To celebrate our one year anniversary this week, I’m taking a look back and sharing my favorite wedding pictures! In case you missed it, here are my favorite pictures of getting ready and the ceremony.
When we arrived at Cobblestone Farm, I was blown away. The vision that I had for our reception was a big vision to create- but I had pulled it off.
Cocktail hour was held outside with appetizers in a small tent next to the barn. It was a beautiful day and the farm came with free entertainment. (yes, there were goats at our wedding)
Dinner was held outside in a large tent. Looking back, I was in awe in how amazing it was to be surrounded by our closest family and friends.
To eat, we had a buffet with barbecue food- including pulled pork and corn muffins. To drink, we had a variety of Michigan wines and beers and a special keg of Bell’s Wedding Ale that my friend hooked us up with.
After dinner, my maid of honor, Rich’s brother Johnny (best man) and my Dad gave speeches. During my Dad’s speech, there was not a dry eye in sight as my Dad reflected on the past three years with me and Rich. It was a bittersweet moment as we remembered my Mom and I was proud of Dad for giving such a meaningful and composed speech.
After dinner, we moved inside the barn for dessert and dancing. After we cut our cake, Rich and I had our first danced to our band singing “Sunny Side of the Street.” Although we did not follow our choreography, we were able to hold our own and dance the entire song. I guess that’s why you learn the basics first!
My Dad and I danced to “What a Wonderful World” by Louie Armstrong, which was my Mom’s favorite song. We both kept our cool, smiled and enjoyed the moment together.
After our wedding, we had several guests tell us that they hadn’t danced the entire night at a wedding in years, but at our wedding they danced the entire time. It was a huge party, so much fun and just what we wanted!
Stay tuned tomorrow as I share my final wedding week post. I spent a lot of time on the details and I’m really excited to share them!