Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Karson & Kennedy's Homeroom - I need your help!!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wedding Week: The Reception

We had a blast at the reception. Cocktail hour was great because the weather was fab. The food was delicious and the DJ was a lot of fun. What more could you ask for?!? I really wish I could link up to the photographer's website because some of the pics from the reception are downright hilarious! Here's some of the pics I do have.

Mr. & Mrs!!

First Dance: Rascal Flatts - I won't let go
One of James' friends performed the song.. live acoustic.. *sigh*

Cutting the {gorgeous} cake!!

The happy couple before all of the dancing broke loose!

That wraps up wedding week! Hope you enjoyed the pics! In 9 days, another one of my bff's weddings is taking place and I hope to have pics to share.. my camera is just so tempermental these days.  SO many weddings lined up for 2012. Love is definitely in the air!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wedding Week! The ceremony!

Donna and James had a perfect day for their outdoor tent ceremony. It was late May but it felt like a perfect summer night, which made it that much nicer to be sitting out by the lake. The whimsical tent and springy green bridesmaid dresses added nice touches to the already beautiful decor.  Here are some pics from their ceremony.

Beautiful bride waiting for the ceremony to begin!

James, waiting for his bride :)

The sand ceremony

 The vows

 The kiss!

Mr. & Mrs!

And they lived happily ever after...

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wedding Week! The details!

Lots of details go into a wedding and these were only bits of all of the gorgeous details that made Donna & James' wedding day so special.

This was their card box. Originally, they had a box that was way too small but this ended up being the perfect fit. The heart in the front was handmade and one of a kind!

I love a sand ceremony. The white represents Christ and how He is the foundation of their relationship. The green represents Donna and the black, James.

Each table number was painstakingly made using a wine bottle that came from the collection we had on display in our old apartment and personalized labels. Donna and I got together to work on these one night, thinking they would be no big deal. Turns out, it is quite a feat to get labels to stick perfectly straight and smooth on a wine bottle. After a few near smashes (on purpose), we agreed that paying someone to do this would have been a good idea. Oh, well! They looked great!

This was the scene on the kitchen table while we worked. Too bad those bottles were empty!

We were so proud of this bunch!

Ready for it's close-up at the wedding!

The centerpieces were perfect! They were super low, which made for easy conversation over the table. The orchids and black rocks brought a certain elegance to the table. The ballroom was on the dark side, so the LED lights in the vase and the candles around it, made for a romantic glow that was just lovely.

The cake was a real work of art. It went perfectly with their lakeside decor and had so much personality! I only wish that I had been able to have a slice. I heard it was delicious!

Next up.. the ceremony!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wedding Week! The Parties!

Donna is my bestest best friend and she got married back in May*, to James. It could not have been a more gorgeous day and the setting was to die for, overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. The details were simple and elegant, perfectly complimenting the lake setting and spring vibe. And Donna, she looked absolutely stunning!

 Before we get to the actual wedding, we had lots of parties to attend! Here are some snippets of the pre-wedding festivities.

The engagement party!

The bridal shower!

The bachelorette party!

Sorry, this is the only one you're getting!

The rehearsal dinner!

*Disclaimer: My camera isn't so hot these days so I was holding out for more pics from other people from the wedding before I went all wedding crazy on the blog. I hoped that I could use the pics from the photographer and link back to her, but I wasn't able to do so without buying all of the pictures :( That's why there is such a big time gap between the wedding and the pictures.  Regardless, enjoy!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Blogger - 1, Sarah - 0

So, remember how totally excited I was to be able to schedule my posts? Well, I scheduled them alright. For September 2012. Hah! Total fail! Since I copied & pasted, they were all scheduled that way. Really, I was just trying to build up suspense for my next post. :)

This week has been ca-ra-zyyy! Which is why I didn't even notice that my posts weren't doing anything, because I haven't even logged into Blogger. On Monday, I went back to school and the kids joined me on Tuesday. Whatever the word is for more than exhausted, that's what I was. My kiddos are too sweet but oh, how quickly I forget that they are really babies at the beginning of the year! I also started a Before-School Monitor position so I am leaving at 6am because I need to be at work a half an hour earlier and oh my word, I am tired at the end of the day! I have had a medium iced coffee and THREE diet cokes EVERY day this week. I swear I don't usually have that much caffeine! We had today off to kick off a nice four day Labor Day weekend and it was SO needed. I "slept in" until 7:00am and then did not change out of my pajamas all day. I caught up on all of my blogs and continued reading The Help (which I am loving). It was heaven.

I changed the auto-post, so hopefully this time you will have something to read this week since I can almost guarantee I will not have the brain cells to post anything again until next weekend.  Enjoy the long weekend! :)