Post # 1
Mr. Minnow and I got married on Friday (October 11). It was the MOST amazing day of my life up to this point and I was radiating happiness from the time we did our first look until we flopped into bed exhausted that night.
So many people told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to – spiritual but still fun, and with THE BEST FOOD they had ever tasted at a wedding. (Turkish food for the win!)
My dad brewed the beer for the wedding, I hand made all the signs, the centerpieces, did all the flowers myself, we wrote our vows together, I made the programs and invitations myself, and my wonderful new family-in-law did an amazing, crazy, wonderful job of cranking out 75 tissue paper poms to hang in the space.
More pictures are coming soon, but I wanted to share a few previews from our photographer and some guest pictures. To all you bees about to get married – ENJOY IT! It is so worth everything you put into it and more.
Post # 3
GORGEOUS pics… thanks for sharing.
Dare I say, I see a wee bit of a “yellow” toe sticking out from beneath your dress?
Hon, ya gotta share a detail pic of the shoes !!
Coloured Shoes are such a cool thing to do.
Post # 4
@Minnow: beautiful! You and Mr. Minnow look so happy 🙂 And I love that you served Turkish food – yum, yum! Congrats!
Post # 5
@Minnow: Congratulations! 🙂 beautiful pictures! 🙂
ETA: Oh YUMMY, Turkish food!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@Minnow: Dayum girl! You look awesome! Congrats. (And your wedding and prep sounds so similar to mine, down to the awesome in-laws’ pom factory.)
Post # 8
Congratulations! You are gorgeous!
Post # 10
@This Time Round: Yes, those are yellow shoes! And I promise that the photographer got a great shot of my colored shoes and Mr. Minnow’s socks. I will post those as soon as we get them back! 🙂 They are Khussa Indian beaded flats. I danced all night in them and highly recommend!
@MsMeow: Our caterer deserves a HUGE amount of kudos for the authentic Turkish food (lamb kebabs, grilled chicken with a red pepper coulis, cucumber, tomato and onion salad, seasonal roasted vegetables (including beets and brussel sprouts, two of my favorites!) flat bread (like naan), and herbed carrot and onion rice. SO GOOD. Going to write them a huge thank-you note.)
@lolot: Wow! They are amazing for doing all that for me and I hope they are getting tired of me thanking them for it. 🙂 My poor sister-in-law was up until 5am three nights before the wedding finishing everything up. I owe them ALL so much!
I wanted to include a few more pictures in my original post but I had to run out and the website stopped responding, so here they are now!
(Carrot cake and Turkish Revani – a honey cake made with semolina.)
The Honey Ginger Ale my dad brewed (he also did a Pilsner).
First dance (West Coast Swing to the Glee version of “Glad You Came”)
Another instagram of our first look pic (from the photographer).
And finally, a picture of the night before when my in-laws threw a traditional Turkish Henna Party for the Groom-to-be and me 🙂
Post # 11
WOW, more GORGEOUS Pictures…
You are truly a BEAUTIFUL Bride.
Last two are STUNNING…
Truly LOVE the Turkish Traditonal Clothing…
Looking forward to seeing & hearing more about your Wedding.
Post # 12
Your dress is awesome! You looked fantastic!!!
Post # 13
Holy crap are you two good looking!!
Post # 14
gorgeous couple!!! congrats!!
Post # 15
@This Time Round: Thank you! All the Turkish elements in our wedding were really fun – we incorporated all those traditions (and food!) that we liked. It was a really fun blend of cultural customs.
@eeniebeans: Thank you! I never once had dress regret with it. I knew it was a good one!!
@BeeinBoston: Hehe, thank you!
Post # 16
Love your dress!!! Congratulations!!