Abby + Jordan get married
My cousin Abby got married last month and we had such a great time that I wanted to share it here. The wedding was personal and very godly, and after hearing more of the details, I loved it even more. It was seriously the simplest and most beautiful wedding I have ever been to.
The ceremony and reception were held at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, Minn. Our uncle was the officiant (he married Eric and me, too). We watched from below as the couple and their attendants stood on the stairs/balcony, with 1,500 book pages hanging from the ceiling. I was in awe the whole time!
The bride's gorgeous party dress (shown above) was found on the sale rack (!!!) at Topshop. She said many of the beads were missing so she bought a shirt at Anthropologie with similar beads and sewed them on. She also made all of the guys' boutonnieres!
Her ceremony dress was originally worn by our grandmother 64 years ago in 1950. Isn't it amazing? I love this photo of them together! Also, check out the bride's mint heels!
The bridesmaid dresses were all purchased on sale from Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. I think she even said they were all $20 or less (before alterations).
Watching for the bride to appear. Of course I'm crying because all I can think about is him walking her down the aisle some day.
After the wedding, everyone went outside (it was gorgeous, the weather was perfect) for appetizers and to greet the couple in the receiving line. Rooney was OBSESSED with the bride. Every three minutes, she'd ask me where "Abby Abby" was. I'm not sure how she got it in her head that her name was Abby Abby, but it was adorable. And Abby was very gracious and always gave Roo attention when she could.
Can you tell the bride used to work at Anthropologie?
I'm still hoping to get my hands on one of these centerpieces! They were amazing. The wood stumps were cut by the groom's dad and the sticks were found in the bride's mom's yard and spray-painted gold and stuck in wine bottles that she collected from friends.
In addition to the kids' meals coming out right away, they had custom coloring sheets and stickers for the kids! Genius.
We spent a lot of time at the snack table :) My favorites were the heart-shaped Junior Mints and mint-colored paper straws. The "cake" (not shown) was an impressive donut tower with donuts and donut holes in lieu of a traditional cake.
She's a model, he's in the music industry. What do you get an artsy couple? A custom illustration by Though Very Humble. (I made them open it during the dance so I could see their reaction. They loved it!)
Thanks, Abby and Jordan, for throwing such a fun party! I hope you are enjoying Italy!
Most photos by me. Three professional snaps by TeaPea Weddings.