Thursday, September 1, 2011

Our Wedding: Preparations & Rehersal

Photos taken by me and Benjamin Colbath
Photos top to bottom:
Mom bakes pies for the dessert table
Our center pieces and table numbers ready to go
Bea, Emily, and Chelsea string up the ball jar lanterns
Chelsea letters the menu chalkboard
Escort cards and directions
My brother was extremely popular/ Jamie & Eric
Eric found some chains? / Me and beer

To say our wedding was DIY would be a total lie, while most everything was done by hand, it certainly wasn't done solely by me or Chris. We count ourselves extremely lucky to be surrounded by a community of creative (and hardworking) and extremely kind people, all of whom we owe way more than a simple "thank you".

The week of the wedding I drove up to my mom's house in Maine to start organizing everything and pulling the last few things into place. It was nice to be home again, but very stressful. I couldn't wait until that Friday, when my bridesmaids rolled into town. We spent most of Friday setting up, my mom baked the last of the pies, we strung up lanterns and twinkle lights, and decided where everything was going to go.

That evening we hosted what must have been the most casual "Rehearsal Dinner" ever: hotdogs, hamburgers, beer, paper plates. But you know what? I wouldn't have had it any other way! It was nice to finally be able to relax a little and enjoy the company of our friends and family. Do you see how dark the sky is in those last images? We missed torrential downpours by a couple of miles!

28 comments:

Ruth said...

Ah you must be so excited! Everything looks wonderful - congratulations!

xx

www.flossyblossom.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Julie, you have capured the essence of your wedding in these photos. It is so beautiful to see everyone come together. Simple, elegant and so sweet. Congratulations darling. Wishing you and Chris many years of making happy memories. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

jenloveskev said...

It was my most favorite rehearsal I have ever been too! (Shhh don't tell the other rehearsals that I've been too though) I seriously had so much fun getting ready for the wedding. I was running yesterday and I was passing bunches of those tall purple flowers and was thinking how fun it was making our boutiques that night. Can't wait to hang out this weekend and ALL NEXT WEEK!!!

Just a lazy morning said...

looks so beautiful!!
i'm so curious right now!!
xoxo

Rae Veda said...

So cute! I love the table number ideas. I bet your wedding was beautiful! xo, rv

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Kitsune-kun said...

looks so fun! those pies look DEElicious, I'm so excited to see more!

Hope said...

Very cute! Chad and I had a super casual rehearsal as well...Southern-style barbecue, red checkered table clothes, peach cobbler. I wouldn't have it any other way either. :)

-Hope
www.aflatteringtale.com

I am Khatu said...

wow, congrats! love the signs. can't wait to see more pictures.

HM said...

How fun! It's so wonderful to be surrounded by awesome friends and family! PS-Those pies look so yummy! :)Congrats!

amber said...

oooh it looks so amazing!!

dusanabotswana said...

First, congrats! I can't wait to see more pictures but starting with the reception is just perfect. Everything looks so pretty and unique, the location looks beautiful, and I'd certainly call it DIY, you were just have great friends who helped.

Chaucee said...

Eerything just looks great. I can't wait to see the professional shots!

Peaches said...

love the layout and the pictures are amazing!

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xxx Peaches

Rosanna said...

Oh my, your wedding looks like it is incredible! I really want to have a diy wedding someday. I think it makes it so much more special that you have put the whole day together with your close friends and family and your own two hands. Plus it is totally unique to you :) I can tell I will be adding lots of your photos to my wedding inspiration folder!

Rebecca said...

It's so fun seeing behind the scenes photos. I think DIY weddings are so much more personal and inspiring. That's so great that everyone got involved and helped out.

Michelle Parker said...

This all looks awesome. Love it!

Dorien said...

greeeeat pics!

jen said...

it looks like a great wedding...can't wait to see more pictures! and congrats!!!

life spelled jen

Kristin said...

nice! I love to do everything for my wedding and be in charge of every aspect. looks like your having so much fun ! I love your top.

wildchild said...

laid back and perfect. exactly how i want our wedding to be too. can't wait to see the rest of the wedding!

Superstition Vintage said...

How fun! Looks like my kind of wedding! I like the pie idea alot.

-Leah
Superstition Vintage

JC Rineer said...

Very cute!! I love the table numbers on the jars. Very whimsical and lovely =)

Congratulations! When is the big day?

Erin M. McNeill said...

this looks absolutely adorable and so new england! and who better than chelsea to do lettering!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

i love that you guys basically had a cookout for your rehearsal dinner. sounds perfectly stress free and fun to me!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

It already looks great!

Liz said...

Hi Julie! and congratulations :DD
I know tnat I don't know you but, when you said that you and Chris were engaged uuuf! Ya era hora :P, It was just in time.
I'm dying to see the wedding photos D:
Best wishes from Tijuana

Liz

Caitlin said...

the pies look delicious! It looks so beautiful there even while still setting it up

Lauren said...

These photos are awesome, I can't wait to see more!

Lauren @ See Parrot

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