i still remember how you looked that afternoon

Labor Day weekend was a weekend we had been looking forward to for a long time – it was finally Kari and Brett’s wedding weekend! I had been pretty busy leading up to the weekend finishing a couple things I had the honor of making for the big day – some table number cards and a photo slideshow that we played at the rehearsal dinner. Drew and I were so honored to play a part in their wedding – we were both in the wedding party and even got to walk down the aisle together!

First things first, us girls had to get our nails done! Grandma and the Mother-of-the-Bride joined the bride and a couple of the bridesmaids for mani/pedi’s.

Pre-wedding Mani's & Pedi's

Wait. Is that Grandma double-fisting the mimosas? ‘Atta girl Milly!

Pre-wedding Mani's & Pedi's

Later that day, the girls finished up the placecards and then Barb (the MOTB) hosted a dinner at her house. It was a relaxing visit before the craziness of the wedding day!

Pre-wedding visit

Mother-of-the-Bride and Mother-of-the-Groom

Pre-wedding jitters for the bride and groom? Nah. These kiddos were ready.

Bride and Groom

The next morning the girls and mothers (and Father-of-the-Groom) headed out to a wildflower field to pick flowers for the centerpieces. We got a good truckload of flowers and Kari’s aunt and her mom’s friend put them together later that day using canning jars from Grandma.

That afternoon, it was rehearsal time! We all gathered at the pavilion where the reception was to be held and all walked together up the hill to the ceremony location. It was a wide grassy hill with a great view over the pavilion – with some hay bales thrown in for visual interest. It was a perfect, picturesque spot for a ceremony.

Bridgeland Wedding Rehearsal

Bridgeland Wedding Rehearsal

Rehearsing the hand-off

Bridgeland Wedding Rehearsal

Bridgeland Wedding Rehearsal

After the rehearsal, we gathered for the rehearsal dinner, where the Father-of-the-Groom gave a funny, yet touching speech and the Bride and Groom introduced the wedding party and thanked everyone.

Rehearsal Dinner

Then it was time for the slideshow. No matter how many times I had watched it while I put it together, I still got goosebumps watching it that night. Those videos always get me.

After dinner, we snapped a photo of all the girls and then headed to a nearby bar to visit with all the family and friends that were in town.

Rehearsal Dinner

Pre-wedding Party

Pre-wedding Party

Pre-wedding Party

At the end of the night, the bride and groom parted ways, both hoping for a good night’s sleep. And the rest of us (or maybe just me) were too excited to sleep!

See the rest of my pre-wedding and rehearsal pictures on Flickr.

*Blog post title is a lyric from the song “I Still Remember” by Bloc Party

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