Adornment Weddings: Carmen + Jimmy
1. How did you meet?
We met in journalism school at Eastern Michigan University. We started getting lunch together between classes and were friends for a few years before we got together. Neither one of us went on to be journalists, but we met each other!
2. Tell us what you love about your ring(or rings)?
Carmen - I've truly never seen another ring like mine! It's such an interesting design that will truly be timeless.
Jimmy - I love how subtle it is, but it still makes a statement. I also loved the process of designing and having our rings made.
3. How was the process of designing your ring?
Jimmy had some heirloom diamonds to work with, but I didn't really have a specific vision in mind. I knew I wanted something vintage-inspired with interesting metalwork, that wouldn't end up looking dated. I loved Viviana's work, and after meeting with her we knew she'd be able to make that happen. She had so many cool ideas sketched out that it was hard to choose! She did such an amazing job.
4. What was your favorite part of your wedding?
We knew early on that we weren't interested in having a big overwhelming wedding. We decided to do a small destination wedding in New Orleans with just immediate family and our closest friends. It was so cool to actually be able to spend quality time with the people we loved at the ceremony and all weekend and not have to deal with little annoying details like seating charts and decorations. New Orleans itself was pretty enough on its own!
5. Is there anything you would have changed?
I wish I wouldn't have stressed out so much. Sure, I missed my cue to walk down the aisle and realized that part of my veil was broken once I saw pictures of it. But chances are, nothing will be so catastrophic that it'll distract from the fact that you're getting married surrounded by all of your favorite people.
6. Advice for couples who are planning their wedding now?
Plan the wedding you want as a couple. Don't waste too much energy (or money) on things you feel like you're "supposed" to do and focus on what feels true to you and your relationship. Don't take it so seriously. It's literally a party.