Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Wedding, A-L

The fabulous Meghan of My Perfect Compilation Tape (don’t you just love that name?) had this on her blog and I couldn’t help but play along.

For those that don’t know, Geof and I met in April of 2005 through online dating. I had a good run of losers in my life and was ready for a good guy. I honestly feel blessed and so lucky to have a wonderful man like him in my life. I know that’s an incredibly cliché thing to say, but it really is the truth.

We were engaged in December of 2006, bought our house in April of 2007 and were married in October of 2008. Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful and something I’m so proud of. Everything came together exactly as I wanted it to and I married the love of my life!




I had four bridesmaids, one of which was my cousin and the other 3 are friends.


I got carried away with this! We had two cakes. One regular cake and one baby cake that was a replica of the larger cake to display on the sweetheart table. I was so impressed with how this turned out and the cake was delicious.

Big Cake

Baby Cake


My dress was an ivory, strapless, A-line dress from Ella Rosa. I loved it and had tried on so many that I never thought I’d find the one. I loved my train and how it bustled. The dress shop I purchased it from could not have been better from the service to the price.


I did a post on my engagement story here. It was seriously like a fairy tale and that day stacks right up there with my wedding day. Seriously. We were engaged for a year and half. It gave me plenty of time to plan.

The night we got engaged right before he popped the question!


My bouquet was pretty traditional and consisted of lots of roses and some stephanotis. I also had some pretty crystals in my bouquet to really make it pop. The bridesmaids had colorful fall bouquets and I love how they turned out.


Geof had 4 of his buddies in the weeding party. The pic I’ve posted only has 3. There’s a story behind that here and it's a funny one.


We had a pretty traditional Honeymoon and stayed at The Royal in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We relaxed a ton by the swim-up bar and met some other great couples that were honeymooners too. The highlight of our trip was going to Xcaret for the day. We went snorkeling, then swam with the dolphins and caught the Mayan show that evening.

The view from our balcony. We even had a Hammock out there. I remember reading a little bit of Twilight out there everyday.


I loved everything about our invites. They were custom designed by Allison Barnhill. She created a pretty fall motif and carried it through all of our wedding related paper goods.

Our invitations!

This was at the top of our invites on the inside

Pretty paper goods for the reception

Justice of the Peace:

We were married by Pastor Richard at Saint Matthew.


I kept a ton all of the important stuff and sold the rest on The Knot. The Trash to Treasure board is amazing for that!

Ladies Night:

My bachelorette weekend will go down as one of the best times ever! My bridesmaids planned a weekend away in Atlantic City. The main party night consisted of a great dinner with the boys at The Continental, after which we went our separate ways to really get the festivities started. The girls took me to a fun show at Showboat and then we went to Mixx at The Borgata to end the night.

So much fun!

I’ll be doing M-Z soon, so stay tuned for that!


Gwen said...

This is so fun!!! I wish I would have done the big wedding even though I know it wouldn't have made a difference. Your wedding was so wonderful and you were a stunning bride!!! XOXO

MaviDeniz said...

i love your pics. i got married a year ago and it was definitely the most fun ever :)

Squirmy said...

I love this...can't wait for the rest! Your wedding looks perfect =)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Love, love, love this! You had a beautiful wedding, fall is my favorite season so I always like to see fall weddings! Can't wait for M-Z!

daphne @ flip flops and pearls said...

OH MY GOSH! What a fab post! I love it, thanks for sharing. BEAUTIFUL lady:)

Miss K said...

loved this post! your wedding looked so beautiful and you were a GORGEOUS bride!! i can't wait to see m-z!

Eileen said...

This is a really cool post. :) I absolutely LOVE the colors you chose - it looks like a perfect autumn wedding. I've always wanted one of those. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Love all your pictures! The weddings are gorgeous!


Melissa said...

Fun! I always love seeing your wedding pics! Everything looks so pretty!

MCW said...

So beautiful. I love how you met online and always keep that in mind when I get frustrated with match!!!

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

Everything was gorgeous!

I always wanted to have a Fall wedding, but I didn't want to wait that long after we got engaged. We waited a year because Josh had this idea that engagements should be a year long...I have no idea why :-)

Savanah said...

I love this! I met my boyfriend through online dating too :)

Caitlin C. said...

You had a beautiful wedding!! And your honeymoon looked like a blast :)

Jayme and Mendi said...

This is a great post! Your wedding looks like it was beautiful! Takes me back to mine - got married 1.5 years ago in Puerta Vallarta, MX. Can't wait for the next installment. We are now following you and would love for you to visit our blog and follow back if you like.
Jayme (& Mendi) @ Her Late Night Cravings

Linda said...

I can't believe our weddings were almost 3 years ago. Sometimes it feels like was yesterday!

Karen in Progress said...

What a great post! It was really fun to see all your pictures. I'm looking forward to M-Z.

BTW, I'm so jealous that you got to swim with dolphins... and I loved your baby cake.

Muffy said...

Love seeing all the pictures are hearing the stories! So fab!

Kristin said...

What a beautiful wedding! Your cake was totally amazing!

Amy said...

Sounds like an awesome day! We're so lucky to have met such a great couple! Can't wait until we can get together again!! :) I do love the name "The Perfect Compilation Tape" too!

Carly said...

This was AMAZING to look at...everything was BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Mine was a November wedding...and we really played on the fall theme w colors and motif as well..alot of similarities...I am slightly OBSESSED w the wording on your invites...so' amazing....my invites had A large orange leaf behind it with gold writing...but we did the boring STOCK wording...yours was so cool and unique.
Stunning bride..beautiful day....amazing life! Thats what it is all about!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love your wedding! Everything about it looks to have been perfection - seriously. From the flowers, to the adorable saying on the invites. Adorable!

Alison said...

That babycake is adorable! What a great idea!

Meghan said...

I love that you posted this! Your wedding was just beautiful! I love your invitations and flowers! And the cakes! SO yummy!

Amanda N said...

I really like this post!! I love looking at wedding stuff! your shoes and cake was soo pretty! You look absolutely amazingg on your wedding day.. by the way how do I follow you on here i dont see the button.