It was important for the couple to incorporate personal touches such as having a chair dedicated to their loved ones that have passed away, and having close friends who are musicians sing during the ceremony and first dance. In order to keep costs down Gina's hands were in many of the personalized details throughout the wedding.
Friends and family helped with several DIY projects such as custom table numbers, escort cards and stationary, personalized water bottles, and the wedding website. Darryl being the easy going guy that he is, only had one request for the wedding, to wear a tan suit.
From there Gina kept the textures and colors soft using chiffon linens and light shades of pink, beige and white. Softness and romance was brought into the dinner area using amber lighting and candle light. Decisions on decor often involved a balancing act between the groom's preference of modern decor and the bride's flair for classic touches. The combination ultimately complimented each other beautifully.