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June 17, 2011

my wedding

This weekend, my husband and I will celebrate our second wedding anniversary! I thought it would be fun to share a some of the details from our little wedding.

We were married in the beautiful Nauvoo, Illinois LDS temple.

My dress was all ivory lace and beading, with a ruched chiffon wrap at the waist. I still love it and wish I had a reason to wear it again!

My bouquet was of blush garden roses, pink Hypericum berries and willow branches tied in ivory shantung silk. The bridesmaid bouquets and the boutonnieres and corsages for the groomsmen and parents all matched.

We had our luncheon reception in the garden of a historic bed & breakfast, the Ellis Sanders House.

 My mom and I created all the stationery. We used my favorite black-and-white striped grosgrain to tie around a little treat. It was so hot, we may have died without the fans.
 We lined the table with candelabras to give some height, but I somehow have no pictures of the table. I had the idea to use the bouquets as part of the tablescape. We had to stash them somewhere while we ate, so why not work them in? Genius, if I do say so myself.

The cake was chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting and fondant that was pressed with lace to mimic the lace on my dress. We served it with ice cream.

Though it's not about to be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, I loved my wedding. We were only engaged for 28 days (crazy, I know!), so needless to say, we kept things very small and simple. But it was elegant, happy, and very me--everything I wanted it to be.

Have a wonderful weekend!


abode love said...

Beautiful!!! Happy anniversary!


Kristen said...

GORGEOUS!!! Loving your blog!
xx Kristen


Lisa said...

What a beautiful wedding! I love your dress and the use of the bridesmaids' flowers for the tables - that really is a fabulous idea. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!

Kirsten Krason said...

Oh so sad I couldn't be there. Can you get married again??? just for me.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

You know I've been wedding crazy lately, so I love this entry! Honestly, you should consider (if you want the attention, of course) submitting your images to a wedding blog. The photography is wonderful!!!

Mallory said...

So pretty! I love the fan idea. Sometimes I wish I could go back and have a wedding with now style. But that's the problem with trends...

And I'm dead serious about hiring you after school!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Marissa, I love every tiny little detail. It is exactly how I would have pictured your wedding {just from knowing you through your sweet blog -hehe}. So beautiful and charming.

That Girl in Pearls said...

Happy anniversary! You made a GORGEOUS bride. What a Lovely wedding. Congratulations to you and your hubs :)

Hope you have a wonderful day, Love.
That Girl in Pearls

Heather J said...

What a gorgeous wedding. Love the Nauvoo Temple.

Happy Anniversary!

The Rigoloso's said...

28 days?! That's impressive. Happy number two to you and your man!

Simply Brookes: said...

love this post. thank you for sharing, you newlywed, you. enjoy the journey, you have many years ahead of you.