Following yesterday’s engagement post is our beautiful wedding day! It has been almost three months since we got married and can I just say… I am SO ready to do it all over again!
Growing up I always wanted to be a wedding planner… I dreamed of my wedding since I was a little girl. Fast forward 26 years and not only have I become a wedding planner, I was planning a wedding of my own!
Chris and I met in high school, the year of 2005. It was the classic boy meets girl, boy takes girl out on date, and a sudden… a romance blossomed. On a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2013 Chris and I went on the walk on the beach where he dropped down on one knee and proposed. It was the best moment of my life.
This wedding was nine years in the making. We got married on a gorgeous day in the beginning of May. There was no call for rain, but had a partly sunny and partly overcast day which turned out to be lovely for pictures. The ceremony location was on a beautiful lawn overlooking the Potomac River and our reception was in a llama barn!
Family is the number one thing in our lives and it was important to incorporate them as much as possible on this special day. My parents walked me down the aisle, my sister/maid of honor married us and both of our extended family members baked delicious cookies to add to our milk and cookie bar.
Chris and I are big on taco night… so big in fact that we decided to have a taco bar for our wedding! That was both amazing and a big hit with our guests.
Some of my favorite “DIY” projects included
1. Love Notes Guest Book: I decided I did not want the traditional guest book so instead wooden hearts took place of paper pages and a box took place of the book. Each guest filled out a message on the heart and dropped it into a bird cage.
2. Flower Arrangements: The day before the wedding I had a few bridesmaids and family members meet up to put our flower arrangements together. I bought them at a wholesale flower shop and we prepped them and placed them in different vases. The bouquets were filled with fluffy hydrangeas while the men’s boutonnières contained a delicate rose and dusty miller. I fell in love with the gorgeous blooms and the subtle mixture of bud vases along each table.
I could not have done this wedding without the help of my amazing friends, family, and of course, my handsome hubby. That day was my dream come true.
A big thank you to Ally Boop Photography who was our photographer for the day and captured these images!
Also a big thank you to my beautiful friend from @beautyblushnbronzer for doing my hair and makeup (and most of the bridesmaids)!!