their wedding was last sunday and it was beautiful. honestly, the grounds were breathtaking, the bride was radiant, the ambiance was perfect and the food was SO good! i think the best part, though was the company. we sat at a table surrounded entirely by friends of ours and that made the whole event so much fun.
i took various pictures, trying to capture how amazing everything looked and i thought my pictures turned out okay until i saw shayna's professional photos on facebook. then mine looked like crap. so i've decided to use her stunning photos here and there throughout this post because they're just too beautiful not to share.
josh was nervous, that goes without saying. this was the first time that he has officiated and i was so proud of him, he did so well! the ceremony was short and sweet, which i'm sure everyone appreciated, and once it was over, josh was free to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.
the theme was vintage inspired and there was a schoolhouse from the 1890's on the premises which was full of fun antiques to look at. there was a wheelbarrow to stack the gifts in and a birdcage to place the cards in. branches with white lights were strung under the eaves and long crystal ornaments hung from some of the trees.
it was a wee bit nippy out, but the tent where the reception was held was nice and toasty warm. unfortunately, i had indulged a little too much on the cocktail hour's delicious spread of fruit and cheeses, so i wasn't able to finish my main course (stuffed sirloin and chicken marsala with vegetables and mashed potatoes), but josh didn't mind cleaning off my plate for me. there was a self serve coffee bar with flavored syrups and whipped cream that i visited more than once since the open bar wasn't an option for me. (7 more weeks until i can sip a nice glass of wine!)
and then there was the photo booth. instead of a guest book, mike and mara provided scrapbook pages to paste photo booth pictures into. there was a trunk full of props, like glasses and hats and feather boas and these wonderful little moustache-on-a-stick's:
josh isn't much of a dancer and i didn't feel like waddling on the dance floor with my big belly bouncing, so skipped out when the music turned up and managed to get a few photos of just the 2 of us as well.