our wedding

Favorite Wedding Photos

As a gratuitous posting on a Friday, I give you my favorite wedding images from our wonderful day.

We've also been married for two months now, which makes this pretty appropriate.

I know that most bloggers do some sort of series of wedding images categorically, but I kind of fell out of habit on that.  So, here are the best ones of the 902 images that we received back.  All photo credit goes to hot metal studio.  They are amazing.  Astounding.  Hire them for your day of celebration.  You will not regret it.

The above photo was taken during the first look.  It was such a fun part of our day.

I can't get over my bouquet.  Amazingly gorgeous.  
I think I may love our wedding florals even more than my gown.

Our venue was so beautiful.  It was the only place we even looked at.  We just kind of shrugged after our tour and figured that we couldn't do any better, because it was perfect for us.

Our toasting flutes were Chris' pick for the wedding.  
I think they went with the decor of the venue so well.  Chris hardly ever likes such fancy things!

I made the place cards above, and they turned out so well!  The lavender smelled great, too.

He's adorable.  Smelling the roses is important business.

We do crying and cuteness really well here.

Can we just marvel at our arbor for a moment?  And those roses?  Gah.

We made our own hand fasting cords for our wedding.  
They are beautiful and I am so grateful for this photo of them.

The dessert table.  Oh yeah.

Who else out there took their shoes off at some point on their wedding day?
But I can't wait to wear them again.

Love and light,


Rainville Wedding Inspiration

Happy Monday, all!

It's been some time since I posted.  This is for a few reasons, but I did want to bounce on here for a moment today to share some of what I've been working on in this absence.

My fiancé, Chris, and I are preparing for our wedding.  We will be married on August 2, which is only 19 days away.  Just typing that is seriously amazing!  We will have been engaged for almost four years by the time the wedding date hits, so the fact that it is so close is amazing and really wonderful.

Lots of folks have been asking to see pictures or asking questions about the things that are ready, to get a better visual of how things will look.  I can't give everything away, because there's no fun in ruining the surprise.  But I wanted to share some images of inspiration for the wedding that Chris and I are excited about.

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The color palette above is some inspiration for the flowers for the wedding.  There's going to be the normal array of flowers; bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, corsages for moms and grandmothers, boutonnières for groom and groomsmen and dads.  Centerpieces.  But there will also be some ridiculously gorg ceremony flowers that we're really excited to see.

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It's hard for me to envision a wedding without some garden roses.  Just saying.

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Another flower we love is lavender.  Place cards will look pretty much exactly like this, but with a different variety of lavender.

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The table numbers are already ordered, but I am so worried that they won't arrive in time.  We have 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7, but the rest have been backordered at various points in time.  So, we're still waiting for some of these to arrive.  However, they are a great quality and will look really nice on our tables for dinner.

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We also ordered these vow journals already, and they are very small and simple.  I thought that it might be nice to have something more refined than a piece of loose leaf paper to read vows from during the ceremony.  I also happen to be a sucker for fine paper products.  So there it is.

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These are my shoes!  Very comfortable.  Very sparkly.  Totally fancy for a fancy day.

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Our wedding and reception are both happening at The Hyeholde Restaurant in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.  The restaurant has a fascinating history and a beautiful exterior.  It is situated near the Pittsburgh airport and a nice hotel that we have a group rate at, which is making travel accommodations quite simple for our friends and family.

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The only thing nicer than the outside of the Hyeholde is the inside!  The Round Room is the reception area.  There are twinkle lights on beams and rafters, a large entrance staircase, room for ten tables, a dance floor space, and one side is completely covered in floor to ceiling windows.  It is just lovely.

So there we have it!  That's just the first peek at what's been going on around here for the wedding.  I will be posting another preview in the next week or so.  There are so many small details for this wedding, and we are so excited to see our loved ones in 19 days.  There's really no other time (other than your funeral) that you can really get everyone you love in a room at the same time, so we are very excited to welcome everyone on our special day.

Love and light,