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.