It was early September when Drew Babe asked me to be his wife and, without a doubt in my mind, I said
After ripping out pages of magazines, perusing photography blogs, and imagining "the big day" in my mind, I finally had a vision for February 19th. Little by little the pieces came together with the help of my extremely organized mom and numerous of other people.
Drew and I eagerly maintained a constant countdown to the day where we would become husband and wife (and finally get to go on an amazing honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean!:). I couldn't wait to walk down the aisle to the arms of my best friend, and promise to stand by his side "til death do us part." Our desire for the wedding ceremony was to give all the glory to the One, who had brought us together and promises to faithfully carry us through our marriage.
Following the wedding ceremony, a picture-perfect limo ride with my husband, and numerous necessary wedding pictures (my cheeks never hurt so bad....yes, the cheeks on my face), it was time to get down. With over 250 people attending, we were super excited about our wedding
I could go on and on about the most wonderful day of my life so far, but I'm sure that wouldn't interest you as much as pictures of 2-19-11. Come on, admit it, I know everyone prefers pictures over words :) Hopefully you can get a little glimpse into the day where I became Mrs. Martin and began a lifelong journey with my Drew Babe.
I wanted something a little different, so my two sweet flower girls carried these found here on Etsy.
|It took me FOREVER to find the perfect guestbook, but again, Etsy prevailed.|
Notice the little rhinestone "I do" :)
|One of my dreams was to have my dad in his Marine dress blues as he walked me down the aisle.|
This was the best picture I could find to show our "branch" decorations. Most of the tables had vases filled with pool salt, yes cheap-o pool salt, which we placed the metallic silver spray painted branches into. We had extra large branches decorate the area behind the head table.
|Drew Babe and I loved the architecture of this church...light and airy with those marvelous exposed beams.|
It's official :)
|mmmm my favorite part, even though I forgot about it that day....oops|
|Bubbles and light sticks :)|
|Don't worry we are certainly not condoning under age drinking, it's sparkling cider....seriously.|
|Definitely had no idea this happened :)|
|The dance floor was like this pretty much the whole night!|
And we're off! Two weeks before the wedding Drew Babe surprised me with our honeymoon: a cruise to three ports in the Caribbean.
All pictures by Melanie Wasko. And, no, I am not being paid or persuaded by either the photographer or Etsy to promote their sites. I just really love both Melanie Wasko Photography, because she did our wedding pictures, and Etsy, because of all the great/creative finds.