October 2017 Wedding of the Month~Chrissy + Alex



A warm summer day, Vintage details, Rustic Charm, and a whole lot of fun made the perfect wedding day for these high school sweethearts. Please join me in welcoming our October 2017 Wedding of the Month Chrissy + Alex.

I was really excited when this nomination came across my desk because even before asking our certified wedding professionals for Wedding of the Month nominations I was hearing about how fun this wedding was from The Wedding Network members that had worked on it. I got even more excited when I got my hands on the photographs from Rosy Lens Portrait They completely tell the story and made me feel like I was there. You’ll see what I mean if you keep scrolling….


How did you and Alex meet? Alex and I are high school sweethearts who met our sophomore year. We’ve been together going on ten years now.

Tell us about the details of your wedding…

We had a summery rustic barn wedding at Byron Colby Barn on July 8, 2017 that was full of greenery and lace with pops of yellow throughout.  

My husband is handy so a large majority of our decor was handmade/hand built. We utilized a lot of vintage/rustic wood to help bring character into our decor for the day.

Since we have been together almost a decade we tried to incorporate photos of us throughout or relationship as decor as well.

The weather was a perfect summer day and the atmosphere was fun and upbeat.

My favorite part of our wedding day was my first dance with my husband. It’s true what they say about everything moving a million miles an hour the day of your wedding…so our first dance was a chance for Alex and I to slow things down and really take in all the joy together. 


It was truly so wonderful to see all of the details that we spent so many months planning out come together so well.

and it was such a blessing to see all of our family and friends come from near and far to celebrate us. Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves. 

Did you find it helpful working with vendors that are comfortable working together?

Yes. Especially when it came to our day of Coordinator. (Wedding Days Exclusively) It was a reassurance knowing she knew a majority of our vendors and was able to communicate with ease with them.

The Wedding Network Certified Wedding Professionals

Debbie Esplin of Wedding Days Exclusively kept the day moving with ease

Debbie Strand of Deborah Strand Designs provided beautiful florals

Nancy Wang of Rosy Lens Portrait documented the day through photography

Chuck McClurg of Action Video Service provided video

Russ Hyatt of Sundowner Entertainment kept the party going as their DJ

What is the best piece of advice you can give to a bride about planning a wedding?– to slow down and take it all in. It all goes by so fast and you really deserve to be as present as you can be in those moments. I would also suggest planning out any memories that you want captured on camera (whether that be through your photographer or videographer). If you go into the day having pre discussed your ideal style and moments that you want captured it helps ensure that you will have those memories forever.



Thank you to Chrissy + Alex for sharing their big day with us

The Wedding Network


Featured Wedding of the Month COMING OCTOBER 2017!

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My name is Amy Henning and I am the proud President of The Wedding Network! We are a group of nearly 50 of the areas best wedding professionals. 

Did you know The Wedding Network Certified Wedding Professionals perform thousands of weddings each year?

We have decided to showcase some of these weddings by featuring one wedding per month. 

Our featured Wedding of the Month was nominated by our wedding pros and I had the difficult task of choosing one to be featured each month. 

Each feature will give you the opportunity to read stories about the couple, see photo and video content of their big day, get ideas for your own wedding, and learn about the Certified Wedding Professionals that helped bring the day together. 

Keep an eye our for our first Wedding of the Month which will be featured October 1, 2017.

We hope you enjoy experiencing these wedding as much as we have enjoyed working on them. 

-Amy Henning