Kyle putting on the finishing touches
My best friend Rebekah showed me how to curl my eyelashes on my wedding day. I can't believe no one had every showed me how easy it was!
Putting mascara on Jamie
Jamie and I doing our makeup. I loved her little crown of baby's breath!
Homemade programs that we printed at home on ivory card stock.
Although I carried my bouquet for a good portion of the day, I never really looked at all the beautiful flowers that went into it until we got our photos back. White and green mums, Ivory roses, stephanotis and lilies.
Another view of our programs
The Guys were playing Bocce Ball while everyone else was getting ready
Kyles Family: (from left to right) Rick (Dad), Jamie, Patti (Mom), Kyle, Jill and Kevin
Kyle's youngest sister Jamie and myself
Richard and Patti (Kyle's parents)
My cousin Natalie
My best friend Rebekah Cathey
Andi and Richard (My parents)
My Dad and I having a fun moment
Kyle's brother Kevin (best man) holding our rings
Reception tent: We had ivory and chocolate brown with accents of bright green for our colors. Ivory table linen, chocolate napkins and white chairs. We had tall center pieces with zebra grass shooting out the top
For favors we had white boxes made of recycled paper that held a bag of wild flower seeds
Each pouch of seeds were meant to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
For kids, there boxes contained bubbles for playing with
Half of the tables had lower center pieces with green and white mums in a fish bowl.We had cream colored card stock with each table number and on the reverse side was the menu for the evening
We were fortunate enough to have mild weather for August in Michigan. We had a small sprinkle of rain but the sun was shining and it was a very pleasant 75 degrees that day.
My Aunt Karen performed the ceremony. We had traditional vows
that Kyle and I revised a little to make them more personal.
We had a sand ceremony. Kyle was significantly better at pouring the sand that I was!
We still have the vase of sand (not a grain out of place!) and when the house
is done it will have a special place of its own
The ceremony setting was surrounded by an old barn foundation. There were beautiful stones left from the once standing structure and on top there were ferns and other greenery.
Kevin and Keith (Kyle's brother and his cousin)
Nice face Kevin!
Our friend Kristine reading a Maya Angelo poem
Exchanging our rings to one another
And now husband and wife! What a wonderful moment it was.
I'm not sure anyone else really noticed but I was very happy to not have heels on!
Walking together after the ceremony finished and before the receiving line began
One of my favorites of the two of us, just after being married
The receiving line seemed to be never ending, but we hugged every single person!
All the photos with the Red Truck are my absolute favorites!
We were able to have a moment together while our guests had drinks and snacks.
The whole wedding party!
At the gardens at the Rosewood Inn
The day I married my best friend
Showing my grandmother my wedding band. My band was made from a gold ring of my mothers and a ring of my dad's mother. A friend that owns a jewelry shop melted them together and created a beautiful scroll pattern.It is truly one of a kind.
We created a Thank You sign so that once we had the wedding photos
back we could create homemade thank yous for our guests
(note: still barefoot)
My favorite picture from the night. Its hard to see but my mom is in the
back ground seated at the table.
Dancing our first dance together. We had my dad's band play our song,
"Memories of Us" by Keith Urban
First Dance Together
My Dad/ The Drummer of the evening
Gary Pryor on Guitar
Tom Mitchell on Bass
Karen Cooper on Guitar and Vocals
The evening with the tent all a glow