For our October 6th wedding, our ceremony was outside a gorgeous mansion in a garden area. It was supposed to rain that day, but lucky for us it cleared up a few hours before the ceremony and was gorgeous! The reception was inside the mansion, and was unique. We had around 80 guests, which fits well in this setting. During dinner, the guests sat in separate rooms that all connected. We couldn’t see everyone while eating dinner, but we all quickly gathered into the “dance room”/living room of the mansion after dinner :)
Some wedding details in these photos:
I had a hanger made for my dress on Etsy. I loved how it turned out.
My shoes were Badgley Mischka “Zali” in lilac. They were gorgeous and pink, but over 5 inches tall. They hurt SO much during pictures after the ceremony. I had a backup pair of shoes that were about 2 inches that I wore for the entire reception and they were great.
My pink belt around my dress was made at the dress shop. I found the crystal/pearl belt I liked and they had it put onto the pink sash. Expensive, but I loved it.
I found my headband on Pinterest, and I have it pinned on my wedding hair board. I should have stretched it out before the wedding, because the ends were so tight they literally left welts on my head behind my ears. It took a couple days for the swelling to go away! I can’t believe I kept it on all night, but I kinda forgot about it.
In the “dance room”/living room, there were shelves next to the fireplace. My Mom put wedding photos of our family members there in frames.
Again, I painted a violin white and used that as our guest book… you know… since I’m a violin teacher :)
For our first dance, Colby and I danced to Iron & Wine’s “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”. I know, I’m a total Twi-hard… but I love it and talked Colby into doing a dip/kiss on the neck – Edward Cullen prom style eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! :) THE NEW MOVIE IS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM GOING TO THE 10PM SHOWING!
Last weekend, Colby and I went to NYC to see Mary Poppins on broadway. We went along with a high school trip and also went to the American Museum of Natural History. The trip was not cancelled, but we left early in case there was traffic. It was sad to see some of the areas without electricity and flooded areas.
Night at the Museum! Gum gum, dumb dumb?
We also stopped at Madame Tussauds wax museum…
TWILIGHT in less than a week!!!!!!!!!!
Our second family? Now I share the same last name with them!
Some random notes from this past week…
I had a crazy delicious sushi dinner last night. Colby and I were craving Asian food and I didn’t feel like cooking. It was awesome. Look at my pretty plate!
Wednesday, I took another Les Mill’s Body Flow class and it was INTENSE! My back has been sore for the past two days! I would much rather have a class that was tough like that one and I am looking forward to going on a weekly basis. I am also planning another swim lesson with Colby tomorrow!