August 1, 2012

Our Wedding A-Z: Part 2

Here is Part 2 of my wedding ABC's! Can I please relive this day over and over again?

I love this candid shot from right after the ceremony.  

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Old: a handkerchief made by my great-grandma
New: dress 
Borrowed: my mom's diamond earrings
Blue: The garter...but really the whole wedding! :)

My sweet husband made our wedding programs!  We had them printed out at Fed Ex.  They messed up and then had to send us across town to a different store, so they ended up giving them to us for free which was really nice and worth the stress of the incident! 

Question and Answer

Thomas's parents surprised us and had these books out at all of the tables at the reception!  They had all kinds of fun questions about us and our relationship, as well as pictures from when we were younger.  

I don't wear a lot of jewelry, so really I just looked for something inexpensive for my wedding band.  Unfortunately my skin is very sensitive and I can't stop getting rashes from my ring. :(  I hate when I can't wear it!

I had ballet flats because I hardly ever wear heels and I was not about to wear them all day for my wedding! It was definitely a great decision!  It was a long process to find some.  We looked in so many stores and did not see any flat white shoes! I ended up ordering a cheap pair from online and love them.

The guys had traditional black tuxes and Thomas got them blue ties to match the dresses as part of their groomsmen gift since they did not have blue vests to match at the tuxedo store.  

I know a lot of people probably do this, but we had a table with wedding pictures of our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents out at the front of our venue.  I love old pictures of family members!

Like I said in Part One, Thomas designed a lot of the stuff including our table numbers...
Our non-traditional guest book cards (they are 4x6 so we can stick them in an album with pictures of guests - a project that has not been done yet!)...

Candy bar wrappers...

Water bottle wrappers...

A Candy buffet message...

the place cards, and more! 

This is probably not unique and the silliest detail ever, but I envisioned chair covers and light blue bows ever since one of my sorority formals.  I thought it was so pretty and transformed the whole room! 

We did the traditional Catholic wedding vows, and I loved it.  I feel like this is when the emotions really started to hit me.

"I Thomas, take you Caitlin, to be my wife…
I Caitlin, take you, Thomas, to be my husband…

I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad,
in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honor you
all the days of my life.”

Wedding Woes
I don't think there were really any woes from the day.  I was annoyed about the cake when I first saw it because it wasn't what we talked to her about, but I got over it very quickly and focused on the MUCH more important part of the day! :) 

We had everyone hold sparklers for our exit from the reception, which was a lot of fun!  

Zzzz the End

I can't believe it was a year ago!  It was such an amazing day and I am so grateful for our parents who made it all possible! I love my husband and I am thankful we had such a special day to start off the year together.  



  1. Your wedding was gorgeous! I'm in love with your flowers! I adore all the blue, and all of the paper-things that your husband designed! Your cake was very pretty, too, even though it wasn't what you wanted--mine wasn't what I had asked for either :(

    Now I want to do one of these posts! Too bad my next anniversary is almost 11 months away!

    1. Thank you so much! You should definitely do one! I'd love to see all your wedding details. :)

  2. So, so beautiful and so very creative!

  3. Beautiful pictures! :)
    Wow, a candy buffet! That's so cool!

  4. I really loved reading this! I hope I remember to do it on our anniversary.... or maybe I will do it for our 6 month just because I'm soooo excited about doing it lol. Your photos are stunning!

    Have you ever tried painting clear nail polish on the inside of your ring? I have metal allergies too (luckily not to my rings anymore) and that sometimes would help. It does have to be reapplied because it wears off.

    1. You definitely have to! I loved all your wedding recaps! :) I have not tried that, but I did see that idea online. I was nervous about it ruining the ring, but I will definitely try it out now that I know someone else has done it! Thanks Stacy!! :)

  5. I loved going through all your ABCs and your one year reflection; beautiful! Happy Anniversary!!

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the reflections! Thank you! :)

  6. Such a pretty wedding!!!!! I have a (sadly expensive!) suggestion for your wedding band dilemma. My friend has the same problem and went to the dermatologist who said that a platinum wedding band would solve the problem. Apparently white gold is the worst because of the additives. Maybe you can get platinum for a subsequent anniversary. :)

    1. Well shoot, that is an expensive solution haha! Maybe years from now we'll be able to make that happen. Thank you! :)