We got married on July 3rd, 2011 in Yakima, WA. Yakima isn't the greatest of towns, but my husband grew up there and we got married in a beautiful orthodox church! We took pictures at the local arboretum a few hours before the ceremony.
|From left to right: My besties Emi and Christin, good friend Allison, sister Emily and SIL Sarah.|
|From left to right: Ben, Brian, Birkin, David and my brother Jacob.|
|In the gazebo at the arboretum.|
We were running a little behind with the pictures so we had to stop early (...aww..). We had a beautiful Christian Orthodox wedding with an awesome choir singing.
|The two of us in front of the church|
I loved our reception. My mom and I (with the help of a lot of amazing family & friends) made the food all on our own. My mom is completely awesome. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it in the end (we saved some big $$).
Some of my favorite and unique things from the wedding were instead of a guestbook we had a guest scrapbook. I cut up a bunch of scrapbooking paper and put out markers, pens, and paper on all the tables. We asked the guests to write/draw/share anything they wanted to with us. They were so much fun to read!! We had drawings from some of our younger cousins, some other hilarious drawings/doodles from good friends and a lot of great stories and best wishes. I compiled them all into a little booklet and I really enjoy reading them from time to time.
|One of my younger cousins filling out a guestbook page :)|
I found this great idea online for a line of photos for guests to look at. It was so much fun and we got a lot of good compliments about it! We just tied some string to a couple trees and attached a bunch of photos of us to the string!
We had the band Afro Panda (awesome name, right?!) play at our wedding (we're friends with them!). I even let my husband join in on his saxophone for one song.
We danced the night away and even drove off during sunset. How awesomely romantic?!
That's just a taste of our wedding. What kinds of wedding things do you have to share?