Story of Us (Part 2)

In my last post I wrote about how my husband and I met, fell in love and got engaged. And now….wedding day! And like I said in the last post, please keep in mind this was 10 years ago (pre-Pinterest), we were young (19 & 20), and pretty much DIYed our entire wedding (with lots of help!). When we were planning our wedding, I was pretty much convinced that my wedding would never ever ever look “dated”. I come before you today a humbled person to say…my wedding is starting to look a little dated. But…it was still the best day ever. Seriously. Our wedding was a wonderful day. No stress. No drama. So fun. And a sweet way to begin our lives together.

Date: May 28th, 2005

Ceremony: 2pm at the Bethel Church Fellowship Hall

Reception: Moore Mansion Event Center

Colors: Bright pink, yellow, orange, white

Flowers: Gerber Daises

Seeing each other for the first time that day
Seeing each other for the first time that day
Our beautiful moms! ( Nathan's on the left, mine on the right)
Our beautiful moms! ( Nathan’s on the left, mine on the right)
Our awesome dads (mine on the left, Nathan's on the right)
Our awesome dads (mine on the left, Nathan’s on the right)
Our wedding party
Our wedding party
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Us :)

My dress was from a local bridal boutique. I wanted it to be strapless, white, and with very minimal beading. I love how simple and clean it is and the organza overlay is one of my favorite things about it. My mom made my veil.

My dad walking me down the aisle
My dad walking me down the aisle

Our ceremony was probably a little on the long side. Consisted of vows, a mini-sermon, communion, lighting of the unity candle, and 2 worship songs. Also our dads prayed over us before it was all done. I felt like the ceremony went quick…but I know a lot of couple choose a quicker ceremony.

My dad built us a canopy to get married under…our nod to the Jewish tradition of being married under a white canopy. It was made of metal poles that we wrapped in white tulle. The paper lanterns were white ones from Ikea and we spray painted them.

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Married!
Married!

Before we headed off to the reception, we took some pictures to include in our thank you cards. Had to take advantage of the awesome car we were using 😉

IMG_0444By the way,…it was a hot day on May 28th, 2005. I think it topped out at 95 degrees.

Our reception was held at Nathan’s aunt & uncles place, The Moore Mansion. They had purchased it about a year prior to our wedding and had been working on fixing up/restoring the place to turn it into their own wedding venue. It was still in the early stages of the work, but that didn’t matter since we were outside. We were honored to be their first event since they purchased the place. It’s even more beautiful now and I love going there whenever I can.

Cake table
Cake table
Dancing in the gazebo
Dancing in the gazebo
Bouquet toss from the balcony
Bouquet toss from the balcony

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Then we were ready to head off to our honeymoon!

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Off to the Oregon Coast!

Nathan & Jaimi 310Obviously I have many more pictures of that day, but these about sum up what it looked like and what happened. I love looking back on that day. It truly was one of the best days of my life. We had so much fun, I just don’t remember anything negative about it at all. We have awesome parents who get along and don’t cause drama. They have wonderful friends who jump in and help however they can. We are so incredibly blessed to have started our lives together on such a sweet day. And I’m so excited that we will be married 10 years next week. It’s gone by fast.

That does it for the Story of Us! Thanks for reading 🙂

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Jaimi S.

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