Wednesday, June 20, 2012

the honeymoon

So.. Let's just get two things straight. 
ONE - Kel and I suck at taking pictures. This about sums up every picture we took on our Honeymoon. We are pretty lame.
TWO - I am not a very consistent blogger.  

Going into the caves in Jamaica. Yes, we had to wear hair nets and helmets. Yes, we were melting in the sun. Yes, you can be jealous.

Just little me trying to take a picture with the pond inside the cave and my hubby and check this boy out. What I goof. I love him.

 We hiked the coolest waterfalls in Jamaica! If you are ever able to visit Jamaica, I highly recommend this. Probably one of my top 3 moments of the whole cruise. 

Apparently the water was a bit too cold for Kel. haha

Isn't that precious?! :)

Okay, friends. Our room attendant lady was a nut. She took a picture of us EVERY time she saw us because she "wanted us to remember her hallway because it is the best."
 Our cruise ship had Flowrider on it! How fun is that? I've always wanted to try it and I was finally able to. 

No, I am not about to fall. I was actually carving on my first try EVER! Even the instructors were a bit impressed.

Another picture in our hallway. Thanks Lavern.

And here is Lavern herself! Kelly called her Lavandra the whole time and it was quite funny.

On this Island we rented a Jeep to drive around. There was a highway that wrapped all the way around and was a total of like 47 miles. haha It was so fun to be able to just cruise along and stop where we wanted. Even though it started POURING rain when we had the cover off. We didn't mind much. We were already wet from playing in the ocean so we let it continue for a while before we put the cover back on. Plus, if you know me at all, you know I'm a freak about the rain. :)
We got some nachos and Nacho Beach - Named by the Whites and Hollands. So sad the beach washed away...

We even wrote our name on the wall! I wish I would have got a picture of the whole wall.. it was covered with names! So if you ever go there, look for our names.
And... That's all folks! haha That is how bad we suck at pictures. We have made note to be better though.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Get your cowgirl boots on.

I'm usually not much of a country music fan but when every word of a song matches my current situation, how do I not listen to it again and again? 

Thanks sister for introducing it to me.

Switzerland has had its fair share of you. It's my turn.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My wing-women.

I don't know where to begin with this post because I love these girls so much!
Some have been by my side for years and years and some just recently in the last little bit of life. 
Regardless, I couldn't imagine this big day without them! 

Just trying to get my garter on... haha!

LOVE YOU all and THANK YOU for being by my side on my big day!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

the (cross your fingers and hope we can pull this off) decor

My mom told me I have to post the decor pictures next.
I do what my mom says (most of the time).
You're lucky because I was going to save this for last..
You can thank her.

Just one problem... I don't know where to start!

Remember that none of these pictures even compare to how it was. I will do my best at explaining how everything was but... it could get tricky!

Let's start with refreshments!

This was the refreshment... tent? Booth? Area.

These my friends... are push pops. We had all sorts! S'mores, parfaits, mint chocolate with brownies...
And this is what was above you while you were snatching up those tasty treats! Might seem a bit odd here but.. it was SO cute.

25 years
So instead of having somewhere for advice, we went with this. Guests could write where they saw us in 25 years hung them up for us to read later. They are so fun to read through!
Here are the papers and pins used to hang the predictions.
And HERE are a few on the string! With our rings :)

The seating areas.
I have always wanted to have seating areas at my reception for two reasons. One, because I have been to plenty of receptions that I have to endure the entire two hours. I wanted my close ones to have somewhere to sit and be comfortable! And two, because I wanted my reception to be somewhere that our guests would feel comfortable and want to hang out.

At this seating area, we played a slideshow of pictures of when Kel and I were just young tikes.

The video
Here is where we showed our date video/bridal shoot. Our videographer also added some footage that he got at the temple. It was perfect!
We served some of my moms homemade chocolate chip cookies and some chocolate milk by the video. Mmm!

And now... I think they're all just a jumbled mess! So I'll explain the pictures that need an explanation and just let you enjoy the ones that don't!

One table for the guests. One of my favorites. It was my grandmas table! Precious!
This was our sign in book... uh... letters. Instead of a book, our guests signed letters and they turned out adorable!

No, Kelly is not a pilot.. but if you refer back to a previous post {here}, this is where/how Kel proposed. In this very plane!

This was our cake table! I wish that you could see the cakes a little better because they're real cute!

And that's it kids! I honestly wish that you could capture the feeling that was created on camera but I don't know if it's possible! Maybe our video will help.. I don't know. 

Honestly, my mom did amazing. She made allll of this happen! I mean, there were a lot of helping hands but my mom was the brain behind it all! 

And let's be honest, we were a bit afraid that it wouldn't all come together but guess what?! It did!! Thank heavens......

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Phew! After this one, all of the temple pictures will be done :)
Then you get to view a whole new sort of goods! 
The reception!
You lucky dog...
That boy got hops!

Matt will make fun of my face in this one. It's fine.

I have always wanted a picture like this! It's supposed to be like the picture of the Beatles on Abbey Rd.