Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

Meet Nicole from Life's a Beach
Make sure you check out their engagement story here! It is SO sweet!!
She was married to her husband September 4, 2010.
The bride conspired with two of the groom's friends who were deployed to Afghanistan.  The groom didn't know that his friends were able to take leave to fly to The States for the wedding and was so happy to have his close friends there for his special day. They surprised him by showing up at the rehearsal -- you can read all about Nicole's surprise here

During the rehearsal, the groom had to teach his daughter how to be a flowergirl -- how sweet is that?!
The ceremony was at 11am.  Anyone who has been married knows, as a bride, you take a WHILE to get ready.  The bride was up and exhausted at 6am -- she says she was so thankful for a cherry coke and her iPhone to keep her awake and entertained!
The bride wore 3 garters; a keep, a toss, and one that a bridesmaid crafted for the entire bridal party so that they would match.
How darling is the flower girl basket?!
The bride and groom had a traditional unity candle.  They wanted the groom's daughter to be included in the unity so the bride, groom and groom's daughter had their own family unity candle.
During the ceremony when asked for the rings, the Best Man and Matron of Honor handed over some ring pops! The preacher held them up and said, "Do I really have to pray over these?"
The bride and groom had a small tribute to the grandparents that are no longer with them by placing pictures of them at the alter and flowers in their memory.
The entire wedding party wore cowboy boots -- I love this detail!
The groom loves his Mac so his grooms cake was commissioned to look like an Apple Laptop.
Not only did the bride have a father/daughter dance; the groom also had a father/daughter dance with his little girl.
Congratulations Nicole and PC!! I hope you have enjoyed your first 10 months of wedded bliss! Thank you for sharing your special day with us =)


JMB said...

That is a reallly sweet post! I love all their little intricate details because you can tell they were all personal to them! Beuatiful wedding!

Sam W. said...

what a great idea with the apple cake!!

Nicole said...

Thanks Ashley! You did a fantastic job with what I sent you!

Anonymous said...

I love Wedding wednesday! We just celebrated our 5 year anniversary and needless to say while our in laws are still in denial we are married we loved our wedding and are proud of our marriage and how much we have grown! We were married on the Disney Cruise and wouldn't have it any other way I love that while our day is so perfect to us each Wed. we see how perfect the day was for the couple you high lite!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a fun looking wedding! Those shoes rock!

Kristen said...

Aw, I love that he was surprised with having two of his friends there - that was really sweet! And that ring pop bit is hilarious! Love it! It looked beautiful! :)

Jessica and Stephan said...

Love the part with the rings! Too funny!

Anonymous said...

What a special wedding! Love all the family tributes and moments!