Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wedding!

Heather got married Saturday!  The weather was terrible last week, but we had a break on Saturday, which we'd been praying for.  The wedding went off without a hitch, and was beautiful!
I wish I had more photos, but I was kind of busy!  Here's a few to show you a little bit of the wedding.  I'll share more of the professional ones when we get them.
Heather loves old things and history, and this was shown in her vintage style wedding.

Instead of having a candle lit in memory of special people who are no longer with us, she set up this chest, with an old oil lamp, old books and photos of grandparents who have passed.


Here are the programs, printed on kraft paper and tied with twine, nestled in an old drawer.


Instead of a unity candle, they had a braiding ceremony.  There are 3 cords to symbolize the fact that God is a part of their marriage.


This antique bible was printed in the 1920's.  The ringbearer carried it instead of a pillow with rings.


This old picnic tote was used for cards at the gift table.


Here's Bob hard at work while we were setting up.  This gives an idea of what the reception area looked like.  There were also small jars of jelly that Heather and Andrew made, at each place setting for the guests.


The wedding cake!

 This old frame was used to list the table seating arrangements.  We later added an old food scale to the area where the old books are, and added a pile of old books near the flower.


Here's the groomsmen waiting for the wedding.  You can see the hats, suspenders and bowties they wore.  I love that vintage look!

 Here's my sweet Alaina, getting ready for her flowergirl duties.  She did a great job!


 Head table, ready to start the reception!


 These little cones were filled with fake snow to throw at the couple when they left the church.


Here's a picture my sister took as that "snow" was thrown.


Here's a few sneak peak photos we got from the photographer.
 Aren't the flowers gorgeous?  Laura did all the flower arrangements.


They even went outside for a few photos in the snow.


I love this shot! 
That's it for now - I'm share more when we get them.

38 comments:

Dianna said...

Oh Mari...everything is lovely. Your daughter was a beautiful bride...LOVE her gown...and just the whole attire of everyone. I also love the decorating style! Thanks so much for sharing!

Terri D said...

Oh Mari!! Your daughter is such a beautiful bride!! Thank you for sharing the photos, and please keep them coming as you get them! I love that last one, too! Such a cute pose. I'm so happy the weather cooperated!

Anita Johnson said...

Beautiful! Congratulations... All the pretty details...I especially love the braiding ceremony...what a beautiful symbol of God's role in our marriage.

Jenny said...

Oh my word, how darling, how charming, how perfectly beautiful! I am crazy about Heather's theme. I love the way it captures her heritage, obviously one she both appreciates and cherishes, and which she and Andrew will pass down to their own children. The last two pictures, of Heather and Andrew together, are just amazing. AMAZING. Beautiful, wonderful, so romantic and again, I can't say enough about the theme. Just fantastic, and the details all carried out with such wit! Bravo all! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos. I hope you and Bob are getting a good rest, Mari! Oh and Alaina's DRESS ... SPLENDID! She looked like a gorgeous little lady, so grown-up and sweet. Give her a kiss and hug from me. xoxo

Betsy Brock said...

Looks like a lot of fun! The vintage theme is very cool....so glad it all went well!

Terri said...

it truly was a beautiful wedding - and I don't say that just because she's my niece. I can't wait to see more of the pictures. Annie does such a great job!

LL Cool Joe said...

Congratulations! What lovely photos and all the old style images are so different. I've never seen a wedding like that before, it looks so unusual. The professional shots look great too.

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is darling! I love every piece of it! I can't even begin to say what I like best. The vintage clothing and hats top it all off, no pun intended:) I know you are one proud mama and grandmama! I want to go back and look around and jot down all these ideas!

Anonymous said...

Love, Love it! Makes me want to get married again just to borrow some of these ideas. It seems very reminiscent of what one of the 19 Kids and counting daughters did for her wedding withthe vintage decor. Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Laura B.

Karin said...

What a fabulous wedding and a gorgeous couple! You've captured it beautifully. Glad you had a break in the weather - that will be part of the wonderful memories too! And I was just checking a few blogs tonight before I hit the hay - what a lovely treasure I found!

Cherdecor said...

Heather was a beautiful bride. I loved her dress. And Alaina is just adorable! I love her little dress too! Everything looks perfect! It is sooooo Heather!

Carrie B. said...

Oh goodness gracious me Mari - I'm in love with the theme of their wedding!! AACK, I can't stand how much I LOVE it!! If I could do my wedding over again it would have so many touches like this. (Congrats to the couple by the way)

Thanks for sharing - I poured over each detail! That last photo is "the bomb!" as they say. Lol

Hope we get to see more. xo

Sola Scriptura said...

I was thinking of you and the wedding on Saturday. I'm happy that everything went so well. What a beautiful bride and pretty little flower girl :)

Connie said...

You all out did yourselves!! Beautiful...love the theme. And Alana and Heather gowns are beautiful.

Doris said...

Oh my, so very beautiful! In certain you are one happy and tired (!) Mother of the Bride this morning :)

Linda E said...

That is one of the best wedding themes I have ever seen. She did a wonderful job throughout the whole service. Thank you for sharing the pictures and will look forward to more when available. Praying the happy couple will have many good days ahead. 'What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.'

Changes in the wind said...

Lovely..can't wait to see more.

Sally said...

I'm sitting here shaking my head in pure awe! Your daughter is truly a marvel; how clever and sweet - everything! And, beautiful! I'm so glad the weather was good! Heather and Alaina's dresses are simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pics, Mari. I pray Heather and Andrew will have a marriage made in heaven forever and ever. :)

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful wedding! I love the rustic charm of the decorations and the trunk with photos was such a sweet idea.

And the couple... they are stunning! You daughter was a lovely bride and her grooms looked quite dapper. I can't wait to see more pictures, Mari :) Hugs to you!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

I absolutely LOVE that vintage flair that was apparent in all your photos. My oldest is planning her wedding next year and will show her all of these photo ideas. Almost like looking at Pinterest photos. So beautiful especially love the cord braiding ceremony!!!

Thank you so much for sharing.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! I am sure your heart is so full still! Your daughter makes a beautiful bride (no surprise there), her dress is so feminine and pretty! Alaina too.
I LOVE the idea of the fake snow, that's just ingenious.

What a blessed day!
Ceil

Patsy said...

Beautiful! and I love the "cord".

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Amazing....beautiful....so unique!!
I loved Alaina, of course...who wouldn't?!!!

And the professional photos are outstanding. But most of all, I think I really enjoyed the fact an antique bible was used by the ring bearer most.

Congratulations to the couple.

Simply Linda said...

Oh Mari!!! Breathtaking!!! Thank you for sharing. Blessings

Mari said...

The new couple looks great together. Your daughter look gorgeous in her wedding gown. Vintage - twas a perfect theme I think. Everything simply look adorable.

Jean Stauffer said...

I love all the unique vintage touches. And her dress!! Can't wait to see more.

Amy at love made my home said...

Everything is so beautiful, including the bride and groom!!! I hope that they have a wonderful, long and happy marriage!!! The pictures are stunning aren't they!! xx

Judy said...

Awe Mari, the wedding looks like it turned out wonderfully, and the bride and groom look so happy. I love all the ideas that you did.

Bethany Carson said...

What a beautiful wedding! I love the decor. Congratulations to the happy couple, and thank you so much for posting pictures!

Jennifer said...

The wedding looks like it was really beautiful. I'm so happy for them and for all of you!

Brooke said...

gorgeous dress!! and i love the idea of throwing fake snow.

we got more snow here - finally!

Brenda said...

Beautiful! Congratulations to them both!

Perri said...

It was ALL beautiful. Great job decorating and the pictures were awesome.

Sylvia said...

How beautifully creative it all is. Loved seeing the pictures. So special to know they are putting God first.

Patricia Trent said...

A perfectly beautiful wedding! Oh and that sweet bride looks amazing. Her dress, hair every thing suited her so well. Miss Alaina...to cute for words.I loved the decorations, all the details...just every thing!

Karen said...

Catching up on reading your blog. What a beautiful wedding! Heather is gorgeous and has such a flair for pulling everything together. I love all the vintage and especially the guys' attire. Blessings to one and all!

Betty W said...

I'm late to the party, but congratulations to the beautiful couple!! The wedding looked perfect and I hope you guys enjoyed it. It's a lot of work, but when you see the happy couple it's all worth it. May God bless them!

Kimberly Hoyt said...

Such a lovely celebration! Can't wait to see more photos :)