Friday, December 14, 2012

THE WEDDING

Our wedding. December 1, 2012. The best day of my life.


Daniel's Best Men—brothers Ian & Adam, the groom himself, and his groomsman, my brother Stewart.


My bridesmaid and friend, Shaye, and my Matron of Honor and sister, Marnie.
Flowers: courtesy of Rustic Living.


My dad walked me down the aisle. I walked to Hillsong's "Joy to the World."


Our two families.


Guestbook: courtesy of The Guestbook Store.


Ian's Best Man toast.


Adam's Best Man Toast. I don't think these two brothers could have made us laugh harder. During my sister's toast, we sang a little bit of "Sisters, Sisters" from White Christmas. She totally made me cry.


My new brother, Adam.


Cutting the cake! The cake on the left is a Norwegian wedding cake, also known as a Kransekake (krun-seh-cock-eh). The tradition is that you pull up from the top and how ever many rings you pull off from the cake is the number of children you will have. Daniel and I—lucky ducks—couldn't actually get any of the rings to pull apart when we attempted it. It was frosted together a bit too tight (sabotage from our parents, I tell you), so it's now our family's greatest wish that Daniel and I will be expecting eighteen children. Oh, sweet joy.


 It was the happiest day... so much love. I'm so thankful for everyone who helped and who came to bless us in our new life together. This is just the beginning of our beautiful life.

PS>> Our photographer was my brother-in-law, Andy Petek. He is amazing. If you're in the Northwest and looking for a wedding photographer for 2013, he's booking now. He will travel to Washington (he lives in Seattle), Idaho and Oregon. Email him at andypetek(at)gmail(dot)com for rates and to see portfolio samples.

Wedding Week posts:
THE GUESTBOOKTHE HAIRTHE FLOWERSTHE DRESSTHE WEDDINGTHE HONEYMOON

79 comments:

Your Doctor's Wife said...

What a lovely and beautiful wedding!
Congratulations!

Myranda Barnes said...

I LOVE these photos. You looked gorgeous! Does your brother-in-law do family photos? We live in Oregon and I may have to email him...

Danielle Carroll said...

You looked so beautiful! I love your dress..the sheer lace detail is perfect! And that last picture is stunning.

Kelly said...

So so so beautiful!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Diana Trotter said...

You're a gorgeous bride and couple!! I love everything! xoxox COngrats!!!

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

What a lovely intimate wedding! The pictures really capture the love. The one with Daniel and his brothers and your brother really reminded me of the band The Hives :)

Congrats to you, again!

xo

Angi said...

Absolutely beautiful - the wedding of course, but especially you!!

A HUGE congratulations to you both, and HUGE blessings for your new lives together!!!!

Anna said...

eighteen?! better get crackin'. :D
I can't tell you enough how much I loved your wedding! I'm so happy you will have amazing pictures to look back at over the years!

Cara H said...

CRAZY! I walked down the aisle to "O come O come Emmanuel" on violin because it's my FAV Christmas song!!! CONGRATS Aunie!!! xoxo

Cody Doll said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you too. It looks like an amazing wedding. I love the idea of the Norwegian cake. I am part Norwegian and for my birthdays my day used to sing "Happy Bday" in Norwegian so this looks like something I might do at my wedding.

You and your hubby are so cute,
Cody

Lena B, Actually said...

What a beautiful day!! Congrats again!!

undomestic mama said...

You are gorgeous! I was super excited thinking you were a Seattle blogger too, but then I read your "About Me" :) Anyway, that cake tradition is really cool too, I love when people blend traditions into their special day making it even more special and unique to them.

Elisha said...

SOSO CUTE.

Because of Jackie said...

Oh my....I love all the pictures! The one where you are winking and everyone is making faces is my fave:) Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

I have always thought you were so beautiful, but you were absolutely stunning at your wedding! And these pictures are absolutely amazing.

Congrats to you both. :)

Breenah said...

Everything is so pretty!

Crystal said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Kim @ K.O. Jewelry said...

These pictures (like all wedding pictures) gave me chills. You are stunning! My friend had one of those Norwegian cakes at her wedding as well, but I can't remember if they found out how many kids they were supposed to have. Good luck with your future 18! ;)

chestnutmocha said...

you look gorgeous and so happy! Congratulations to both of you!

Kara said...

These pictures made me cry! And not just because I'm obsessed with weddings. ;) So beautiful Aunie. Congratulations!

Allyson Butler said...

You all look so beautiful! I love winter ceremonies, and yours is just about perfect!

Nicole said...

My sweet friend, congratulations!! I'm so happy for the two of you. Make sure to name one of your 18 children Nicole. ;)

Much love and lots of hugs!!

Alesha said...

Beautiful! Congratulations! My wedding will forever be the best day of my life...but as you've been told...IT GETS SO MUCH BETTER! And I've only been married 1 1/2 years! Haha! =) Congrats!
Alesha

Helen Gash said...

What a beautiful wedding. I can't believe you planned it in such a short time. I hope you have a wonderful long and happy life together.

Halie Renee said...

So many beautiful, beautiful pictures! The wintry theme was absolutely lovely, and you looked gorgeous!

Halie Renee said...

And the fact that y'all sang some of "Sister Sister" from "White Christmas," at your Christmasy wedding, was just precious, and made me feel a bit choked up myself.

Oh, and your dress is amazing! I Love the lace and the see-through back. Just gorgeous.

Paige said...

oh girl. that last picture. Breathtaking.

kristyn said...

how beautiful! you look stunning :) i wish you both the best, you both look so so happy :)

xo,
kristyn

Pamela said...

You just look so beautiful in your dress! Fits you perfectly! Love the last picture!

Emmy Barnes said...

Beautiful! Your dress was so classic and beautiful congratulations again.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Absolutely STUNNING, and you two look SO HAPPY.

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

You gorgeous woman, you! You and Daniel are beaming from all the love. It only gets better, I tell ya! :)

Ragan said...

oh congratulations!!!! what beautiful pictures, I am so happy for you two! What a fun time. :)

Allyssa said...

Lovely pictures! Such a beautiful wedding. You look stunning! Good luck with those 18 kids haha :)

Rachel said...

So beautiful!

Sarah Lillian said...

I cannot get over how GORGEOUS your dress was!!! Love love love. You were a beautiful bride!

Kelly Ann said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! You were a stunning bride!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

lily white english rose said...

such a lovely post, your dress is amazing and i love the idea of bubbles as you walk out :D hope you had the most amazing day, it looks like it :D
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Lacey Newman said...

You were a gorgeous bride! Congratulations!

Selma said...

You look so happy :) Thanks for sharing those beautiful moments with us!

Leona said...

Aunie, your dress is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen!! Honestly, it looks so so so pretty!

You guys make my heart melt, you're too cute x

Rachel said...

Beautiful you, and beautiful wedding! It really looks like a wonderful day!
And I got married on Dec. 4 two years ago--we walked out after the ceremony to "Joy to the World"!

Baylee said...

You guys are hawt!! Beautiful pictures. I loveeeeeee your dress!! The first pic with your rings on the piano is so cool. The last pic is so gorgeous. Good to know about your bro in law.. Im near Seattle!

Meighan said...

absolutely stunning!

Colorado Girl said...

So beautiful!! I LOVE your dress can't wait to read that post :) Your wedding was very classy and timeless.

Rebekah said...

wow! Your wedding was beautiful!!! I think I squeal every time I see your dress. I love the picture of your wedding party jumping. =)

irene wibowo said...

so pretty.. congratulations :)Irene Wibowo

Victoria said...

What a beautiful day!!! :)

Love the whole look....And your dress and hair!?!? Gorgeous!

AbsoluteMommy said...

So beautiful. You look like you are exactly where you need to be. You are his wife, and he is your Hubbs. Take pride and joy in that. Everything else is gravy.
XOXO

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Annie said...

Aunie! You are a gorgeous bride! Your wedding looks beautiful. I love that you did the wedding party all in black! I'm praying for you and Daniel as you begin this amazing journey!

barbaraallain.com said...

You guys make a lovely couple! I really loved the idea of blowing bubbles instead of the rice on the way out! :)

Laura Beach Leva said...

Oh how lovely! What a joyous time. You were a radiant beautiful bride!

Becca Acker said...

Congrats!! You look so beautiful and happy! May God bless you both! :)

Sidney said...

What an amazing wedding! The photos are gorgeous. I can't get over the fact that the number of groomsman didn't match the number of bridesmaids - I love that. Who says it's got to be even? :D You both obviously picked the people most important to you.

Katie said...

You look so happy and beautiful! These photos are lovely, Aunie! Congrats!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous!! and love the story behind the dress!

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

The winking photo is def my favorite. Too cute! Congrats again!

Whitney said...

You all look absolutely gorgeous!! The details are amazing! Congrats lovely.

Newlywed Moments said...

Congratulations! Looks like a BEAUTIFUL wedding :)

Lily said...

So happy for you!!! looked like an amazing day :)

Shio Waline said...

Congrats on your marriage!! You look absolutely GORGEOUS!! I loved all your wedding pics & of course your dress was amazing!! You make a winter wedding look great!!

xoxo,
Shio

Stephanie @ Shades of Color Art said...

I got teary eyes -.-

the pictures are so beautiful, congrats on your best day of your life! :)

Krista Lynn said...

I of course am stalking your wedding series! My fiance and I are getting married in August and will be having kransekake for our wedding cakes as well! My grandmother will be making ours, I love the tradition with the rings..and the cake is soo tasty!

Beautiful wedding Aunie!
Krista

Nicole said...

Your dress is absolutely GORGEOUS! Stumbled upon your site and I LOVE. You made a Winter Wedding look unbeatable. Kudos on the amazing day and being a stunning bride. Check out my site if you get a chance... http://sightsandsenses.com/

Unknown said...

I love all these photos! You were such a stunning bride, my friend! I am so, so happy for you guys!! Welcome to the happily married club :)

Heather said...

^^ that was me! ;)

Natalie Best said...

Beautiful... this is just beautiful!!!!!

Martha said...

Such beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a really fun and blessed ceremony. Congrats to you <3

Annelise Rowe said...

Thank you so much, Martha. I just looked over them again... it's amazing how fast 6-months go. I totally teared up. It really was the best day of my life. :)

Kelly Ann said...

You were an absolutely STUNNING bride!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Annelise Rowe said...

Kelly, thank you so much. That means a lot. And thanks for commenting on THIS post, of all past posts. Looking over the photos again made me all teary!

Megan said...

Oh my goodness! Your dress is gorgeous!!! What a beautiful day!

Annelise Rowe said...

Thank you, Megan! Can you believe it was my mom's? No alterations (except for cutting off the moldy sleeves)!

Megan said...

No way...really?! It's gorgeous! Hopefully your daughter can carry on the tradition! :)

Annelise Rowe said...

Yes, really! I didn't even need to have it taken up or anything! I hope she can, too... though it will be REALLY old by then!

Megan said...

OK...well maybe just use the lace or something. :) I don't want my daughter to wear mine cause it's huge and I don't want her to fit into it. But, I am saving it just in case she wants to incorporate it into hers or something like that.

Annelise Rowe said...

That's a wonderful reason to save it. I have a friend who just took her mom's bottom half and created her own top half. It was beautiful!

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