Almost 6 months later I’m finally getting around to posting Hannah’s wedding. Forgive me, friend! Without further adieu, allow me to share with you the beauty that was September 1, 2012:
Okay, well it really starts a few day before there wedding. I was lucky enough (due to selling my own wedding dress) to be able to afford to take off the whole week before Hannah’s wedding to help her with all of those last minute details, and just spend that time with her. That was one of the highlights of my year. This adorable picture was taken a few days before their wedding at the farm where Nick worked, and where the wedding was to take place.
George’s friend in Thailand made Hannah and Nick these t-shirts for their wedding. I borrowed Nick’s for the day, and John, the best man, photobombed us.
Just a few of the groceries we bought for the wedding. We went back to the grocery store three more times I think, and this is not including Martha’s two or three trips for her ingredients.
The night before the rehearsal dinner, Hannah’s brother Nate and his wife Katie came into town, toting their adorable baby son. Hannah, understandably so, is obsessed with her uber-cute nephew. He was so, so well-behaved, too.
And George finally got to meet his grandson! Timu (what Hannah and Nick nicknamed baby Timothy) loved George and Awn – especially Awn!
Baby dancing with Grandpa and loving it!
Beautiful bride-to-be getting ready for the rehearsal dinner.
All ready to go! Nervous and excited before the rehearsal dinner.
Look at that vision.
Everyone arriving at the farm for the rehearsal dinner.
Hannah and I at the rehearsal dinner. <3
Hannah and her father at the rehearsal dinner.
Rehearsing. How cute are they?!
The entire bridal party.
Hanging out after the rehearsal with her precious nephew.
After the rehearsal dinner Hannah invited all of her bridesmaids back to her apartment for a little champagne and cookies (courtesy of the incredible Lemon Tree Cookies), and she gifted us with beautiful floral hair pins that matched perfectly with our bridesmaid dresses.
The day of the wedding Hannah and I woke up before the sun and drove from our bed and breakfast (ugh, don’t get me started. It was one of the worst places I’ve ever stayed and the owners were absolutely wretched. UGH!) to the farm to set up and get ready.
I went into the garden and picked dahlias that Nick planted and grew for the wedding. A bunch made it onto the wedding cake, the rest went into tea cups and vases that decorated the tables. They were stunning and perfect.
After working on the farm for a little we headed back to Hannah’s new apartment in Maine and got ready.
Getting all dolled up…
First the petticoats (emphasis on the plural)…
And now the dress…
Lots of focus for everyone…
Heather and I helping with the finishing touches of Hannah’s dress; zipping her up!
The beautiful, beautiful bride. Look at that pure joy!
I love this picture of Heather. : )
A close up of the bride’s hair. She made that hairpiece and everything!
Taking it all in before the ceremony.
Lupe all fancied up and ready for the wedding! She was a part of it all, of course, and she came down the aisle with the groomsmen, laid down at the last groomsman’s feet and stayed there the whole ceremony. At the end, while everyone was recessing, she walked down the aisle with the rest of us. She couldn’t have been more well-behaved or beautiful!
Just after Nick and Hannah’s ‘first glance.’ They were so, so beautiful, and they are so perfect for one another.
As to be expected, it was shot-time for the bridesmaids!
Hannah before she walked down the aisle.
Hannah and her father, walking down the aisle. (Picture courtesy of my mama!)
Hannah and Nick after the most fitting ceremony performed by Hannah’s dad. I wish I had a recorded version I could post here for you all to listen to. It was so moving.
Hannah’s first dance with her dad.
A look at some of the tables before the reception.
Me and my mama. Doesn’t she look so glamourous? I was so glad she and my grandma drove all the way up to Maine for the wedding, and I love this picture of us.
I wasn’t able to take many pictures at the reception, but I was able to snag these in the morning of what everything looked like. Above is the table setting for the reception. Hannah made all of the napkins herself, and gathered all the different bottles and cups and vases. George and Awn brought the white eyelit table clothes and burlap table runners from Thailand.
The tent before the tables were set; showing off the lighting and bunting that Hannah made herself.
It was such a perfect weekend – the weather was exactly what one could hope for, and there wasn’t a single disaster or mistake. Everything was beautiful and overflowing with love, family, and friends. What more could you ask for?