Sunday, May 4, 2014

05.04.13 - Happy One Year

Yes, it has sadly taken me an entire year to post about our reception. There are just way too many perfect pictures and Taylor and I have been so extremely busy that it finally worked out to post them on our 1 year anniversary. I posted the first half of our wedding (at the temple) on our 6 month anniversary and now you have a photo overload to celebrate one perfectly amazing year of marriage.

This year has brought so many amazing opportunities for us and we are so grateful for the love and support we have received as we have started our life together.

Our reception was PERFECT. I spent so much time planning and preparing everything with the help of my amazing family and friends. We had many gracious helpers who put together the reception decorations for us while we were at the temple and when I walked into The Manor I started tearing up - everything was more than I imagined, it was all absolutely perfect. The flowers, the decorations, it all came together so wonderfully. I was so incredibly happy!! Rebekah Westover captured everything so remarkably well and both Taylor and I could not stop smiling the entire night. We loved all of our sweet guests who took time out of their busy schedules to be with us and those who traveled long distances to celebrate our marriage. Words literally cannot adequately express the joy and love we felt on our wedding day.

I am planning on posting a lot about the wedding planning process - hopefully this summer! In short - my mom and I made all of the decorations and planned the whole reception. I chose to have Zupas cater our favorite soups and salads and we had a HUGE dessert bar with all of our favorites (Debbie's Ginger Cookies, Chocolate and Mint Brownies, Fresh Blueberry Pie, Key Lime Pie, Creme Brulee, Gwen's Bread Pudding, Praline Caramel Cheesecake, and Pecan Triangles). It was all so delicious - including our chocolate cake with caramel frosting from The Chocolate. For our favors we compiled a playlist of our favorite songs since 2005 and made a CD for all of our guests. All of our vendors were wonderful to work with and I still am so incredibly happy with how everything turned out. It was better than perfect! Thank you to everyone who was part of our big day! (Complete vendor list at the end of post).

And here you go. Way too many pictures all in one post!


Vendors: Photography: REBEKAH WESTOVER
Event Design and Planning: Bree Wilkins
Custom Gown and Veil: ABREE ORIGINAL
Bridesmaids & Maid of Honor Attire: ABREE ORIGINAL and J. CREW
Groom’s custom suit and shirt: DRESS CODE
Floral Design: Bella Fleur
Wedding Invitation: ANN ELIZABETH
Music: I Loved Her First (daddy daughter dance); More Than Anyone (bride and groom dance)

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