Apr 18, 2009
Dinner time. The backdrop for the ceremony doubled as a backdrop for the sweetheart table. And put an element on the stage to take away from it's vast emptiness.
The cake table. Originally the letters were supposed to lay down on the table. However, I was told they were lost in the colorful fabric the caterer choose (she did an awesome job finding brown and blue fabrics). So they stood them up. Unfortunately, I wasn't there when they put the decoration on the front of the cake, and they didn't position the "swirly twigs" correctly, and I hate that it looks like Mickey Mouse.
First Dance on the small patio. The guys put up christmas lights earlier in the day and they looked awesome! Especially as the sun went down.
And off we go..........
(Most of these are photos taken by friends.)
Off to the Gainesville Garden Club for some photos and the Ceremony...Steve built a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony with the help of our friend Brittany. It really added something special to the ceremony. My flowers were by The Plant Shoppe, Betsy Gardner owner. They were absolutely beautiful. White tulips have always been my favorite flower.
Now the ceremony...My dad walked me down the aisle. He was nervous, it was cute.
And we say our vows....It was quite warm standing in the sun.
Then we exchanged our rings.....
Now we are husband and wife...Woo Hoo!! Our recessional was the Gator Fight Song. We are huge University of Florida fans. We both went there and currently work there. Almost everyone was clapping along, and we watched the video later and heard everyone yell "Go Gators" in the part of the song that calls for it. We didn't notice that when it happened. So cute!
Courtney and Matt
Jess and Carter
Tiff and Ben
The day started at 9:30 am with a makeup appointment. This one I did my own. It was nice and peaceful and quiet. My makeup lady, Christy, had some great jazz standards playing. Really relaxed me.
From there I went to the hotel to get some breakfast that my bridesmaid Jess got for me. Then we left for our hair appointments with my mom in tow. Jess' was at 11:30, mine at 12:30, and Amy the hairdresser fit my mom into the mix.
Then we headed back to the room to relax and eventually get dressed.
Then off to the venue......
I'm a redhead so I decided to just search other redheads and try to keep it simple.
Now my trial pics:
A couple things we will change: I won't be as "sparkly" as I am in these pics. And I need to talk to her about the mascara, it was a little clumpy. I am thinking that maybe the smokey eye needs to come up a little higher? We are also using liquid liner (pic 2 versus pic 1), we both thought it would make my eyes pop more.
My Hair trial pics:
I need more lists. Really do I?
- Book Resort: Wyndham Cozumel Resort and Spa (Sabor Section)
- Book Flights
- Book Chichen Itza Tour: do this when we get there
- Buy Biodegradable Sunscreen for Mexico
- Get Passports
- Buy FI shoes
- Buy sun dresses
- Buy Bathingsuit for FI
- Buy Bathingsuit for me
- Buy hiking backpack
- Arrange for Dog/Cat Sitters