101 in 1001: #10 Get Married!

Well, it's about time I showed you our wedding pictures! 9.3.11 was such a great day (and so beautiful in Oxford, Ohio, where we got married!), and I'm so thankful to have such beautiful images to remember it by! To be completely honest, that whole day was a blur. Everyone says your wedding day will go by in the blink of an eye, and it's true. The most important thing though is that I got to marry my best friend and now we get to start a life together. I can tell you one thing, living an hour apart for four years makes you really appreciate being in the same house. I know this is the "honeymoon phase," but even washing dishes together is a novelty (and I HATE washing dishes ... by hand ... because we don't have a dishwasher!)

I'm so, so thankful for all the support of our family and friends, too. Our wedding day reminded me how blessed we are to have each and every one of you in our lives. It means so much to the both of us that you were there sharing in our vows, our first dance, our cake cutting. :) We love you all.

And without further ado, I present to you ... OUR WEDDING! Thank you, thank you, thank you Amanda Donaho for capturing the day so beautifully. You're the best. :)

(This is a looooooong post! I just couldn't narrow down the images because I love them all! If you get through the whole thing, you get a cookie!)

My dress was handmade by one of my mom's friends, Kathy Guidone. After looking at dresses in the stores, I just couldn't find anything that went with the picture I had in my mind. I didn't want fluff and beading and sequins, so getting my dress made was the BEST thing for me.

A big thank you to Nancy of BRIDEface for doing a fabulous job on my makeup and Amanda Smith for my hair. :)

This was right about the time I thought my dress wasn't going to zip. Haha!

First look! :)

This is totally going to be a big canvas. Amanda, you did an outstanding job on our portraits!

I absolutely LOVED our flowers. I wanted a wildflower, garden look, and Kim Peterka did an unbelievable job. Wait till you see the centerpieces she did!

Oh boys. :)

Love my bridesmaids. :)

I was absolutely blown away by how good the centerpieces looked. I had the idea in my head forever, but when other people are bringing it together, you get a little nervous! I didn't even set these up and they look better than I could have done! Also, huge thanks to Sara Rabin for designing all our paper products. I should probably mention here too that our reception was held at the Oxford Community Arts Center. Such a cool, old building that used to be part of Miami University when it was a women's college!

Most of my details were handmade or came from Etsy.

Our lovely families. Definitely couldn't have done this without them! We got married in Oxford Presbyterian Church, where I went to church when I was in college!

One of Nathan's requirements of our reception was that we have a lot of dessert. If you know him, you know he has the biggest sweet tooth ever! So, we did a dessert table with sweets from The Cakery. And Funky's did our amazing food. We wanted a brunch that was fairly healthy and not too heavy. It.was.delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

This was probably right around the time Mark Zuckerberg was mentioned.

The Paul Otten Band provided the music. They're awesome! Check them out!

We had such a blast with the photobooth, provided by SPROUT Squared Photography.

Hahahaha. And I will leave you with this image. If you made it through this entire thing, I'm impressed. And I owe you a cookie. :)