On the way to the ceremony
The bridal bus, 8 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, 1 ring bearer and 1 bride made for an excited, happy, loud ride to the ceremony. On the way, Anna was thirsty so we pulled over and made a stop for her favorite peach smoothie.
10 days of pre-wedding preperation and lots of celebration left me a little sad it’s all over but happy that everything went off without a hitch and the love- dovey couple is off honeymooning in Mexico.
I’d been looking forward to my sister-in-law’s wedding all summer and it really was a week to remember. A bridesmaids dinner at an old fashioned Swiss Restaurant on the lake, two bridal showers, lots of work parties, and the general happy frenzy of getting everything in order made the time fly by.
My mother-in-law,Becky, worked her magic as she did at my wedding, with her trusty sidekick Cindy Barley. What a team! I don’t know when either of them found time to sleep all week!
Anna and Becky crafted these intricate inviations with the wedding's theme: Asian inspired with rich reds, golds, and purple.
Wonderful engagement photograph by Anna's new brother-in-law Jack Knecht.
I love this quote they chose to go into the invitation.
Prep party for Anna's shower. Everyone helped, even my little brother Jarrett lended his culinary skills.
We assembled cob salad wraps for each guest and wrapped them in parchment paper, gold paper to match the wedding inviations and a bit of raffia.
Then we placed the lunches in individual baskets for the guests to take home. Cindy Barley made her incredible sweet sherry dip for the fruit skewers.
The weather was perfect for a sunny lunch on the deck at the Rim Rock Inn.
A shower of gifts for the bride!