Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wedding Part 1: Rehearsal Dinner

Now that Todd & I are back from our honeymoon, I'm hoping to get my life back under control and get back to blogging on a more consistent basis. With that being said, my next few posts are going to be wedding-related, starting with our rehearsal dinner.

Our rehearsal started at 5:30 PM on Friday, August 19 at St. Joan of Arc Church and of course, as soon as people were pulling in the parking lot, it started pouring down rain. I honestly hadn't seen it rain this hard in a long time and it seemed to stop as soon as everyone got into the church. Needless to say, a lot of people were soaking wet, especially Todd who was going out to help people in with an umbrella.

Despite the rain, the rehearsal went off without a hitch and I was so excited for our actual wedding the next day.

Hanging out with Megan, one of my bridesmaids, and Lynn, my Matron of Honor, beforehand

Todd picked out his outfit himself and it matched our wedding colors perfectly

Practicing putting the rings on

In front of the sign outside the church congratulating Todd & I

Immediately following the rehearsal at the church, our bridal party, parents, siblings, and grandmothers headed a few miles down the road for our rehearsal dinner at Luce. The food was outstanding, the wine was great, and everyone had a really good time. All in all, it was a perfect evening to kick off our wedding festivities.

Todd & I enjoying a few minutes together

My cousins, aunt, and grandma

Todd's family

Todd's groomsmen plus their significant others

My bridesmaids plus their significant others

Toasting to a great evening

Todd & I had a display set up with our homebrew as well as the article from the newspaper

We also had cookies to give as favors

Todd & I thanking everyone for coming and explaining the homebrew

Bridesmaids opening up their gifts

Groomsmen showing off some of their gifts

Hanging out with my cousins from Phoenix...our flower girl was Ellie, the one on the bottom right

My Grandma and I


Sara said...

Love the pictures! You look so pretty - that dress is so perfect! Can't wait for the rest!! :)

Brittany said...

Great pictures!! :)