well as they contained nontraditional elements: varying color tones, modern designs and who can turn down a good pair of suspenders? We had custom made wooden bowties for the groomsmen with socks to match. Our last favorite thing about the day, is really the most fortunate thing—we were able to share it with our parents. Both of our parents have been married for 37 years each. They are in great health and still love each other. Their blessing and presence was the greatest gift of all,” explained Michael.
“If we had one piece of advice for couples, it would be to remember that the day is about you. It is an expression of your love and a replication of your relationship. Don’t worry about meeting the status quo and imitating things you’ve seen in magazines, do things you want to do. Lastly, remember to work in down time during your day. There are plenty of things going on—pictures, dances, dinners and then some. At some point in the day, sneak away or step back from it all, and simply take it in. Breathe in the goodness. It’s one moment in your life that you don’t want to forget to take it in,” the couple said.
“The key factor that made choosing a venue easy, was the fact that we wanted to have fun and actually engage with our guests. We’re nerds. We love bowling, games and dancing so that’s what we wanted for our reception. We found a venue that had private lanes, comfy couches, a bar and good food—we couldn’t say no,” Ashley Rae and Michael recalled.
“We only chose two vendors to complete our day—Memory Lane Video and Maple Hill Photography. Norina from Maple Hill does amazing work and our wedding images were absolutely breathtaking. She also shot our engagement photos, so by the time our wedding rolled around, we felted bonded and she knew exactly what we wanted,” said the couple.
“I think we were fortunate to not have a stressful wedding. We knew what we wanted going into it, we knew how we wanted the day to flow, where we wanted to be, and what we wanted to spend. Aside from some last minute surprises there wasn’t anything that really stressed us out. Of course Ashley may have a different answer. Not to say planning wasn’t a team effort, it was. It’s just that she was more like Kobe Bryant and I was more like Smush Parker,” Michael explained.
“Our advice for couples planning a wedding is to remember your day is about the marriage, not the wedding. Is it worth going to debt over? Is that one particular cake worth crying over? Likely not. As long as you two are together in the end, that’s all that should matter. Don’t forget the focus while dealing with the details,” said the couple.
“We chose Memory Lane Video because after making a list of our top “must haves” for our wedding, documenting the day with photos, videos and keepsakes was at the top. We wanted to be able to, when we’re old and scooting around in the nursery home, pop in a video and relive the entire experience. (And just in case memory isn’t our best friend, we may need it to help make us remember who we married also)! Norina from Maple Hill confirmed that this was a good choice, so we booked immediately. On the day of the event we liked that John and his team just rolled with the punches. It was a pretty, all over the place day and they were super patient and flexible with the craziness. Definitely professionals.” explained Ashley Rae and Michael.
“If we were to describe the necessity of having your day videoed, we would simply emphasize one word: memories. You want to have the complete memory of your day from start to finish. What that does, is it enables you relive the feelings, the smells, the laughter and mishaps, every part of the start of your new life. You’ll have it all. Booking with Memory Lane Video enables you to have do just that,” the couple said.
“We look forward to going to Thailand for our honeymoon. It’s rich in culture, history and good food. We also chose it because giving back is huge for us and we look forward to doing volunteer work while there. It’s a chance to enjoy our blessings and hopefully bless others as well. Can’t wait,” said Ashley Rae and Michael.
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