Monday, May 9, 2011

Getting Ready for the Wedding

For ten months, we spent endless hours
talking, planning, praying, and dreaming of this day.
None of it equaled what it turned out to be...
Truly one of the Greatest days of my life!!!

Savannah and Baileigh were up before seven
and SO very excited!!!
My biggest job for the day was ironing
the wedding dress and flower girl dresses~

Scott still had SO much to do and headed out early~
he actually dug up a stump
and planted a 'Parker' tree in it's place.
Will be SO sweet to always remember it was planted
on Savannah's wedding day!

Our wedding planner arrived around 10 to work on the arbor
and tables...

We were expecting Lori, my hairdresser and her sister @ 11
so we all got dressed and enjoyed breakfast/coffee.
Loved how all the girls wanted to be together~
they hung out in the tub. :)

Even the littles got in on the fun~

Hair ready and waiting on make up lady~ Sarah Scroggs~

My sister, Marcia who kept coming by to check on us
and run errands for anything we needed!
Couldn't have made it without you!!!
Thank you SO much!!!

You may think this is crazy
but I think it really hit me that this was really happening
when our photographer walked in~
She was the very first detail we decided on
and everything else just came as a result!

She was fabulous the whole eight hours she and her assistant were here!!!

She began shooting the girls as they gathered in our bedroom~
the bride's room...

I thought and said over and over
how wonderful it was to have the wedding at our home~
there is just nothing like it...
so personal~

so special~

so sweet~

so beautiful~

The perfect place for family and friends to come back
and visit before the big event~

So far the day was absolutely perfect~
glorious weather
excited bride and bridesmaids
everyone on time
details being checked off
and no tears. :)

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.


  1. Just made me smile!! I too LOVED having Allie's wedding at our house, just one big family party:) The dresses are so gorgeous!! Have a wonderful day recuperating!

  2. It was so amazing at your house! I couldn't agree more - perfect! Everyone looks so comfortable!

    Your sisters dress was beautiful! I love the color on her :)

  3. No tears? I think I teared up a little bit reading this post thinking of my own girls growing up. My goodness. It is such a blessing to have a wedding in your home.

  4. As I'm sure you can guess, I have a list of Qs for you (when you are ready!). ALL looks lovely - so glad those "weather prayers" were answered!!!

  5. How exciting!!!! Everyone looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us!

  6. OH SO Beautiful! Beautiful dress, home, weather and family! Can't wait to see all the pix!

  7. What a beautiful day you must have had. So happy for you and your family. The photos look amazing. I bet it's hard to believe it's over. Time to relax and regroup for the next exciting event. :-)


  8. Oh Sharon! What a special memory you will always have in your home. ALL of you girls are so beautiful. It is special to have such an event in the cozy comfort of your home.

  9. I love reading this! It looks absolutely perfect! I can't even imagine how much work it all was!! I LOVE the little's dresses!! Adorable!! (And I noticed the doll too!) SO cute!

  10. I love seeing the story beautiful...can't wait to see the next segment.

  11. I agree -- your house was the perfect place for a wedding! Everyone looked fabulous! I can't wait to see more!

  12. All the pictures are so so beautiful! That's so neat about the tree...Jason just told me Max helped plant a tree. Didn't say why! :>)

  13. These are incredible Shay! You captured these moments so well of your daughter's perfect wedding day. I notice all the smiles on everyone's faces. Can't wait to see more!