It's official ... I'm married! We had such a fabulous time at the wedding and couldn't have asked for a better day. It started pouring at 8 AM and was meant to carry on the remainder of the day but for some reason ... someone knew that I was desperate to get some outside shots at the gorgeous Tassel Ridge Vineyard. Not a drop of rain the rest of the day made me a happy lady!
Throughout this post you will see several images from wedding. I loved every minute of planning all the details and am happy to say that the 10 page checklist/itinerary my mum and I had to do/follow 2 weeks prior to the wedding really paid off. I think I may have wedding planning withdraw soon!
The panels shown below is one of my all time favorites! These massive structures really turned the Pella Opera House into a reception site of my own. Many people from my hometown have their reception here so I was determined to do things a bit differently. The time my mum and I put into these was a bit extravagant but it was well worth the tedious hours! We stretched muslin fabric accros wood panels and hand painted 'Love' 'B' and 'Cariad' across them. In case you are curious ... Cariad means love in welsh! It was only appropriate since my fiance is from Wales. I used the same script throughout my entire wedding ... the panels, invitations, programs, seating chart etc.
The hanging manzanita branches with swarovski crystals above the kings table really made a statement as well. Love love love the idea of a kings table! It allows you to interact with your entire wedding party and not just the person to the left and right of you.
CAKE! I was so thrilled with how this turned out as well. I had a vision for my wedding (as you can see in a previous post from Couture Invitations). I wanted vintage yet elegant. This cake was just that. The two tone squares with perfectly crafted flowers along the bottom edges made me fall in love with this cake over and over. Kim Beintema-Clark with Kim's Cake did such a fabulous job and definitely recommend her if you live in Central Iowa.
Lace was a vintage yet classy element my mum carried throughout much of the decor. We use Heritage Lace on the cake table, dinner tables, guest book and more. Heritage Lace offers such an array of designs and styles to choose from it made it difficult to pick just a few! This was a great way to give the Pella Opera House the vintage look I was after.
Shelly Sarver was my florist and she does some lush work! She was gracious enough to let us use these cast iron candelabras that were placed at the front of the church and later brought to the reception. Something about lots of candle light that makes for a romantic ambiance
One more thing I MUST mention. The dresses were made by Dornink here in the East Village. I saw a dress that I absolutely fell in love with ... just not the price tag. We had several consultations and the end result was absolutely stunning! Just how I envisioned them.
Ohh how I love to coordinate! Check out the Gold and Ivory Vintage Repousse Beynon Invitation Suite from Couture Invitations as well.
Photo credits to my lovely lady Miss Bekah Garrison. So happy she was home from Hawaii and able to attend and capture some candid shots!