It was a storybook day and not a thing went wrong. Our 4 children were so well behaved and the weather was perfect.
Our friends were godsends and kept everything running smoothly. I didn't have a care in the world. I was so glad that a coworker had suggested having someone coordinate the day. My best friend took on the task and was awesome. She even refereed my chidren when they had some minor tiffs in the house.
There are a few minor things I would've changed. Only to have used clips of the processional songs rather than the whole thing. Our friend improvised and faded out the song then skipped to next song with the remote. We also had lots of leftover food and alcohol. Oh and the guys' bouts that I made didn't hold up. The rose heads snapped off. My kids also stood behind me at the arbor and if they had stood more in front then we could've gotten some better shots of all us up there.
It was SO much work doing the wedding at home though. We did a bit of setting up the night before and I helped for a couple hours before heading off to my hair and makeup appointments. In the end it looked gorgeous and all our friends and family had a great time.
While I had a few doubts about my decision to dress indian style, I'm so happy I did. It was me and unique. Our guests thought it was very neat. My marriage commissioner was impressed that I had made it.
On to the pictures!! My sister took loads with our new Canon Digital Rebel XT. Our dad also videotaped but we haven't watched it yet.
The backyard. We rented potted dwarf Alberta Spruce from the local garden centre. They lined the pathway to our backyard, from the front of the house and the aisle. The arbor had red organza on it then we bought plastic ivy and wove cut roses in it. We also had 2 topiary trees on the sides of the arbor and put cut roses it in as well. People thought it was a rose tree!
With this ring...after this we said a few words of our own to each other and I got choked up and started to cry.
Signing the registry. I threw this pic in to show what our centrepieces looked like. I did 4 of these up for the signing table, guest book table and food tables. It's gerbers, spray mums and dahlias, along with greenery. Safeway couldn't get in all the gerbers I wanted so at the last minute we had to improvise.
My daughter loved my bouquet so much and really wanted me to toss it. Not enough single ladies though!
My dad made us a cedar bench for under the arbor as a wedding present. I adore it!
A closer look at the bouquet.
Cutting the cake my fiance made us. It was white box cake with a homemade lemon filling that I made. We just stuck one of our cookie wedding favors on it and had intended to have 2 lego people on it as well, but forgot to find them in time. The cookie is iced on the front.
A group shot.