Part Deux >> Details Edition (JamesLovesCourtLikeXO)

WAIT, I'M NOT DONE YET!
You know how yesterday I said I had written 259 version of James and Courtney's wedding blog?
Yeah, this is part of that.

Part Deux: Details Edition
(Because there are too many good ones demanding a bit of air time, and bride and groom deserving of praaaise and recognition!)

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Starting with: vintage hankie, pretty rings, and Grandma's beaded bag from back-in-the-day.

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Because Boticelli + Beyonce + Court.

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SHE HANDMADE HER EARRINGS. Oh, and a pair for all of the bridesmaids too.

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Custom metallic clog + wooly thigh highs = UNPARALLELED 

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J's gift from C: a pocket watch engraved with a line from their first dance song ("I've come far to find Big Jim")

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Those boutonnieres for the win (all hail the Fox & Fern masterminds) and the first time I would describe the pinning process as legit hilarious.
 

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J's gift to C: a custom piece he had rosemaled, which will hold letters to each other written yearly for their anniversary. The first one was already inside waiting for her.

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THERE'S AN ARTICHOKE IN THAT BOUQUET.

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Mixing separate styles, prints, and fabrics for 12 lady loves? Superwoman.

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Their ceremony site smelled like Christmas and came with cozy blankets. Genius.

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Pretty much the whole decor. All of it. Yes. Yes, please.

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When RSVPs were sent out, guests were asked to include a recipe from the family kitchen on the back. These were collected, assembled, and printed into the program book which guests were invited to take home with them afterwards.  

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The look on our groom's face when he sees his lady love walking down the aisle towards him to the song he wrote for her back in their college days. 

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The ring warming ceremony. Every guest came forward to place their hands over the rings and bestow a blessing before C and J formally exchnaged them. It was incredibly moving and a brilliant way to involve every person present.

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Local sodas in a bathtub full of rubber duckies.
Chyeah.

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Ballooooons! 

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They skipped the traditional wedding cake and opted for a Norwegian kransekake. Swedish flags were also included to honor both of their roots. "Compromises of marriage!"

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The hosted drinks at the bar: BIG GINGER and FARMER'S DAUGHTER. 
If there was ever a menu more perfect...

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ROSE CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED COTTON CANDY.
All of my dreams coming true.

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Pomegranates included in the tablescapes. Arches of flying flowers overhead.

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Farm tables for a family style dinner. 

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When glasses were clinked for a kiss, C + J would select another couple that had to go first.
This was the first couple chosen, honored on their anniversary.
(C + J even saw to it that they had a special HAPPY ANNIVERSARY plate by their name cards.)

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When your friends secretly share a tutorial video with your guests weeks before the wedding so they can surprise you with a flash mob at the reception. Pictured here was when James and Courtney were finally allowed out of their spectator seats to boogie.

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A dress that's actually comfortable to dance in.
A groom that will play matador.
+A bride that will happily go along.

THAT'S WHAT I GOT, people.
Comment your favorite part? ;)