10.12.2010

Another Wedding

Welcome to my very first follower, Miss June Bride. Yay for june brides!

As I mentioned last week, Ryan and I spent the weekend in New York for his cousin's wedding.

It's amazing how different a wedding is when you're planning your own. Ryan and I were very aware of all the little details and the layout of the day. I'll admit that we were talking about our wedding a lot on their wedding day. Woops!

Everyone loves photos, so here are some detail shots from their big day.

The church where the ceremony was held had beautiful stained glass windows...


Ryan was a reader during the ceremony. His cousin asked him to read first Corinthians, which is the same reading his mother read during her mother's ceremony.


The flower girl was Ryan's niece. She wore an adorable white layered dress with a teal sash...


Instead of throwing flower petals, she threw fall leaves...


The ceremony was very touching, and lasted about 40 minutes.


The wedding party took photos at the church immediately following the ceremony and receiving line. The groom and groomsmen wore brown striped tuxes with teal bow ties. The ladies wore teal strapless dresses and carried fall-colored bouquets...


At the reception, the tables were decorated with 2 vases with submerged flowers and floating candles, along with a tall vase with red cherry blossoms...


We had assigned tables, but no assigned seats.


Each table had a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine (but the bar remained open during the entire reception and dinner). There was a menu on each table, and the guests were asked to choose their entree the day-of.


I ordered chicken stuffed with wild rice and spinach. Ryan ordered some sort of fish stuffed with crab...


The cake was made by a high school friend of the bride and groom. It was vanilla cake with Kahlua frosting inside (and possibly something else? But I'm no cake expert). It had brown ribbons around each tier, and fondant roses on the top, along with little sugary beads spread throughout...


Overall, the wedding was beautiful and fun. I turned to Ryan at the end and said, "can you believe the next wedding we attend will be our own?"


Crazy. Only 8 1/2 months to go!

2 comments:

Miss JD said...

I know exactly what you mean about how different weddings are once you start planning your own!

Also a secret about my addresses, I just printed them in a light ink and traced it with a gel pen! hehehe I WISH my handwriting was that pretty!

Miss June Bride said...

Yay shout out!
Weddings are so different when you start to plan your own. You start to notice details that you don't really notice as a normal guest.
I went to a wedding where there was 3 hours between the ceremony and reception. Before joining the wedding planning world, I would have thought that was normal. Now I know better. I was pissed! How could she make her guests wait that long with no food or refreshments after sitting through her almost 2 hour Catholic ceremony!
I find that I'm starting to take mental notes.

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