Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just Married

Yep --- It's official!  After months of planning and projecting, some crazy ideas and last minute changes, The Big Day came and went in the blink of an eye!  It was 100% everything we dreamed and imagined it would be, it unfolded exactly as we planned and it really couldn't have been a more wonderful experience.

We opted for planning around the long holiday weekend of July fourth and in our opinion it was the perfect plan.   Family and friends started arriving in small batches on Thursday and continued through Sunday (our wedding day) and doing it this way really gave us the opportunity to maximize the amount of time we spent with guests and then allowed us to really take in the entire day and celebrate every minute of it.  Monday was the 4th, so several people stuck around to spend a little more time with us.

The fun began on Thursday night with some pampering for the ladies....

On Friday, most of the wedding party and our parents and several other family members were in town and we kicked the weekend off right with a wine tasting at Cellar Rat in downtown KC followed by dinner for 30 during First Fridays in the Crossroads Art District.

Then on Saturday is was time to cook!  We had a house full of chefs and assistants making the amazing Syrian dinner that was served Saturday evening for our rehearsal-less dinner party.

 It was a bit chaotic at times, but in a good way.  The evening kicked off with great eats and went well into the night with several people staying to hang out and visit - exactly what we were hoping would happen!

Of course, you never feel like you have enough time to truly visit with everyone you want to, but when it was all said and done, we both agreed, having the extra day to celebrate was well worth it!

We knew  from the very beginning our goal was to focus on making this day feel like us and to try our hardest not to be distracted from that along the way.  We wanted the vibe to be a fun, laid back and casual one and I think/hope we were able to achieve that.

There were so many incredible highlights to the weekend and so many moments that we wanted to bottle up and save forever.  We are anxious to get some of our professional pictures back and can't wait to share them.  We have really only seen one picture of the two of us together and it's currently our favorite image of the day!  It is a little blurry, so our fingers are crossed that the same one was captured a little clearer.  But - blurry or not you can clearly see the joy we were feeling as the main event was about to be begin.

One of our favorite moments happened at the very end of the night while we and our wedding party were breaking down the event space.  Everyone kept urging us to go home, but we both agreed, being there and seeing all of our work pay off and seeing all of our friends care enough about us to be there 'til the end was truly an amazing sight to behold.  We were feeling the love fo' sho and we didn't want the day to end.

We have a lot of details on projects to share because we essentially built, created or modified just about every aspect of the day, so we'll be getting into everything from the writing of the ceremony to several sneaky money-saving ideas we incorporated.  So you should definitely stay tuned.  We even have the highlights of several home improvement projects wrapped up just in time for our first 3rd floor guests- - so more to come!


  1. It was an incredible weekend of love, food, family, friends, and laughter... everything life should be and then some!!

    With love from Michigan,
    Aunt Claire & Uncle Tom

  2. Yeah! Great pics! Of course, the best pic of me if the one where you can't see my face, LOL! :)

  3. NEW AND IMPROVED PICS!! Click on them to view even bigger/better! :)

  4. Your wedding was the most beautiful and heart felt wedding I have ever been to! Rebecca Burns


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