It’s all in the Details

So I’m a party planner by nature. I always look at the big picture but really love the details and how it can really bring out the real personality of a couple. So I had to share some of my wedding details with you.

Starting with the girls look: I gave them complete control of whatever they wanted to do with their hair and they picked awesome looks. Here are just a few.

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The accessories: each girl got a pair of champagne colored earrings to match their selected shoes. They also each received a silver orchid necklace. Each one had similar elements but were different. I wanted each girl to coordinate with one another while still being able to show off their own personalities.

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Anna was the exception. She had no choice I forced her to wear my pretty healed shoes 😛

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The venue: Black Bear Crossing was gorgeous as you saw in previous pictures but the landmark center does have a very awe inspiring look.

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A look from the inside.

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The Signs: These signs were placed in the girls bathroom, as well as a different version in the mens bathroom.

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This sign was at the ceremony. The sign had two goals, to mix up the guests and to also keep people from stepping on the aisle runner.

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Table numbers and escort cards designed by my very talented sister.

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My pretty champagne glasses

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The cake: The cake was extra special because it was made with love 🙂 by my mother-in-law. She did an amazing job, and it tasted just as good as it looks!
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The flowers: I had the MOST amazing florist. Forever in Bloom  I would recommend her to anyone.

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Memorial flowers for those who aren’t able to be with us.

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She even lined the walkway with pedals.

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Reception centerpieces. Everyone talked about how wonderful they looked.

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The reception decor: Everything was exactly as I had imagined it.

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My cute little basket from my hotel room. I had to take a photo when I got home because it still looked so beautiful!

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Thank you to everyone who helped carry out my vision and make this a memorable day for Kyle and I!!! We love you all.

Reception- Sneak Peek

The time has come… to have some fun. But apparently we have to wait for Dan to pee first. 🙂 Waiting outside to line up for our entrance.

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Welcome Mr. & Mrs. Gleason.

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Our first dance was great! Thank you Sandee for the dance classes. It was so fun to do something as a couple together before the wedding.

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My sisters gave a fantastic joint speech. It included comparisons of Kyle to my favorite Disney crushes – as they notes none of them were princes. A couple highlights included John smith because of the british heritage and the hair of course. Aladdin with his thriftiness and love of sleeveless shirts and robin hood – the fox that is – because he plays guitar. It was pretty amazing. I cant wait to get the video to hear it again. Nathan and Kenny also gave great speeches. Kenny’s got me a little teary.

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Pictures with the bride. Who are these stunning ladies??

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Margoux we look fabulous!

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My favorite ex-coworkers.

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My favorite ex roommates 🙂

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Look at this little cutie and one of her awesome aunties.
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Arlene next to her beautiful creation.

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Kyle doesnt really eat cake, but he made an exception 🙂

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I have no idea why but I love this photo. I also have no idea why I’m making that face.

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A family tradition for the aunts to cut the cake.

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My amazing, beautiful wedding party… I can’t say enough how much I love these ladies… and gentlemen.

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Alli told me she would always be my flower girl and that Anthony will always be my ring bearer. 
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The party is only as good as the people there. These are some of the wonderful people that helped make our day so memorable.

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” You know my auntie Trista” is what my nephew said to me that day. Apparently it blew his mind that I was friends with his other aunts.

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The mothers.
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A few of my new nieces and nephews.
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The kids got all tuckered out. Alli ended up asleep on the stage for the last couple hours of the reception. Out like a light.

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The Grecos!! Im so glad the whole family could make it. You are wonderful!

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My sister-in-law and her husband.

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My new sister-in-laws.

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Dena likes to say ” Aunt Mandy” all the time. She is Andrews Aunt Dena…. which I think makes me a great aunt?

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Party is over, and we are beat. Relaxing after the wedding in our pretty room. Taking in the fact that we are now MARRIED!

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As you can see from my tired look Netty we did not drink the champagne but I did bring it just had to show you the proof.

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And Goodnight….

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This is How We Do It

The ceremony is over and we are embarking on the fun part of the night. Its time to get ready to paaaarty…. but there is one stop to make first. 

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Looks at that cute tiny baby bump!

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At this point Alli is completely wiped out.

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All my favorite ladies and me huddled under the umbrella as it starts to rain.

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And we’re off….

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So the original plan was to go take photos at the Capital. But since it started to pour we said “screw it” and went to a bar instead. You just have to embrace the day for whatever comes your way and remember if at the end of the day you are married, the day is a success!

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No idea what is going on here.

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Siblings are the best….

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My two wonderful brothers.

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Chilling at the bar. Our limo driver was so great. He just waited patiently for us.

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I’ll be honest. Im looking forward to the little brother turning 21 so we can bar hop together.

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Justina with her favorite Uncle 😛

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Netty and I. Friends for over 25 years!
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Look at these beautiful ladies. Dani and Laura enjoying some relaxing time together.

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Not sure what this face is about… Im sure it’s Katy’s fault though. lol

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Awww…. look how cute they are. P.S. Katy that color looks amazing on you. I mean its no lavender.

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He has grown up so fast….. that what all older sisters have to say.

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The time has now come to eat, drink and be merry!