- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Our photographer just sent me a sneek peek of our June 1st wedding – and I thought I would share (with a few guest photos, too).
Since we were engaged in April of last year, I turned to the Bee for a lot of my wedding planning questions. Though I didn’t post much, I was present almost daily. I am thankful for the things that the Bee has taught me during the planning process!
Our wedding was pretty much 100% DIY. I spent a lot of time in energy making decorations, invitations, and desserts! I am pretty easy going, and didn’t feel an stress or anxiety until about two days before the big day. Most everything went to plan, but a few things went wrong. Well, many things went wrong.
Flowers: Initially, I was planning to grow my own flowers (David Austin Roses, Ranunculus, Purple Cone Flowers and Peonies). Then, we had to move and I had to transplant all of my flowers. Some did survive, but because of the transplanting will flower later this year. Because of the move, I decided to order flowers wholesale, and to pick Lilacs (which are everywhere here). The flowers that I ordered arrived two days later than they were supposed to, and arrived dead. The lilacs on ALL of the bushes in my area went crispy TWO DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING! Grrr. My Maid/Matron of Honor and Aunt went scrambling around town to find flowers. They ended up being pretty (and I was so greatful that they were able to find anything), but were not the flowers I dreamed of.
Family: I won’t go into detail here, but there were a couple of people missing from our wedding day that shouldn’t have been.
Weather: This was of course, out of my control. It was a cool and late spring, until the day of our rehearsal… when it was rainy, humid, and 30 celcius. It was the same on the wedding day! We were hoping to have the ceremony outside, but moved it inside to the dance floor side of the barn just to be safe!
Dress: This is a long story. But, I had a custom dress made that ended up being a disaster. After a few tears, I went dress shopping. I ended up loving my dress more than the custom dress I had in my head. (However, this was a big stressor!)
Cake: I am a cake designer. I fully intended to decorate my own cake. I baked it ahead of time, and was planning on decorating it the morning of the wedding at the barn. However, when I didn’t have as much help as I expected I had to delegate the task out to my little sister. She is 12, and has never iced anything in her life. Looking back, I wish I was able to have the cake I envisioned, however I know how proud she was of her contribution to our wedding day, and that is what matters most 🙂
But, despite all of that silly stuff, it was a wonderful wonderful day. I can’t think of a time where I felt so much love and happiness.
And now, for some photos!
(Above photos are from Kristin Gibson Photography)
I asked the girls to pick pink dresses, and that was it. I think they mis-matched perfectly!
The table side of the barn.
The dancefloor side, where we had the ceremony.
My niece and nephew were so sweet and well behaved. They melted my heart, all day long!
We had 7pm ceremony, with no dinner. We had tons of desserts, and then a complimentary food truck from 9pm-1am.
(Above are guest photos)