I can hardly believe it was already a year ago that my husband and I said “I do”! In some ways it only seems like a month or two…but at the same time it seems like we’ve been married for years. But despite the craziness of the last year, I wouldn’t have it any other way and am so glad that Phil chose to do life with me! In honor of our one year anniversary I want to share some moments from our magical DIY wedding day (photos courtesy of my lovely friend, Keziah), which wouldn’t have been possible without the help of so many of the dear people in our lives!
We had both our ceremony and reception in Manheim, PA at the gorgeous, Lakefield Weddings .
My dress was from Country Threads by Gail in Manheim and shoes from DSW!
My friend, Amanda Lewis, did a wonderful job on my hair and 5 of the other girls. Lauren (front, second from right) did my makeup, and my dear friend, Etsuko (front right) came the whole way from JAPAN for our wedding.
Phil and I are so blessed to be surrounded by so many encouraging and loving friends.
Our flowers and greens were purchased from Etsy and Costco and all arrangements from bouquets, to table settings, to our arbor were done by my talented, Matron of honor, Janelle Meador.
Both the arbor and photo display were built by my Dad.
Our pastor from Cityline Church, Jason Hsu lead the wedding ceremony. The washing of our feet and time of worship, are moments I will cherish forever.
Many of the signs and decorations were done by my sister-in-law Danielle, centerpieces borrowed from Eileen Sadik, and centerpieces, tables, and other details put together by bridal parties.
Our delicious taco bar was made and served by wonderful church ladies (led by Jan Bechtold) and my mama made all the cupcakes and wedding cake.
And of course dancing, a wedding just isn’t complete without it!
We are so thankful to our dear families for their help and support with our wedding and throughout our first year of marriage.
I know I shared way too many pictures, and I honestly wish that I could include more. There were so many people, memories, and details that made our day so perfect. Thinking back on our wedding day reminds me of a few important things. First, God’s provision and care about the little details-He will always provide and is always there in the seemingly ‘unimportant’ details. Phil and I have an AMAZING support system of family, friends, and mentors who not only helped us with our wedding day, but are an encouraging presence in our daily lives. And finally, I am reminded of our vows and our promise to love each other through the easy and the hard… So here’s to many more memories, adventures, and anniversaries!