Hi blog friends – happy Wedding Wednesday! Today will be the first post for Wedding Wednesday and it’ll start with a recap of our wedding. My original plan for this blog was to write updates during the entire planning process, but I quickly found out that I didn’t have time to keep up with everything once it got crazy. Ideally, I would have had plenty of tips and tricks prior to the wedding, but sadly I didn’t. Which looking back at it, I’m totally OK with because it gives me plentttty to write about for future posts. Plus, I didn’t really want to give away all my ideas to any guests that were maybe reading; I wanted some element of surprise when they showed up that day!
So below are a few sneak peek photos I got from my photographer [I seriously cannot wait to see the rest!] along with some quick facts about the day. Think of this as your own sneak peek as I’ll have plenty of posts following that will give details, tips and DIY projects from my big day. I hope you enjoy what you see as much as I have so far!
Wedding Day: August 17, 2013
Venue and Catering: StoneRidge Golf Club
Photographer: Sarah Blesener Photography
Flowers: Sweet Peas Floral
Invitations: D.H. Fitzgerald Designs
DJ: Instant Request, DJ – Whitney Nelson
Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth
Cake and Cupcakes: Byerly’s
Officiant: Derek Dixon (friend of groom)
Brides Dress: Venus from Heartstrings Bridal
Grooms Attire: Suit from Macy’s, Shirt from Kohl’s, Tie from Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom
Groomsmen Attire: Suit from Macy’s, Shirt from Kohl’s, Ties from The Tie Bar
Event at a Glance
Event Colors: Navy blue, gold, lime green, white and tan
Guests Invited: 380
Actual guests in attendance: 252 (includes wedding party)
Wedding Party: 5 Bridesmaids, 1 Flower Girl, 7 Groomsmen, 5 Ushers and 1 Ring Bearer
Ceremony time: 4:30 p.m.
Cocktail hour: 5:00 p.m.
Dinner and Reception: 6:00-midnight
I’ll go through all the details from the big day [and the days leading up to the big day] in separate posts – I can’t give it all up at once, right? But I will tell you that I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it, even if most of the day is a cloudy haze! I wouldn’t have changed anything about the day and am totally in love with how everything came out! Everyone my husband and I have talked to have said they had an absolute blast and that it was one of the funnest weddings they’ve been to. Our best man said it was one of the best nights of his life. I’ll take that!
Be sure to stop back every Wednesday to read more about the big day, see more photos and get some fun tips, tricks and ideas for planning your big day [or just if you love weddings like I do].
Hope you enjoyed your sneak peek!