Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Remembering Our Special Day

I'm excited to tell you all that I wrote my first ever guest post!
Natalie over at messymom.com is hosting a week of guest posts to celebrate Valentine's Day about 
how different couples met. It is going to be a fun week and I am so happy that I was able to share our story.
Check it out HERE.

 I love our story. I love remembering it and sharing it. This time around with the guest post, 
I went through all of our wedding pictures and just wanted to remember and share with you.
I realized that I have only ever shared about 3 wedding pictures...
So now you get the whole thing!


Just know, this is an absolute picture overload.
Sorry.
But not really.

First, I remembered some of the amazing fun we had leading up to the big day

My bestie, Jenny threw me an awesome bridal shower. So fun!



I absolutely loved my dress. It was so perfect.
We ran into some issues in the alteration phase. Basically, the entire bottom half was ruined and
we had to figure out what we were going to do with just days to go. And things got stressful for a minute.
But then it was all perfect.
This is one of my favorite pictures from that week.
Loved my dress.
Love my mom.
And it was so special to me that she wanted everything to be perfect.
And it was.
This moment was one that I will remember forever and I'm so glad my aunt caught a sneaky picture


And like I said, it all worked out in the end. We were very blessed
and my dress was all I had dreamed it would be.


My brother wasn't able to be at the wedding, so we made a cut out of him.


Not quite the same as having him there in person, but hey! 
he is the only one with his eyes open in all the pictures

We did pretty much all of our own decorating
The dads decorated the foyer and did an amazing job.
We showed our video here while people waited to greet us.


My work let us use their baby grand piano.
It was gorgeous and elegant.
Somehow these are the only pictures I have of the piano... 


The reception was in the cultural room our church building.
With the lights off, this false ceiling was gorgeous.
The live piano music really set the mood nicely.
Grateful for talented family and friends who played.



We made a billion pom-pom looking things.
And my grandma took us back to her cheer leading days.
My grandma is that cool.





We decided to take some pictures the week before the wedding.
Getting married in AZ in June means terrible heat, and we tried to avoid being outside in the peak of it.


I also have to mention this gorgeous bouquet. 
We made the grey paper flowers to accent the yellow.
I didn't want to mess with dying flowers and not really getting grey.
Flowers by Amy did all of the floral arrangements and we definitely recommend her. 





And can we please acknowledge how attractive my hubby is?
 yep.





The most important decision we made was where to be married.
We believe that being married in the temple means that there is not "til death do we part."
It's forever. Eternal.

And all these amazing photos?
Darby Elizabeth Photography


And then there was the big day itself
We had SO much support from our wonderful family 




I could throw in a million more pictures of these amazing people!

And then there were my girls


Can't you tell how much I adore them?

And Brad had his buddies




Have I mentioned that Brad has a sock thing?
And by thing, I mean obsession.
Like he has probably 100 pairs of socks kind of obsession.
I love that about him.


I wanted the reception to be simple elegance.
And it was exactly what I hoped for.


 The food was amazing. Seranos restaurant catered and it was delicious.
And the cake perfected the meal.







Our first dance was magic.
Basically just saying "we just got married!" over and over.
And picturing eternity together.


And then there was the dance with my Dad.
And if you don't know, that is something I had looked forward to forever.
Love that man.


And the cake.
Oh the cake.



We aren't awkward or anything...



And we were soon off on our honeymoon cruise



 The day was perfect.
It was magical.
And what is even more wonderful is every day of our life together.
The wedding was amazing.
But the marriage is everything.
And I'm so glad to have my Bradley for all eternity.



17 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you shared these! I love the colors and that ceiling decor. The whole thing looks absolutely magical. The feet picks are really fun too!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! It was so fun to write a guest post for you. It definitely took me back.

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  2. Beautiful pictures!! I used to live in Phoenix so I can only imagine how brutal the June sun was.

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    1. It was definitely scorching! But we survived ;)

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  3. What a beautiful wedding. Everything looked beautiful. I love the gray and yellow palette.

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    1. Thank you! We really loved it too. I would have never guessed that I would do gray and yellow, but it just fit so perfectly once I started really planning.

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  4. Wow wow wow what a beautiful couple! I loved all the pictures, this just made my heart so happy! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! It's so fun to look back on these pictures and remember.

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  5. Aw your day looked beautiful! I don't think I've ever done a recap of our wedding on my blog. This makes me want to haha. I read your story too. You have quite a history with your man with such a great ending!

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    1. You should definitely do a recap! It's never too late. Ours was a year and a half ago, and it's still so fun to do a recap! Thanks for reading, Lisa!

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  6. Such a great story and a great way to know more about you. You looked beautiful, your dress was perfect, your colors were perfect, and your wedding pictures were perfect. Needless to say, your day looked perfect!

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    1. Wow Alexis! Thank you so much. It really was perfect!

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  7. Oh my goodness your flowers were beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wedding with us!

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  8. Oh, how sweet is this?! Love the bright and cheerful colors, and how you were able to personalize your church! (My extended family is mormon, so I KNOW what those rooms look like!) HA! Most importantly, everyone looks so happy!! Congrats on your marriage!

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  9. Your wedding photos are so wonderful!!

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  10. Your wedding photos are so wonderful!!

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  11. You look so happy, and your dress is so beautiful. Looks like an amazing day--my favorite part was the cut-out of your brother. That cracked me up!!

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