8.22.2012

Wedding Week: The Wedding Party

Steven and I are so incredibly blessed that our friends from Seattle, our college town in Virginia, and my hometown in West Virginia all came together to upstate New York to be in our wedding party! It meant so much to us to have each one of them be a part of our day! 

Our wedding colors were shades of blue, brown, and ivory. The guys wore khaki colored linen pants with matching vests and light blue ties.  Steven was the only one who wore a linen jacket. We purchased their ties as a gift to them {along with some cigars, of course!} buy one get one free! The best part about their suits is that these weren't rentals, so the guys got to keep them! It costs $170 to rent a suit from David's Bridal, whereas the boys purchased these for $100! The boutonnières they are wearing were made by my mother {more on those and other DIY wedding details later this week}!   

{From left to right: Macon, Kevin, Jason, Dave, Ken, and Randy.}
Going along with my rustic, vintage wedding look, the girls each purchased different ivory/cream colored dresses. My only stipulation was for them to buy something they truly felt they would wear again! For the shoes, each wore strappy, brown sandals. My ladies looked gorgeous!!

As you can see, Steven and I had an uneven number of groomsmen to bridesmaids. That is because one of my bridesmaids is actually the one who is taking all these photos!!! She was kind enough to step behind the lens to give us the best wedding gift we received! Thank you Bridget!

{From left to right: Rachael, Rhea, me, Kristin, Beverly, Kristen.}
I am so thankful for all the wonderful memories made with these people throughout the years and all the beautiful moments we were able to capture with them at our wedding!

Groomsmen's suits and ties: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid's dresses: Various 


14 comments:

Kara said...

Your willingness to let your girls pick their dresses and your effort to keep the cost down for the guys totally paid off. Your wedding party looks amazing.

And you are stunning!

Hugs!
Kara
ShawnKaraAndHeidi.blogspot.com

Allie said...

i LOVE THIS!!! i love all of the natural colors and your photographer was SERIOUSLY amazing.

Kenzie Smith said...

Oh my gosh, your pictures are stunning! I love that you let all of your bridesmaids choose their own dresses! That was so sweet of your friend Bridget to take those pictures :D

Alexis [Living the WifeStyle] said...

Love your wedding ideas! That is awesome that your bridesmaid could also take pictures for you. She did a great job! :)

Andrea D said...

I love the rustic-y feel. And I've got a thing for khaki tuxes :) These are GORGEOUS pictures. You did a kick-butt job planning the attire, and your bridesmaid did a beautiful job capturing it all!

Bev D said...

Awwwww.....AMAZING memory! :)

Holly said...

I love the colours you picked, and again - your photographer is amazing!!!! I tried to let my bridesmaids pick their own dresses but they both picked dresses that were rather scandalous so I had to use my veto power :D

Treasure Tromp said...

gosh, I love these pictures and the color scheme.

Vivian said...

LOVE it! Love it ALL! The colors, the amazing shots...awww I want to get married all over again :)

LWLH said...

Gorgeous, and I love the kind of dresses your girls chose :)

Megan said...

stunning!

KG said...

You mentioned the guys purchased the khaki linen pants and vests...may I ask where from? They are the perfect color. Everything is just stunning! Congratulations!!!

KG said...

You mentioned the guys purchased the khaki linen pants and vests...may I ask where from? They are the perfect color. Everything is just stunning! Congratulations!!!

themosbysinchina said...

I loooove the last picture!