Now for the ceremony!
Before we walked down the isle we got in our group shots between all the Fall goodness happening in the front yard. How great did everyone’s dresses look together??!! Not only did it make things so easy but I love the outcome of giving the ladies the freedom to choose their style and fit!
And the men, not too shabby ay??!! We rented the suits and gave the ties as a gift along with the DIY’d clips.
We had a fun bunch! Katherine suggested a soap scene, think we nailed it!
The scenery surrounding the ceremony site was too good to pass up, even with the threat of rain. To the left is a pond that the wedding party walked around up to the arbor (different angle in above photo) Fell for all the unique touches when we were venue hunting!
Evan of Thicket Floral Designs, made my arbor dreams come true! Bet you’re wondering what the actual structure is, I didn’t have a clue until it was explained to me that it’s an old horse-drawn plow. We thought it was so unique and loved the idea of going a different route but still giving me the arbor I wanted.
Having Dad in the ride to the ceremony made for some special memories. He’s a big time goofball and was doing all these ridiculous things making me laugh which helped the nerves! I was sad that neither Dustin nor I had grandparents at the wedding but so grateful to have all our parents by our side.
There were aspects of our wedding that were non-traditional because well, we are millennials and that’s how we roll! For example, our friend Kyle got certified and married us. He added humor and kept the mood fun and relaxing-perfect man for the job!
I’ll be honest, I was FREEZING! It really affected being able to remember the vows, haha! But we laughed our way through it and had a good time.
Speaking of vows, we did the whole hear and repeat deal. We knew we’d both be full of so many emotions (I’m a wedding cryer) so we opted for the more chill route which was perfect!
FIRST KISS AS WINCHESTERS!
Why does he have a slightly broken pink umbrella you ask…
It has to do with how we met, which was under that very umbrella at Shaky Knees Music Festival! Read all about it here.
❣My new family❣
Prettiest mother-of-the-bride I ever did see! └໒( ♥ ◡ ♥ )७┘
Our ceremony was everything we wished it to be, and more!
Special thanks to Sydney Eloise and Damon Moon for providing the ceremony with beautiful acoustic tunes!
Next up: the last of the SMITH-WINCHESTER recap >>> THE PARTY!