Friday, July 31, 2009

I take you as my husband....till death do us part!

I decided to participate in Kelly's Korner Show Us your Life.  This week was wedding party, flowers, and ceremony.  Let me just tell you this is right up my alley!  I loved planning my wedding.  I was no bridezilla or anything just a girl on a budget trying to have the wedding of my dreams.  After Blake asked me to marry him, mom and I set out to David's Bridal to look at dresses.  I found my dream dress there and to top it off it was only $100!  It was very me, simple yet pretty.  There were some crystals and beading that went around my neck but the rest was just a gorgeous satin with a sheer train.  I chose not to wear a veil because of my short hair.  We were married on July 22, 2005, so yes we did just celebrate our 4th anni!  I planned everything myself.  We married at Quail Creek Golf Course in Hartselle, AL.  They now have a motel and chapel since we wedded.  It was gorgeous but hot.  We do live in the south!  I love pink and Blake wanted red roses also so my flowers were mixed with that.  I made all my bridesmaid's bouquets from fake flowers so that they could keep them.  We had a simple ceremony with traditional music.  Cannon in D, Trumpets, and the wedding march played by cd!  My pastor since I was 5 married us.  He was like a second grandfather.  Our ceremony only lasted 15 minutes without any tears only HUGE smiles.  We were made fun of because we were smiling so much.  What can i say?  I love him!

Here is our wedding party.  My best friend Jennifer (Bitty to me) was my Matron of Honor and my sister was maid of honor, and another best friend Krissy was a bridesmaid.  This was a difficult part to me because my other best friend was  a guy and I hated not involving him.  After watching Man of Honor I should have just put him right next to the girls!  Steven(my son) was ring bearer and boy was he handsome!  Blake's Brother was Best Man and he had 3 other really good friends as groomsmen.  My daddy walked me down the aisle.  I  decorated the front, it was a simple arch and I found fake orange and red roses to weave into it.  I thought it turned out really good.  The candles should have been lit but it was a little windy that day.  Those vases now sit on my mantle.  I think that next week is the reception and that was just as fun as the wedding!
P.S. Sorry the pictures look so awful, they were scanned in the computer many years ago!


Erica said...

i think you looked beautiful on your wedding day, and i love the red & pink roses together!

do you live in hartselle? i live in the shoals (florence)!

Erica said...

my husband is from here! lol we moved here a couple years ago when our oldest son was born. i LOVE it here!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

It is a rainy day here in La and I have enjoyed some blog reading....Loved your pictures...So glad I stopped by yours.