Archive | September, 2011

Wedding: Conclusion

9 Sep

Wedding was a success.  Everyone had a fabulous time and was dancing all night.  I was really pleased with ALL our vendors.

Quick recap of the day with a few comments and pictures:

9:00am – 11:00am – Ladies arrive at KCC and get hair & makeup done  (Hair and Makeup by Sally Burch & associated Stylists from Salon Lofts at Fields Ertle)

Sarah getting hair done

Getting ready!













12:00pm – Guys arrive, start getting ready in men’s locker room

12:30-1:30 – Bmaids & Gmen get pictures taken inside & outside (separately- very important for me and Drew not to see each other!)

Groomsmen at KCC

Groomsmen at KCC









2:30 – Groomsmen act as ushers, seat our ~ 220 guests at St Francis De Sales

2:30 – 3:05 – Ceremony — goes smoothly.  I was only nervous right before walking down the aisle with my dad, when I saw all the people there.  We had a couple sliiight missteps but after talking with others there, it sounds like no one else noticed.    I was pretty nervous throughout the ceremony so I don’t remember all of it, but I remember it being good (:

At the ceremony we had a singer and pianist/organist recommended by the church – Sujung Cho & Mary Southworth.

Our readers were my cousin, Maria, and Drew’s friend Kara, and our mutual friend, Eric Olson.  The readings were Corinthians (Love is Patient, Love is Kind..) and Love by Roy Croft (can be read here:  We wrote our own petitions.

We hung wreaths at the church on every other pew (approx 20 wreaths) with purple ribbon.  The wreaths we borrowed from my aunt Jane, the ribbons were tied by my mom’s friend, Suzi.

After the ceremony, Drew and I left in the limo for a quick trip to Eden Park and a little champagne, and mostly to encourage people to leave the church and head on to the reception.  We came back and did pictures afterwards with the wedding party and some relatives.


Me & my bridesmaids!









Following the reception pictures, we all hopped back into the 2 limos (provided by YC limo) and went back to KCC for some outdoor shots.  Unfortunately it was raining so we decided to skip the majority of the group pictures and let them go in and enjoy the cocktail hour with the other guests.  Me, Drew, Neysa and Karen hopped into 2 golf carts and drove around the course.  Luckily it stopped raining and we were able to get some great shots.

Drew and Sarah kissing on hill

Fairytale picture









The “Fairytale picture” above is probably my favorite picture from the whole day.  The background looks almost fake the way its faded and blueish.  My photographer did a really great job.  Photography by: Neysa Ruhl Photography

After our outdoor shots we went back inside for dinner and dancing.  Everyone did a fantastic job on their speeches and entrances!

—– Running out of time for today but will finish this post soon —

Key Lime cake

Key Lime wedding cake


Centerpiece style 1

Wedding planner pinning flowers

Centerpiece style 2

Centerpiece style 2