Knot Name: Krystalskitsch
Wedding Date: February 19, 2011
Knot Annie: Tell me about the Knotties on your board that you post on. Have you ever joined them for a GTG?
Krystalskitsch: We are actually planning a GTG right now! Our board, West Central Florida, has a great mix of destination brides and local ladies that love the laid-back, beachy vibe that Florida has to offer. They’re not only helpful, but they also come back to our lovely little place on the web to provide recaps and give advice -- even years after their wedding! Now, that’s true Knottie love.
KA: Describe your wedding.
Krystalskitsch: My wedding will take place on a beach, but don’t call it a beach wedding. Somehow, everything evolved into a very vintage look, and I love it! From the brooch bouquets we will be carrying to the milk glass centerpieces, everything has a little touch from years past. The whole time I’ve been trying to remember that I’m planning the best party of my life, and I’ve tried to uphold that image. Good food, flowing kegs, and amazing friends will make my wedding an event to remember.
KA: How have the Knotties on your board helped you plan?
Krystalskitsch: They’re definitely helpful with vendors. I booked my ceremony musician just based on a recommendation from a fellow Knottie. If he was good enough for her, he would be just fine for me!
KA: Favorite bio on The Knot and why?
Krystalskitsch: I wish more ladies updated their bios. Although, I actually don’t have one!
KA: Best vendor that you’ve worked with and why?
Krystalskitsch: My photographers, CSE Photography. They are a husband-wife duo that are creative and offer their clients a little something extra. From referral prizes to contests on their blog, they are very tuned in to their customers and want you to have a great experience.
KA: What will make your wedding stand out to your guests, and where did you find the inspiration?
Krystalskitsch: I think the laid-back vibe will make everyone remember our special day. We will have a “faux” photobooth, postcards to sign instead of a guestbook, a casual barbecue dinner (the caterer is actually cooking on site!), and we’re using kegs and cases of wine instead of a fully stocked bar. I think these little things are more “us.” The inspiration came from browsing the forums and hearing about how this perfect day goes by so quickly and reading reminders to enjoy the big day. These “lessons” made me want to do things more casually -- more me!
KA: What are you looking forward to most on your wedding day?
Krystalskitsch: Being married, of course! I am truly looking forward to our ceremony and reciting our vows. (And after we’re all official, direct me to the keg!)