Our wedding season this year was short; a bit of a nice reprieve from the marital onslaught of last year's spring/summer/fall. Our second and final wedding took place last weekend just an hour away from our home, and it was a lovely affair: simple, crafty, and sweet.
The wedding ceremony was held outdoors. Normally I abhor outdoor weddings because there is just too much left up to chance, but this evening ceremony turned out perfectly. The weather was warm and the sun dipped low enough not to blind the assembled congregation just in time.
I loved the nature-inspired, personal touches that appeared throughout the decor. Guests sat on picnic benches on an expansive lawn of soft grass, and these hanging glass jars of wildflowers lined the aisle for the ceremony. (Something tells me these would be right up BlindIrish's alley!)The decor featured fall specialties, like pumpkins and squash (many spray painted for added luster).These candles were placed at each pillar of the huge covered gazebo where the reception took place (just steps away from the ceremony area).The head table featured this arrangement. I love the monogram!The cake sported "Star Wars" toppers, and I adored the song to which they cut the cake: "Grow Old with You" from "The Wedding Singer" with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.The groom looked dashing in the casual suit, and I loved that he and the rest of his groomsmen wore sandals! (The bride went barefoot.) Those are three handsome gentlemen!My favorite touch of the entire affair was the picture frames hanging from nearby trees. Such an interesting feature.
The happy couple.Congratulations, Drew and Kristen. We hope you grow old together.