Adele and Raymond wanted to spend their big day with the people closest to them, and so they decided to make their celebration intimate. Their family and friends enjoyed a laid-back affair laced with details in a summery palette.
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Adele and Raymond met on Valentine's Day. Adele was officemates with Raymond's sister, and they attended the baptism of a co-worker's child. Raymond tagged along with his sister, and soon, he also started joining events--like dinners and trips--at Adele's office. After months of hanging out with his sister's officemates, Raymond finally asked Adele out, and things took off from there. He and Adele eventually became a couple.
One time, when Adele and her mom prepared to leave for a vacation in the United States, Raymond volunteered to drive them to the airport. He insisted on the task, even if Adele and her mom were to catch an early morning flight.
Raymond finally got to drive them to the airport, and unloaded the luggage from the car. As Adele reached for the handle of her bag, Raymond told her he had something to say. Suddenly, in front of the airport's busy gate, he knelt down and presented Adele with a ring. Adele said yes as she cried and laughed at the same time.
Adele and Raymond had a clear vision of what they wanted for their wedding. Shares Adele, "We wanted it to keep it small, so that each face that Raymond and I would see would be a familiar one." To complement their intimate wedding, the couple chose a summery color palette that added warmth to the celebration.
The couple kept their guests' comfort in mind, and so they decided to do away with some traditions, and instead prepared fun games for their guests. Adele and Raymond also rehearsed a special dance to surprise their guests.
Adele and Raymond learned several things, which they share with other couples who are planning their wedding. "Try to stay within your budget. The bride and groom to be should sit down and agree on the budget, and set their must haves and nice to haves. Let your wedding reflect your personalities--plan it together!," says Adele.