Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Harvest Wedding

Well, my sister is married off and the day turned out wonderful. No dark clouds in the sky, no rain in the forecast - just sunshine and fall-like weather. The harvest theme of the wedding suited the barn she was married in and the sun filtering through the windows cast a warm glow to the room. The food was great and the atmosphere relaxing.

The days leading up to the "DAY" were spent running around gathering up the supplies and last minute details that were needed to make the day special. We had tulle coming out of our yin yang and flowers by the thousands. It was hard to imagine just how the barn would transpire with all these "things" but in the end it looked like a professional did it. I guess I could call myself a florist, wedding decorator and a wedding planner! And a cleaner upper!

Here is my dad the day before the wedding loading up the U-Haul he had to rent to haul all of the stuff we had for the wedding.
Hanging the lights and the tulle in the barn...
Loading up the many pumpkins my dad grew for the wedding to decorate the inside and outside of the barn property...
Before all of the decorations...
My helpers I put to work on tying all of the bows and sunflowers to the backs of the chairs and also putting together 100+ napkins with raffia and fall leaves...
The arrangements my mom and me made...
Steaming the sheet for the photo-shoot backdrop area...
It's finally looking like a wedding is going to take place...
The cake corner filled with all my cake platters and antique stuff I brought from home...
And again...
Look at this cool cake that is made with old books and some lace doilies (I added the pumpkin and leaves and berries)...
Love this pumpkin!
My bouquet (my sister and I made all of the bouquets for the wedding)...
A shot of the outside of the barn...
I love the way the sun shines through these windows in the barn...
The runner and flower/candle stands...
Yumm Yumm!! Cupcakes, candy corn and wedding cake!
Waiting for the cue...
Father and daughter...
The kiss that seals the deal!
Some family shots...
A candid moment of the bride and groom...
Mom and dad with the couple...
Our whole family...
Siblings...
The girls...
Waiting for the wedding to begin...
Family...
The head table with the cake I made for them...
Cupcake anyone??
Nephew...
We can smile now that the work is over!
Their first dance as husband and wife...
Awweee......
Father/daughter dance...
Mom cuttin' loose with my other sister...
Something was funny...
Time to relax...
Little Cash stealing a treat!
Yumm yumm!
He's thinkin' about getting another...
He has eyes only for the cupcake!
Me and my sister taking advantage of the photo shoot area...
Strike a pose!
Awweee.....
Charlie's Angels 3??
Me and hubby...
Portrait time...
My sister and her hubby...
Hey there Andy!
Me and my older brother...
Throwing rice at the couple before they leave...
The happy couple...
Off into the sunset they go...
Many blessings to you Jen and Ken on your new life together! May you experience life to the fullest and always appreciate each other and what God has given you!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Unbelievably well-journalled! Ifeel like I was there!
Everything and everybody looked awesome!!! I am sure Jenny was thrilled with everything.
Thanks for sharing,


Christina

kana said...

Rochelle,

Such a lovely wedding! You all did a great job with all of the decorations and I really love the book "cake"...that is awesome! By the way, you looked pretty in your dress!!

Priscila said...

what a beautiful wedding. You look darling! Im sorry that I haven't gotten back to u...Ive been sooooooo crazy busy. I will probably not get you package out until Monday. Its all done but Im going to an antique store that's only open 3 times a month and today is the chance I get. Its halloween themed so I wanted to make sure I sent you as much vintage, chippy goodness that I could. SO your pack will be off Monday!!!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh my gosh Rochelle, I've just caught up on your blog and what a BUSY girl you have been!
The wedding was beautiful, I can't believe ya'll did all that by yourselves!!! You ARE a wedding planner, decorator, ETC!
I love that barn...I can't believe it's a barn!
The bride looked so happy, I wish them lots of happy years together.
And I must say...ya'll took some great family photos~
Thanks for inviting us to the wedding, I feel like a VIP since I got to go "backstage" and see all of the details!

;)
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