Oct 01, 2011

  • Last updated on October 8, 2011 at 4:50 am
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There are so many pictures we are missing from our reception.  I wish we had more pictures of outside, the photobooth and all our guests.  But here are a few "highlights" of our day.

First dance- Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait

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Mother/Son- Simple Man Shinedown

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Cupcake Tower!! The most amazing cupcake stand ever!! This was inspired by Alliesauce's cupcake stand.  It turned out Unbelievable! 

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I got him back! All in his hair... sucka!

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Bouquet Toss- Only Girl by Rihanna

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Getting Ready for the Garter "Retrieval"... The Girl's "helping" me out.

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DH thinking he's so cool going for the garter!  Doing his cool guy dance.

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And he gets ICED!!!

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And gets a little crazy in front of the grandparents.

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Guys get ready, look at Roberts little cousin... So cute with his hands out!

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Bridesmaid catches the bouquet and sisters BF catches the garter... Then the DJ says "the higher up the leg the longer the marriage lasts..."

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So... He made sure we would last forever! I love everyone's faces in the background!!!

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Sweet Card DH recieved from his grandfather (he cant travel so he couldnt make it)

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AWESOME Ice sculpture DH's Aunt got us for the wedding.

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People loved our memory cards!

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And the day after!  I found out I had a Stomach bug or food poisoning, and both super exhausted from the previous day.  MIL thought this was funny and posted it on FB!

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  • Last updated on October 6, 2011 at 11:23 am
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Ceremony was a disaster, even if no one else noticed.  The wind ruined the music and the pastors microphone. So no one heard anything.  The first song for the parents and grandparents didnt even play.  Then my veil flew everywhere so I had to hold it down the whole ceremony.  Lastly, the Sand Ceremony pic frame that I found broke and then the vase that we did use during the ceremony blew off the table too (with sand in it).  Thats how windy it was.  Needless to say no one else noticed (but me and thats who counts right :))... But here is our ceremony pics!


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Dad and I

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Holding the veil and ring exchange

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Wind blew the bow off the table...

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The FINALLY kiss! We are married after 10 years of dating (Wedding day is our 10 year anniversary)

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Finally fist pump!!! yea

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Maid of Honor, my sister, and Best man, grooms father

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Brother and sister

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Matron of Honor and DH (another groomsmen)

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Carolina and her DH

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Bobbi and grooms cousin

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Grooms Grandmother

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Brides Grandma

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Brides Grandma, came to SC from AZ!

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Brides Mother!

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Grooms Grandmother and her son (grooms father)

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Groom and his mother

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  • Last updated on October 6, 2011 at 10:48 am
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So day of I was awake at 5 AM.  I couldnt sleep, and was throwing up/naesous ALL DAY LONG.  I thought it was nerves (and most of it probably was) but Monday after I found out I had a bad stomach bug.  Wasnt pleasant!!!

Make up time!

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photographer in the window in the back.  He's trying to take pictures of the dress.  Also note the bouquets in the buckets.  My amazing bridesmaids made them the night before the wedding and they turned out AMAZING!!

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Lawd! Not the best photo opp... I was so nauseous.

Yepp it took all the girls to get me in this thing! lol


Me and Bridesmaid, Carolina!

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Matron of Honor and Carolina.

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Grandma of the bride :)

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  • Last updated on October 6, 2011 at 10:36 am
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We had so much family come out to help.  Since we couldn't afford to have people come out, it helped a lot that so many friends and family helped out.  People came out to help that we hadnt spoke to in a while.  

Ignore the date on these pics, my mom's camera wasnt set right (Actual date 10.01.11)

We got the lanterns up the day before... Those took some time but Hubs and my dad worked really hard on those.

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My mothers best friend, who I havent talked to in a long time came out to help with her two daughters.  They are working on the centerpeices voted on by y'all!

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My dad and brother, along with the groomsmen who you cant see, setting up the ceremony chairs.

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We wanted the centerpeices to have floating candles, but we couldnt anchor the flowers down low enough... so this is how they ended up. Still pretty right?!

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CANDY TABLE!! Big hit, but we bought WAY too much candy!!

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Cupcake tower we made.  We had a cardboard one made but heat ruined it.  So we went and bought the heavy duty one.  This was inspired by AllieSauce.  It turned out AMAZING!

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This is a collage made by my mother in law.  DH and I have been together for 10 years and these are pictures taken throughout the years.  I LOVED this sentimental thought!

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View from venue!! I couldnt imagine having my wedding anywhere else!

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Christy doing her "set up".  She was trying to get the Clemson/Carolina game working online so she could hook it up to the TV at the reception.  Needless to say it didnt work out; which didnt upset me at all!

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  • Last updated on September 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm
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We were trying to tie in the candy table to the photobooth and make sure people know the types of cupcakes we had available.  We also needed to put signs up for our memory book.  

So we asked our very amazing invitation designer (Signatures by Sarah) for help!  Here are the results.

Candy Table/Photo Booth

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I know that credit is due for this sign, because I borrowed some of the words from someone one PW.  Whoever you are THANK YOU! We loved this sign!

Cupcake Sign

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Lastly we asked her to design our memory book signs.  We wanted to make sure the pages ended up were they were supposed to at the end of the night. So here they are:

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If you'd like to see the memory book page we are using for the wedding I have a whole other page with pictures! 

Everything is coming together and, even though its VERY stressful, its getting exciting!

  • Last updated on August 5, 2011 at 5:53 am
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I forgot to post these up but these were planned for a while!  We bought paper lanterns and LED lights to put in the lanterns to decorate the venue with.  Here is our inspiration:

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We have lilac, eggplant, green and white lanterns.  They are all in different sizes.  These things are going to be a pain to hang up! We have clips to stick on the roof and are going to tie them to these hooks and hope they hang.  I probably should test run these! lol