Today’s Toddle Along Tuesday topic, hosted by Melissa over at Growing Up Geeky, is weddings. Still one of my favorite things to talk about since ours was only a year and a half ago!
Finding the accessories was one of my favorite parts. My Grandmother let me borrow the bracelet my Grandfather gave her to wear on her wedding day. I also couldn’t wait to make and buy one of these sweatshirts. They aren’t practical but I didn’t care :o)
My something borrowed was my Great Grandmothers ring that she gave my Mother. In our family the first female born has the name Mary Catherine or Catherine May (switches every generation). This started with my Great Grandmother.
We had the cutest Flower Girl and Ring Bearer ever!!
I was so excited to get married in DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival. I was even more excited to have some of the most amazing women stand next to me! My sister Sarah and best friend since elementary school Michelle were my maid and matron of honor. My bridesmaids were Sarah, Jamie and Jen who I met at college and graduate school. We were a hot looking bunch that attracted a lot of attention.
My Uncle played Bless The Broken Road on his guitar as I walked down the aisle. It was so hard not to cry as I walked down the aisle. I never did like a lot of people staring at me!
This is one of my favorite pictures of the day, not sure why 🙂
Rob isn’t much of a dancer so we can up with the idea to come in at different sides of the room. Everyone was looking at me dancing with the Best Man while he snuck in under the arch of the bridal party. I went underneath the other side and when I got to Rob we stood up while the bridal party nelt down. Everyone was so surprised because they didn’t see him sneak in.
My favorite part of the day was all of the DIY projects I had spent the previous year and a half making with the help of my Mom, Dad and Rob. It was so amazing to walk in the room that night and see how everything came together!
My garter was made from my Grandmothers wedding dress. My Mom plans to make one for each of her granddaughters.
My Mom and I made all of the bouquets and boutineers. I also found a DIY kit to make a basket that just happened to match our color scheme for the flower girl.
This isn’t the best picture but I never had the photographer take one. I made a different bracelet for each bridesmaid.
We made floral pieces for the risers. I used a center piece from one of my showers for the program table that was made by Rob’s Mom and Aunt.
I made a “family tree” of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days.
I made the programs look like a newspaper. It was a little tricky to get all the information in story form but I was happy with the result. The picture was taken by Rob!
We had a metro DC theme so place cards were metro tickets with a location around DC on the back (their table) and there was a display at the entry that had a metro map and some of our favorite locations around DC and why. Each table had a wooden sign with a location. We used, you guessed it, my Cricut to make them!
I threatened to beat up anyone if they hurt themselves while jumping!
Our day was perfect, even though the weather was not, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better!
With a baby on the way, we are moving some rooms around in the house and in need of every inch of storage space we can get :o) I am trying to off load some of our remaining wedding items to a good home. Pictures are below, please let me know if anything looks interesting!
7 – single votive cherry blossom votive centerpieces – $25/all
Bamboo place card holders – Total 127 (1 box of 24 unopened & 103 loose) $50.00/all
Pink (2 bags) and watermelon (2 boxes) petals (unopened) – $5 for each box & $3/ for each bag
Cherry blossom napkin rings (handmade) – Total 35 for $50/all.
Bubbles – Total 133 (2 boxes of 48 and 1 box of 37) $15/all. Black cloth runner (end will need to be hemmed as we cut off part of the runner that was personalized) the total length is roughly 40 feet now and width is 60 inches, and was purchased from http://artisticfloraldesign.com/aaindex.html for $250.00 – we are asking $50.