Monday, September 27, 2010

one amazing year ago!


so while we are on our much needed holiday and honeymoon,i thought i would share with you some pictures of our big day! it has been one year since we said i do and we have grown so much closer since that day. not only do we celebrate our one year of marriage but 9 AMAZING years together!


our wedding was all hand done. everything you see we did...well besides making the clothes really... the wedding ceremony and reception was held at my grandparents backyard. there were about 5 white tents and we strung 100 strands of christmas lights all over the entire backyard...it was so magical it was like walking in a backyard fair tale with hundreds of firefly's....the center pieces were designed by me and my amazing bridesmaids help bang those puppies out. my wonderful friend made runners out of coffee bean bags and little single succulent and cacti lined the tables as gifts to our wonderful guests..



 my amazing sister-in-law made us these amazing butterfly cupcakes and since we didnt have a cake she made a mister and misses crocheted owls to sit at the cupcake table...she is truly an amazing artist as well as the most beautiful person inside and out! i love her to death! check her shop out when you get a chance :D

my dress was a vintage 60's dress. i had to get it altered as my upper body was a bit broad so we opened up the back. originally the dress had a cape  that was connected at the neck but it really wasn't my style so the tailor made it into a bustle which i let out for the ceremony and then pinned back up for the reception....i LOVE this dress and wish that i could wear it every day. i can't tell you how beautiful i felt that day...it wasnt the dress i had pictured in my head but the instant i put it on i new i wanted to wear it for my special day..
love these people!!!!
my beautiful bridesmaids...nope don't believe in serious pictures:D

our ceremony song was white summer by the yardbirds...which is a cover of a led zeppelin song...this version was a bit slower and it fit perfectly...it still brings tears to my eyes to listen to this song...it brings such beautiful and wonderful joy to my face to think of that moment when our eyes met.... my grandfather married us that day and we only invited emediate family to the ceremony as we really wanted it to be very private and very intimate.


we danced the night away or should i say i danced the night away...the only dance he agreed to was our first dance which was your precious love by marvin gaye...it was much more then we had ever hoped for...and was perfect in every way...

i swoon...he is soooo freakin handsome!!!! it slays me!!!!
thanks my dear little sweet pea for being the best husband and best friend i could ever ask for! you are the reason i was put here on this earth and in the words of marvin gaye " heaven must have sent you from above..."



with all my love,
cb

25 comments:

  1. Aww congratulations! I love your dress and the little crochet owls! I can nearly hear Melissa from Oh My Darling, squeeling over here! ^_^

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  2. wow! congrats! absolutely gorgeous and just precious. i'm so happy for you two and hope youre having a great time in Mexico!

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  3. Everything about your wedding is absolutely stunning! I love that you wore a vintage dress and that everything was handmade- it had to have made the day just that much more special! Oh and I've never been more jealous of anything than those crochetted owls :) Hope you are having an amazing time on your belated honeymoon!

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  4. Awww! So sweet!
    And your dress is to die for!!

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  5. every single picture of your wedding looks stunning... especially those of you! You look gorgeous!!!
    Congrats on your anniversary! :))))
    xoxo

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  6. What a perfect wedding, Cristie! I love the pics, I REALLY love your dress. And how sweet that your grandfather married you. Aww. Happy Anniversary! xo

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  7. Looks like such a fun and pretty wedding! LOVE the butterflies! :) I love looking back at our wedding pictures. Such happy memories!

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  8. Love your dress and the owls and the cupcakes and basically everything else. Congrats!

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  9. Poppy's right, I'm squealing with delight!!! Thanks so much for sharing all of these wonderful memories with us. Every bit of your wedding looks so very beautiful -- the slightly blurry, taken at twilight with twinkly lights in the background photo is so overwhelmingly and wonderfully romantic! Happy anniversary!

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  10. way too cute!! looks like it was a SUPER fun wedding celebration! happy anniversary. :)

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  11. Congratulations on your anniversary! Your wedding looks wondrous. I LOVE your dress!

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  12. Sweetest post ever! I love that your wedding was all handmade and so personal, and the fact that your grandfather married you is amazing! Your dress is to die for, especially the back! :) Congratulations on the first of endless anniversaries!

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  13. Aw, beautiful pictures! Hand-made weddings are the best! Happy Anniversary!!

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  14. Gorgeous!! Your dress is beyond words!

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  15. i just found your blog and bookmarked it right away. your wedding looked amazing and all the details (strings of lights, butterfly cupcakes) prove that you don't need to be conventional and over-the-top extravagant to have a truly wonderful day!

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  16. Hello! Just found your blog through 20sb and am in love! You are your hubby are too cute; happy anniversary! :)

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  17. those butterfly cupcakes are magical, and your dress was lovely!:) congrats!

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  18. i love that dress. it is absolutely amazing. i really like that you made it your own, too. it's vintage with a bit of you! and Mexico looked wonderful...

    thank you for your sweet comment. I have always felt the need to "rush" and start my life.. not sure why. I finished undergrad in 3 years and just haven't thought about taking a break.. I want to finish, but now I may take some time off, maybe this summer after I figure out what I want to do with school.

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  19. wow - don't know how I missed this post! Your wedding looks truly beautiful, as do you two. I have to show my Mum your butterfly cakes - she LOVES butterflies. What a wonderful wedding day, thank you for sharing it with us. x

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  20. That's really beautiful and heartwarming <3

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  21. The loveliest wedding I've ever had the pleasure of being at. Happy anniversary! I love you! xoxo

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  22. Congrats on your anniversary... All the best... May you & your mister spend your lives gazing into each others eyes. <3 Patlei

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  23. I seriously had tears in my eyes as i read this post.
    it's beautiful.
    and makes me smile.
    i can't wait to get married.

    and you made an absolutely BEAUTIFUL bride.

    xo

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  24. This looks AMAZING Cristie! You look so beautiful and your hubby is so handsome! I absolutely love your dress, it looks so perfect on you. Aww, thanks for sending this link to me, I really enjoyed reading and looking at the pics, the last two are my favourites :)

    xo L

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb