Happy Friday! Robert and I celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary on Wednesday, and our 12 year anniversary of being together is this Sunday. For today's Friday Favorites, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite pictures from our wedding.
We got married in Robert's hometown at his Memaw's house. We had a quick rehearsal in the extreme June heat, but our officiant kept it quick and light-hearted.
Same thing for our ceremony- pretty sure most people will tell you it was the shortest wedding they've attended! Our wedding party walked down the aisle to the piano only version of Vanessa Carlton's "Ordinary Day," and I walked down the aisle to the classic "Canon in Gigue." Robert and I walked back up the aisle together to Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World."
This was the last big event that my Popo was alive to attend, and I'm so glad that he was there for this big day. This is one of my absolute favorite photos- my Nana and Po were so cute!
Robert and I used to have wiener dogs, and of course we had to include them in the ceremony. They wore Isaac Mizrahi dresses from Target in our wedding colors. Not everyone was thrilled by our wedding colors- black, pink, and lime green! We got a few, "Who wears black to a wedding!?" comments, and I feel like nowadays, Pinterest would be all over this combo.
I also loved that the kids I babysat for were able to be a part of our big day. We were supposed to get a big shipment of ranunculus for our bouquets and arrangements, and they got cancelled last minute. I was super disappointed with what we had to work with, but my mom made an awesome pomander out of kermit mums for Megan to hold.
I hope that people enjoyed the reception- we kept it simple and had a Mexican themed dinner of fajitas. We had cupcakes and a small cake to cut into, and those cupcake stands have now been used at least a dozen times for wedding showers, baby showers, and parties! Great Target find!
Robert has a large extended family and since we got married in his Memaw's home, I thought it would be neat to display the wedding pictures and anniversary dates of all of the family members.
Have you noticed that I haven't mentioned anything about my dress? My dress wasn't a favorite. I paid for my dress and just couldn't afford to spend $1,000+. I decided to go the way of purchasing a bridesmaid dress in champagne. I had found one that was around $300 and was very art deco and I loved it. I couldn't convince everyone that it was the one and settled for a simple $100 bridesmaid dress from Alfred Angelo. The dress became even less of a favorite when the chocolate cupcake covered ring bearer came in for a hug and got chocolate all over the dress!
There were parts of our wedding that were definitely a mess and not the way I envisioned them, but sometimes the big, over the top productions lead to a lifetime of unhappiness, so I'll take our little wedding and a happy marriage over the glitz and glam any time. Although, now that I have Trip and Ari, there are definitely days where I think it would be fun to get married to each other again so that our kids could be there!
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I hope you have a great weekend! Ari and I are planning some fun girl time together! See you back here on Monday!