Today’s couple had an unconventional relationship from the start. According to Heather they skipped the engagement altogether, and instead opted to buy a beautiful house. She sort of just started planning the wedding and they set a date. She knew she wanted something timeless that she could look back on and have no regrets, so she kept everything classic and neutral. Their day was intimate and was all about being with their closest family and friends, and you can definitely feel that when you look at their amazing pictures by Bryan and Mae. Thanks to Heather and Kyle for sharing their day, and to Bryan and Mae for the lovely images.
Who, What, Where ~ Ceremony: Central Park Chapel. Reception: Yacht Basin Marina. Photography: Bryan and Mae. Flowers: Pat’s European Fresh Flower Market. Food: Hogwild BBQ. Cake/Cupcakes: Second Floor Bakery.
From the Bride…
It all began in High School…well not really but my now Mother-in-Law was my High School aerobics teacher and all us girls in the class would giggle, over a photo of her son….This was Kyle. Little did I know five years later I would meet him in a bar. It was weeks of talking on Myspace and the phone and finally I asked him “So I guess you not going to ask so I will..do you want to do coffee or something sometime? Or are you really just being nice this whole time and your not interested?” He was shy, and made some excuse on how I beat him to the punch. We went on our first date and that was it. I fell head over heals for him fast and hard. Four years and a beautiful baby girl later we were getting married.
My girls wore dressed that they picked out, because I wanted them to not spend an arm and a leg on a dress they would never wear again. I only gave them the color choices and told them to pick what they wanted. We wanted it to be comfortable and casual in a way so the guys wore dress pants, shirts with ties, and vests. This was also nice because then they were not sweating to death in the heat of August!
My favors where seed paper. Now for those who don’t know what that is, its paper with wild flower seed in it. You just need to plant the paper in a pot (just like regular seed) and water daily and in a few weeks you will have wild flowers growing! My flower vases for my centerpieces were my Grandmothers canning jars.
We had a family only wedding in one of the first churches in our town. The church is only open in the summer due to the fact that it is not heated. It has big shutters that you lift of to opens up the whole place! It is also small…so it didn’t look silly with only the 50 or so guest we invited. The one thing I was a stickler for though was the something borrowed something blue, something old and something new.
Borrowed: My Grandmother let me borrower her pearl necklace that my grand father gave her on their wedding day (over 50 years ago) Blue: I purchase a vintage looking (it was brand new that someone had made to look vintage) blue Lacey handkerchief to use instead of Kleenex. Old: My mother gave me as an early present, diamond earrings she had made from her old anniversary ring. New: My veil! My Best friend and Maid of Honor Shandra made my veil and hair piece. It was amazing!
The best moment (beside actually marring my best friend) was dancing with my Grandpa for my father/daughter dance. Besides Kyle he is the most important male figure in my life and I couldn’t LOVE him more!