Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Look Back- Our Wedding

One year ago today, I married my love surrounded by 140 of our closets friends and family.  The day was wonderful- full of personal touches, creative elments, and emotion.

Planning our wedding was one of the most challenging but fun things I've ever done.  (I don't think it would have been so challenging if I wasn't dealing with finishing school, buying a house, getting a new job, and moving 8 hours away to plan it long-distance)   

The overall style of my wedding was 'colorful vintage'- a mix between bright colors with vintage pieces. I accented it with peacock feathers, burlap, buttons, and tons of mismatched flowers in bottles. When I say bottles, I mean A LOT of them. Over our 13 month engagement I collected over 400 mason jars, milk bottles, bud vases, antique pieces, and other random jars.

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Here are the highlights from our gorgeous day.



 Deven Nelson was not only my florist but my day of coordinator.  Words can't describe how much I loved working with her.  We had meeting after meeting to go over the look I wanted... and guess what? She made it come together perfectly and seamlessly.  Note to future brides: hire a day of coordinator, you won't be sorry!

The wonderfully talented Kelly Hicks designed my invitations, programs, and sign-in 'movie poster'.  Her work is affordable, amazing, and were some of my favorite elements from the entire day!

I had this made for Dustin because he loves movies and I wanted something besides a sign-in book.

Here are some of my other favorite details...

Almost everything was DIY. Table numbers, centerpieces, honorarium table, photos of us, alter, 'cardbox', outfits, jewelry, boutonnieres, some of flowers, etc.

 Michelle Morse made the most incredible highlight video ever! I didn't want a videographer but because it was the ONE thing Dustin wanted, I went with it. I hate to admit it, but it was the best thing he's ever done (besides marry me of course!) Haha...I kid (kind of). 

I will credit Dana Schoppe, our incredible photographer, for all the photos. As you can tell, she did wonderful work and was so fun to work with. 

Thank you so much for reliving our wedding day with me!

And Dustin, I am so sorry I can't spend our first anniversary together with you. I am wishing you a Happy Anniversary 1,294.4 miles away (seriously).
I love you.

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Best Blogger Tips

What great wedding photos. I love the bridesmaids colorful and different styled dresses. Your multi colored flower shoes are perfect for your wedding. Love the umbrellas shot.
Happy Anniversary. Both my kids, one son and daughter decided to both get married the same year in 2006. That was a fun year plus we built our daughter's house. Talk about stress!

The Mrs. said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary girl! I love seeing all of your details and personal touches!! Your dress was pretty cute too ;) have an amazing day with your hubby!

Bug and Bird said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the great colors you chose for your wedding~

My favorite picture in the post was of your fun heels!

Coley said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much everyone :) I love looking back at the photos

Trissta said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! There're so many little details that add up, and you did a marvelous job with them!

Much Love,

mrs. tabb said... Best Blogger Tips

holy cow. your wedding was fantastic!
I'm a new follower!!

=)mrs tabb
First Grade Awesomeness
We Are The Tabbs

Alex said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful wedding! Happy anniversary, too (a bit late)! I love all of the little details.

Poppy said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an absolutely beautiful post! I loved going through each and every gorgeous picture. Happy Anniversary to are looking simply gorgeous.. I loved those pretty parasols and the tablescapes are looking so vibrant and lovely... perfect tablescape for an absolutely beautiful wedding. Thanks for stopping by and liking my peony tablescape and for sharing your beautiful wedding with us, enjoyed every minute of it. Have a great week!~Poppy

Faith said... Best Blogger Tips

your wedding was beautiful!! happy 1 year anniversary!!

Ladybird Ln said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful... what a fairy tale wedding! I am going to show my sister this post... she is always looking for wedding ideas! I have had so much fun browsing your blog, and am following back!


Jessica @ Decor Adventures said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful day, everything is just stunning. And go you with your floral shoes! I wore red ones with my ivory dress :-)

Congrats to you and your hubs!

Judy said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy anniversary. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful wedding photos with us. Thanks for joining in my Sizzle into Summer party.

At The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous wedding Coley! You can tell you poured your heart and soul into every detail and that it is reflection of you as a couple...and your shoes are fabulous! :-) I loved getting to see all of the high-lights and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous pictures!! Thanks so much for linking! :)

April said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful! I love the colors!

At The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Coley! It was just beautiful and even more special is all of the love and attention your poured into it, to make it YOURS..and Dustin's too of course. ;) The movie poster idea was fabulous, so very creative! You are a beautiful couple and your love for each other shines through in your photos. Thank you so much for sharing your memories from your special day!


June Scott said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the colors - They really pop! and tablescapes, all your intimate touches - fantastic! Happy Anniversary, I pray you are back together (safely) soon! Thanks for sharing your day with us!

Nicole-Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice! I loved the Road to Richardson sign! So cute! All of your projects and pops of color throughout are great too :)