Everyone has been asking me to post wedding pictures, so here are some! It took me a while to post them, not only because of the move to New York, but because there were 1300+ of them to go through! These are just some that I really liked. The wedding was held at The Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, Arizona. We only had 53 people in attendance, so it was really intimate and absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was short and sweet, and Kramer and I wrote our own vows. The Wrigley Mansion was perfect and the staff were extremely attentive and well organized so I didn’t have to worry about anything at all.
We had a fantastic dinner, too. We had pita chips, hummus, fruits, and cheeses as appetizers (none of which I had because I was busy greeting everyone after the ceremony), followed by a champagne toast before dinner. We ate house made rolls and butter, Greek salad with a Greek vinaigrette, roasted zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, bell peppers, red onions, and squash with a red pepper dipping sauce, grilled salmon with pico de gallo salsa, penne pasta with a rich bolognese sauce, and my favorite, pulled pork sliders with house made coleslaw. I wanted everything to be down to earth and enjoyable for everyone; simple and delicious. For dessert, we had our wedding cake, of course, which was peanut butter and chocolate with a vanilla buttercream frosting on the outside of the cake with chocolate buttercream flowers piped onto it. I was not about to have my wedding cake covered in fondant. Sure, it’s pretty, but it tastes awful! Our cake was made by Bamboo Bakery in Phoenix and I highly recommend it. It’s family owned and very well priced, plus their cakes and frostings are to die for! The man who owns it sat down with us, we told him what we were looking for, and he went in the back and whipped up a few different kinds of frostings right there on the spot for us to try.
My favorite part was that during the dancing, everyone danced! There weren’t people standing against the wall not knowing what to do or embarrassed; everyone just went crazy and had a lot of fun, including myself. By the end of the night, everyone was sweating and exhausted and it was by far the best part of the whole wedding! I was so happy everyone just crazy and let loose. All in all, everyone had a great time and so did Kramer and I. It just flew by, but I remember every second. My parents and Kramer’s parents were so generous and helpful; the wedding would not have happened without them. I hope that you like the pictures! I’ll be back with a new recipe on Wednesday.
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My mom and me.
My mom, myself, and my dad.
My husband and his groomsmen.
My brothers were my “brides men,” haha. The guys to the right of my husband are my brother Wyatt (17) and Dane (19).
Walking down those stairs was terrifying.
Apparently we both took a bow after we were officially married, haha.
My brothers, my husband, me, and my parents.
Peanut butter and chocolate cake!
My mom put pictures of us when we were little around the guest book.
It was my first slow dance ever (I never went to a school dance or prom or anything) and he hadn’t slow danced since he was 16, so we were both VERY nervous about our first dance. We high-fived afterward.
My husband’s dad, my husband, me, his dad’s girlfriend, and his sister.
He was one of the best dancers there, seriously. He was all over the dance floor.
My cousin and me.