Bridal Hair & Makeup At the Quarter Deck

M r. & M R S. Manley!
After nine years of knowing one another, these two were very excited to tie the knot! They spent 11 months planning their big day after Larry asked Gloria the big question at Oconee Brew Co. in Greensboro, GA! 

How did he ask? “It was a long time coming, and my husband had the ring for quite some time, but he wanted me to be surprised so he did it when I was totally not expecting it. He asked to go to dinner at this fancy restaurant and by the time we were suppose to be getting ready to go I was not feeling getting all dolled up (of course) so I decided to switch things up and asked if we could just go grab some beers at the local brewery and have a more chill night. He was annoyed but of course gave in and invited his cousin and her husband to come along for company. We had a couple drinks and then his cousin wanted to take a picture so when it was our turn for a picture he got down on one knee and I was totally shocked!”

Gloria and Larry went with Champagne, black, white and greenery for their wedding colors! 
When asked what her favorite part of the day was, Gloria shared: “Since I am from MN and he is from GA the best part was having all of our favorite people together for a long weekend in my favorite place in the world. It was magical.”

Did you do bridesmaid gifts or groomsmen gifts? If so what & where from: “Yes groomsmen gifts from Etsy were personalized lighters. Bridesmaids gifts were earrings and getting ready outfits from Etsy!”

She walked down the isle to Feels like home to me by Chantal Kreviazuk! They shared their first dance to the song You Make it Easy by Jason Aldean! 

Number one tip she wanted to share when asked was-  “Organization!! and dont sweat the small stuff, things will not always go as planned and no one will notice besides you anyway!” 

“Funniest moment of the day was probably watching everyone taking a shotski and their reactions!” 
They didnt do a big formal send off because everyone was staying at the resort, but they did do a sparkler line that they ran through! I love those!! 
After they took a honeymoon to Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico! 

Other Wedding details: 

Wedding Venue: Quarterdeck Resort 
Wedding Dress: Posh Bridal Couture 
Grooms Suit: Men’s Wearhouse 
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids 
Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux 
Floralist: Petals & Beans 
Decorator: Petals & Beans (Dyana Rasinski) and Emerald Events & Design (Kelly Hurley) 
Photographer: Complete Weddings and Events (Brainerd)
Videographer: Complete Weddings and Events (Brainerd)

Caterer: Billy’s Breezy Point 
Cake/cupcakes: Sweet Life Bakery
Formal Hair and Airbrush Makeup- Captivating Beauty 

Airbrush Makeup and Hair for Brides at Pine Peaks MN

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Sowers!
It all began about 9 years ago! These two love birds dated for about 7 years and were engaged for 1 year and 9 months in total! 
We know we all love details! Who wants to hear about the proposal and where it happened? 

“It was at our favorite campsite – Lake Koronis in Paynesville. We were there with our closest friends when he got down on one knee in front of everyone with a giant replica of my engagement right that he had made/welded (he’s a welder for a living). It was the sweetest, and now we go back to the same campsite every year to celebrate the day!” – Jessica.

These two did such cute bridesmaid gifts/groomsmen gifts!  
For her girls she did a tote (Wedding Shoppe online) full of a bunch of items for the day of! Earrings to wear for the wedding (Express), lotion (bath and body works), Starbucks mugs (Walmart), tank tops for morning of (Etsy), custom hangers for bridesmaids dresses and their favorite snacks and drink of choice! 
For the guys he bought them custom beer caddy’s that he also stuffed with their favorite things and beer of choice! 

Every detail thought out perfectly! 
The song Jessica walked down the isle to was – Speechless by Dan & Shay! Ryle and Jessica shared their first dance to – Today by Brad Paisley! 

When asked what her favorite part of the day was Jessica responded with- “I don’t know how anyone picks this…. getting ready with my girls in the morning – one of my bridesmaids got me a letter to the bride book and I bawled my eyes out. Or the tractor ride with the whole wedding party after our ceremony. To be surrounded by so much love and support is overwhelming. Looking out at everyone from the head table at dinner… knowing it’s unlikely that this same group will likely never all be together again. It is humbling and bittersweet. And then our last dance of the night where everyone formed a circle around us.. I still tear up thinking about it and can’t listen to Good Riddance by Greenday.” 

These two are planning a honeymoon this upcoming winter! They are still deciding on where exactly but do know it will be somewhere tropical since it will be the dead of winter here! (I don’t blame them one bit!!) 

When I asked Jessica her number one tip for a bride or groom to be she had some really great wisdom! –“I heard this so much too, but you don’t really get it until afterward. SLOW down and enjoy every. Single. Second.”There is so much truth in this! Time goes way to quickly, enjoy enjoy enjoy! 

Wedding Details: Wedding Venue: Pine Peaks Event Center!
Photographer: Tem Photography!
Hair and Airbrush makeup: Captivating Beauty!
Wedding Dress: The Wedding Shoppe, Incredible place with someone for everyone! 
Grooms Suit:
Tip Top Tux, Stacey Condos from the Waite park store is so accommodating and on top of her stuff

Bridesmaid dresses: It was a mix of David’s Bridal and Lulus (an online store)

Groomsmen attire:
Tip Top Tux as well! Groomsmen, ushers and dads. Our ring bearer outfits were from Kohl’s! 

Florist:
Flintwood Floral! My flowers were definitely one of the things I received the most compliments on. They were all fake but they seriously look and feel real to the touch. 

Decorator:
We did it all ourselves and with the help of the amazing Julie Peterson of course!

Videographer:
Kyle Buchholz with Stills N’ Motion! He is also a rockstar! 
Caterer:
Maucieri’s for dinner! Hyvee for desserts!