As much as I would have loved a Steel Magnolias wedding, with pink decorations, guests like Truvy and Ouiser, and an armadillo cake, I would not have changed a single aspect of Todd and I's wedding. Our day was absolutely perfect.
I know I have been kind of M.I.A. when it comes to keeping you all filled in with our goings on, but I have resurfaced, thanks to the completion of wedding stress, and the next few blog posts will be dedicated to sharing some of our favorite wedding day moments with you! Let me warn you, our wedding was amazing, I cried the entire day (happy, happy tears), and the posts might be somewhat long! You all know I am not one to be skimpy with the details!
Let's start with the Friday before our wedding. My family is from Minneapolis, America, and Todd and I's wedding and reception were both in Lyons, America. We planned to arrive in Lyons on Friday morning. We would decorate the huge reception hall, get cleaned up, head to the church for the rehearsal and rehearsal supper, and then drive back to Minneapolis; only to drive back to Lyons Saturday or the wedding!
Friday was such a hectic day, and we were all concerned thinking, "How in the world are we going to fill this space and make it look beautiful?" We worked from 9:30 AM to about 2:30 PM, and we did it! In the middle of our tables were slices of wood! Todd's dad cut slices of a tree(s) in order to help us make our centerpieces. They were absolutely beautiful. We then had three bottles, varying is size and shape, that had been spray painted gold and decorated with burlap, peaches, and gold ribbon sitting on the wood. Every person had a piece of scrapbook paper as a place mat (which was way more beautiful than you could imagine), then we had small tealight candles placed around the wood slices, kissing menus and wedding Ispy lists strategically placed around the table, and finally Todd and I's wedding koozies. I will do my best to find a picture of the tables and reception hall!
Let me tell you, my description of the reception hall doesn't do it justice. I could try to describe to you every single decoration, but you really have to see it to get the full effect!
After decorating, we headed to the church where the rehearsal went flawlessly, and our dinner was super yummy! I'll stop writing for now! There are many more important details to share with you!! Be looking for another post tomorrow!