March 20, 2012
I am beyond excited to finally share our wedding photos. Yes, I have given glimpses of the design aspects, but here is the first chapter of the moments captured by J.Rau Photography. Every time I look at these photos a huge smile always falls across my face. This was truly the happiest day of my entire life. To have been surrounded by all my family and friends I love oh so dearly, and to walk down the aisle and say I DO to the man of my dreams.
I am getting Married! I kept thinking the entire day. My sister, maid of honor was besides herself the night before as we stayed at the St Paul Hotel. After counting sheep, and not being able to fall asleep, Jen sat up and started talking to me in the big sister calming manner no one can do except her. She instantly put me at ease, I was just SO excited to get married to Nick and could not fall sleep. I was never one bit nervous, I was just excited for Nick to see me in my dress, give him the official kiss, celebrate with our family and friends, and live happily ever after! It was going to be a party, and it for sure was a night to remember!
I love the bottom right photo. Me always fanning my face to hide the tears on the horizon while my mom tilts her head back in a laughing manner to keep the sweet tears inside.
March 16, 2012
For the past year leading up to the wedding, I was surrounded by all the little wedding details in my design room. A few days leading up to the big day I had everything around me, I mean everything…6 packs of beer for the males in the wedding party, little german glass glitter birds, programs, 180+ hand written place cards, my wedding bible binder (check it out on the table) our wedding “card basket” made out of bike handle bars and a front basket, our custom “guest book” made out of the BWCA map from our trip where Nick proposed, all the little sweet packages with flowers, ties, and so much more…
I was a little sad to pack it all away, but…the next time it would be unpacked would be at our wedding! Which having that thought got me über excited!! Planning this wedding in mist of a massive renovation, and fiance out of the country definitely caused a few bumps, but like everyone kept telling me, everything happens for a reason. Looking back I grew as a person and was still able to design every last detail down to the little gems on the guest map.
Planning your very own wedding allows you to truly express your style and dream. Yes, we chose some quirky items in replacement of the standard typical wedding items…but those are the things that make a wedding define who you are and express your personality. I love seeing all the fun diy and personal touches shine no matter the event!