Our Wedding: The Venue, The Invitations, The Bridal Party + The Rings

I mean, what does one say when they are telling the story of the wedding? I’m not sure exactly where to start! There are too many details and emotions that it has been kind of paralyzing trying to write about it, so I think what I’ll do is share some of my favorite pictures and start with some of the details. (All photos courtesy of StudioKYK Photography)

(Also, lest there be any confusion, I would have been TERRIBLE at figuring out all of these details if it weren’t for my very awesome wedding planning partner in crime Kirsten from KMK Design Company. Hiring her was basically the best wedding planning thing we did!)

Sooooooo…maybe let’s start with the venue?

When we decided we were going to go all in and do a somewhat traditional wedding we wanted to do it at place that felt like our backyard. That was the entire vibe we were looking for. “Let’s find a place that feels like a really awesome version of our house, where we can invite 100+ people over for dinner.” Mmmmhmmmm. Sounds good.

We settled on a place called The Flower Farm that hit on all our major desires. Desires?…that sounds a bit saltier than I meant it to. It ticked some things off our list, ya know?

It was a cute bed and breakfast with sprawling grounds and a great backdrop for photos. We wanted to get married outside, and could really visualize ourselves doing it there:
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There was a great tree to get hitched under:
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And there was a cute barn where we could hold reception:
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CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!

There were also all sorts of other details to think about. Like invitations! That was my favorite part. I wanted them to be super casual because um…WE ARE SUPER CASUAL. Here’s what we landed on:

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It was fun to match all our other signage to that casual theme:
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But I’m getting a little ahead of myself, aren’t I?

So we had a venue, a date, invites were sent, people had RSVP’d and of course we had selected our bridal parties. Garrett decided he needed eight groomsmen. EIGHT, YOU GUYS.
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It was the only non-negotiable detail in the whole shebang. 7 are friends from high school, 1 from college — and he was like “Yep, I NEED all 8 of them.” So 8 there were. :)

I, on the other hand, couldn’t even imagine having EIGHT BRIDESMAIDS OHMAHGAWD MY HEAD JUST EXPLODED, so I chose 4. (2 boys for every girl seemed perfect, right?) So I had my BFF and three cousins-who-feel-more-like-sisters to stand up there with me (and keep me sane!) Love these gals!
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I thought the boys looked great in their gray suits and I LOVED those ties and the boutineer!
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I think they all thought they looked pretty cute. :)

My ladies looked gorgeous in peacock and silver.
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And we had so much fun getting ready! I was SO SUPER NERVOUS it was crazy. They kept me sane and hydrated and breathing sort of normally :)
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It ended up being such a fun group!
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As for our rings — mine was obviously my engagement ring and in the end I opted not to have a band made. I kind of like how it looks on its own and figure if I really feel like I’m missing a band we can make one later.
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Garrett’s ring on the other hand is kind of a story. A month or so before the wedding I was stressing that he hadn’t gotten a ring for him yet. We were juggling lots of plates, he wasn’t worried, but I kept freaking out because I felt like we needed to find something special, try things on, be all ceremonious about it, etc.

One day I was at work and he sent me a text with a picture of this ring, asking me what I thought. I told him I liked it and suggested we go look at it that weekend. A few minutes later he texted me back and said “No worries, I just Amazon Primed it. It’ll be at the house in 2 days!” And that right there is the romantic story of Garrett’s wedding band. Bought on Prime.

Modern Love, I guess. :)

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So we had a venue, invites, people coming, a bridal party — we even had rings and gin! Guess it was time to get hitched, right?
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Stay tuned for the story of the wedding ceremony….

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2 comments to Our Wedding: The Venue, The Invitations, The Bridal Party + The Rings

  • Amber
    January 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I love it! If you were me… you’d write a 6 part recap over the year and a half after your wedding haha. Whoops :) You were a gorgeous bride! Congrats again, can’t wait to read more!

  • Maureen
    January 9, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Wow! Your wedding looks like something out of a movie. Everyone looks amazing, you look absolutely glowing-that dress is so beautiful.

    The invitation has to be the best one I have ever seen. I bet your guests opened them and thought “oh yeah-this is going to be a great time!”. I can’t wait to hear more about the ceremony!

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