Friday, April 10, 2009

Show & Tell: Two Whole Years

This is my first time participating in Mel's Show and Tell... so I hope I do this right. :)

This week we are celebrating our second anniversary. I can't believe that it's been two years already! I am so blessed!

I decided to share a few random pictures from our wedding. These are all things that illustrate the theme of our day... whimsy! As you can likely already tell, I chose red and white for our main colours for the wedding (with a little yellow and orange thrown in for contrast).

We wanted our special day to reflect us... and as neither of us is particularly elegant or sophisticated we thought that trying to be that way at our wedding would be silly. Most of all, we just wanted to be relaxed and have fun!

Instead of a wedding cake, I chose to do cupcakes! Not only was it a whole heck of a lot cheaper than a wedding cake, but it set the mood entirely. And they tasted great (even if the red icing did stain my niece's face).

Instead of having fancy little bags of almonds or other froo-froo favours to give away, we had a candy buffet. At the end of the Valentine candy season, I stocked up on cinnamon hearts, candy hearts(the ones with little messages on them), jelly beans, chocolate kisses, and m & m's.

We had little red and white chinese food take out boxes with our 'Thank You' tags attached with our signature red and white polka-dot ribbon. Everyone was able to choose what they liked and have their own little stash of treats for the end of the night.

Our service was presided over by a wonderful lady who is a children's pastor. We were fortunate enough to be able to have the service in the church building where I grew up (even tho I no longer attended there). Pastor J, who presided, chose to use "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" as a part of her sermon. It was absolutely perfect and a total fluke!

My niece, R, was our flower girl. When we went looking for her dress, I had no real picture in my head as to what I wanted for her. But when we saw her dress... white and foofy, with red rose petals in the skirt... I fell in love! And so did she! She was a real trooper that day, four years old and trying on dress after dress. Seeing as she had flowers on her dress, I chose for her to carry a bouquet of lollipops. She was very excited, until she found out that she was going to have to share them with her brother, N. N served as a very special usher (I think that almost six is too old to be a ring bearer, so he walked my grandmothers, and my mom to their seats).

The last picture I want to share is one of my favourites from that day. We had the majority of our pictures taken at a park in my hometown... and as it was April, the trees were just starting to bud and leaf out. The grass was particularly soft yet, and that combined with my aversion to high heels, I quickly changed from my pretty strappy sandals, to a pair of platform flip-flops (totally hidden by my dress). As we made our way around the park that afternoon, me fighting with my dress and veil, my beloved was extremely helpful... he carried my shoes and my little handbag without embarassment and in true manly style.

I love remembering that day. It went by so fast! I loved every minute of it. I'm so thankful to have such a wonderful man in my life... supporting me through all our ups and downs. He is my best friend, my soulmate, my beloved.

Don't forget to stop by Mel's to check out what the rest of the class is showing this week!


  1. This was my first show and tell too. I think you did great! What fun ideas for a wedding. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary! Congratulations on 2 years.

  2. Welcome to Show and Tell :)

    And your wedding sounds awesome. What beautiful photos!

  3. Your wedding sounds FANTASTIC! I love hte pics and the story made me feel like I was there.

    Welcome to Show & Tell.

  4. I totally love the candy buffet idea! Those are great pics of a wonderful day I am sure!

  5. What beautiful pictures. Your wedding looked like such a special day. Also I would love to go somewhere with a candy buffet!

    Welcome to show and tell.

  6. Not to worry at all! You did an excellent job at Show and Tell...Welcome!

    Love the post...Hey, Do I get to taste those cupcakes. They look delicious and your niece carries lollipops! Wow!

    I love the last photo as well. Be good together and take care!

  7. Those are some great ideas! Instead of a traditional cake, we make our cake the center piece on each table. It was a little white cake that served 8 and it had a beautiful flower topper on it. I have been copied several times. It was a fun way to combine dessert and a centerpiece (and cheap). I love the red and white! You should do S&T again!

  8. You had some great ideas for your wedding! Happy anniversary and hope to see you back at S&T again soon!

  9. I love your wedding! And I have to admit that I'm completely guilty of jotting down the candy buffet idea to use at a future party.

  10. Oooh! I love the idea of the candy buffet! I think you had a really unique wedding--and it sounds great! Happy Anniversary! (My husband and I were married in April also--nice time of year)

  11. Happy Anniversary! April is a great month to get married (it's ours as well). It sounds like your wedding was perfect. I love the candy buffet especially - what a great idea!

  12. Happy Anniversary - what original touches you had at your wedding. Good for your hubby not to be embarrassed to carry your purse and shoes - true love. Welcome to show and tell.

  13. Happy Anniversary! Love all the pictures. I really like the lollipop bouquet. Very Unique ideas, just lovely!

  14. Happy anniversary to you and your sweet DH.

    Candy buffet---genius! What a super idea!

    The pics and explanations were great. Sounds like a really special day. :)

  15. Happy Anniversary! The cupcakes at weddings I've attended have always tasted better than the regular cakes.

  16. Sounds like you had a really lovely wedding!
    And Happy Anniversary!!!

  17. Just found your blog, I LOVE the name! I love anything related to the Lord of the Rings. My husband and I are celebrating our second anniversary this year, too, and reading about your wedding brought a smile to my face. Happy anniversary!


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