Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wedding Reception Details

as much as we love sweets, our wedding wouldn't have been complete without a very large candy & treats bar
 sacks to take home goodies
 table for our littlest guests
 groom's cake
We displayed our mother's wedding dresses at the reception...they both bought them at the same dress shop in '78, the year they were married. This was my momma's dress :)
...and Zach's momma's
old family photos were displayed on the piano between our mom's dresses

*all photos by In Bloom Photography

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wedding Ceremony Details

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! We got our wedding pictures and I am so thrilled to share them with you all! The Big Day was in our hometown of Sweetwater on June 25th, 2011, which also happened to be my grandparent's Big Day. My sweet Pawpaw passed away three months before our wedding, which would have been their 56th anniversary. We feel very blessed to share that special tie with Mamaw and Pawpaw Clayton.

There are almost 900 photos total (don't worry, I'll spare you about 800 of those) so I thought I'd break them up into several different posts.
Here are the first half of our details, with explanations for those that aren't self-explanatory. The wedding was "40's vintage" themed with lots of bright purple and aqua touches. Hope you enjoy!

These were my momma's gloves when she was a little girl. They had yellowed with age but Zach attacked them with oxiclean and got them nice and pretty for me to wear. Thanks, Z :)
bridesmaid bouquet
bridal bouquet
the handkerchief was a wedding gift to my mother from my great grandmother...the purple pin has been in our family for several generations...and the navy brooch was a gift from my brother, brought all the way back from Princess Grace's castle in Monaco
Zach and I made these petal cones from an old hymal his Mom gave us...we used stamps and ribbon to tie in our colors
our get-a-way car
the programs, with our (okay okay, my) favorite Pride & Prejudice quote

*photos all by In Bloom Photography

Monday, November 28, 2011

Turkey Week, Part Two

And just like that it's come and gone. Our pants are tight; our hearts are happy. It's such a glorious time of year and I am feeling extra blessed as we now have two wonderful families to spend the holidays with. And holiday-it-up we did. 

 dinner at the best steakhouse in the west (west Texas, anyway)
Katy and our precious nephew Kamdon...getting our fried pickle on at Skeets
Amanda and Cole were painting so we turned Kam into a little Picasso, too
 mini-reunion with my beanie!!
sweet cousin Braylie...ready to dig in at Mamaw's house
 this is where he spent the entire afternoon (with football on tv, of course)
 turkey gobbler Kam!
 Grandmother and Kamdon
lovely sister-in-laws (minus Ashlee)
The Uhaul Diaries, Part 2. This is how we spent our Sunday morning.
At least we had a lot of helpers!

How was your Thanksgiving? Hope you celebrated your many blessings all week long!