Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Wedding Day part II

The flowers were done by Heather, a great friend
who did me a huge favor!
Because I'm slightly OCD, I can't post this massive event unless there is some order to it.
 So this post is going to be about 

The Details

The Draper temple and the fast approaching storm. It only rains
in Utah in May on my wedding day.

This was my beautiful bouquet! 
At the reception we had a trifle bar, which was basically a whole table of great food that you mixed and called it dessert. We had all these recipes posted in frames on the table that said "Blueberry Lemon Trifle" and then gave you the ingredients to put in your cup to make that trifle. It was amazing, all courtesy of my mom and the wonderful ladies in our ward who helped cook and bake all day!

This was over our gift table. Look at the bruisy knees.

This was our sign-in: Instead of a book everyone signed, we had vintage post cards for everyone to choose and write on. Now we have this great album of postcards from everyone at our wedding!

Our reception center was called "Bella Vista". It is in Lindon, UT
and we were so pleased with it. It's an indoor reception
hall on the top floor of an office building, and at night
the view is so gorgeous. They do decorations if you ask
and they do all the set up and take down. The cafe lights and
white lanterns on the ceiling were something that came with
the venue, and we paid extra for the starry backdrop behind the
head table. You can go to their website to look at more pictures
of the venue here.  
The "Head Table" with our bridal party
This was our thank you gift--a molasses cookie with the story
of how we met (and how molasses cookies played a part in that!)

The decorations were a collaboration between me, my mother, and my
friends who helped me scour thrift stores and garage sales for months
before May 28th. Most things were vintage or bought second hand.
I had boxes of glass ware in my garage for months, but it made the whole
feel of the reception so perfect, and it lowered the cost of the wedding!

This was where our ring ceremony was held. We had
already been officially married in the Draper temple
that morning, but we wanted to do a laid back
ceremony that included those of our family who
could not attend the temple ceremony.

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