Wedding Details

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!

 

Wedding Photos: Ceremony

Photos from our ceremony…

I LOVE that cake picture! I saw one just like that from my photographer’s website and asked him to take one like that of my cake.

I had a brass quintet play for the ceremony.  As a musician, live music was very important to me for the ceremony and I had to go non-traditional.  I play in string quartets all the time for weddings, but I also play trumpet.  Sometimes I sub for the one trumpet player for this brass quintet and I am close friends with two of the guys.  I had them play “Moon River” for when the mothers walked down and had “All You Need Is Love” for the bridesmaids and myself.  At the end of the ceremony, the quintet played “When I’m 64″.  My dad and I are big Beatles fans :)

I was very scared of walking down those stairs.  I had the groomsmen walk down the bridesmaids to keep things safe.  I had to take it SLOW for when I went down with my dad because my train was so long!

Also, I painted a violin white and had guests sign it for our “guest book”.

Wedding: Bridal Photos

Here are a few more photos of my bridesmaids and I before the wedding ceremony :)

I was really happy to have the photographs of me looking out the window at the guys.  We planned this ahead of time and when the guys were outside with the one photographer, I was upstairs looking out at them with the other photographer.  The old mansion worked out so well for this photo and had the perfect window!

The piano photo was my idea. You know, since I’m a music teacher and all… I thought it would be cute.

Hair and Makeup Trial

So, Colby and I should be on our way to Hawaii today!! I am writing this post late Thursday night and I am tired after trying to frantically pack for our honeymoon and get ready for our dress rehearsal! I’m so excited because my bridesmaid Andrea got here tonight and drove 5 hours to be here.  I’m also trying to type after getting my nails done tonight and it is difficult! My toes look a million times better after my pedicure and thank goodness my busted toenail (fell off during spring marathon training) grew back in time!

 

Two weeks ago I had my final dress fitting…

 

 

And a week ago I had my hair and makeup trial…

 

 

 

 

 

I will post wedding day pictures when I get back!!