May 07, 2011
Prelude Music: Various Vitamin String Quartet
Seating of the Mothers: Sweet Child of Mine-played by VSQ
Bridal Party Processional: God Only Knows-played by VSQ
Bride's Entrance: Your Song-played by VSQ
Recessional: You're My Best Friend- Queen
Cocktail Hour: various
Bridal Party Entrance: Chicago Bulls Theme
Bride/Groom Entrance: Welcome to the Jungle
First Dance: This Year's Love- David Gray
Father/Daughter: Castles in the Air-Don McLean
Mother/Son: What a Wonderful World
Cake Cutting: Grow Old w/ You-Adam Sandler
Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies-Beyonce
Garter Toss: Girls-Beastie Boys
Last Song: I've Had the Time of My Life
Our engagement pics were done by Kristy McSwain, who is also doing our wedding. We had so much fun-although it was the middle of June and soooo hot! They turned out great!
We ordered our invitations from Vistaprint and they turned out great! This is not the best picture, but you can see the whole suite.
Here is a picture from the website, much better!
Because we were on a budget, I tried to DIY as much as I could. All of these projects were fairly inexpensive. Mostly time-consuming, but well worth it!
Its not a great pic, but these are going to be our wedding favors. The tag says "Grow with Love" Leah & Michael 5-7-11. They were really simple and inexpensive to make!
Our menu. I bought a poster frame from Walmart, used chalk spray paint on the cardboard backing, and painted the frame off-white. Voila! Very easy DIY.
This was a mom and dad DIY! My dad cut up some trees he had cut and they bought the top from a craft store and carved our initials.
These are for our sparkler exit. I thought they came out pretty good!
For the cupcake table :)
We had a wonderful DJ with DJ Johnny Colvard! He really got the party started! He even got out on the dance floor and showed people how to do dances. I was really worried that having so many group dances would be cheesy, but I actually had so much fun and received more compliments on that part of the reception than anything!