Thursday, July 30, 2009

Show Us Your Life: Wedding Ceremony

It is wedding time on Kelly's Korner Blog!! I didn't get to participate in last week's "dress" post... so I will show a couple pictures of my dress in the ceremony post... hope y'all don't mind. ;)

My dress:








Flowers...











We had our wedding at Moon River Ranch in Texas...












The ceremony was held in a 100 year old little white chapel... exactly the church I dreamed about since I was a little girl. :) And red doors... imagine that. ;)



Decorations around the chapel...



Some wild flowers in a mason jar...hanging all around the chapel.



Daisy wreaths on the church door...



Big ol' country roses on the pews.



And another daisy wreath on the cross...and more roses on the unity candle display.

I didn't want anything super uniformed with a particular color or type of flower... everything in the ceremony I wanted in cream wild flowers or roses accented with greenery...
the reception had an eclectic mix of flowers...and fall decor (decorative pumpkins, corn, squash, corn stalks, hay, etc).


We wanted an intimate wedding with only our close friends and family. Accordingly, we chose to have only family in our wedding party. My maid of honor and matron of honor were my two sisters, (and conveniently, my best friends) Emily and Jessica.



I loved their dresses... they were so pretty... a pink blush color with an ivory lace overlay. Just perfect for a country chapel wedding...



I also had a junior bridesmaid, Britney (Jon's sister).





Jon's best man was his brother Nathan and groomsman was my brother, Jared.



We had a flower girl (my niece, Ella). My mom made her little dress... she looked like a little Cinderella. :)







Appropriately arrived on a western horse and carriage. ;)



Dad and I walking up to the chapel... Notice how tightly I am gripping my dad's arm. haha... I was so scared I would trip over my dress on my way up the stairs to the chapel. And nevermind the pathway up to the church is all uneven decorative stone... which doesn't exactly help out when you are wearing heels. ;) Our sweet tea table for the guests in the background... which I never actually saw...





Going in... Darlene (my wonderful wedding coordinator) making sure everything went smoothly.

Ceremony...



At least Jon looks happy to see me. :)






Jon's good friend Cliff (from the Christian band Two Empty Chairs) sang (amazingly...I might add) while we did our unity candle.



Mr. and Mrs. Farley!








Jon's pastor from Arkansas married us...




A big ol' picture of both of our immediate families...



And that was our ceremony... stay tuned for next week's reception! We had our reception in a barn... it was a hoot! :) For more wedding ceremony pictures... don't forget to check out Kelly's Korner Blog!


25 comments:

Christa said...
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Christa said...

I love your wedding pictures! They are beautiful! Where is exactly Moon River Ranch? I live in Texas but never have heard of it. Your dress and your bridesmaids dresses are so pretty! And I just LOVE that little chapel!

Christie C. said...

What a beautiful wedding! Wow!

The Pink Owl said...

Wow! You had a BEAUTIFUL wedding! I love your blog!

Caroline said...

Beautiful wedding!!!!

ellen b. said...

You and your wedding was absolutely gorgeous!! Loved everything the dress, flowers, setting. What fun!

Lindsey said...

Such a beautiful wedding! It looks like something right out of a magazine. Where is Moon River Ranch? I was born & raised in Texas and I have never heard of it.

Jenna said...

What a beautiful wedding! I would've loved to have gotten married in that church! Your dress was beautiful! I love the mason jars, what a cute idea!

Carolyn said...

I love your flowers!

Shermanators said...

Only word I can think of is "Beautiful!" Stunning wedding...are you a model??

Kelli
:)

BECKY said...

Oh Melissa!! These photos were so much fun to look at! Whoever did your photography did a great job, and you looked stunning, gal!!!

I felt like this was in an issue of BRIDE or something! What a delight!!
Thanks so much for sharing your special day with us! I've got to show my hubby! He'd love this ranch!!

Blessings and hugs,
Becky

Becoming A Mrs. said...

The place you held your wedding was beautiful, and all of your pictures are amazing! You were a gorgeous bride.

RhodeIsland Alissa said...

Oh. My. Lord. You had the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen in my life. I cant stop drooling. I love the way the sunlight just hits everything perfectly.. and those flowers.. drool drool. drool.

Great blog=)

Joyce said...

Just lovely:) Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Richella said...

My goodness, what a beautiful wedding! It must give you real pleasure to look at these photos. You were a STUNNING bride. Wow!

Dawn said...

What a sweet wedding. Just the right touches of country and elegance. Love the dress photo on the porch swing!
Dawn

Fabiola said...

Perfect pictures and perfect wedding of course : )

I love the small church.

Fabiola

Tara G. said...

Melissa- stunning, simply stunning!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Gorgeous Photos, Gorgeous Wedding, Gorgeous Gown, Gorgeous Bride!

It really was very, very lovely!

Dawn and Matt said...

Love,love, love the look of your wedding! Great pictures!

Chandra said...

I just found your site and I am smitten! I love polka dots, and red and white are my favorites! Loved the wedding pictures and tablescapes...I am your newest follower! ;)

Congratulations on your weddin! Come by and visit me at www.monkeyshinebusiness.blogspot.com, sometime! ;)

Brandi said...

I love that dress! And your flowers...it is all beautiful! I didn't participate this week...but you can swing by if you want!

Have a great day!

www.kinderteacher-brandi.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Oh wow your wedding was beautiful and you look stunning!

Imperfect said...

Wow! Everything is breathtaking! Such a beautiful place for your wedding. I love all the flowers - we had a ton at both our ceremony and reception, too! Thanks for sharing. :)

Tranquility said...

What a GORGEOUS event!
Everything looks absolutely perfect (and your flower girl's dress is amazing - it looks as though she has stepped right out of a fairy tale)!

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