the wedding


Posted by Rebecca, October 11th, 2010

Yesterday was our first wedding anniversary.  We always have to be different, so instead of doing the 10/10/10 thing we went for 10/10/09.  Actually, I was aiming for 10/3/09 but we couldn’t get the date.  So the 10th it is!

In honor of our anniversary, I decided to post a few (okay, 25) wedding pictures that cover more of the design/style side of the wedding and less of the hey! look at us! side.  How does this relate to the house? Well as I’ve mentioned before, we did all of our flowers and most of the wedding design on the same day as we chose our interior options for the house.  And coincidentally, the foundation of our house was poured on 10/9/09… the day before the wedding.  Here’s a picture of the house on 10/4/09, the last chance we had to take a picture before the wedding….

So without further ado, our wedding, in mostly pictures so I don’t bore you 🙂

(Pictures courtesy of our phenomenal photographer, Zlatko Batistich)

We got married at a very small, little known bed and breakfast with an organic farm not far from where we live.  It’s nestled so far back in the woods that we had driven past numerous times and never knew it was there.  We attempted to time the date so that the leaves had began to change, but of course those things never work out and it was mostly green around the farm.

The wreath our florist made for the door

Our DIY menu cards…Mike used the font from our invites (which we had to purchase and also appears in the title for this site) we printed them on textured cardstock, glued them to green scrapbook paper, hole punched the corners and tied some twine in there.  We made quite the team.

Hey look, it’s me! Coming down the stairs of the old house, which dates back to 1750.

My bridesmaids and I, walking to meet Mike in one of the gardens with old water tower in the background.

There is an old cottage on the grounds and it was one of the reasons why we chose this place.  We had our cocktail hour in this area and since it got chilly at night, the owners lit the fireplace inside.  Definitely one of the highlights of the wedding.  We didn’t even think anyone would go in there, but it was jam packed.

Walking through one of the gardens.  My dress and shoes were filthy before the wedding even started. I’ve never claimed to be very glamorous.

My favorite series of pictures.  I wanted a location with a dirt driveway for this reason.

My bouquet. (Side note- this picture is completely candid, I had no clue it was taken.  How’s that for an awesome photographer?)

Bridal party… girls’ dresses were from David’s Bridal (unbelievable right?), guys got suits from Macy’s and wore striped ties to compliment Mike’s solid tie.  The florist didn’t listen to anything we said about the bridesmaids flowers.  I hate leaves in arrangments.  But when the day comes around, what can you do? I’m no bridezilla.

Always connected…

Mmm cake. The florist “forgot” our topper, so we had a naked cake.  But I kinda like it like that.  Maybe a new trend?

One of the table arrangements

Our DIY menus, with our DIY favors/placecards

The first tag on the favor box gives a name/table number.  The second tag said this…

And was filled with these…probably my favorite part of everything we did.

Farm signage

Every wedding needs a cute kid, I believe we hit the jackpot.  Complete with ring bearer pillow via Etsy.

Ceremony view

Every good party has guacamole!

It rained in the morning, which was very nerve racking, but it cleared up by the afternoon and left us with this beautiful sunset.

The reception was in a tent, which I know a lot of people consider to be a turn off, but it was something we were looking for.  A blank canvas 🙂

And I was dying to hang paper laterns, which don’t exactly go with a ballroom

We specifically asked our caterer for mini ice cream cones, being that we’re pretty well known for being ice cream lovers

Another thing that was huge to us was the music.  We did nothing traditional for the ceremony and didn’t want any group dances, slow dances, etc during the reception, which made for one hell of a party.

The old house at night

All and all, I’d say our wedding was pretty cool, though I suppose I’m a little biased 🙂

Happy Anniversary, Husband.

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16 Responses to “the wedding”

  1. Zack says:

    Congrats! The pictures are so cool: love the paper lanterns and mini cones!

  2. WOW. Your wedding was amazing. The dress!! Sooo pretty. All of the other awesome touches – !!!! Congratulations on your 1st year anniversary! I was planning to do a little wedding blogging this winter when I start hibernating/sleeping too much/and realizing that I don’t do anything remotely fun or interesting to blog about. But, it will pale in comparison to your kick butt wedding charm! At least we both got great hubbies out of it! 🙂

    • Rebecca says:

      Thank you Candace! I actually started a blog when we got engaged to follow the whole wedding process…. then I realized that I didn’t really have anything fun to say either. I prefer the house blogging route, at least it entertains me if no one else. Though I wanted to refer to myself as Feyonce and bust into a bootylicious dance everyone time I wrote a post…which was like 3 times…

  3. Jessie says:

    Your wedding was pretty cool – we still talk about how off the beaten track and beautiful your venue was – like it was right out of a fairy tale (and we see a LOT of wedding venues!). The mini ice cream cones look delicious. Happy anniversary!!

    • Rebecca says:

      Thank you Jessie! You were arguably the most important person there and you wrote such a great ceremony for us 🙂 I can’t wait to see pictures from your 10/10 wedding. I’m sure it was it was totally creative and straight out of a fairy tale as well!

  4. Lindz says:

    Congrats on your one year anniv. guys!!! Hope our wedding can be even half as perfect as yours was! xo

  5. What a beautiful wedding! Happy anniversary!

  6. LD says:


  7. What a beautiful wedding! We got married in August 2009 and had almost the same colors- dark purple, light green, and then we mixed in a light blue! 🙂 LOVE LOVE LOVE those colors. Wish I could plaster them all over my house… tastefully!

  8. What a gorgeous wedding. I loved the colors you chose. I also DIYd a lot of my wedding which saved money and I got to use my creativity. I seriously thought about being a wedding planner after my wedding since I had so much fun making it all come together.

  9. I loved your wedding pictures. Kudos to you and your husband for breaking convention. I think it looked perfect!

  10. Kimberly says:

    I just wanted to let you know that you were such an inspiration for my wedding. I looked at your pics so many times, just thought everything was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Erin says:

    Hey! We’re wedding twinses, AND my husband is Mike AND my first baby was born May 29th, 2012! A girl named Grace.
    I was checking out your blog and stumbled on this. I realize you haven’t blogged in a long time, but you might see this eventually.
    Totally made me smile and get nostalgic about my 10/10/09 wedding.
    Love the mini-ice cream cones idea! We had a s’mores bar for ours. Such a fun touch of whimsy.
    We didn’t even do a dance at all, we just hung out, talked, ate good food and then watched the Badgers football game. We got married in the morning, in a historic part of town, and then that evening we met up for dinner with everyone and went out on the town!

    Happy 6 1/2 years! You have a beautiful home! I’m currently looking into it for inspiration for my home.

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