Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I GOT MARRIED!

Just in case you couldn't tell from the title, I'm married and so excited about it! I have been dying to show everyone our fab wedding pics that were just posted on Kara Pennington's blog a few days ago. Check them out... I'm obsessed {and happily married to the most wonderful man in the world!} :O)

Andrew and I tied the knot on August 1st at the Baughman Center in Gainesville, FL. Our ceremony was lovely. :O)

My romantic, asymmetrical hairstyle was done by Jessie at Scissors salon, and I LOVED my makeup, which was done by Laura Meffen of Merle Norman Cosmetics.

My mom's beautiful carnation pink gown is one of Solutions' favorite Wtoo chiffon bridesmaid dresses!! The middle picture of these three shows my matron of honor and sister, Melanie of La Dolce Vita Studio, and my great friend and day-of coordinator, Amanda of Swoon Over It. Love!


Andrew's groomsmen were absolute rockstars the WHOLE week! And I must admit, they're lookin' good here! :O)

This was not Andrew's original boutonniere... he had to take the officiant's when his orchid din't make it through the first round of pictures. Thank goodness Joan Prange (our awesome florist) gave us a few extra groomsmen bouts just in case!


We met during our senior year of undergrad at UF, so we both knew we wanted to tie the University of Florida into our wedding without doing an orange+blue theme, which is why we chose the Baughman Center as our venue. {There is some weird rumor that you have to reserve the Baughman Center three years in advance to have your wedding there. Totally untrue! However, we do recommend calling and finding out about availability a year in advance if possible.} The gorgeous University of Florida Baughman Center:



We had a post ceremony, pre reception bridal party photo shoot at Sharab Lounge in downtown Gainesville. Totally worth having the 2 hours intermission between the ceremony and reception. :O)

Loving my Bel Aire cage veil!!!

Thank you Joan Prange for making me the most GORGEOUS pink bouquet I have ever seen! And, ahem, finding peonies in AUGUST. ;O) Check out those hot pink shoes!!!



Of course we choreographed our first dance!!!

Posh Pastry blew me out of the water with our cake!!! Flowers by Joan Prange.

The night wouldn't be complete without the bride and groom CROWD SURFING!

By far my favorite picture from the wedding!! Here I am wearing my reception/after party dress from Jim Hjelm.

This picture is the manifestation of 14 months of hard work! I love looking at everything and how well it came together!! :O)
Thank you for reading!
Thank you Kara & Jeremy for the fab pictures!
Thank you fellow Solutions Consultants for being a part of our special day!
I hope you enjoyed this small glimpse into our wedding day. Visit my blog to see full recaps from the entire day!! :O)

4 comments:

Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography said...

One of the most gorgeous weddings I have ever seen! I loved following the whole thing on Twitter and couldn't wait to see the actual images. Kara did a fantastic job! Congratulations to you and Andrew!

Shanna said...

Your wedding was BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations :)

LM~ Makeup Artistry said...

It was a gorgeous wedding! So glad to be apart of that day!!

Platinum Digital Video said...

Amazing!! I love your dress choice, the table decor is just stunning ...and of course the photos are incredible. Thank you for sharing!

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