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!)
Starting with: vintage hankie, pretty rings, and Grandma's beaded bag from back-in-the-day.
Because Boticelli + Beyonce + Court.
SHE HANDMADE HER EARRINGS. Oh, and a pair for all of the bridesmaids too.
Custom metallic clog + wooly thigh highs = UNPARALLELED
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")
Those boutonnieres for the win (all hail the Fox & Fern masterminds) and the first time I would describe the pinning process as legit hilarious.
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.
THERE'S AN ARTICHOKE IN THAT BOUQUET.
Mixing separate styles, prints, and fabrics for 12 lady loves? Superwoman.
Their ceremony site smelled like Christmas and came with cozy blankets. Genius.
Pretty much the whole decor. All of it. Yes. Yes, please.
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.
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.
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.
Local sodas in a bathtub full of rubber duckies.
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!"
The hosted drinks at the bar: BIG GINGER and FARMER'S DAUGHTER.
If there was ever a menu more perfect...
ROSE CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED COTTON CANDY.
All of my dreams coming true.
Pomegranates included in the tablescapes. Arches of flying flowers overhead.
Farm tables for a family style dinner.
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.)
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.
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? ;)