#AprilFoolsforLove: Wedding Photos!

This week, Grant and I have been married six months. It feels like the wedding was yesterday and years ago, all at once. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to share some wedding photos!

Our wedding was perfect, perfect, perfect. It was intimate and fun and just drunken enough. If you want to see 1,000,000,000 pictures, keep scrolling!

All photos by Elizabeth Thomas Photography, who I couldn’t recommend more!

WALLACE WEDDING//04.01.17

My handsome husband (he was still my boyfriend in this picture, though 💗)

The best sister and maid of honor a girl could ask for. The weirdest part of being married is honestly having a different last name than she does.

Becca’s dress is from Macy’s. Bridal suite at The Berg, our ceremony and reception venue.

Husband and wife🌟

Florals by Good Earth Floral Design

We stood on this beautiful, custom-engraved stone during our ceremony, a symbol of the foundation we built over nine (9!) years of dating.

Stone and engraving from Signs from Stone

Me, loudly laughing after “I now pronounce you husband and wife.”

Writing  captions for these is hard because all I can think is 😍😍😍

I told Liz that I wanted a few far-away shots with high drama, and she DELIVERED.

It was verrrrry windy and a little cold for after-ceremony pics.

Grant is holding down my veil here so it doesn’t literally fly away.

My gown and veil are from Fabulous Frocks. Angela is great, super fun, and professional. Grant’s suit is from Macy’s. We both had alterations done at Lucia’s Sarto, which I couldn’t recommend more highly. Perfect fits and relatively inexpensive.

This club is two doors down from our wedding venue, and several guests (including my aunt 😂) insisted that I get a few photos in front of it. When we left our reception later that night, a woman (maybe a dancer, maybe a patron) called after us: “Oh, you just got MARRIED! You go, girl. When I get married, my husband is going to love me so much.” Cherry on top of an already amazing day.

Hair and makeup by Ashley Backs of Hello Lovely. Everything lasted all day and night, and my hair even lasted until the next morning. My lips are a mix of two Lipsense shades (Sheer Berry and Flygirl), and I kissed Grant multiple times (obvi) with no transfer.

Rings by Shane Co. I wore a Kate Spade love knot bracelet (so did my sister) and a pearl bracelet Grant bought me for my 21st birthday. I also wore pearl drop earrings, borrowed from my mom.

Everyone we love in one room. A truly insane feeling.

Delicious and allergen-friendly buffet by Blue Pot Catering. (I heard it was delicious. My dress was too tight to eat more than a few bites. Whoops.)

Amazing vegan cakes from Mud Pie Bakery. Vanilla with vanilla frosting, strawberry with strawberry frosting, and — the best (and the only one I tried) — chocolate with chocolate frosting. (I just realized that I have no idea which flavor is waiting for us in the deep freezer for our anniversary 😂.)

Also, shoutout to Becca for arranging the florals on the cakes. It looks professional!

Vases by Oh Joy! for Target

Photo wall, with cardstock backs by the amazing maid of honor and photo contributions by both of our moms. The magnets are map-hanging magnets from Amazon, and they can seriously hold up anything.

The dance floor was this packed the entire evening, which was incredibly fun. Thanks so much to every single one of you for boogieing with us! (Also I love this picture because my dad is smiling/laughing (top-center) and G is having a damn blast (right)).

My dad played drums with the band for one song: “Bad Case of Loving You,” by Robert Palmer. There is a family-famous video of me singing this song as a toddler, so it was very, very special to me for my dad to arrange this performance.

My mom liked it, too, I think 😍.

End of the night, surrounded by the ride-or-dies, dancing to “Love on Top,” by Bey (linked the music video not because I think you don’t know the song,  but because the music video is amazing). G is back there, but my big head is blocking him.

Our amazing band, Twice on Sunday. If you’re on the fence about booking a band for your wedding, do it. It was so fun and made the reception feel even more special. One of our guests liked them so much she booked the band for her wedding next year.

TOS played from guests arriving to the final dance, and they learned several songs at our request. They are MORE THAN WORTH the investment. (Also I am left-handed, so holding the guitar this way made me cringe, haha.)

We paid our photographer a little extra to walk the few blocks with us to the hotel. This is one of my favorite photos of the whole day. Just me and my new husband, in the city we love, laughing about nothing. Deliriously happy and tired.

Pictured here in my rehearsal dinner dress, which I changed into after the reception. It’s from the dearly departed JCrew Bridal shop.

Cheers to our wedding and cheers to our marriage! I hope each and every one of you gets a chance to feel as special and loved as we did on our wedding day.

I feel so lucky to share my life with G, who loves me steadfastly, praises me daily, and is so easy on the eyes. I can’t wait to be married to him for the rest of my life.

If there are any other wedding vendor details you’d like to know, just leave a comment.

Caitlin

Caitlin

Hi, I’m Caitlin! Thanks for reading. If you're new, here's a little about me: I'm a writer, editor, eater, and reader living in the Kansas City area. When I'm not working my 9-to-5, I'm cooking without a recipe, exploring the city, and probably procrastinating. I start from scratch each morning: progress is way more important to me than perfection.

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Author: Caitlin

Hi, I’m Caitlin! Thanks for reading. If you’re new, here’s a little about me: I’m a writer, editor, eater, and reader living in the Kansas City area. When I’m not working my 9-to-5, I’m cooking without a recipe, exploring the city, and probably procrastinating. I start from scratch each morning: progress is way more important to me than perfection.

Connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, and subscribe to The Fruitful Blog for tips on intentional living, meal planning, and more.

10 thoughts on “#AprilFoolsforLove: Wedding Photos!”

    1. When we win the lotto, we’ll have a huge anniversary party every year ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  1. LOVE. This was such a sweet wedding and I can attest – wholeheartedly – that the band was seriously awesome! That last picture makes me wish I had done the same ::heart eyes::

    1. Right now it’s still in our basement 🤣 but that’s the idea, yes! To put it outside and plant flowers around it.

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