This last weekend marked the two-month anniversary of Quinn and Emily. We are happy to say their marriage is going wonderfully. In fact, Emily hasn’t made Quinn sleep outside with Cedar once!
These two months have flown by very fast, so it was nice to finally sit down and look through all the wonderful things that happened during that eventful weekend.
Things like decorating the church:
Doesn’t Laura look lovely in the sheer silver fabric? I hear it’s all the rage in Paris this year. It also makes ceilings look lovely!
Here is a before picture to see how much was done:
For the church decorating session, Quinn, Laura, Abigail, and our dear friend Rachel Link, all helped Emily and her family to hang fabric, pretty-up bulletin boards, poof bows, and get everything ready for the big day.
During the first part of the decorating, Emily was instead busy with another important duty: creating the wedding bouquets!
When Emily first started college, she worked for a couple years in a florist shop. Arranging flowers is one of her favorite things, so it only made sense that she would make the bouquets for herself and her bridesmaids (as well as all the flower arrangements throughout the church and the reception).
Emily had also put a lot of time, along with anyone she could get to help her, into the boutonnieres for all the men involved in the ceremony.
She had taken silk fabric and melted the edges with a candle to give the appearance of petals. Layering different sizes of circles she created pretty flowers that were used on quite a few of the decorations as well.
After the decorating was done, all involved in the wedding met together for the rehearsal.
Running through the ceremony made the wedding a reality, when before, Quinn and Emily really couldn’t believe it was finally happening.
Everyone was certainly excited!
Emily did cry when her dad practiced walking her down the isle. However she wouldn’t let us post those pictures. So here is the second run through of the ceremony, where she is a bit more in control:
The beautiful bouquet she’s holding was made by Abigail at the bridal shower Emily’s church threw for her. It was made two weeks before the wedding, but thankfully the tissue and wrapping paper held together for this trip down the isle!
Emily’s two cousins Callie and Melinda and her Aunt Freddie sang two songs during the ceremony. After they ran through the first one, there was not dry eye in the church, and yet Callie said upon finishing “Don’t worry! It will be better tomorrow!” To which everyone laughed!
It was also a treat to hear the band made of players that Emily hand-picked to play before the ceremony began the following day. It consisted of her brothers Riley on saxophone, Wesley on drums, their good friends Alex Soboleff on guitar, and Guy Unzicker on bass. They played a wonderful mixture of jazzy songs that set everyone’s foot tapping!
After running through the ceremony twice it was off to dinner. Lets just say that Quinn was eager for food(and the prospect of getting married the next day as well, I’m sure.)!
The rehearsal dinner was graciously held by Quinn’s Aunt Christine and Uncle Steve at their beautiful home. Emily and Quinn had asked that burgers be served for a more casual dinner, since the following day would be much fancier.
I think everyone there would agree that it was a wonderful time spent with friends and family. And the candy bar helped…
Of course the ring bearer, Emily’s youngest sister Valerie, and her two flower girls, Becca and Melissa Maxwell hung very close to the candy bar until dinner was over. Their bags of candy were full to bursting on the ride home!
The biggest surprise of the evening came when Abigail revealed her wedding present to her brother and soon to be sister-in-law. The door to their new home, hand-painted by her to look like the TARDIS, a spaceship in one of their favorite TV shows, ‘Doctor Who’.
Needless to say, they were a bit excited (though Quinn will tell you that when the door went missing, he had some suspicions…), and it was a great way to end a wonderful day!
SO fun! Thanks for sharing!