Monday, August 31, 2009
A joining together. Two becoming one. For better or for worse. Loving the other more than yourself. Two different beings, beautifully intertwined. Forever.
Married life is wonderful. :)
Friday, August 28, 2009
And I love this picture, especially because you can see my parents in the background, looking on. So sweet.
What will your first dance song be?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
And a non-pro picture, so you can see how it "really" looked...
Me and my sister-in-law!! I really couldn't be happier with how my make up turned out. I'm so glad we didn't pay someone to do it!
So if anyone is thinking about doing their own makeup, my advice is to go for it! If I can do it, you can too!
Everything turned out PERFECTLY.
We had a whole room set aside for desserts. The best part? It was closed off until it was time to cut the cake! Immediately after dinner, we walked toward the room, the doors were opened, and we (and our guests!) saw THIS:
I really think I heard a collective gasp. It was breathtaking. The cake? Absolutely everything I had imagined. We had cookies, carrot cake cupcakes, candy, brownies, chocolate covered peanut brittle, etc etc!
One of the best parts? We asked people close to us to make special desserts for us - such as my Grandma's snickerdoodles. Everyone loved this. It added such a personal touch!
There will be many more pictures of this to come, but I wanted to give you all the sneak peek.
Will you be doing anything special for dessert at your wedding?
Speaking of my husband, here is on our wedding day. Don't you just love the hat? Totally his idea. He had a white one for himself, and black ones for his groomsmen. I found them for a great deal at H&M in Chicago. I'm sure you'll see them making appearances in later photos (they all wore them at the reception), but in the meantime, here are the guys, sans hats before the ceremony.
Don't they look great? I'm loving the tuxes. They certainly fit the elegant feel of our wedding.
What will your guys be wearing on the wedding day?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A few things about this photo. First of all - the rose petals. They are actually from my sister-in-law's wedding. I remember picking them up and shoving them into trash bags almost two years ago. I commented (half-joking), "Are we saving these for my wedding?' About a month or two before the wedding, I called her and said, "Remember all those rose petals...?" She shipped them to us to use at our wedding! Love it.
Oh and all those candles? Totally last minute decoration for the stage. And they looked FANTASTIC. Sigh. I always dreamed of having a candlelit ceremony (or nearly candlelit, with the help of a few overhead lights0...and there it was.
Will your wedding be candlelit?
Oh and you can really see how great the dresses look in this photo below. Not to mention how great my Daddy and I look, dancing across the dance floor to "The Way You Look Tonight." I can't wait until he blogs about that dance. We had so much fun, and I distinctly remember him saying to me, "Why did this song feel so much shorter when we were practicing at home?" Hehe.
Most brides aren't lucky enough to get ready for the wedding in the house where they grew up. I did!
I love this shot of me at the front door of my parents' house. I remember many days of washing that front porch, and I remember when that door was installed.
And this gives you a great view of my dress! By the way, since I never revealed it on my blog, it is a Casablanca 1892. We did a little reshaping of it (to make it not so poofy), but it is pretty much the same as when I bought it. It literally was the first dress I tried on. I kept trying on other dresses, but I kept referring to this one as "my dress." And so it was.
Where will you be getting ready for your wedding day?
This shot actually was my mom's idea. My mom got married in 1978 as a young bride. She kept her (tiny!) wedding dress in her closet the whole time I was growing up. I remember many days of playing dress up in her wedding dress. Those days have long since gone - my 11 year old sister now fits in the dress! But I have always, always, loved her dress.
So, here it is. My mom's dress, hanging on the right of my dress, in the room where I grew up. Love it. (Oh and there is a special story about that mirror. Stay tuned.)
Did you (or will you) incorporate your mothers dress into your wedding day?
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
My handsome husband. :)
This is the view from our room. AMAZING!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
My teddy bear is named Cuby, and he has been with me through thick and thin.
We have traveled together, gone into surgery together, and have just plain always been together.
Check out these Cuby moments...(trust me, there are many more!)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
And the close up...
Yet another creation by Mom and Super-Crafty Sister. :)
I love them! I also loved putting them all in alphabetical order...NOT! Hehe. It is exciting to see all the names of all the people we will be seeing this weekend!
The church items...
The reception items...
Mom will be so happy to have her house back. :)