Can you believe that it is almost October?! How does that even happen?! I cannot believe how fast time is flying for me. So crazy.
And October 1st commemorates the 6 month anniversary of Zoey and Reece. I cannot believe that it has already been that long! And that I haven't said anything about it yet! I'm rectifying that mistake today.
Commence the wedding post of Zoey and Reece!
All picture credits go to the absolutely wonderful and amazing Alyson Wilson who, unfortunately, is not taking pictures anymore until her cute little babies grow up some! :( We miss her!!
It was a beautiful day for a wedding! The weather was perfect, blue skies, no wind, mild temperatures. So amazing.
Zoey was a bundle of nerves! I kept telling her, this is the fun part! You don't have to do anything now but enjoy the experience. Just keep breathing!
We had a lot of family and friends make it the the wedding, which makes the day even more special. I appreciated the efforts that were made to be there for her special day! Especially from the Bown side of the family! That was a long way to come! We love the Bown family!
Just a little lesson in how to say Zoey's last name..... It is like Brown with out the "r". You can do it people. That's what I keep telling myself too as I'm always saying like "bone". Sorry Reece's family!!!
I just love Clark. I was so happy to see him and Kathy at the temple with us that day!
This is Reece's cousin Vivie. And she is the sweetest.
Terry and I were fighting that day so this kiss...... totally faked. I've said over and over that if Terry and I ever got divorced, it would be caused by our kids' weddings. Seriously. But we are just down to Tessa and I've made it perfectly clear that her siblings/in laws get to do her reception/wedding. I think they can do that for me...... ;)
Aren't these two cute? I couldn't have done this wedding without Megan's help! She was awesome!
Grateful that AJ and Alex made it up also! They were troopers to come and help set up for the reception as well!
I loved the bouquet Zoey picked out! She bought this one off of Etsy. The flowers are actually made of wood. It was beautiful and sturdy!
Zoey made a beautiful bride! The dress looked stunning on her and I was so glad of the little touches that we had to go with it. Like...
His and her vans. (We somehow didn't get a picture of her blinged out, high heel shoes! Probably because she didn't wear them long because they were killing her feet!)
And she also had some nice touches for him....
Reece loves him some Captain America......
Aren't they just too cute!
I think that I had the most fun putting together Zoey's reception. I loved how all of them turned out, but I think Zoey's was more in tune with my style as well. Just homey comfort stuff....
Cookies and milk, picnic style foods, brownies. Just plain stuff. Except for...
... the cupcakes! Anyone that knows Zoey, knows that she loves all the baking "war" shows; Cupcake Wars, Cake Wars, Cake Boss, she loves them all as my DVR can attest. So it seemed only natural that we would have cupcakes at her reception instead of a cake. At first, I was going to hire that out, but as I started researching prices and especially prices of specialty cupcake flavors, I knew that I wasn't going to spend that amount of money on something I could do myself. So we started baking cupcakes and trying it out. I ended up making five different flavors, all of which I loved so much.
My favorite though has to be the banana cupcake with Nutella frosting. I'm a sucker for anything with banana and chocolate. Yum.
I did give up making these favor cookies, since there was no way I would be able to make them as good or as cute as Randee Pingel did them for us. They were adorable and I loved seeing people take them home!
We made this wall from pallets and it was the perfect backdrop for our line. Really simple as well!
Totally Zoey's idea! So awesome! Loved being able to show off her engagement pictures, again taken by Alyson!
There were so many, many fun touches to this reception, I could go on for a whole other post! But my time for writing is over, and my work awaits. Suffice to say, I loved Zoey's wedding and reception, but I loved even more that she has found someone that loves her, loves our family, and is worthy to be sealed to her in the temple for eternity. That is what I'm most happy and grateful for.