|My wedding bouquet made for great photo opportunities.|
|Maurice helping to roll out the garden carpet.|
Getting ready for our noontime wedding was a lot of fun. Up until the last minute we’d planned to get married that day in a government office but then I realized we could just do it at home. Why not?
|Planted topiary ball with Bromeliad and Ficus. Made to come indoors over the winter. Will keep you updated on how it holds up indoors as a houseplant planting.|
Of course I tried to clean up the back garden as much as possible. I added a few pretty things to make it look better too, but overall, we didn’t really intend for it to be a big affair so not much was added. I did make this topiary though.
|Two of the fur balls thinking all of the hub-bub was about them—since it usually is all about them.|
The night before the ceremony I packed for Alaska and straightened the house.
Since John didn’t move in with me until after our honeymoon, that night, we both had a lot of time to think about our new life together and what it would be like in the future.
My mind was so busy thinking about packing I knew I just had to be me no matter what.
|Oh why did I wait until the last minute?|
That’s when I rushed out and bought some flowers to arrange at 9pm. That’s just the kind of thing that I do.
|Having fun with my own selfie.|
The morning of the wedding I had my hair and makeup done. It felt amazing and I’m so happy I did so.
When you plan a noontime wedding, that doesn’t mean you have a ton of time to get ready. I know that now. But of course, I pulled it all together.
|John and I are oddballs. If you don’t know that about me yet, then you must be new to my blog or else you haven’t been paying attention.|
John and I only invited a handful of important people. We hadn’t really thought a lot about wedding photography so many of these pictures were just shot by iPhone by my nieces.
|Look! My head is exploding with flowers!|
My flowers were designed by a dear friend who has an amazing touch. (Quinn in the City Flowers).
I had asked Quinn to go “over the top” and I’m pretty sure she nailed it.
|Yes, I really do laugh loudly. Am I channeling Phyllis Diller? Maybe…|
|The look on my face terrifies me. I look a lot like my paternal great-grandmother who I take after in so many ways. I guess it makes sense.|
|Probably one of my favorite pictures from our special day. I know. I’m weird. I already told you I was though…|
Afterwards, our little group met both of our mothers for a special dessert at one of my favorite restaurants in Portland.
Yes, we didn’t invite our moms to our wedding. They’ve been through it all before so we did things differently and they didn’t mind at all.
Trust me, it worked very well and they both loved seeing us all dressed up while we ate Boccone Dolce.
|John looking at me thinking, “We pulled it off, our moms are both stuffed, now let’s get the heck out of here and head to Alaska!!”|
And with that, we were off to Alaska!