I just received the photos from Rachelle Heppner Photography so I thought I would share with you the ones that were taken before the ceremony. The sign above was given to us as a wedding present from Tonya at Fruitful Vine Creations. An even better gift was given to me by this dear friend...she along with her whole family came out for our wedding. They traveled from Colorado Springs! We love this family dearly!
Lis and Kenj gave me a bridal shower a few weeks before the big day. They had everyone write a special message to me onto keepsake cards. I brought them to the wedding and Lisa read them to me. Quite a few of them got me laughing...not a hard thing to do!
Our rings...my bouquet.
Phil added two rings to the main ring that he gave me. In case you have forgotten, the middle ring was his grandmothers. It is a beautiful, classic, retro ring but needed some extra bulk on the bottom to protect the band. So, Phil added a row of diamonds on either side of the ring.
It turned out beautiful.
Who would believe that this little girl who is walking out of her boots would look like a princess a few moments later!
Phil's first thought when he saw this one was "you look like you are in your twenties"...I'll take that as a compliment!
We had 320 guests there to witness us exchange our vows. As far as I know, the program with the family's name on it and table number really worked out well.
Let me introduce you to Brooke. This is Eric's older sister. After Eric died our relationship took on a new color, if you will. We will always be sisters as far as I am concerned! This past two years she has sent a box of goodies for us all every month. She has made quilts upon quilts for all of us and has generously supported me and the children as we worked through our grief.
She flew out from Nebraska for our wedding and was the "go-to" gal for setting up the wedding.
After I get done posting the wedding photos I have a special blog that I have planned on helping those through grief...Brooke will be a huge part of that post.
I am incredibly thankful for her love and friendship.
We really wanted to pray together before the ceremony but didn't want to see each other. So, Rachelle came up with this idea on being on either side of the door and holding hands while praying. Of course, Phil got me laughing!