wedding break!

dear readers, enjoy the break from all of those darn wedding pictures i keep posting! but seriously...i've been feeling like i needed to add some sort of content on here. wedding pictures will be back next week! dear house, yep, that is our lovely abode pictured above! i know i've mentioned in past posts that we were house hunting, getting out bid on houses, and finally had an offer accepted back in may. during all this wedding madness and after returning from our honeymoon we finally closed on this beaut, and moved in the beginning of august! so...dear house, i'm so excited for some diy and before and after pictures! dear weekend, you are 3 days long this week! hoorah! hopefully we can get some painting accomplished on this extra long weekend!

happy labor day!



wedding: reception details

i love, LOVE, LOVED our venue! we had our reception at The Cheney Place in grand rapids, and it was just what i always envisioned! long story short, before i moved to michigan last september, i was getting super frustrated about finding a venue. a lot of venues that had the look i wanted were waaay out of my price range, and other ones that i would settle for would end up being way out of my price range after all the decoration and extra hidden costs. i'm afraid this long story short will turn right back in to  along one in a minute. but anyway, The Cheney Place was suggested to me by kenny's sister, and i contacted them right away. they had only had one wedding so far, but were making changes and starting to book fast! after they had been willing to answer a lot of questions from not only me, but also my dad, and having kenny go look at it on his lunch break-i booked it. without going to see it in person myself. they didn't even have pictures up online yet, i only had a few pictures emailed to me! but i had faith in this place, and i trusted that it would be perfect for me-i just had the feeling! it had enough detail of its own so that i didn't need to add too much decoration to make it look different. AND its has history! enjoy the pictures, and i added our entrance pictures to the end :) yes, we came down an old elevator for our entrance!

wedding: we said, "i do"

our ceremony was something that i will never forget. kenny's dad married us, and i am so glad he agreed to officiate for the very first time on our special day! it was very special to hear what he had to say to and about both kenny and i. it was an emotional ceremony with not just tears but also a lot of laughter (if there was no laughter involved, it would not have been true to kenny's personality!). my brother-in-law played guitar and sang-he did an amazing job! and my dad was able to read scripture, which was so special to me. it was hard to get married so far from where i grew up, knowing that a lot of my family and friends would not be able to make it. but, when it came down to it, the [new] family and friends that i have made living in michigan who came out to support kenny and i on our day were a great reminder that this is now my home, and that i am loved just as much here as i am in new jersey!

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