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