I have noticed lately when I go on Facebook and see my friends or family posting on Thursdays each week they seem to have old pictures from the past. So I thought why not do the same here on my site and share my wedding day and some ideas. Of course it is appropriate to share since my 3rd year wedding anniversary is coming up June 23rd, hard to believe been married three years already time sure does fly. I remember the planning and trying to think of the unique ideas I wanted to incorporate for our big day. We had a very small quaint wedding with just our immediate family and closes friends since we had a small budget of 5000. I had one year of planning and a binder with tabs in it to help me become organized and hopefully stress free. My Husband and I decided to get married in Lake Tahoe ( at the time we were living in the state of Washington). Everything was going smoothly until three months before the wedding when I found out my Venue fell threw. Now I will not go into details, but Panic Strickened me, and yes Bridezilla was about to come out. Luckily we found another idea, and with the help of Alisha Newman at Forest Suites in South Lake Tahoe ( our Angel for sure!) The wedding was a success. My husband and I can not say thank you enough to the hotel, and their wonderful staff. Their hospitality was beyond wonderful. So if you come across this blog and are wanting to know where to go to get married let Alisha Newman know I sent you.
For our Budget yes it was not a whole lot to work with, but I was going to make sure it can give us something to remember. I thought about what is more important spending money more on flowers the cake or Photos. Really what it came down to it for me was the photos those are irreplaceable. So our photographers they were recommended to us from my friend Tricia. Turner Photography is who we used nice couple who did a great job. The second thing on our list was the reception I wanted to make sure that we had great food for everyone and the cake was going to be wonderful since my husband and I are foodies. Once again Alesha Newman at the Forest Suites helped us out and had it catered which was great food, and the cake was so yummy! Sorry I love sweets can not help myself who would of thought!
Flowers was last on my list and your probably thinking really? yes really do not get me wrong I absolutely love flowers, but the thing is they die so fast and then after the ceremony I was not going to be able to really enjoy them since I was going on my honeymoon two days later. So I really thought hard on this and wanted Gerber Daisies since I love Gerber daisies and they really are inexpensive. to be honest my bouquet was a little more then the rest of the flowers for my bridesmaids and groomsmen, but hey that is OK your the bride right? I wanted to have something unique for our wedding and since we got our venue changed to the beach ( which I once again can not be more grateful about it) I came across an idea with vintage Parasols for the isle.
For our Cake area I wanted to do something different since My grandparents, and my husbands grandparents have passed away I had gathered some old photos of them and put them in some frames kind of like to say hey we miss you and wish you were here. I know in my heart they were all with us on our special day. I did the same for my bouquet I had found a little locket and had asked my mom for a picture of my sister who had passed away when she was 6 years old back in 1984. I wanted to have that special moment to know she was with me walking down the isle to, as if she was one of my bridesmaids.
Thinking back on that day it sure did turn out wonderful, had a great time with my family and friends the weather was just right, The Venue was beautiful everything was a smooth stress free success. I have to say thank you to my family and my friends for also helping Chris and I make it our special day.