4.15.2009

In the words of my dear 5 year old...

Holy Heck!

Yes. Kaitlin says that. Of course, that's after we ruled out the other words that debuted before deciding that 'heck' was appropriate. I use Kaitlin's favored explicative to describe our life in the past few weeks. Planning for a wedding is fun and crazy... but even more so when you're responsible for food, hair, makeup, sewing of multiple dresses, choosing: colors, themes, cake decor, centerpieces and so much more! As daunting a task as it may seem to do so much in preparation9n for a wedding, I had a blast! It was a ton of pressure, but the pay off was so worth it. I did ok. There were endless lists that kept me extremely organized, but even the most organized crack at one point. I did fine until I realized I had forgotten to put out the silverware. I came to this realization as I was in the receiving line, welcoming guests. Luckily, I have a husband, of whom is a pro at working with over scheduled women, to calm me. Plus, amazing and fabulous ladies to watch my back working in the kitchen to mask my follies. Here's some pictures to go with the explicative (I'm sure after being bombarded with so many pictures, you will be saying, "Holy Heck!", as well...)




The week started with Amish Friendship Bread- Thanks, Rebecca for giving me a starter!

The day before the wedding, Kaitlin had a class Easter party. Do you see all those stickers? Yeah, she took all the left over stickers because no one else wanted them....or so she says...My daddy sent another hand painted package for my birthday. Look at the shading and the detail!These are the yellow shoes I wore with my bridesmaid dress.



The dress I made! I still cannot believe I made these dresses. All I can say is this: there was a higher power involved... because I will never look at that dress and ever believe that I actually made it!
Yes. I did take this picture. While driving. And laughing.


I envy her cheekbones.


These pictures are all from the chronicles of the crazy bridesmaids. We had a total blast driving to Sacramento for the ceremony!Michelle and Nana in her very classy, designer suit... I am happy we found it on our first try!Melissa and MattMelissa and her parentsMatt and his mom Matt, Melissa and their nieces.Cutting the cake- Thanks for decorating it, Janeen!Kaitlin- totally chowing down on cake. That girl had more sugar in one day than in her previous time on this earth, combined! (Thanks to the sweets table with candy bar and other treats)Michelle and Leo


Matt sang to Melissa. He has an amazing voice. He wrote a very special song for the bride. There they go!Opening wedding presents... and eating leftovers, I'm assumingWe lost Michelle in the tissue paper!Pictures in the Napa Valley on our way to an all girls' sleepover at our house!!!

6 comments:

Shawnie said...

Good job on everything, Stephanie! I thought you just did the food and here I find out you did practically everything! Wow! I'm impressed.

lmhiserman said...

It was such an amazing reception. I'm still trying to figure out how you did it all! The food was delicious! Thanks so much for letting me help in the kitchen. We had a blast in there. Seriously, anytime you want help catering I would love to help you again.

{april kennedy} said...

HOLY HECK!

(you already know I think you are fabulous....and so were your dresses!)

Noah's Mommy said...

I love that phrase...and looks like it was a fabulous time...you did amazing on the dresses...and the cake...so cute...

Megan said...

Great job. That cake looks like it was from Safeway??? Anyway, I love the new background.

Rachel said...

yes I'm sure they had a great time opening presents and eating leftovers =) you crack me up. I can't believe you pulled off a wedding and made a dress w/ a little girl at home. you're amazing. and the yellow shoes!! so cute!