Photos by: Stone Photography, Oskaloosa IA
Flowers by: Shelly Sarver, Pella IA
Hair by: Sonja Morris
Make-up by: Susie Rouse
As guests entered the sanctuary they were greeted by ushers dressed in black on black pin stripped suits, with fantastic boutonnieres designed by Shelly Sarver in Pella, IA. They included: Cinnomon sticks, evergreenry, lemongrass, sage along with saworski green crystals. Very masculine while still having a little bit of "bling" and glitz! They smelled heavenly!!! A close up picture of my handsome groom and his suit, and boutonniere -
Heres a picture of all the guys together, enjoying themselves!
Each row of pews was lit by 3 tiered candles, 2 vanilla cream candles and one cider mill scent from Pilgrim's Primatives (best scent ever!!!!)
The runner was already pre-laid and pinned to the floor, so guests were seated from the outside rather than seated from the aisle.
The stage was lined with full length mirrors that were purchased at Walmart and the frames were painted metallic gold. Various candles filled the mirrors.
The 3 tiered candles were on stands that Shawn and his dad welded together. They were covered with various cream colored draped fabric (I got on clearance at Walmart, and raided my mothers fabric stash!)
In the last blog posting I shared my love of my grandmas church lighting candles together and singing Silent Night... So... we asked our guests to join in lighting candles around the church while Shawn and I lit our unity candle to signify everyone uniting us in marriage. It was beautiful to look out into the church and see all the candles lit by our friends and family members!
Flower girl wore an outfit from the Gap, a red silk plaid skirt, a jean jacket with a cream fur vest.
She pulled a sled that was my fathers down the aisle, adorned with evergreenry and candles that were battery operated, safety first!Our ring bearer wore black cords, denium button shirt with a cream colored cable knit sweater. He carried a red lantern with a candle (battery operated) inside.
Our bridesmaids wore sage green charmuse satin dresses that were just downright SEXY!!!! Along with gold peep toe shoes, with a HOT 4" heel. Oh my stars... the ladies looked HOT that night! My mother in law sewed a fur wrap for them for when they went outside. They wore a necklace made of 8 strands of creamy fresh water pearls, pearl earrings, a pearl neckalce with swaroski crystals.
They carried a pomander ball made of ostrich feathers, evergreenry, cream roses and hydrangeas, cinnomon sticks, rosemeary and sage.
Their arrangements were embellished with their initial made from Swaroski Crystal.
Here we are in the limo after the ceremony! It was my first limo ride, and I was super excited!!!!
To be continued.......