Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More on that Wedding Thingamajig

So I promised I would write some more details about that little party Matt and I threw on July 5th. I think I'll do that now, if that's okay with you.


First of all, the weather around here was 70% chance of thunderstorms for our wedding day. Not good. That was pretty much my main concern, but I had told Matt that unless it was pouring, I didn't care, we would just get married in the rain, get pneumonia, and die together....'cause that's romantic right? (I kid, we had an alternate plan in case it rained)


Turned out to be a gorgeous, sunny day. The wedding wasn't until 6:30 in the evening, I was worried that any earlier would be too hot in July. So here are some fun details....


My little brother walked me down the aisle because my dad performed our ceremony. Everett did awesome, dear little fella was even straightening my train and veil right before we came out!

My bouquet - I made. With the help of the awesome women in my family, we did all the flowers. My bouquet was also my something blue. It was wrapped in a blue bandanna that my late Grandfather, my Pop-pop, used to wear when he worked on the farm. It was important to me to have a part of him there with me.
My dad did a great job on our ceremony. It was short and sweet and..perfect!Matt and I laughed and giggled the entire time we were up there. Oh, and I also made my veil.

Instead of rice or bubbles, we had a lavender toss.

Or, as I like to call it, a lavender gauntlet.

Umm...it is scary as can be to look down a lineof 150 of your close friends and family all waiting to pelt you with dried herbs. And why-oh-why didn't I keep my mouth closed?

Anyway...

We danced to "Forever" by Ben Harper. Matt's brother Mike played and sang for us as we danced. The day before the wedding he had an attack of the nerves (I guess) and called and said he didn't think he could do it. I said too late. Sorry Mike, you may be 6'4" and weigh 240, I will hunt you DOWN.


So he did it. And he did awesome, really, he did.

I refused to tell my Dad what song he and I were dancing to. It was top secret info. Only Matt and the DJ knew. And it requires a little background.

When I was little my Grandparents on my Dad's side had a player piano. You know, the kind you pump with your feet and it plays the song for you? Yeah, that.

My dad, sister, and I used to play "The Rainbow Connection" over and over and sing along. I knew(and still know) all the words by age 4. I also loved the Muppets as a child.

So, Daddy and I danced to "The Rainbow Connection" sung by Kermit the Frog. He loved it. That was his reaction to hearing Kermit come it. Have you heard it? Go listen!

All in all, I had a blast. There is so much more, I could post for weeks on it, but that would be boring for you all...so I will refrain. Here are a couple highlights I don't have pictures of just yet..or maybe ever.

-Instead of a bouquet toss we had a pinata for the little kids. It was awesome. I love seeing little kids dive on top of each other for sugar.

-For the processional we hired a bagpiper. He played Highland Cathedral for the bridesmaids, and Amazing Grace for me. So now..in case Amazing Grace didn't make me cry anyway, I will always associate it with our wedding. I heard it in Wal-Mart and stopped dead int he aisle to listen to it. I've got to come up with some sort of a long-term plan for that.

-Mike (aforementioned brother in law) wearing only his t-shirt and tie(and pants of course) alone on the dance floor performing the "Rick Roll."

-Practical jokesters (who still won't fess up!) refilling empty white wine bottles with water. I have only heard this from one person...so I'm not sure when this happened, or how for that matter, but it's funny!

Phew...my fingers are tired. I'm tired of typing. Later folks!

4 comments:

  1. *sigh* I LOVE weddings. Yours was beautiful! You were stunning! And I loved all the little touches, especially the blue bandana. I had my mother in law embroider a bible verse and I wrapped it around my bouquet. It was one of my favorite things.

    I'm glad you didn't let Mike off the hook! Oh and how freakn' adorable was your brother walking you down the aisle??!! Melts my cold heart. hahaha.

    Awh, beautiful, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. There can NEVER, EVER be too many wedding details. I could read post after post after post after...well you get the idea.
    April=Loves wedding stories

    I am so in love with your something blue! It actually made me WELL up thinking of the people who could not be at MY wedding (My Dad, my Pop-Pop and Grandpa, and my Nana all of which I acknowledged in a special frame at the table people got their place cards from). And your flowers were so sweet!

    And I'm still giggling at the idea of you with a mouthful of dried herbs as you ran down the aisle. LOL Priceless.

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  3. You look so happy! I love the one of you two standing with your dad (I presume) smiling at each other. That's what a wedding is all about... or so I hear! :)

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  4. I love all your photos. It looks like it was a prefect day. The best part, I love that you danced with your dad to the Rainbow connection. That song is now stuck in my head. That is just so sweet! I am sure your dad will never forget it.

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