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!


  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!

    Dearest Lou

  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!

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

  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?

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

  4. Oh goodness, your wedding was gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer


  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!


  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?!