Our wedding basically went according to that plan! With the help of my mom, I planned the wedding, gathered supplies, and made things throughout June and July. At the time, having less than two months was as exciting as it was scary. But now that it's been three months since, I feel like it couldn't have worked out better. I'm not a long engagement type of girl!
After that, I started really planning. I ordered white hydrangeas and cream roses to be delivered a few days before the wedding, so we could make our own arrangements and bouquets. I began to design the program (above) and added names as we figured them out. I stumbled across perfect invitations on etsy from Ello There, ordered them, loved them. I decided to get a local pasta restaurant to cater (best wedding food I've ever had). And I ordered a small, simple wedding cake, matching petit fours, and a Dairy Queen ice cream cake (Douglas's groom cake of choice!) The little details were easy and fun to figure out after that.
When it came to my dress, I knew two things. It wasn't going to be long, and it wasn't going to be straight-up white. I'm too short and too white for that deal. I went to Atlanta for a day with my mom and found the perfect dress from Zara. I knew immediately. I loved the light pink peachy color, the silhouette and length, and most of all the soft texture of the dress. The flowers on the dress went so well with everything I had already planned! After that we got the dresses for my maid of honor and bridesmaid. I loved picking out what people had to wear!
Funny thing: the ceremony was going to be outside, down the hill from the house. About thirty minutes before the ceremony was going to start, a delightful summer shower moved in. As it came time to start, the shower moved on. Unfortunately, it was so humid outside afterwards and the hill down to the site spelled out certain, slippery death for the older wedding guests. We decided to have the ceremony in the foyer of the bed and breakfast. There wasn't enough room to set up chairs, but it was more intimate and comfortable than it would have been before. I love that it happened that way.
I made the cake topper with glitter cardstock, glue, and a bamboo skewer! Perfectly simple.
I love our Mr. and Mrs. forks. We use them all the time!
Douglas and I danced to "Sea of Love" covered by Cat Power. My father daughter dance song was "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," and Douglas and his mom danced to "Moon River." So sweet!
Even though we were spending the night at the bed and breakfast that night, we still wanted to make an exit (mostly because I wanted bubbles!). So we walked through the bubbles, got in our car, drove around, and came back!