While we love perusing beautiful wedding after beautiful wedding, it’s always so fascinating to hear the ins-and-outs of the planning process. North Texas wedding planner Lindsey Zamora Events shared her insider tips and notes on the details she styled for Molly and Niki’s picturesque fall wedding in today’s Wedding Walkthrough. The couple incorporated many special traditions throughout, which of course, we were excited to explore! Read on to get to know this exception local planner.
Photos // Lauren Peele Photography
Traditions were intertwined throughout the celebration from the crowning and procession in front of a breathtaking gilded altar at the Orthodox ceremony to money being thrown in the air by the Kum as the couple exited the church to symbolize prosperity for the newlyweds. A Serbian band from Chicago kicked off the reception, while Serbian vocalist Angela Suboitc and famous singer Zoran Kalezic added to the evening’s unforgettable entertainment.
From the planner: “It’s my job as a designer to understand what my client wants, even when they may not. Together, we let the design evolve organically. Molly selected a color palette of sage, evergreen, ivories and navy. I then presented options and choices. From font color of invitations to the way the napkin is folded, I helped guide the design with the overall vision and mood in mind. This wedding had so many traditions, which made it super fun! Niki is Serbian, so think of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and that is basically what this wedding was!”
“When there are different cultures within a wedding, there is always a learning curve. It was so fun to learn as we went along this wedding journey. As we were learning traditions, we were booking important key vendors, while simultaneously working on and evolving the design.”
“The head table was a favorite — gold starburst chargers sat behind a jade runner with a lush garland. Antlers and sage ribbon were tucked strategically into place. Not only did the flowers create a wonderful aroma, but each guest received Juniper incense as their favor; adding another outdoorsy element.”
“I think it is so important as a creative to always push yourself, learn and grow. Did I know upon booking what all a Serbian wedding entailed? No, but we figured it out! Of course I did my research and consulted with the families on what was important to them and what traditions they wanted to incorporate. It’s fun to figure it out together, and more importantly, learn together!”
From the bride: “I’ve been told by many, many people it was the ‘wedding of the century,’ and the best wedding they’ve ever attended. It really was beautiful and the food was phenomenal… and the Serbian traditional chola dancing late into the night was so lively they even broke the dance floor!”