So I feel like I have been waiting forever to write this post. I wanted to wait for my professional pictures because honestly I knew nothing could do it justice like Justin’s photo’s. Which by the way, if you need an awesome photographer please check out https://slightlysarahblog.com/2016/05/22/wedding-story-part-2-all-of-the-moving-pieces/ . You will find Justin there. In fact, everyone in part 2 killed it. I was super lucky. So I’m just going to rattle everything off at you guys, enjoy my random blabbing.
Let’s start with the dress. I’m not your princess kind of gal, so wedding dress shopping was a real struggle. I found my dress online at David’s Bridal for $40. The dress I found that inspired this look was $7,000 and could not be imported from Israel. When I saw this I thought “what the hell?”, for $40 if it sucks, I’ll take it back. I bought a few more sale dresses as well. There was no fancy “say yes to the dress type situation”. Which I believe might have crushed my mother’s soul for a minute. I knew it was “the one” when I put it on, two months after having my second baby and felt good. Like, if it looks good with that much baby weight, it’s your dress girl! So obvi everyone wants to see your wedding dress beforehand and I was met with a lot of lackluster looks. I mean they tried really hard to see my vison, but I knew I landed it when I put that dress on my wedding day, and everyone else got it too. I made up for my dress sale with a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. My Momo (grandmother) bought my jewelry. I wore my husband’s Grandmothers opal ring, my great grandmother’s engagement ring, I carried my mom’s handkerchief wrapped in a family rosary, with my father’s tiger eye ring. I mean my bases were covered. O, and I made my husband wear my grandfather’s cufflinks.
As I’m sure I have mentioned before, I’m kind of a psycho when it comes to details. I wanted a lot of personal touches in the wedding and reception. So while I just about killed myself doing it, our favors were personalized photo’s in little black ornate photo frames for each guest. They were to sit at each person’s place setting. Small glitch, my coordinator forgot to have them un-boxed. That’s OK though , it was literally the only thing she forgot.
The memorial tree turned out just like I saw it on Pinterest, (you know that doesn’t always happen). The original “signing bench” my dad built for us was way too gorgeous to write on. So I stole this little guy from my parent’s porch and “distressed” it in about a half an hour. Worked just perfectly. My father in law made this awesome sign for our signature drink bar.
It seems that as OCD as I can be , my family and friends had been just as diligent in making sure everything was perfect. This seating chart was to die for and it coordinates perfectly with the place cards. My mom and bridesmaid Kendra nailed it. The wine barrels and arbor were beyond what I had hoped for. Sams club flowers turned out great. For real though , what makes any wedding adorable? The kids!!! My little princesses had custom tutu dresses from the best seamstress I know. I am going to leave you with the rest of my favorite detail photos. Sorry for the overkill guys, I get carried away. Catch up with me later this week for more wedding stories and pictures. Thanks for reading me!
My hair stylist and sign officiant Alana made our Mr. & Mrs.
My gorgeous flower girl, P.
Cigar Bar by Kendra and Ryan. So Cool.