Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Bridal Party and Flowers ~ Show Us Your Life: Week 2

This week, over at Kelly's Korner, we are sharing all about our bridal party, flowers, and the ceremony!

Ryan and I were married on July 7, 2007 in the breathtaking Maravilla Gardens. Our colors were periwinkle blue and yellow (my favorites from the beginning of time!) You can see my flowers pretty well in this picture of my sister holding my bouquet.

I asked the florist to make it look like we'd gone out into a field of wildflowers and picked our bouquets. I think he really hit the mark! I had the aisle decorated with Shepard's crooks holding more bouquets.

I had six girls in my wedding. My two sisters were the maid and matron of honor. I also had my three best girlfriends from childhood and high school. Jaime, my oldest friend (like about 26 years or so) also sang. She's carrying baby Alex under that dress! My new sister-in-law rounded out my bridal party. None of my girls live in San Diego, so being all together in one place made for a very special occasion!

Jessica's daughter was our lovely flower girl. Is she not the most precious girl!!

Ryan's guys were made up of cousins and close friends. I couldn't have hand picked better guys to stand beside my husband on our most important day! They look a bit mafioso in this picture, but really, they're great men!

We had the world's cutest children in our wedding! My nephews were the ring bearer and Bible boy. I have a great story about Cameron, our Bible boy, and his amazing Bible tricks, but that will have to be on another post!

Since our wedding took place outdoors, I didn't want to risk a unity candle blowing out, so we did the sand and stone ceremony.

I can't wait to buy a home with a mantle and display this proudly!

I could go on and on! It was really the PERFECT day and was everything I could have hoped and dreamed! And to top it all off, I get to spend the rest of my life with Ryan!!


  1. I LOVE your wedding dress and the periwinkle blue dresses!

  2. I love the garden theme. So pretty!

  3. Your wedding was so beautiful!! I love your dress, too! :)

  4. Abosultely gorgeous scenery...I love the blues!

  5. Here by way of MckLinky... Your wedding was so perfect and beautiful. I love a good garden wedding and you did a great job! I especially love the wild flower look. Thanks for sharing!

  6. so fun to look at the pictures. Alanna looks so tiny!!

  7. Just visiting from Kellys Korner

    What a beautiful wedding. I love all the flowers.