Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Wedding

I pride myself in being a stickler for the details, but since meeting my dear sweet husband, I seem to be more easily distracted and miss a few at times. Now, mind you- his charming personality and rugged good looks are a pleasant and welcome distraction, but a distraction nonetheless! Therefore, the fact that I'm just getting around to posting our wedding photos three months after the fact, will be blamed on him!
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")
One of the kids turned on the TV trying to find a "crackling fire" screen saver, during our first dance.  Leave it to kids to interrupt the romance!

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!
Enjoy and thanks for visiting!

9 comments:

Farmgirl Paints said...

What sweet wedding pics. I love that you got married in your home...that he built. How romantic is that!

Loved the quote you shared with me ealier.

Sherri Blum, CID said...

Thanks, Becky! I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it is to live each day in a home that my husband built for us...it certainly was romantic to be married in such a special place!
I love your blog...just added your button to my site. Will be visiting you often!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hey....Congrats! Looks like a beautiful day full of family and love!

The house looks awesome...LOVE thye big fireplace!

Pamela said...

What wonderful pictures! You all look so happy!

The Stylish House said...

Sherri,
You were a beautiful bride! I wish you and your family all the happiness in this world. Congrats!
Cathy

Tracey said...

Hi Sherri! Sorry it's taken me a few days to come by...my son has been sick and we've been to 2 different doctors (poor little guy has developed asthama). Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me sweet comments...just packed up your order!

Your home is indeed beautiful...and you are a beautiful bride - I LOVE your dress!!! I wish you much joy and happiness!

Have a great weekend ~

Blessings,

:) T

Sherri Blum, CID said...

Thank you all for your kind compliments! It is so nice of you to wish us well.
Linda- I'll tell Eric you liked his fireplace. He often reminds me of how painstaking it was to place each and every stone in that two story fireplace. You will make him smile indeed!
Tracey- I hope your little guy is feeling better. It's so hard to watch our kids suffer. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers and wish him a quick recovery. Don't worry about the order...it can wait. Take care of your little man.

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats on your wedding Sherri! You look absolutely gorgeous!

Blessings to you all & I hope you have many years of happiness.

~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Lynn said...

I think your wedding ideas are wonderful, very unique, a wedding that your guests will be talking about for a long long time! I love the favor ideas! Maybe you should so wedding planning on the side! :)
Lynn

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