Meet Aiden, the ring bearer, well he didn't bear any rings but he pulled his little sister down the aisle! He is my nephew and this is him at the rehearsal dinner after a handful of chicken wings
Me, my nephew, and my Maid of Honor and Sister Stephanie
Kisses for the bride
Ha, I only put this on here to show my real side..nutball!
My best friend and bridesmaid Erin
This is my adorable niece Zoe, isn't she so cute? I bought her outfit on Etsy, it's so adorable. She was only 11 months at the time and not walking so I borrowed my Mom's rustic red wagon so her brother could pull her down the aisle. I found the idea for this sign online, where I got most of my ideas. When I first saw the wagon I was so excited with how my Mom decorated it.
My Grandparents walking down the aisle. I love them to death. Many of my childhood memories involve them. God Bless them both in their old age. They've been married about 60 years and are in their 80's. I'm so happy to still have them in my life. They have been through so much and helped me any time I needed it.
This is my handsome husband Zac.
Meet Ryan and Erin, the two that are responsible for this day.
Zac's brother Josh, and my Sister Stephanie, the Maid of Honor and Best Man
Aiden, my nephew walking Zoe, my niece down the aisle. Aren't they cute? He did such a great job!
Me and Daddy, I kept stepping on my dress! Can you tell? I was not enjoying all eyes on me and kept looking down, I was too excited!
My husband's first look at me :)
My dress..long train, very sparkly. Something I never envisioned for myself. I always thought plain, pretty and flowy. Every time I tried these types of dresses on I liked them but didn't love them. I always told myself I'd never have a beaded dress and there I stand with one on. When I saw this dress in the room, I remember saying I don't think I'll like it but I'll try it. I tried it on and was unsure..but then I kept staring at it..I slept on it and tried more dresses on and decided that was the dress for me. I knew because I couldn't stop thinking about it. I never got that special feeling like many brides talk about. Maybe because I have a little tom boy in me. Maybe I chose this dress too because I hardly ever wear dresses or dress up so for that special day I just had to have something that was a little different.
Vows..I choked through them. I remember saying to my friend before walking down the aisle, I'm either going to laugh or start crying..and I bawled.
My ring was a little tight!
Another one of my favorites!
And this is my favorite :) My owl tattoo comes from an owl statue my Grandma gave to me..to remember her :) Love you Grandma, the cupcake is for graduating pastry arts school
The Men..found the idea for their outfits online..go figure, I fell in love with the suspenders and bow ties!
I'm not a huge fan of these pictures..it didn't really work but it still looks funny.
This is my favorite bridal party picture
Showing off the boots
Sissy and I
Meet Caleb, and Reese..two of the three children I nanny. Declan, the third didn't want to partake.
I think I have the cutest Grandparents..Bill and Vernadine!
Here's a better picture of Zoe and her outfit. Man, she's cute..she's sitting with Lora one of my Mom's friends.
I got these forks on Etsy along with the wine glasses in the background. I ordered more wine glasses for the bridal party and my Mom as a gift.
The centerpieces..mason jars filled with rocks and daisies.
The Cake Table
God Bless my friend and dealing w my undecisiveness on which cake I wanted. We did a sunflower cake with burlap ribbon.
God Bless her again for staying up till 3 A.M. last minute to make me a cake topper. I worked at a bakery in Chicago who was originally going to make the topper and a couple days before the wedding it fell apart. God Bless them too for trying. I figured I either won't have a cake topper or I'll find something on my own, needless to say my friend came to the rescue and made this. Isn't it amazing? I got this idea from Etsy, but they wanted to charge about $300! I almost ended up buying it anyways but thanks Britt for coming through and saving me $300!
Hubby and his Mom
We put these on our thank you cards, I found this idea online too, It didn't turn out as good as I thought but it was hard to make it happen