Kasandra and Tim Mart Wedding Story
Saturday, July 25, 2015
I can't pick just one moment to be a favorite part of our wedding day. It was everything Tim and I ever dreamed of, we would do it all over again exactly the same way in a heart beat. We were surrounded by so much love and support that day, we were overwhelmed with joy! Seeing Tim for the first time once we were all dressed and ready for the day was one of the best feelings in the world. During all the preparation in the morning, I started to get a little nervous, cried a few times (well maybe a lot) but when I saw him and he say me, I was filled with a sense of calmness and content that everything I wanted in life was standing right before me, holding me in his arms telling me how beautiful I am. I will never forget that moment. We wrote our own vows to each other, it made that moment very unique and memorable. We were also able to capture a picture of everyone who was at our ceremony from the balcony looking down, one of our most favorite moments of the day. I did first looks with each parent before the first look with Tim. It gave myself a small moment to celebrate, cry and feel comfort from our parents and it also allow us to have a moment for them. Our parents have done so much for us and usually on the big day, they don't nearly as much recognition as they should, Tim and I felt it was very important to make sure we had special moments for each of them throughout the day. It was truly the most memorable and joyful day of our lives.
How We Met
Tim and I met almost nine years ago back in college at MNSU before going to a Maverick Hockey game together. We talked the entire game and didn't pay much attention to the action on the ice. We have been inseparable ever since that night.
We enjoy traveling all over the USA and spending time with each other, our families and friends. We have an amazing little dog named Mazy that we rescued from a shelter in Minneapolis and we live in Upper North Mankato in an amazing neighborhood.
Planning for Our Day
During the planning process of our wedding, we tried to incorporate as much as we could with family. Tim's mom passed away eight years ago from cancer, so to honor her on our wedding day we draped her wedding veil that she wore over 30 years ago, across the mantel at the front of the church. I also had a small picture of her and my late grandfather on my bouquet. We gave small handkerchiefs with personal sayings on them to each of our parents as a thank you for all their love and support.
We had a very elegant, classic yet modern wedding. We decided to spend the majority of our budget on our photographer, DJ and videographer. Our DJ was not your typical wedding DJ, he is a night club DJ from Minneapolis who has been seen at local clubs and also the DJ for the Minnesota Timber-wolves, the dance floor to packed the entire evening. Jes from Everly Lace decorated the ceiling with drapery and lighting, we had four different centerpieces on all the tables throughout the room. Instead of table numbers on each table, we made signs that listed a different city and state that we have visited since we have been together. We were able to come up with 29 different locations.
Hint for Brides
Keep calm and relax, not just on your wedding day but during the entire planning process. Communicate with your vendors on exactly what you want. You may feel like you are being picky but it's your day, you and your future husband deserve everything amazing on that day. Remember that when that big day finally arrives, the most important piece is the love between the two of you. Take time to step away and absorb all the love that is surrounding you. Make it a point to take 5 minutes after your ceremony to reflect, take time in the middle of the dance to go and sit at your head table, just the two of you and watch all your loved ones celebrating the love you share! Splurge on your photographer and videographer, those are the people that will capture one of the best days of your life and you will look back on them for many many years to come.