My sister got married last summer. This is not news, but it has taken me this long to wrap my mind around sharing all of the fun projects and beautiful pictures that came out of this special event. Even so I won’t take the time to explain them all. Picture proof is good enough at this point.
My sister wanted a very small, intimate wedding. She was kind enough to involve me in the process.
The wedding was at Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It couldn’t be a more beautiful setting for an August wedding.
The venue is a little bed and breakfast (and tasty diner – the sourdough start is apparently more than 100 years old) in Big Cottonwood Canyon. We wanted to make sure guests didn’t get distracted by the beautiful scenery and miss it. So I found this easel at the thrift store for $15 (one of the most expensive items from the wedding!). One side had a chalkboard that we just removed. It was good and sturdy and always could be used by my sister’s twin daughters in the future! I cut out letters using the Cricuit and simply taped them on. We hoped for good weather and lucked out.
My sister’s now-husband walked down the aisle first. Their twin daughters and flower girls were supposed to walk down with him; however, they weren’t having that after waking up a little too early from that afternoon nap.
The flower girls’ baskets were also from the thrift store, where I purchased them for 50 cents each.
My sister’s florist decorated the arch.
Her hubby-to-be, a gifted musician, played acoustic guitar while my dad walked her down the aisle.
This little shack proved quite the eyesore along my sister’s walk to the arch. I covered it with lace curtains I found at a Goodwill in Nebraska and other white sheer curtains from Ikea.
The twin daughters got rings as well.
The happy new family participated in a sand ceremony to symbolize the uniting of all four of them.
The dinner and reception was quite the party!
I collected unique vases and jars for about a month or so before the big day.
I recommend buying paper lanterns. (We got these used on KSL.) Making the string ball was quite messy.
The chalkboard menu was created from an old mirror I had laying around.
Eat, drink, be married!
The groom’s band played for dancing party guests of all ages.
See more of the photographer’s photos on Kate Elizabeth’s blog.