Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wedding Week, Day 3

Our reception was something that I had been working very hard on for just about a year.  I'm really pleased with the relaxed atmosphere that we put together, and even though it was so hot, everyone had a blast.

Our friends Krista and Nathan made home-brewed ginger beer and wheat beer for the wedding, and it was a total hit!  I didn't drink any, but everyone loved it!

 Our friend Monica helped us with a DIY photobooth.  My sister and I made the props with one of the older girls that I take care of during the summer.  They were a blast!

 I used metallic vintage frames with old family photo's for our centerpieces.  We also had a variety of milk glass vases that held flowers from the Dane County Farmer's Market.  I placed everything on a vinyl record to have some contrast from the white tablecloth.

Jason and I collected glass jars, plates (dinner and desert), and silverware from thrift stores and wrapped the silverware in vintage fabric. 

 One of my favorite things about our wedding was that we also had a family of hummingbirds as our guests!  If that's not a good sign, I don't know what is!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wedding Week, Day 2

Wedding Ceremony

Jason and I wanted to make our wedding ceremony personal and unique to us as a couple.  We had our friends Nathan and Krista play guitar, ukulele, and melodica instead of having a recording.  We also had our friend Stephane marry us instead of a clergymen.  He's a professor at Ohio State University and he speaks beautifully in public, and is one of Jason's best friends.
I told my bridesmaids to get grey dresses, and they could choose where they wanted to get them from.  They ended up buying there dresses from a variety of places, from bhldn to target.  I also did the same thing with the flower girls.  I was really happy with the outcome.

Processional:  "Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Bride Processional:  "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young
Recessional:  "Wouldn't it be Nice" by The Beach Boys.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wedding Week, Day 1

 So, I know I promised this a few weeks ago...but I have another surprise for my readers at the end of this week that might explain my absence a bit.  So in the meantime, feel free to enjoy the photo's, and stay tuned!

And now, a first look!
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