1 Year Wedding Anniversary

One year ago I had the absolute pleasure of marrying the love of my life. We started dating over 8 years ago (crazy!) and I'm so happy to have taken this step with him. The day was gorgeous and perfect and I wanted to share with you some memories from my wedding day. These gorgeous photos were taken by Sean Cook Wedding Photography, and I couldn't recommend him enough. He did my sister's wedding too, as well as our engagement photos.

Our wedding video was done by the amazing LOE Productions. They got the best footage, and were so great to work with. Their video brings me to tears every time! Check out the abridged version above.

I never in a million years would have thought I'd be that person with two dresses for a wedding, but about a week before the ceremony I found this Nha Khanh dress on Rent the Runway and fell in love. So I thought about it, and decided it would become my reception dress. My ceremony dress was this gorgeous Mori Lee dress that I got at Becker's Bridal. I love how it was simple but with a twist with the high-low style. I had some on the tulle taken out so it wouldn't be so poofy, but that was the only alteration I had to make. I also switched out the jeweled belt for a satin ribbon. Our makeup and hair was done by The Head Room in Lansing. I felt gorgeous all day!

I had some yellow Seychelles shoes, Nadri earrings, and my grandmother's antique gold bracelet for my accessories. My mother in law also got me a lovely "Z" embroidered handkerchief to carry with me the day of. Our florists, Smith Floral, made the most beautiful bouquets with my favorite fall flowers. Exactly what I was imagining!

My bridesmaids are all my favorite ladies in the world. My sisters, my best friends from college, and my best friends from high school (or earlier). I couldn't imagine this day without them there. Don't we look like we could be in the centerspread of Vogue? Hehe :) Their dresses were all from J Crew. I let them pick out their styles and colors (but made sure they all went together), as well as their own nude shoes. I love how it all turned out! I got them all initial necklaces from Brin and Bell. The men's suits and accessories were all from Men's Wearhouse (Nate got them all customized beer glasses for their gift).

Our wedding venue was at the Bridge Street Wedding Chapel in Grand Ledge, MI, and our reception was at the Grand Loft right down the street. They were both wonderful and completely our style! It was wonderful that they were so close together, so parking was easy as well as traveling from one to the other.

Our amazing and yummy cake was made by Cake Art of Lansing. She was such a delight to work with! We had caramel, chocolate, and french vanilla cake with light (regular mixed with white), regular, and dark chocolate icing. My one regret is I didn't get to eat more cake at the wedding! Our personalized cake toppers were made by Goose Grease and they were such a hit! Our wedding was catered by Spartan Signature Catering, who were also great. We had food that we know we love - burgers, mac and cheese, and barbecue chicken! And of course we had a MSU Dairy Store ice cream bar afterwards.

We had pictures taken at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge, and boy was it gorgeous. I recommend a fall wedding to anyone, as the trees are the perfect colors and the weather isn't terrible. We had a high of 45 degees on the day of, so a little chilly, but we had some sweaters for when the camera wasn't up. We also made a quick stop into Preston's Bar for a celebratory champagne drink right before the reception.

This day was quite possibly the best day ever (yes, I think it was). We had a great group of services and people to help us, and I got to spend it with my favorite people. What's better than that? Thank you for reading to the bottom of this post, I hope you got some inspiration or just got to help me relive my favorite day :) Here's to 1 year and many more to come!