On Saturday morning, Julie and Dani scheduled group workouts at Sojourn. Why did you guys decide to host workouts for your guests on your wedding morning?
Just in general working out is something really important to Dani and I. We’ve met a lot of our closest friends through CrossFit and working out. I know when I travel, I’m always stressed about where I’m going to workout and I know a lot of my friends are the same. We wanted to alleviate that stress and use the beautiful lawn and lake at Sojourn to have some cool group activities. We thought it’d allow people to meet each other and enjoy the space.
How did you feel throughout the day?
I was a little nervous but only when we started to drive to the church. I knew everything was prepared and taken care of exactly how I wanted it to be so I could take my time and enjoy being around my family. Everyone says your wedding day flies by so I tried to slow down and enjoy every minute of it.
What are some important things for brides to remember going into their wedding day?
Enjoy it and have fun. Don’t worry about the details. No one else is going to notice if something isn’t exactly the way you planned it. All I cared about was having fun and making sure all of my guests had fun too.
What advice do you have for brides about staying healthy and relaxed on their wedding day?
Do whatever it is that makes you feel relaxed and at your best. For me that was the morning workout and yoga. Surround yourself with people that you love and who are going to bring positive energy.
It also helped that we had a whole wedding weekend - the Friday welcome BBQ, Saturday wedding, and then Sunday brunch. I didn’t feel stressed or pressured to talk to everyone at the reception because I had the whole weekend to catch up with them. We also did a receiving line, which was a good way to make sure we’d greeted all the guests. By the time we got to dinner, we’d talked to everyone at least once and we could just sit back and have fun.