I always wanted to have an outdoor wedding, but the possibility of having mother nature screw everything up always scared me too much to take the outdoor wedding plunge. Thankfully the weather cooperated 100% for this wedding and it was an absolutely gorgeous day.
We spent all weekend outside getting everything ready for the wedding. From hanging lights, to hanging grapevine and
Torre, the bride (and my new sister-in-law) went with an outdoor/rustic theme for the wedding and everything came together beautifully. I can not wait to see the professional pictures, but for now here are some pics I've rounded up (see also: stole off Facebook)
The setting was the pasture next to my in-laws house. My father in law built the arbor that they stood under (pictured below). The day before the wedding they wrapped grapevine around it and waited until about an hour before the wedding to add the hydrangeas.
The cake. Her dress was amazing!
This is the head table: The centerpieces were logs with squares cut out and then filled with hydrangeas.
The beautiful cake (you can see the wedding setting in the background)
I had packed a bag full of food, which entertained him for about 2 minutes and then Eli melted down. Which is obviously NOT COOL during an outdoor wedding. I took off as fast as I could while maintaing my I'm-a-calm-mom-I've-got-it-under-control look on the outside while inside I really wanted to die of embarrassment. I ran inside got him a bottle and came back out just in time to listen to Luke sing.
I know he shouldn't have a bottle anymore but I couldn't find a sippy cup quick enough and he easy lying on the floor screaming. IT WAS A DO OR DIE MOMENT.
Luke with Eli and his mom after the ceremony, this pic completely cracks me up because Eli looooooves his bottle:
And then I spent the second part of the reception inside with a tired, worn out, DONE baby boy:
It was such a fun weekend, filled with a beautiful wedding and welcoming a new member to our family!