Our first year as MR + MRS has flown by no doubt. Planning of our big day was so much fun, I am missing it. Planning is something I enjoy anyways. We did just about everything ourselves with the help of our family and friends. I thought the marking of our one year anniversary was a great time to share a recap of our outdoor October wedding with you, my readers. We got married on October 5th, 2013 in a smaller intimate wedding with our closest friends and family. Our venue was at an old mansion, The Blanton House, owned by the town of Danville, Indiana.
I loved the details of this house. This closet being a favorite part of the house was large for a turn of the century home. It had built in drawers and wardrobes.
My handsome husband got ready with the other groomsmen in the ‘Grooms Suite’.
I will cherish this picture of my handsome groom forever. I love his energy and excitement to see all those closest to us.
My Dad walking me down the aisle. I am the first to cry at just about anything and this day was no exception. I had a burst of emotions come as I was walking with my dad and he held my arm and said, “are you okay, do you need to take a moment, its okay.” Just hearing his words and warmth holding my arm brought a calmness over me. I was able to contain myself until i was overjoyed with more emotions when reaching my groom.
Dancing with my groom right after seeing each other for the first time. Oh the memories of our few minutes just him and I seeing each other for the first time.
This picture makes me so happy. I love these people and thank them so much for being a part of our story. They hold places in our hearts.
Our little wedding party people did such an awesome job. Our nieces walked together and Braydon was a handsome man who stole the show.
I would need many many words to explain to you how much these two ladies mean to me. When my husband and I started planning, we wanted those closest to us and this meant only two maids on my side. I chose to make both ladies Maids of Honor. They have been there through the best and worst times of my life. We have known each other from childhood. We may not get to see each other often or speak daily, but when we do come together, we pick right back up where we left off. The memories I share with these two ladies is countless and includes a major chunk of my life. I am grateful for all their hard work to help make our wedding day one to remember.
This picture is a memory of how my husband surprised me. He planned his own little ‘Magic Mike’ number to dance and of course make me blush as he was getting the garter. Oh how he never surprises me and can always make me laugh.
Most brides would have freaked out knowing about 5-7 days before their wedding it was going to rain, period. I hoped for the best and looked forward to the important part of our wedding. It did rain, but it was not the end of the world and turned out just as special. We were blessed to have a few hours with no rain during getting ready, taking pictures and our outdoor ceremony. As we settled under the big white peak tent with our guests for our reception, it started to down pour. We are so thankful our guests did not have to sit at our ceremony in a down pour rain. My dreams of having an outdoor wedding were fulfilled with all of our closest friends and family. Our goal was to save as much as possible by having many DIY projects to make it a personalized wedding.
Our awesome photographers came up with such a beautiful photo that embraced the rain to end our wedding day. How awesome did this photo turn out! Life gives you curveballs but its how you handle and deal with them that matters most in life. *all photo credit: 604 Studios (previously Micala McClain Photography)
I will be having a DIY project post to show many of the details of the wedding. Many projects our fairly easy and inexpensive on a wedding budget. Stay tuned for the Wedding DIY Project post.