Kelly’s challenge this week is to show everyone wedding parties and flowers. (She’s also named the challenges “Show us your life.”) They’re fun, and they constantly remind me that I need to find and finish our wedding scrapbook!!
So, here goes.
We determined our wedding party by July, and changes were made literally the week of the wedding. On Sunday, I had talked to Stephanie and she didn’t know what she was wearing to my wedding – and she was coming from Oklahoma. On Monday, I found out that my best friend Missy wouldn’t be able to come and I had her FedEx the dress to me. (Her daughters were also supposed to be flower girls.) I called Stephanie back, asked her what size dress she wore, and when I realized it was the size of the dress I was getting back, I told her I knew what she could wear. Believe it or not, the dress fit perfectly and with the exception of adjusting the spaghetti straps, it didn’t have to be altered one bit. Oh and I got on ebay and ordered a flower girl dress for my cousin. It arrived two days before the wedding. (And Stephanie tried her dress on the day before the wedding.)
My bridesmaids were Heather (my sister-in-law – Kenny’s sister), Cynthia (best friend since middle school), Stephanie (another bff since middle school) and Lena (my matron of honor and best friend from work.) Our groomsmen were Brandon (Kenny’s best friend from college), Jason (his best friend from high school, my friend from college), Jason (my brother) and Jordan (his friend and my friend from work.)
Our wedding day was October 20, 2007. We were married in the chapel of the college I attended. I love the fall and I LOVEEE the college in the fall! It was always my favorite time of year at school, and the chapel is beautiful!
We don’t have spectacular group shots of all of us, but we tried:
Inside the chapel (I just love how the chapel looked!)
We took these photos before the wedding at a gazebo on the campus.
Me and my brother:
Me and my cousin:
Our flowers were all silk and arranged by my mom. She did all of the boutonnieres and bouquets, and two topiaries used in the church and then in the reception (they also now decorate her house.) Oh and I can’t find a picture of the topiaries, so I may have to add one later.
We had a pianist during the ceremony and at the beginning of the reception. My favorite part of the music was what we walked out to. He played ‘All You Need is Love’ for me and Kenny and then the Peanuts theme song after that. 🙂 If you’re looking for inspiration for your wedding, you should start at the hen and stag dos, a Prague stag weekend for example would start creating some fantastic memories from the word go.