Our Wedding: Part 1
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Today is our wedding anniversary so I thought it would be fun to share some of the details of our wedding with you. We got married September 26, 2009 B.P. (Before Pinterest!). Yes, I wish that Pinterest was around back then, but I’m still so happy with how everything turned out! My husband Todd and I met in the college group at our church back in 2004. We didn’t really get to know each other until almost a year later and started dating in the fall of 2005. We’ve been together for a total of 9 years…crazy how time flies! This post is picture heavy, so I will share Part 2 tomorrow with the reception details.
When we got engaged I immediately knew that I wanted to plan for a fall wedding. As I’ve mentioned several times, fall is my favorite season! Its also the season we started dating and I wanted fall colors for our wedding. We got married at a beautiful church just down the street from the house where I grew up. I had always wanted my wedding in a rustic barn, but there wasn’t really a venue like that near us that was within our budget. Knowing my dream, my dad asked a family that lived near the church who had a small barn in their backyard if we could take our wedding pictures there. They agreed and we got some of my favorite wedding pictures there in their backyard.
All of the pictures below were taken by our lovely wedding photographer Jen Disney. If you are looking for a photographer in the Southern California area you should check her out. She is an amazing photographer! Choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding.
The wedding dress
I purchased my dress from a cute little store called The Dresser. It was a soft ivory dress made of Chantilly lace.
I love a simply white bouquet. I tied picture frames with pictures of my grandmas who are no longer with us as a way to remember them on this special day.
Going to the Chapel
My beautiful bridesmaids that included my sister, sister in-law, friends since elementary school and one of my close college friends. The girls also got their dresses from The Dresser. As a thank you for being a part of our wedding, I gave them earrings that matched their dresses.
Aren’t these guys handsome?!
The Wedding Party
The Ceremony Details
I made our wedding programs which coordinated with our reception table numbers. For my wedding gift to Todd I bought him a watch and he bought me a bible with my married name and date of our wedding on the cover. He also gave bibles to his groomsmen as a thank you for being in our wedding. The guests signed a coffee table book with our engagement pictures that I made using Blurp. I love how it turned out.
The pianist played George Winston’s Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel (It is the song that Annie walks down the aisle to in Father of the Bride…one of my family’s favorite movies). We had a guitarist play Divine Romance by Phil Wickham as Todd and I took communion. He was amazing…he sounded just like him!
We do! Our college pastor married us and did such a great job with the ceremony. It was really personable and meaningful. The boys played a funny joke pretending that they forgot the rings…I love that picture!
Mr. & Mrs. Bloom!
My dad had seen a Rolls Royce in the neighborhood and asked the guy if we could use it for our wedding!
I always enjoy looking through our wedding photos and remembering all the people and the little details that made our day so special. Happy Anniversary Todd…I know you are reading Thanks for 5 amazing years!
Stop by tomorrow for part 2 with pictures of the reception!