Jan 12, 2013
Dress: Pizazz Aberdeen, Maryland
Wedding Dress Alterations: Isabella Bridal Fullerton, Maryland
Bridesmaids Dresses, Alterations, Tuxedos: Formal Where? Aberdeen, Maryland
Transportation: Triangle Limo
Rings: Smyth Jewelers http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/smyth-jewelers-timonium/d56bbf94045ed487.html
Equipment Rental: Party Party
Photography: Vince Salamone http://www.vs-photo.com/
Josh's Cousin Photography: M.Basham Photography http://mbashamphotography.zenfolio.com/
Officiant: Reverend S. Weeks http://weddingsanywhereanytime.com/
Venue: Deer Creek Overlook
DJ: Jenny Z Mobile DJ
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Since the wedding was at 5pm and the sun was setting at 4:59... I decided to do pictures ahead of time. Our wedding day temp was something crazy warm like 55 degrees! Perfect!(Although a snowy winter wedding would have been pretty too). We decided to go the first look route.
He's not looking but I just love that we are laughing so hard.
Me & my Momma! <3
I think my dad started getting choked up already. This was just before I started to too :(
This is one of my favorites. Some of the most important men to me. Josh, my brother-in-law Steven, and my brother Dom.
Next 4 are photo credit M.Basham Photography.
I can't describe how great if felt for the day to finally be here! We had an amazing time with all of our family and friends!Photo credit in all but the last pictures to Vince Salamone Photography.
My dress from Pizazz in Aberdeen, Maryland. It is a Maggie Sottero Kareno Royale that I had altered into a sweetheart. Alterations done by Isabella Bridal in Fullerton, Maryland.
Invitations from Wedding Paper Divas.
We had just got my dress tied and Mya came and layed down on my dress instantaneously! It was adorable. Like she was saying,"You're still mine ya know!".
My awesome father-in-law helping me out.
My mother-in-law <3 She was probably doing something to the affect of pinching a little kids cheeks saying"aw you're so cuuuuuuute" but to my back haha. Love this pic!
Here goes the details!
Moss Hearts: Had one on each entrance door. Borrowed from a fellow bride friend!
Main entrance table:
4 Atrificial trees all lit(the two on the ends spin!) Hand made burlap tree skirts with our monogram.
I burned each guest's name onto the front of the cedar slice and the table designator on the back. I included a little handmade tag with all of the photopgraphy information(shutterfly, instagram and pro pics).
I had 2 cedar logs as our guest book. The pens I wrapped in hemp and added a silk flower. The program had the wedding party's names printed on burlap that I strung to a stick frame. '
Bridesmaids helped me with the moss letters(our initials).
We had a cell phone charging station. I got the idea from my friend/dj and she saw it at another wedding. I owe credit to PW for having all these girls to help me with the cute saying!
We did this in memory of Josh's grandmother and in honor of his father for Diabetes(and quite a few friends of ours have diabetes as well) and in honor of my Mother for Breast Cancer.
These may just look like candles but a lot of time went in to those! I borrowed 133 votives from a bridesmaid's mom. With the help of my sister for some of it, I had to freeze out the old candles to make a new one and then test the hours I could get out of it. It did Ok so I made what I could with the left over wax. I had to buy more wax online and then even more from Michael's. The wicks I initially got from Amazon burned VERY black so I had to buy them all from Michael's. We melted down the wax, placed the wicks, and poured the candles. Hard work>spending money =Budget Bride saving $$$
My 'maids had made this for my shower but I did it at the wedding because I loved it so much! It is a recipe for marriage where guests write their advice for us. We had everything from sexual to serious!
I did the top of the box in moss and the bottom in burlap. Made our initials with sticks. Also made a little sign to go with it.
Instead of wasting paper on menus(and money!) I made one menue that we put at the head of the catering. I stuck with the same font and colors throughout the wedding.
The unity candles were gifted to me by one of my 'maids that was sick of her wedding stuff. I found a way on pinterest to customize your candle. It is hard to see here, but I had an "M" for my maiden name Mosley(which my mother lit) and a "B" for Blevins(which his mom lit). The center candle has the lyrics to our first dance song, Free by Zac Brown Band.
I helped Dad build the two cupcake stands and single cake stand. Bridesmaids helped me with the moss letters "We Do". I had a sign(to the left) that said which cupcakes were which and purchased about 30 boxes incase people wanted to take their dessert home.
My bouquet with pinecones from my Dad's house. Burlap ring bearer pillow that me and one of my bridesmaids made.
Wedding Paper Divas
I sealed my own invitations with silver glitter wax from a local stationery store, Preston's. I like to give my money to a local shop rather than a chain but with my budget I had to look at everything carefully. Preston's luckily ended up being cheaper! I didn't buy a wax seal stamp, but used a "B" stamp that I already had. Worked just as well. http://prestonstationery.com/