September 28th, 2013 was absolutely perfect. Everything we wanted it to be and more. We had a very small wedding, less than 100 people, which was perfect for us. We had a chance to talk to and dance with everyone at the wedding. I really wanted it to feel like a great dinner party that just got a little crazy, and that's where we ended up. The entire wedding was held outside at a country club that was an old mansion.
The ceremony was held in the garden with the house in the background. Our service was short and sweet, with two readings from my sister-in-law-to-be and best friend from college. We had a ring warming ceremony where we passed our rings around to everyone in attendance for their blessing, prayer and well wishes. We loved that we could incorporate everyone in our ceremony.
The reception was held under a tent behind the mansion with dinner, dessert dancing and a fantastic photo booth.
I wanted to capture some of my favorite moments. There were so many, so I'll try to keep it brief... but no promises. I want to remember everything!
|The moment it became 'real'|
|Baby powder is a must!|
I wore the pearls my dad gave to my mom when I was born.
My dad and my bridesmaids seeing the full get up for the first time
|Although I wasn't there for this, this picture is amazing.|
|Modeling with my brother, of course|
|Zoe telling me she didn't want me to talk anymore.|
|A favorite. A moment with my MOH.|
|My lovely bridesmaids corrupting my niece|
|Opening a gift from Kyle (beautiful earrings and necklace)|
|From the bridal suite we could see all of the guests arriving. I think a few of them saw me too.|
|Kyle seeing me come down the aisle. There is a serious of pictures of him seeing me, but this is my favorite.|
|Seeing Kyle crying got me started. I'm an emotional one folks.|
|As my dad was hugging me, he ripped out my veil! It ended up being pretty funny and took us a few minutes to get back in.|
|Quick moment with mom.|
|I just love this picture.|
|First kiss as husband and wife!|
|Saying our vows.|
|Taking a moment to enjoy our signature cocktails.|
|First dance (actually more awkward than either of us thought it would be haha)|
|Listening to speeches. Felt so special and loved.|
|Cutting the cake. Kyle was cracking me up obviously. He wanted to pretend the cake knife was a samurai sword and chop through the top.|
|One of my favorite parts of our wedding was the dancing. Everyone got out and got down on the dance floor. I ended up ruining my hair and makeup from dancing, but I did not care. It was a BLAST!|
|Kyle getting down.|
|Just having the most amazing time with the most amazing people.|
|Another shot our photographer pulled me away to do. Love the way it turned out.|
|Last shot of the night.|