Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Race" to the Altar

The day every little girl dreams of...her wedding day. 

After attending weddings- wonderful weddings- over the past few years. It was time for Race to come to the altar....

I dreamt about it. I planned for it. And it came and it went. I am so excited, blessed to be living my "forever after" with my best friend and soul mate (not to mention I know have a 3 letter monogram! come on- living in the south with out a middle name is hard!)

As you can tell from the previous posts, we really made a weekend out of it. We wanted to make sure our friends and family had a grand ol' time in Kansas. So here is a peak at the big day. We are still waiting on the professional pictures..

The day started with all the girls getting ready at my parents house. We had AMAZING ladies come do our make-up and hair. LOVED THEM!!! If you need amazing recommendations for hair/make-up in KC- let me know!

Below are some pictures from friends. If you want a sneak peek at our wedding video, click here. 

Ahhh..i'm getting married!! like the curlers?

Bride and Bridesmaids. Nice and comfy getting ready in PJ's!

Need a little lip gloss for the big smooch :)

my beautiful bridesmaids and mom! LOVE YOU ALL!

Did I mention I was obsessed with the flowers! scarf and pin are my grandmothers. it was my something old :)

Dad and me walking down the aisle. I couldn't help but smile :)

Wonderful. Perfect. Amazing. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Taste of Kansas City

We wanted to do something different and fun for our rehearsal dinner so we decided to give folks a taste of kansas city since so many people were out of town. Take a look at our DIY decorations!!!

Here are the invitations..

Buffet table decorations..

Here is part of the buffet table. Those yellow vases have homemade sunflower candy in them!

no food yet..but the table looks pretty

Instead of paying a ton of money for centerpieces, we added a little personal touch to each table. Many of our friends didn't know each other since all of Eric's family and friends don't live in Kansas. 

I made a trip to Ikea and got some cheap white frames, went to work on the computer and introduced everyone to the wedding party. This also served as additional present for each member of the wedding party! We also  saved some $$ by using Mason jars for the vases. We tied a blue ribbon and put some beautiful sunflowers in each. And for easy clean-up we just used disposable table cloths...

go ahead and laugh....who is going to send it to Leno?
And here are some of the guests...

MLS, MLB, MR., and MRS.

Leading up to the big day- August 20- we made the most out of our trip to Kansas City! I (we) wanted to make sure everyone LOVED Kansas City and would consider it a hidden gem of the midwest :)

So... to make the most of the weekend, we started it off on Wednesday at an MLS game. 

My brother and groom

Grandpa and Mother of the Bride!

Bride and Groom cheering on Sporting KC!

After the MLS game, we welcomed more of the wedding party to KC on Thursday! Friends from Maryland, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, North Carolina all enjoyed a MLB game- GO ROYALS!

Mother and Father of the Bride! 
Best man and groom

best man and bride

co-best men

App State Groomsmen and wife

The whole gang

Great friends!!

More to come on the Mr. and Mrs. part :)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

Clearly I am way behind on my blog posts.. so tonight is my attempt to catch up!

In July I had the chance to spend a long weekend in Florida with my besties for my bachelorette party! It was an unforgettable time- from the pool, to the beach, amazing sunset at The Mucky Duck, shopping, our friend "Uncle Rick," and some points that we were really "proud to be a good American." Here is the weekend in photos..oh did i mention neon wigs are involved?!? so fun :)