Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kelly's Korner - Show Us Your Life

I am so excited because I can finally participate in Kellys Korner's "Show Me". Today is the beginning of a new series, "Show Us Your Life - Wedding Party and Flowers."

Don and I were married on January 18, 2008 at our church, Broadmoor Baptist Church. I was worried we wouldn't be able to get to the church because it snowed and iced the night before. Did I mention I live in Louisiana - WHAT?! Anyway, it all worked out and we had a beautiful day for our wedding.

We did not use any flowers, except in the bouquets, because we got married in January. Flowers are expensive in January ya'll. It didn't matter because I had an awesome florist. We decided to go with a Winter Wonderland theme (most people said it reminded them of Narnia). My florist even went out in the woods behind her house and cut down little trees! She put them in cement-filled buckets, spray painted them silver, then coated them in crystals. BEAUTIFUL! She took an old black wrought iron garden gate that stretched the length of the altar and wrapped it in tulle and lights and crystal branches - it has to be seen to be believed. I wish I had better pics, but I don't. We also did not have anyone sing a solo. We believe the wedding ceremony is a worship service, so we did just that. My bridesmaid, Kati, lead the congregation in "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" and "Love Lifted Me." It was awesome. Our two good friends, my best friend Thomas, and our friend Billy officiated the ceremony. It was so nice to be married by people who knew us instead of a stranger. It was the happiest day of my life.

Here are a few pics to give you an idea.

Here's the florists mom delivering the bridesmaid bouquet. It was supposed to be white, but c'est la vie, they were yellow. No worries, it worked. This is my bouquet. I love the crystal inserts and my white (yes white) roses. The florist matched the bouquet to the theme and my dress. It was soooo heavy though. I felt so bad for my sister. She was my MOH and had to hold it most of the ceremony. I love her.Here's the whole gang after the ceremony. We had the best photographers - Hannah Parker and Kelly Moore. That's kinda a funny story - how we ended up with two photographers. Kelly lives in Ruston (45 mins east of Shreveport). As she was driving in for our wedding she ran headlong into a massive traffic jam. After sitting in traffic for an hour she calls her friend Hannah who just happens to live within walking distance of the church. Hannah swooped in like a superhero and saved the day. She took all our pre wedding pics. We love Hannah. Which is great since she is engaged to the best man (had not met him yet at the time - that's a whole other sweet story). Anywoo, this is one of my favorite pics. Kelly took this one. We are in our beautiful church parlor.This is another shot of all of us in the sanctuary. I just thought it was cool. Here I am with my ladies. I had the best bridesmaids. My Maid of Honor was my little sister - the cute blond on my right. Next to her is my good friend Carole - we met in the church Singles group and survived (ha). My beautiful sister in law Leslie is on my right and my sweet friend, Kati is on the end. All these ladies mean so much to me and have been with me through some great and not so great times in my life. We all need ladies like this.

I had to save the best for last. Hannah took this little gem. Thanks girl. As you can see, my hubby and his friends are nerds and into Star Wars. He gave them all custom made LightSabers for his groom's gift. Needless to say, they were totally excited and couldn't wait to play with their new toy. Here they are. Let's just say the worship of Star Wars is such that they could all qualify as Fan Boys.
Richard, Mr. Green Light Saber, is a photographer. So he took the pic and turned it into this. Yes, it made my man's day. Awww, nerd love, nothing better.
There's our wedding party and flowers. It was a great day, the happiest. Afterward, we went to the reception and had a blast.


Courtney said...

Beautiful colors for a winter wedding, I kind of had the same idea =)

Lindsey said...

hahahahahaha!! I love the light sabers! I bet Donald did love that pic! Also, your wedding was beautiful!

Leslie said...

You looked so beautiful that day! Well, you always do! What fun, sweet memories!
Love you

Cody Jean said...

It looks like you had a beautiful day! I love your bridemaid dresses, and yours too!

It's so funny, because I live way up in Michigan, but I've heard of Kelly Moore Photography! In fact my SIL has Kelly's blog linked on her blog. Such a small world. She is an awesome photographer.

Claire said...

Oh your wedding was beautiful! And the lightsabers shot made me laugh and laugh!