A Peek at How I Spent June 16, 2007…
Cakes, Cookies, Weddings

I’m in a reminiscent mood today and while looking through our wedding pictures (and realizing that 3 years later we still haven’t ordered our album…I know, that’s really bad!), I thought that it would be fun to share an overview of our wonderful day and some of the vendors who helped to make it so special!  Below is a quick look at the event.  It was really hard to choose so few pictures to share because there were so many amazing ones but hopefully these give an idea of the feeling of the event!

Our wedding weekend was held in The Berkshire’s at Cranwell Resort, which was beautiful in June!  I had always wanted to get married in a “castle” or at an old estate and I loved that Cranwell was close to where most of our family would be coming from, but far enough away that our immediate family could make a short getaway out of the wedding.  I can’t thank Samantha, the wedding coordinator at Cranwell, enough for making our weekend run so smoothly!  All of the pictures below were taken by Lisa Berry who was our photographer who we both absolutely loved working with!  She did an amazing job not only capturing the day but also making us feel completely comfortable as we’re both very camera shy.

My sister and I watching from the bridal suite as the ceremony was set up and guests began arriving…

The flowers were the one item that I really didn’t know too much about when I first started the planning process.  I had no idea at all what to ask for when I met with florists, but when I met with Mary Anne Gillooy, all that I had to tell her was when we were getting married and that we were working with shades of purple and she was just brimming with amazing ideas!  It was such a relief because I really had no clue what kinds of flowers I could even have and would have never thought about using lilacs, although they are one of my favorite flowers!

I had to wear ballet flats because my gown would have had to have length added during alterations if I had wanted to wear heels…Justin was glad because heels would have made me a bit taller than him!

The beautiful flowers on the arch, and view of the mountains, for our ceremony…

My Dad and I walking down the aisle…

Justin looking a tiny bit nervous and Eileen Drumm (on the left), our wonderful Justice of the Peace…

At the very end of our ceremony a dark cloud rolled in and it started to pour!  You can see everyone in the background scattering and running for cover, although it looks like Justin and I are completely oblivious to it in this picture :)

Greeting guests on the (luckily) covered patio during the 20 minute downpour…

The result of all of that rain!

When Justin was really little he was in his Aunt’s wedding and ruined all of her wedding portraits by making bunny ears in every single one…a detail not noticed until they were developed!  Justin’s Dad stood in for his brother as Best Man because both his older and younger brother were deployed and couldn’t get leave at the time.  My brothers Andrew and Brett are on the left and were his groomsmen.

Some details and closeups…

We did a good number of DIY projects for our wedding, mostly because I love doing craft projects.  They included our save the dates, invitations, programs, seating cards, menu cards, card box, out-of-town guest baskets, guest book, and of course favors.  Ordering custom rubber stamps and embossing the resulting mongrams was a nice and inexpensive way to make our paper products look more professional.

I love the color combination of the purples, greens, and bright pinks in the bridesmaid boquests!

Tiny purple Swarovski crystals added a sparkly element to our seating cards…

Making the 100 cookie favors the week of our wedding was actually a pretty stressful project…I’m so glad that Justin was able to help because I don’t think I could have done it myself!

Our delicious cake was made by Something Sweet by Michelle and  I loved the detail of the sugar vase filled with gum paste flowers!  We had three different flavors, lemon with lemon curd and blueberries, white chocolate with white chocolate mousse and strawberries, and chocolate with chocolate ganache…all of which were completely heavenly!

Lots of flowers and even more candles in our reception…I adore the romantic feeling of candlelight!

We alternated large arrangements and small arrangements to fit the tall ceilings in the ball room…

The pillars in the ballroom gave more opportunities to add candlelight…

I love this picture of Justin dancing with his Mom!

Taking advantage of Cranwell for a few pictures before the sun goes down…

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