May 23, 2010
Yep...I put them all together!
We made sure to take moments and absorb what was happening. Stop, take a deep breathe, and look around many times throughout the day!
We had a first look. So much more time to enjoy the wedding.
I DIY'd the heck out of the wedding and didn't spend a dime on flowers. Saved a lot of money and have wonderful keepsakes.
I had a reception dress. I got to dance dance dance!
I had pro hair and MU. That would have stressed me out!
Spent big $ on photog and video. The pics and video let us live the day over and over.
I paid all the vendors and tipped them right before the reception started. We didn't get interupted at all!
We made sure to give the dj quite a few must plays. It made the reception feel more like us.
We had the ceremony and reception at the same place. The day flowed great and didn't have to spend $ on transportation.
We got to write the entire ceremony ourselves. Made it real personal.
I looked at tons of photos to get a feel of what I wanted.
DH and I went to the beach after and took beach pics with my MOH. Got great pics and it's a wonderful memory.
We had the wedding on sunday during the day. Vibe was the same and we weren't dead on our feet after so the wedding night was great ;-)
I found PW. So many amazing ideas from here!
I had someone carry the must take photo list in a pocket. Missed a few key photos and didn't realize it.
I was more aggressive with taking pics by the fountain at the hall. I brushed it off when they said we couldn't cause another bride was coming.
I made it a point to eat healthy the 6 months before the wedding. Gained some weight and kinda just said OH WELL!
I toughed it out and wore my heels longer...although I probably would have been miserable!
I wore a slip! I didn't have a crinny. When we took pics of me standing solo against the window payne, you could see right through the bottom of the dress! Oh my! LOL
I wish I had the hall put the favors at each place setting. So many people passed the favor table without seeing it!!!
Details create the big picture-Weill
Loved our invites. http://www.collectionsbyrobbinsnest.com/
My Nina shoes. Love them!
The DIY bouquet in action!
All these details would not have existed if not for PW!
DIY CPs...turned out perfect!
Etsy Cake topper....loved it! From teensyweensybaby.
Yummy Cocktail Hour!!!
It doesn't matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other-Good Will Hunting
So the Best Man toast went on forever! Tip: Give them a time limit. It was really nice though.
My girls...they were short and sweet and I love them for it!
My dad...oh my dad. He took the lyrics and melody to "The Lady in Red" and sang the whole song like this...
Lisa in white
Is dancing with Mike
There's nobody here
Just Lisa and Mike
I hardly know
This beauty dressed in white
I'll never forget
The way you look tonight...
You can see my reaction...I was a mess!
Oh and the video captured it all! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVUg-nfeKnk
I told everyone that I couldn't really say what had planned cause dad made me do the ugly cry! So I passed the mic to Mike! Mic to Mike...LOL!
My niece sang Alicia Keys' "No One". I couldn't resist jumping in on the "uh uh oh oh ohs!"
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.- Japanese proverb
So I was worried about the dance floor not jumping the whole time. And it wasn't...as it shouldn't. I shouldn't have stressed over that. It was jumpin at the right times!
FIL and GIL tearing up the dance floor on wheels!
There is a funny story behind that last pic. That's my adorable nephew with the camera. The gorgeous girls are Mike's cousin. So Mike's cousins start dancing with my nephew and he gets so scared and bolts off. Poor guy. He'll regret that move in the future!
The most dangerous food is wedding cake-James Thurber
It was so unfair. I smashed him and then he was all sweet to me! He's not off the hook though. If you look below, he smudged his face on mine when we kissed! Yep...we both got it!
Chocoalte Fountain and Italian ice cart were a HUGE hit!
Last photo and song of the night....
Don't you know how sweet and wonderful life can be? -Marvin Gaye "Lets Get it On"
First...we came up from the dance floor into the reception!
Got the video!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nReXV3WxWfU
It really was the coolest thing! All of a sudden, we appeared!
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love- Jason Mraz "I'm Yours"
Our dance was pseudo choreographed. We knew where we were gonna dip, twirl, lift, and get a little dirty dancing in! It was natural and fun!
"Nobody puts baby in the corner"....."I didn't do the lift, but it went alright" -Dirty Dancing
She's looking like her mama a little more everyday-Bob Carlisle "Butterfly Kisses"
I really got to thank our dj for not paying the whole song. Too much emotion!
As I watched you grow from that little boy- Mikki Verieck "A song for my Son"
In that last pic, I was like "awww. They look so sweet!" Watching my hubby dance with his momma :-)
I dropped a tear in the ocean. When they find it, only then will I stop loving you.
We love our puppies so much that we had to include them!
For not having a rehearsal, everyone did darn good!
Dad was so emotional. I was so excited but then he made me emotional!!!
While walking down the aisle, I could not stop smiling. I was sooo giddy! I kept thinking, "this is it. Remeber to take it all in"...and I did.
That's out girls! They behaved for the most part!
"With this ring, I marry you/ and I gladly share my life with you."
"All that was once separate is now shared and in this sharing you both will find great comfort."
'Twas not my lips you kissed, but my soul-Judy Garland
We practiced the kiss but that was just shot in the moment...we were messy and uncoordinated which was perfect for us!
It's my pleasure to intorduce to you for the very first time...Lisa and Michael Kaiser!!"
Here I was like "oh yea...we did it!" If I had to guess, Mike was probably like..."phew... glad that part is done!"