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Our Happily Ever After: The Ceremony

June 26, 2014 in Wedding - 1 Comment
Our outdoor ceremony was held at the lawn of the barnhouse at Oak Hill Farm.
We lucked out with such a beautiful June day.
I was inspired by a photo I ran across on Pinterest of doors draped with florals at the ceremony altar, and I knew that this was the backdrop I desired for our big day. I found this tutorial helpful, as well, in figuring out how to create the babies breath garland.
I had run across several different rustic looking program options that I loved and worked to combine elements of those I liked to not only make it unique to our ceremony, but also save a little money by creating them on my own. A little cardstock, lace, twine, and a professional staff comprised of my mother and hubby-to-be and we had them done in no time.
Check out the nerves on that face…deep breaths girl.
Then, a change. Laughs had by all, as one of the horses that had pulled us in our gorgeous carriage decided it was a great time to release himself. When you gotta go, you gotta go Р and I must say it provided some serious comic relief. I was good to go after that.
And then the tears started to come. Happy ones of course (well, at least I’m hoping ;)).
And as soon as I saw that face, my waterworks set in.

Love both these men so much.
In lieu of candles or sand, we chose to do a Unity Rose Ceremony. Each of our dear mothers carried and placed a bouquet of roses in one of the colored vases upon their entrance to the ceremony. Ryan and I then took one of the flowers from each of these vases to place together in a new vase to symbolize our families coming together as one.
I must admit, I think there were several points along the way where I told my dad or Ryan that this couldn’t be real. I felt like I was in a fairytale from start to finish, and there are no words to explain my feelings in knowing that it was real, and it is our fairytale. I think I now have an idea as to how Cinderella must have felt on her wedding day.
Credits and Special Thanks:
Ceremony Coordination: My favorite ladies from An Event Less Ordinary
Minister: Keith Johnson (we cherish not only our friendship with you, but the unforgettable and personal way you led our ceremony.)
Vintage Rentals: Simply Vintage
Florals: Cathy Ott (they were beautiful!)
Groom’s/Boys Ties/Hats: The Vintage Beau
Groomsmen/Dads Ties: Me and Matilda
Flower Girl Dresses/Headbands: Posh Peanut
Flower Girl Balloons: Shop Sweet Lulu
“Wait til’ you see here” Signage: Merry Me Signs
And of course, all of our family and friends for being a part of our day.

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  • Amy J June 26, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Krista and Ryan
    I so enjoyed your pictures! What a beautiful wedding. SO creative and simply as a fairytale for sure!
    My wedding day was also so magical and after 32 years I still see it as plain as day and would do it over anytime. Wishing you so much happiness and wonder. Congratulations!

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