i've been reading kelly's blog since january when her baby girl was born with some issues. she's a local mom, and is known as one of the power mommy bloggers.
lately she's been doing a "show us your life" series, where you have the chance to show everyone a little sliver of your life. i planned on doing it last week with the wedding dress one, but realized i missed it when i saw it on silvy's blog several days ago :(. so now i'm joining in! so here are my wedding party, flowers, and dress!
we got married on june 28, 2008 at chapel on the creeks in rogers, arkansas.
i really love bright colors, and modeled the "scheme" after the dr. suess book, "oh, the places you'll go". i think that it turned out fun, whimsical, and unique.
john and i aren't traditional people. and we kept true to form by having music that we actually liked rather than the standard wedding music play. before the wedding started, there was just a mix of fun love songs playing. we had our parents and grandparents walk down the aisle to "going to the chapel", and then the boys entered to "500 miles" (don't act like you don't know what song i'm talking about...and i would walk 500 miles, and i would walk 500 more)...it was between that and the theme song to sanford & son.
i wish i was kidding.
the girls and i walked down to the song "the way i am" by ingrid michealson, which is one of my favorite love songs ever. "all you need is love" was our recessional.
the flowers were all silk, and i couldn't have been happier with that choice. i was able to get exactly what i wanted (and my mom made all of the bouquets). i decided that i didn't want to decorate inside the chapel at all; the busy and blod colors just radiated off the white walls and stain-glass windows.
my bridesmaids were staci (a friend of several years i had met at work), carole (one of john's best friend's then-fiancee), whitney (john's sister), and maggie (my ultra cute flowergirl i was a nanny for). john had a chris (a childhood friend), and zach and jamie (best friends from college).
my wedding dress was simple. it was strapless ivory satin with no beading or train, and i added a ribbon around the waist. i made my birdcage veil and found my earrings in a local boutique. i love the dresses the girls' wore...i wanted something fun and flirty that they'd might wear again as a great cocktail dress.
it was all i could have asked for and more. we got married in the perfect venue with friends surrounding us. our photographer (philip thomas of novo studios) was incredible and gave us one helluva deal. if i had to do it all over again, there's nothing i'd change.