May 28, 2011

Wedding ABCs


I saw this on sweet Jamie's blog and I think it is soooo cute!

So here are my wedding abc's!

Attending:

I think that we had around 170 family and friends.


Bridesmaids:

My maid of honor was my sister Meg and the other 5 girls were friends from my sorority. Nick and I got married a year after college graduation, so these girls were still a huge part of my life. The bridesmaids wore soft pink Vera Wang dresses.

Catering:
The resort that we got married at catered the food. They have a pretty well known restraunt inside the resort so the food was amazing! I wish I would have enjoyed it more that night ! But I don't think I even touched it.

Here is Nick and I during the dinner.

Our cakes were also made at the resort.


During the reception I surprised Nick with a Green Bay Packer cake. (His favorite team).

Dress:
I wore a Romona Keveza gown. I instantly fell in love with it and knew I had to have it!



Engagement:

Nick proposed on Easter Sunday 2005. It was very special because my family was there to watch, including my granddaddy.

We got married on March 11, 2006 (so 1 year being engaged.)
Flowers:

We went through Avant-Garde for our flowers and they do the most amazing work. The flowers were a huge deal to me and I was in love with the final product.




The bridesmaids each had a bouquet of different shades of pink roses (my favorite).

And my bouquet was a mixture of them all.

Groomsmen:

Nick's groomsmen were a mix of his childhood, highschool and fraternity friends. They were a great bunch of guys!


Honeymoon:

Our honeymoon was def one to remember! We went to Kauai, Hawaii right after the wedding. (March 2006). The first day was perfect but the rest of the week was insane. In Kauai it always rains, but this week in particulary had record breaking rain and damage. A damn broke and flooded the whole area. We were stranded at our resort for much of the trip because roads were closed and people were swept away. We kept getting phone calls and texts asking if we were alive because it was all over the news that a couple on their honeymoon died. So scary! We tried to enjoy it the best we could, but we def see it as an excuse to go back for a re-do!


Invitations:
Our save the dates were made by an old college advisor. They were fun and informal. But our invitations were pretty classic and formal from Crane and Company. They had a thin line of pale pink around the cards to tie in with the wedding colors. Crane and Company also did our menu cards, favor cards, and programs.

Justice of the Peace:
The minister of the church my family has belonged to married Nick and I. He also married my younger sister and her husband as well.

Keepsakes:
Nick and I have kept my bouquet and our unity candle as wedding keepsakes. We also have a guest book, but I must admit I wish I had heard of the picture books/guest book idea. So cute and so much more practical!

As for our guest's gifts, we gave each guest a boxed Slatkin candle. On each candle it had a card that said "Thank you for helping light up our night."



Ladies Night:
For my bachelorette party a bunch of my girlfriends and sister spent the night in downtown Scottsdale. We had dinner and went out on the town. Afterwards we stayed at a hotel. The next day I had a lingere shower with more friends.

Music:

During the ceremony we had a Spanish guitarist.


And during the reception we had a DJ. I was quite particular aka Bridezilla (I will admit it)... so his play list and do not play list were pretty detailed. I did not want the cheesy wedding songs!

Newlyweds:

I don't really know what to write here. But the day after our wedding my parents had a "gift opening party" for all of my family from out of town. So our first moment as newlyweds was opening gifts and eating with family. (It was freezing- thus why I am in a sweatshirt!)


Old, New, Borrowed, Blue:My something old was a piece of my baby blankie that was pinned to the inside of my dress.

My something new could have been my jewelry, dress, or shoes.
My something borrowed was a diamond broach that we pinned to the gown.


And my something blue was my blue polka dot panties.

Photography:


Our photographer was Harrison Hurwitz. He did a great job of capturing all of the moments throughout the night.

Question Popping:

Nick proposed on Easter. He made me a sweet Easter basket and had me open it after the kids opened theirs. Each egg in my basket had a number that I was supposed to open in that order. In each egg there was a reason why he loved me. In the last egg it said to look under the grass. So I lifted the grass and saw "Will you marry me?" When I looked up, Nick was on one knee. Precious!

Reception:

The reception took place at the same resort as the ceremony. I loved all the flowers, candle light, and of course all of the friends and family dancing!


Shoes:


I wore Stuart Weitzman heels.




Trash the Dress:No, I didn't do this. It is still hanging in my parent's house up north. We were thinking about selling it for awhile (before Reagan was born) but we never did. I wonder if we still could? Maybe in time for baby number 2?! I think it's silly that it's just sitting there!

Unique:
One thing I thought was unique at our wedding was that Nick's fraternity brothers all serenaded me in the Top Gun song. It was so cute! I'm used to seeing the girls always sing to the sorority sisters, but I had never seen the boys do it to the wife!

Vows:

Our vows were the traditional vows!


Wedding Woes:


We definately had a big woe on our wedding day. After 143 days, Arizona got hit with a huge rainstorm. Yes, on our wedding day. It was pouring soooooooooo badly. And yes, our wedding was scheduled to be outside. But everyone worked so hard to get it moved indoors. I freaked out that day, but honestly looking back at the pictures, I dont think it could have been prettier outside. Everyone kept saying, "rain is good luck!" so I think we got a LOT of good luck that day. The only thing I really do regret was that we couldnt get pictures done outside. Golf course pictures would have been so pretty!

X-Rated:

What are people actually writing here? haha

Young Kids:

Our flower girl was my sweet niece Sadie. She was so little then. Hard to believe she will be in 4th grade next year!

Zzzzz:After the wedding, Nick and I went back to our honeymoon suite. We got into our robes, took out my kazillion bobbi pins, and laughed about the whole night!
Thanks for looking back at my wedding with me! So fun!

7 comments:

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Jamie said...

What a beautiful wedding! You were a beautiful bride :)

Kimberly said...

thanks for the comment, Mandy! that dress is just from Target - Merona collection.

Allison said...

Everything was gorgeous, and your makeup looks so pretty. The indoor ceremony was beautiful with the flowers and decor!!

Rachel said...

This was so fun to read, it was a great day!

Lindsey said...

Loved reading this, your wedding was gorgeous! Totally jealous!!

Raven said...

yay!! I love wedding pics!! and your honeymoon in kauai, where did you stay? we have a condo there and LOVE LOVE it. favorite island by far.