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.
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