Saturday, November 30, 2013

I Can't Believe Our Wedding is Over

Boy did that fly! I don't want to make this a terribly long post, but I haven't gotten to post in a while. It got crazy there for the wedding I did not have any free time to really do anything I actually would have liked to! It is amazing how much work it took to throw a wedding! I did so much of the work myself, that I lived and breathed it pretty much for four months straight. Let me tell you though, IT WAS ALL WORTH IT! Every night I was so exhausted that I didn't know if I was going to be able to function the next day, but I would go to sleep and feel better the next day to continue on! Every single second was worth it. It all led to the most beautiful wedding I could ever ask for. My dream wedding. When I walked into the reception room, I started to tear up because I couldn't believe how my vision of my dream wedding came true. I am still to this day baffled that it came together so perfectly. It was definitely everything I ever wanted, I am so completely blessed it is unreal. 

I am so thankful to Andrew for giving me the chance to marry him, and to create this beautiful wedding for the both of us! He worked his butt off so we could have the wedding we did! I am thankful that God kept me sane (somewhat) so that I could create this. The blessings we have been given by God to create this leaves me speechless. There are no words, or no amount of appreciation I can show to anybody who helped me, supported me or just stood by my side. I will always remember this day, this time in my life, because it was so wonderfully and beautiful made to perfection. I give all the Glory to God!

Here are some photos that were floating around Instagram and Facebook. We had the best time, and you can see it in the photos!

This is after rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, these are the matching t-shirts we wore from good hYOUman. They were such a help getting us these shirts on time and perfect for our special day! What they do there restores faith in hYOUmanity!

This is my sister and my soon-to-be husband posing together in a photo!

Our view from where the bridesmaids and I got ready!

This is the ceremony spot as they put it together for our wedding! This grassy area is significant to us because this is where we played as children together. If you didn't read in posts past, Andrew and I grew up on the same street since we were 3 and 6. It was so special to us to have this here where so many of our memories as childhood friends were at. I wouldn't have picked a better spot for meaning, and for its beauty.

Our beautiful little glitter girl! Her dress is from Kailynzoeandco, her bracelet is from VintageMePlease, her headband you can find at LauraBethCreations and her shoes are found at Nordstrom. These photos were taken by Andrew's sister Yvonne.

This is Cami and I! She is my photographer, find her site and page here at Cami Takes Photos. She got this adorable 1935 Packard Coup (that we borrowed from a wonderful friend!) driving to go see my dad and pray with Andrew (without seeing him!) before the wedding. Dad drove me to the ceremony in this car from there!

My dad and I before the wedding waiting in the Packard for our cue to walk down the aisle. 

My beautiful bouquet of flowers. Made by God's Garden Treasures. The ribbon is from TheLonelyHeart, it was customized to say "I love you more".

My dad carried my veil the whole way down, he didn't want it to get dirty in the mud! So cute

Glitter girl (flower girl) basket: BraggingBags

The reception was at the Ice House in Phoenix, Arizona

Crossfit grooms cake for my hubby! 

Our teaser photo from Cami Takes Photos!

Turns out this post was a lot longer than anticipated, but here are the deets! I will post more with the professional photos when we get those!

Coordinating: Stellar Event Management
Tables, Heaters, Benches, Lights: Classic Party Rentals
Cakes by Cuteology Cakes
Sweetheart table, cake table (painting and staining), groosmen cake table, mr & mrs banner, and chairs from Thriftiques
Love you more sign: UNRUHSigns.
People cake topper:Bride & Groom 
Love is sweet cake stand: BraggingBags
Gold hearts: EmilySteffen
Gold Scallop Cake Topper: The Path Less Traveled
Wood "A": Nordstrom
Flower buckets: At ReceptionAt Ceremony
Mint Cake Stand: VesselSandWares
Custom Mason Jar Mugs: Urban Farmhouse Tampa
Chandelier, Arbor, burlap/lace candles, mason jar with glitter: made by me!
Escort Card Keys: BHLDN
Escort Cards: Kasoobi
Mason Jar Drink Tags: More Sprinkled Joy
Just Married Tin Cans: Tin Can Boutique
Paper Flowers: Thee Paper Girl
Wedding Thank You's: That Pretty Invitation
Pick a Seat Sign: MWeddingBoutique
Yarn Bottles: All Things Rosette
Antiqued Crown Royal Bottles: Treasure Junkie
Take Home Mason Jar Mugs: Walmart (bet you didn't guess that!)
Bible Boy/Ring Bearer Tie: Kelly Bow Belly
Cake forks: BHLDN
Doily Candle Holder: Ikea
Placemats: Layla Grace
Burlap Table Runners: Save On Crafts 
Burlap Table Runner Table Numbers: Sewed lace on by my wonderful Grandma Barb!
My dress: Monique Lhuillier (not sold anymore)