Monday, January 13, 2014

SARAH AND MICAH'S WEDDING


My friends that have been around for a while might remember that my youngest sister got married last Fall.  I've been anxious to share the photos with you, and my sis finally shared them on her blog, so it's my turn!  I'll share several with you here, but if you're planning a wedding and would like some great ideas, please head over to her blog, First Time Home Byers, for the full round-up.


And, for the record, this wedding was 100% Sarah's plan...we just followed her inspiration and directions to make her dream wedding happen!  Everyone pitched in and it was done on a thrifty budget.


I did not take ONE single photo myself.  These were all from her talented photographer, Rhiannon Whinery-Oakes. From the the decorations to the food to the service to the wedding coordination this was a complete family and friend affair, and we were so busy scurrying around that I didn't have time to breathe!  That was my one regret...I wish I could have enjoyed it more but there was too much to do!


We pulled a lot of things from my house and her house, and she picked up many accessories at thrift stores to use.  Hay bales, mums, and pumpkins made up the bulk of the decorations.  For the ceremony the guests sat on hay bales covered with thrifted blankets and long pieces of fabric.


Most of the flowers were purchased at Whole Foods, Sam's, and there were just a few great faux fall flowers mixed in from Hobby Lobby.  One of Sarah's sweet bridesmaids assembled the bouquets and boutonnieres.


Do the antlers look familiar?  ;)




Micah's dad made all of the marquee light up signs... EATS, TREATS, DRINKS, and their wedding date.  They were attached to old fence panels and staked into the ground.  My dad made all of the serving tables and tables where guests were seated out of old fence panels and post legs.


The theme for the wedding was "Fall Carnival", and there was one, complete with carnival games!





They kept all of the marquee signs, rustic tables, and carnival games and are hoping to rent them out locally for events and parties.


Finally, here's a short movie-type edited video of the day.  It's so unique and gives a 5 minute perfect picture of the entire day.  My husband was the minister who officiated the ceremony.



Again, please go see Sarah's blog if you're interested in seeing more, and, their Engagement Photos are pretty cool too! (all photos- credit Rhiannon Whinery-Oakes) 





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17 comments:

  1. WOW- what a gorgeous wedding and what a stunning bride your sister is!

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  2. What gorgeous photo of an adorable couple! Your sister is just as beautiful as you are!

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  3. Such a beautiful wedding and I love seeing all of the images. I've been perusing your blog this morning and your home is lovely - so warm and inviting. Happy Monday!!

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  4. AWW! I love the photos and that beautiful and touching video!!!! What a special and thought-filled wedding, a beautiful and joyous start to a life together. Your family is insanely creative, it's so amazing how everyone pitched in from the bride and grooms' dads building the signs and tables, to all the pretty details that you helped with, and those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing, it was so fun to see!

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  5. Absolutely love everything! Wow, DIY-ing runs in your family! Enjoyed everything and I think the games and the Marquee letters all make this wedding super fun, special and beautiful! Will definitely keep little sissy's blog in mind!!!! Thank you for sharing these Jennifer, simply fabulous!

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  6. Wow. Gorgeous and fun. I have a special love for carnival-fair themed events as my husband and I met at the State Fair of Texas and then took our engagement photos there (http://wp.me/p2nHNn-8n). Best wishes to the newlyweds!

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  7. What a fun and totally creative wedding!! She is a gorgeous bride and that dress, oh my!! Love the marquee signs and those cute boys in their black and white checks! How fun that she has a blog, will check it out!

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  8. Wow! I can only imagine how much time was put into planning the wedding because the details are amazing! And your sister's dress is one of the most gorgeous I've seen. How fun that she's also a blogger - I didn't know!

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  9. What a FUN looking wedding! Gorgeous photos, gorgeous family!

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  10. So Gorgeous! Love all the great details and the fact that it was all her ideas and you all pulled it off is so great!

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  11. Wonderful!! She is beautiful and that dress is stunning! All the details are so unique...creativity is obviously a family talent. I'm so happy everything turned out so well and I wish them love to last a lifetime. Thanks so much for sharing...will check out her blog too.

    xo
    Pat

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  12. The picture of her and the boys poppin' their suspenders is adorable! What a gorgeous wedding!

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  13. Beautiful wedding! You can tell a lot of love went into all the decorations & food~

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  14. What a beautiful wedding! Your family has some major talent!

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  15. What a gorgeous wedding! Every detail was stunning.

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  16. So beautiful and so different. Completely perfect and it's obvious it was a really celebrated wedding!

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  17. If I would choose anyone for our next vacations, definitely it will be going to singlemantravel again! And I don’t think I have to tell the reason! They are fantastic!

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