Our wedding took place on October 1, 2009 and the location was our own home. I couldn't think of a better place to marry Eric, since he himself built our home and it is a beautiful log home with great atmosphere, to boot! Present for the ceremony were our parents and our four children. We wanted this ceremony to be intimate and magical and to be focused on our new family and the bond we were promising them. The day was MAGICAL to say the least. It was relaxed, intimate, beautiful and full of tears of joy and laughter. I couldn't have asked for more.
We will be having an outdoor reception this May to include our extended family and friends and to celebrate our marriage with all of them. I will be posting soon about that, and will be recruiting your input on the decor, etc...
Since we hired the photographer for the May reception and really wanted to keep the October wedding as private as possible, we simply gave the camera to the kids (hence the reason many of the photos seem to be taken from a shorter perspective!) and the kids did a wonderful job of capturing the wedding.
As you look around our home, you'll notice that some doors are not yet hung and the kitchen is still being built. Eric is building the center island and kitchen cabinetry himself and as we all know, these things take time. I would actually be surprised if we are able to complete the kitchen within the next year, as raising four active children and running two companies tends to leave us with a lack of time for construction! So please keep in mind that this beautiful home he built for us, is still under construction.
Exchanging rings (Ethan was "ring bearer")
Time for a toast!
Dancing with our kids was so much fun!
We had to laugh at our wedding cake! The "lacey" frosting on the sides of the cake started to droop!
Funnier yet...the Judge dated our marriage certificate for October 1, 2010 and we didn't even realize it until the following week when I took it to attempt to change my name on my driver's license and social security card. The certificate wasn't valid and so I had to run to the JP's office to get one with the correct date and start all over again!