Friday, January 7, 2011

Our April Wedding...........New Beginnings


 Here are some pictures of my wedding to my highschool sweetheart last April.  He was truly a gift from the Lord.  I am a living and walking testimony to the awsomeness of our amazing God!  After a heartbreaking few years He brought me to a place of deeper peace and reliance on Him.  I have such a greater depth of understanding and love for the Father. 

Here is our whole blended family.  The four red-heads are my daughters Jessica, Katharine, LeslieAnn, and Madelaine.  Bo's two children are Courtney and AJ.

I wanted a very colorful wedding as you can tell with the lime green, orange, coral, and pinks.  I just loved my two youngest daughters flower girl dresses.  I can't bear to part with either of them.

 That orange bow is simply divine! 


My bouquet turned out so pretty!  I purchased all the flowers and made the arrangements with my daughters the night before.  We wrapped them in wide white silk ribbon and added bling monograms on each bouquet.  Do you think they turned out pretty?

Here is the spot we chose to have our wedding.  In front of this beautiful waterfall!

  The waterfall is actually on our college campus where we attend church and my daughter attended school.

 I love this shot of this bouquet in front of the falls.  I had two friends kind enough to do the photography for me.  They did a lovely job!  We had many friends help out to make our wedding special.  We are so very blessed to belong to a wonderful church family!
 Here are LeslieAnn and Madelaine waiting to start the wedding.  They are such angels!

 I love this sweet shot of Madelaine and the flower petals scattered on the ground.  I later found out that she was her usual flamboyant self and kept everyone amused during the ceremony making mischief as she tends to do.

  You would never know to look at this precious picture that she was a little stinker during the ceremony!  Look at that lovely bow again!
  We had a sand ceremony to symbolize the blending and uniting of our families.  We had 9 different colors, our pastor used white to represent Christ as the unifying presence in our home and our family.

One of my favorite pictures in front of the falls.
 All of our children.  They are so precious and beautiful.  Not sure what Katharine was looking at!
One last smooch before heading to the reception! 
Our reception was held in a little garden on the college campus.  I had quilts scattered everwhere and the weather was perfect for sitting on the lawn sipping punch and eating the delicious foods my loving friends prepared.
 Those strawberries were so beautiful AND tasty!

 I just love all the colors of the fruit!
These are the best patries you could ever eat!  My sweet friend Michelle is a pastry chef and makes scrumptious Lady Locks, Eclairs, and Cream Puffs!  I like having her as a friend!  Yum Yum!
 The cake was so pretty with all the colorful roses!   Michelle made a simple tiered cake and she decorated it with ribbons and roses!

The cake stand was a gift from my daughter Jessica.  It is one of my favorite things and I always keep a cloche on it with something for the season.  I call it my table chandy!  HomeGoods of course!  Wish I had bought every one they had!
 These gerber daisies were our favors.  I added magnets to the backs and placed a little thank you note asking our guests to please pray for our marriage to honor and glorify the Lord.  Most people took one of each color and I love to go to some of my friends houses and see them still hanging on their fridge! 
I made these streamer wands to wave us off on our honeymoon.  Yes, we did manage a honeymoon with 6 kids.  Hope we can squeeze in a special 1 year anniversary trip without the kids too!  I think hubby has something special in the works!

Thank you for taking a little journey with me on a very special day in my life!  It has been a very momentous past year with our marriage, Jessica graduating college, Katharine graduating highschool, and Jessica getting married in August!!!  I hope this year will be a little less busy but just as full of love and blessings as the past year has been.  May you have a very blessed New Year and find pleasure in the wonder of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely wedding!! Congratulations. I adore your home!! The hutch looks fantastic.Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so happy i found yours.I can't wait to see more.I love your header.


Bella said...

What a lovely wedding, what a great big fun family!! Your photographer did a great job too!
In your post below I love your hutch makeover, I have the same chandelier hanging over my bed... Love it!

Deb said...

Such a beautiful wedding...and I love all the colors you chose! Those strawberries look delish! ~Deb~

Sandy said...

Magical, handcrafted wedding. Be proud!

C’est ravissant!

Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires sur mon blog!

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Mom_E said...

Dearest Annette,
It is deep winter, cold, dreary, and drops are falling off of bare limbs outside my window. I need some of your sweet Valentines MNO time and to hear your cheery laugh!!!! I hope you have time to post again soon- I look forward to visiting you- even if only virtually right now!
Love to all- Sarah

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