Our Wedding Day

Kyle putting on the finishing touches

My best friend Rebekah showed me how to curl my eyelashes on my wedding day. I can't believe no one had every showed me how easy it was!

Putting mascara on Jamie

Jamie and I doing our makeup. I loved her little crown of baby's breath!

Homemade programs that we printed at home on ivory card stock.

Although I carried my bouquet for a good portion of the day, I never really looked at all the beautiful flowers that went into it until we got our photos back. White and green mums, Ivory roses, stephanotis and lilies.

Another view of our programs

The Guys were playing Bocce Ball while everyone else was getting ready

Kyles Family: (from left to right) Rick (Dad), Jamie, Patti (Mom), Kyle, Jill and Kevin

Kyle's youngest sister Jamie and myself

Richard and Patti (Kyle's parents)

My cousin Natalie

My best friend Rebekah Cathey

Andi and Richard (My parents)

My Dad and I having a fun moment

Kyle's brother Kevin (best man) holding our rings

Reception tent: We had ivory and chocolate brown with accents of bright green for our colors. Ivory table linen, chocolate napkins and white chairs. We had tall center pieces with zebra grass shooting out the top

For favors we had white boxes made of recycled paper that held a bag of wild flower seeds
Each pouch of seeds were meant to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
For kids, there boxes contained bubbles for playing with

Half of the tables had lower center pieces with green and white mums in a fish bowl.We had cream colored card stock with each table number and on the reverse side was the menu for the evening

We were fortunate enough to have mild weather for August in Michigan. We had a small sprinkle of rain but the sun was shining and it was a very pleasant 75 degrees that day.

My Aunt Karen performed the ceremony. We had traditional vows
that Kyle and I revised a little to make them more personal.

We had a sand ceremony. Kyle was significantly better at pouring the sand that I was!

We still have the vase of sand (not a grain out of place!) and when the house
 is done it will have a special place of its own

The ceremony setting was surrounded by an old barn foundation. There were beautiful stones left from the once standing structure and on top there were ferns and other greenery.

Kevin and Keith (Kyle's brother and his cousin)
Nice face Kevin!

Our friend Kristine reading a Maya Angelo poem

Exchanging our rings to one another

And now husband and wife! What a wonderful moment it was.

 I'm not sure anyone else really noticed but I was very happy to not have heels on!

Walking together after the ceremony finished and before the receiving line began

One of my favorites of the two of us, just after being married

The receiving line seemed to be never ending, but we hugged every single person!

All the photos with the Red Truck are my absolute favorites!
We were able to have a moment together while our guests had drinks and snacks.

The whole wedding party!

At the gardens at the Rosewood Inn

Family friends Beth and Charlie Johnson played upbeat Celtic music

The day I married my best friend

Showing my grandmother my wedding band. My band was made from a gold ring of my mothers and a ring of my dad's mother. A friend that owns a jewelry shop melted them together and created a beautiful scroll pattern.It is truly one of a kind.

We created a Thank You sign so that once we had the wedding photos
back we could create homemade thank yous for our guests
(note: still barefoot)

White fondant cake with alternating layers of Vanilla with Raspberry creme and Vanilla with vanilla creme.We found out this night that we are terrible cake cutters

My favorite picture from the night. Its hard to see but my mom is in the
 back ground seated at the table.

Dancing our first dance together. We had my dad's band play our song,
"Memories of Us" by Keith Urban

First Dance Together

My Dad/ The Drummer of the evening

Gary Pryor on Guitar

Tom Mitchell on Bass

Karen Cooper on Guitar and Vocals

The evening with the tent all a glow

August 22, 2009