You guys! I’ve been married for four years come July 23rd. Woah. That may not seem like a lot to those of you who have years on that, viagra buy look but I’m feeling pretty proud. Marriage is great…and hard to navigate through some times. Then you throw a big move to a foreign place like China, cialis buy ambulance and well…you just gotta figure it out! Yay us, medicine I say :)
Anyways, I posted a few pics from our wedding ceremony a while back and I thought I would share some (a ton) of pictures from our reception. My sister, my mom, Conrad’s mom and a whole bunch of other people helped us make our crazy crafted wedding perfectly over decorated and colourful and it deserves to be showcased on the internet! Isn’t that where we put all of our most treasured items? Onto the internet where anyone can access it? I think so.
First of all, I love this picture. That’s our dear friend Nathan. He’s the best. He even came to China to teach alongside Conrad for one of the semesters we were there. Adorable photo, no?
There was, of course, way more photos of all of the wedding party, but that’s not as interesting for you as it is for me. So let’s get to the good stuff! Our reception was held in a small heritage hall called Murrayville Hall in Langley, BC. It’s a little outdated but charming at the same time. We decorated the crap out of it so any outdated stuff the hall had; we hid it. Fun fact: I was in Girl Guides and I use to have some of my meetings at this hall – I grew up just down the street!
Speeches! My darling sister Sarah.
This was the most precious part of our wedding. My niece and nephew, Libby Anne and Noah, surprised Conrad and I with a performance. They played the song “I want to grow old with you” – from the Wedding Singer!! Oh my goodness. So many tears. We had no clue that they were going to do that and it was FANTASTIC!
They had everyone close to tears/totally balling. Best.
And as all weddings go, we cut the cake which my mom and sister surprised me with as well (I am so lucky!) and took all the appropriate photos to go along with said cake cutting. Oh man, if Instagram was nearly as popular four years ago as it is now – you better believe I would have been all over that. Probably best that it wasn’t really a thing back then. Also, weird that it wasn’t really a big thing back then.
Conrad, me, my dad and bunch of friends built this photo wall as well as the clouds on the stage. It was so fun to make. Maybe I’ll do a tutorial of it one of these days.
Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without dancing. The best!
And because I am still so proud of all of the crafts we did for the day, here are a bunch more photos of the details of everything. As you can see we made clouds to sit on the stage and a huge banner to go across the top spelling out our names.
We had a book made with all of our engagement photos printed in it for people to sign when they came in. We still flip through it and I’m so happy we had it made.
This was my ring bearer pillow. I made it in one night and it turned out great. Yippee!
So. Many. Paper. Flowers. Like so many. The majority of them were all thanks to my mom. She spent so many of her evenings making them. I couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out or more appreciative of all her hard work.
Those paper things are supposed to be seats. They didn’t stay upright for as long as we’d hoped but they still got people to their assigned seating, so they did the trick!
Conrad’s mom made all of the pennants and wording for each of them. They turned out beautifully.
Another surprise my sister Sarah and my mom did for us. This little banner is so sweet.
We printed out a bunch of mouths, moustaches, and lips and placed them at each table so that all of our guests had something to use for our photo wall. They were a hit. I also hand painted all of the red hearts you see on all the tables. They were made out of styrofoam and I painted every single one. It took a long time. And yes, I am crazy.
I could honestly talk about this beautiful day forever! If we were getting married this year, I’d probably do everything different, but I am so happy with what I (everyone) did then as it was perfectly us at the time. If it’s your wedding season, I hope some of this inspires you to go and make something unique and beautiful for your day! If you guys have any questions on how anything was made, feel free to ask. All of the photos are from the incredibly talented Jayme Lang of Jayme Anne Photography
Thank you for letting me share my day with all of you!