Two weeks after the first wedding, we had another! Thank heavens the groom’s sweet (and energetic) mother, Mollie, took over the lion’s share of the planning for this one, because I was already overwhelmed with the first. In addition, it was held in his hometown so there wasn’t much on-the-ground work I could do without traveling.
Since the previous wedding post format worked reasonably well I’ll stick to that here too. Unfortunately the only photos I have are my own since I don’t have the formal ones yet. That also means that because I wasn’t free to roam all over the place taking photos this time I only have wedding photos from a limited vantage point.
This was a more complicated portion than originally expected because the vintage dress she originally chose no longer fit. Long-story short, she went shopping in Austin with her prospective mother-in-law and found a dress she loved. It needed a few alterations so we had those done locally (the style and materials were completely beyond my abilities). She looked absolutely lovely.
I had very little to do with this! Elizabeth chose all of her flowers in consultation with a florist. They were all very beautiful!
Elizabeth and Jacob wanted stefana for their wedding and I offered to make them. I think they were happy with them.
I made the candles for this wedding too and this time I wrapped them in bubble wrap! The bows and matching ribbons actually came from the flower girl dresses. I replaced them with blue sashes to match the bridesmaids’ dresses but the things I removed were far too pretty to waste. It was a crowning inspiration to use them for the candles!
The Flower Girls’ Dresses
I did not make these dresses; they were purchased as a gift rather early on. When the colors for the wedding were decided we chose to replace the belts and bows as mentioned earlier. I tacked them down all the way around because sashes slipping way above the waistline is a pet peeve of mine. They weren’t satin, but otherwise they certainly fit one of my favorite things: “girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes.”
The Flower Girls’ Crowns
Just as with the first wedding I made flower crowns for the flower girls. I used dried flowers and added pearls to tie in with the theme.
The Flower Girls’ Baskets
This time they were actually going to scatter rose petals! There’s not much more to say about the baskets other than they worked just fine. Here are some pictures:
Finally! After all, this is what the whole thing was for!
It’s easiest to show this in a series of photos and videos. It took place at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cedar Park, TX, where we attended Liturgy that morning and were very graciously received!
And lest I forget, guess who fell asleep again? 😄
Elizabeth and Mollie chose a gorgeous spot for the reception! Talk about opportunities for photos! Naturally I barely took advantage of this. *eye roll*
I wish I had more to share! We had a great time and I felt more like a guest than a hostess!