We were all prettied up and buttoned in and ready to get the church on time. Unconventional as it was, we didn't get a limo or any sort of fancy car. I borrowed my mom's Hyundai Veloster (yep, that tiny thing) and my marvelous bestie/Maid of Honor, Megan drove the two of us to the church while the rest of the bridesmaids followed in a 2nd car. The boys arrived in 2 cars as well. As our wedding was largely a DIY-type affair, we chose to spend our budget on the pretty and the party, rather than the transportation.
The boys arrived first, by plan. Alan was under strict instruction from both his mother and grandmother that he could NOT see me before I walked down the aisle (nor was he allowed to see my dress, or shoes, or veil, or any bit of my outfit). This made for a humorous arrival as our tiny country church has no real entryway, so the wedding party had to line up just outside. The groom just had to keep his eyes looking forward.
And then it all went by in a whirl.
Alan waited to escort his beautiful grandmother and mother down the aisle.
My sweet flowergirls (all cousins) waiting for their big moment. Yes, I had 4. Could you choose between 4 adorable and sweet little girls? The more the merrier!
Best Man A & Maid of Honor M // attendants M & J
The bridal party processed to Jay Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell" (you might know it from the documentary The Civil War) played on piano.
More wedding fun to come - pretty pictures and carousel horses!
*All photos by Sondra Ralston photography except confetti photos (by my cousin S and our friend L)