Friday, January 20, 2017

Family Friday - Our Wedding

Hello, hello!!

Welcome back to A Mascara Moment and Happy Friday.

Today we are getting personal on this here blog, and talking about My Wedding!  A topic I love.

My husband and I dated for 8 years before we got engaged and were married about 8.5 years after we started dating.  Neither of us are traditional people and we weren't sold on the idea of marriage, until we had our son.  We both fell into the conclusion that marriage was now right for us and we took the plunge.

I don't have a great engagement story.  We were just lying in bed one night, talking about things, and were like "let's get married in June."  Very romantic!

Our wedding follows with our non-traditional nature.  We had a tiny, backyard wedding and our theme was "Lawn Flamingos."

Wedding Invitation

Adorable Wedding Invitations
We got out wedding invites from an Etsy shop called AnnaMazurek.  They were simple and funny.  They really represented the energy we wanted at our wedding!  Anna is great and really worked with us to get exactly what we wanted!

Lawn Flamingo D├ęcor

We had 70 of these guys.

My best friends made the bouquets from Costco flowers.

Homemade Cupcakes from Butter cookbook

We made everyone bring their own lawn chairs just to add to the randomness.  We were also very lucky with the weather.  It had been pouring all week and we got a bright, warm and sunny day!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Our ceremony was simple and conducted by a Justice Of the Peace.  We had our best friends and family stand up for us and my son and niece were the ring bearer and flower girl.  It was perfect.  We just had a little BBQ afterwards and everyone socialized and ate and had a grand time.

I wore a simple white sundress from the Gap.  The wedding party just wore whatever they wanted.  There was no dress code, theme or matching.  We wanted it to be super chill, comfortable and affordable for everyone.

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

Love

That was our little wedding.  It was the perfect day.  Everyone chipped in to help set up, cook and decorate.  It was the absolute most perfect day ever.  We loved every minute of it and it was exactly what we wanted.

Have a wonderful weekend friend and I will talk to you on Monday!
Jen


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