So as the flowers got finished up with the help of JoDee, Lish, Gary, ( who made sandwiches and lunches for all of us as we worked, and repairing broken birdhouses from shipping damage) and my new friend Margie, we somehow got it all done in time for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. What a whirlwind! And a tiny bit stressful! My hair (which I had NO time to foo foo with looked constantly like I had stuck my finger in a light socket! REALLY! I just gave up on it.
Lots of helpers and a few onlookers!
Kadie's bqt. I really was pleased with it! YIPEE!
I really LOVE the effect of the amaranthus hanging down
Dress rehearsal. Look at that handsome couple!
How cute! I loved this shot!
This will be an awesome ceremony!
MOM! I'm bored! When are we gonna be done?
Jake (Kadie's cousin) and his wife Kara the hilarious couple!
You might remember Kara from my post about the Bachelorette party! She was the one with her dinner salad in a plastic bag after our sailing adventure! ha!
Jonathan (the best man) and Sarah (Kadies cousin and maid of honor)
I got all my emotions out on rehearsal night and cried like a baby...
That way I would not have to re-apply my make-up “after” the ceremony! You know me…always planning the next move!
Lets take a picture... or five million.....then lets go EAT!
They are like precious jewels I wear around my neck...my beautiful children.
Tomorrow will be an awesome day!
The rehearsal dinner...now that was some good grub! I'm just saying!
So in love
Me and JoDee
Wedding day prep! We only have 2 hours to get it all ready! OMG! Help me!!!
I had to build the entire cake and finish it on site! AND IT WAS MELTING IN THE HUMIDITY!
My wonderful Gary, hanging the ball jars from the arbor
It came out pretty good me thinks
I was absolutely THRILLED with how the ball jars with hangers came out
okay....were rollin now! The cake is going well....I don't want it to be crooked! Oh God please don't let it be crooked!
It was dripping like crazy though so we put the fan on it and tried to dry it out!
what a stupid looking hat! I thought it would help my electrified hair...no such luck
So far the cake is still straight!
Karl carved the birds from scratch for the cake toppers! They looked amazing!
Sometimes God does NOT answer prayers! LOL It's leaning!
Ok! It'll pass....as long as we shoot the photo's from this angle..you can't "tell" it's leaning
but not from this angle....we will direct people to NOT to look in this direction at the cake! LOLOLOL Can we do that?
NEVER MIND...the flipping cake is just plain crooked! But other than that it is the BOMB! At least Kadie thinks so!
Sarah and Kara, making the mother of the bride look this she "didn't" stick her finger in a light socket!
I walked into the bridal suite and she had her back to me....then she turned around....
......and took my breath away..
Gary and Karl walking Kadie down the aisle
They opted for a foot washing instead of the lighting of the two candles to one
It was quite touching actually
Mr & Mrs! FINALLY!
Entering the reception!
I think they like each other
Such a great picture...this barn is so awesome for photos
Jonathan and Lish (his girlfriend)
Kadie and Gary dancing
Mother and daughter
Jonathan (best man) toast to Stan made us all cry!
Sarah's toast to Kadie made "her" cry and us also!
It was a wonderful night of dancing, eating and celebration!
And now I am back at home wondering how it could possibly be over…..now what? I’ll think of something.