Tuesday, October 9, 2012

1 Year + 1 Day Ago

We got married! Well, exactly one year ago (plus today) we finally tied the knot after planning our wedding for 2 years. We got married in Astoria, Oregon at the Liberty Theater. The theater was simply beautiful & elegant and had been recently renovated before our wedding.
When it came to all the little details, we decided to make everything ourselves... aka: I made everything and a week before the wedding cried a lot and then made my wonderfully helpful friends/husband finish everything. I did make the guitar boutonnieres, the pumpkin favors (filled with taffy), & all the plates were bought from various thrift/antique stores. We threw a pumpkin decorating party the weekend before the wedding and all our friends helped make the center pieces/table numbers/decorative pumpkins in lieu of flowers.
The Silver Salmon Grille catered our wedding and the Brownsmead Flats played live bluegrass music. Both were from Astoria & both were amazing. My paper flowers were bought from the Ay Que Pretty Etsy site. My matron of honor, Kristine, made the delicious & very festive pumpkin cakes. My dress was bought from an adorably fancy vintage store in Portland called Xtabay Vintage.
We had looked at invitations & save the dates and had pretty much picked some out, but never really loved what we chose nor the steep prices. Matt loves puzzles and we joked about making a puzzle invite just to be a little different. I did some googling and actually found customizable, affordable options at Venus Puzzle and decided to go for it. Our save the dates and thank you post-cards were both ordered on the Apple website after being created in iPhoto.
We were hoping for a fall inspired, whimsical wedding filled with our personal touches and I truly do believe we accomplished just that. The wedding was both joyous and overwhelming and was one of the best/most memorable days of my life!

11 comments:

  1. Geez what a stunning wedding! I wanted a fall wedding but I didn't want to wait a whole year so I settled for a winter wedding (: You look absolutely stunning and your invites were so dang creative!

    xx
    Dearest Lou

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  2. oh my goodness...I can't get over how incredibly perfect your dress is!!!!
    It quite possibly is one of the prettiest I've ever seen!
    And the location is awesome!

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    1. thank you! it was literally the first dress I tried on!! total love at first sight lol

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  3. Congratulations!! You looked amazing on your wedding day! Your hair is just perfect! I love the victory rolls and your gown! It's stunning! I did a lot of DIYs at my wedding also and I think it made it that much more special. It's so nice to have good friends to help out, isn't it?

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    1. thanks! and it is nice; I always feel very blessed knowing what a wonderful group of friends i have :)

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  4. Oh goodness, your wedding was gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  5. your dress is fucking incredible, seriously one of the most unique i have ever seen! can't believe you guys did this stuff yourselves! happy anniversary!

    jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com/

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  6. Ah! Cute Blog! We got married on the same exact day! Love the puzzle invitations! My hair was also very red back then as well. What a coincidence huh?!
    HOTPINKstyle

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