Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Burning River Wedding: Hodge-Podge of Events

I could tell Rachel was chomping at the bit to take pictures of me all dressed up. Right after I had everything on we got to work. Since you guys are going to get REAL sick of seeing my silly mug, I'll try to limit these to my absolute faves.

We started out against the wall,

then moved our way to the couch,

The only thing I see when I look at this picture are my pointy shoulders.

and finally to the window where we took some of my favorite shots of the day.

At some point one of the groomsmen (Tyrone, maybe?) brought me a gift from Josh. All together now: aaawwww :)

So of course I got all weepy reading his card (in which he finally revealed our honeymoon destination!)

but then got all giddy when I saw a little blue box!

Ok now, full disclosure, I basically picked out this gift. I told him I'd *really* like a gold necklace from Tiffany's and gave him about 5 to choose from (making a note next to my favorite.) This may not be the most conventional way of doing things, but I know Josh wanted to get me something I really loved and well, he can sometimes be a bit clueless when it comes to things like that. 

You can't really see it, but you get the idea.

Sometime while we were getting ready our flowers came. Let's just say I was less than enthused with how our bouquets turned out. They're pretty, don't get me wrong. But not quite what I pictured in my mind. Here are a few non-pro pics that capture them nicely.

Photo courtesy of BM Nikki

Perfectly nice (and damn expensive) bouquet, I guess. What threw me off were the size of the hosta leaves. I knew they would be there, I guess I just had no idea how overwhelming they would look (to me, at least.)

 Photo courtesy of BM Nikki

Ok, these? Were not at ALL what I expected them to be. Again, they're perfectly fine, but not what was described to me and not what I envisioned. I thought I was getting a big mound of green hydrangea with a few small orchids thrown in. What I received were a bouquet of orchids with a few stalks of hydrangea. I also didn't really like those leaves, but whatever.

Basically the bouquets were fine, beautiful even, just were not what I expected. Maybe there was a miscommunication along the way or I misunderstood our florists vision. I should have asked for a bouquet mock-up or a more thorough description. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, right? Luckily, the rest of our flowers were RIDICULOUS in the best way possible.

Burning River Bride Tip: Even if you don't think you care about certain things, make sure you at least double check to make sure you know what you're getting. I was perfectly happy to give creative license to our florist, but I did give him ideas of what I wanted. It was my fault that I didn't ask him more specific questions relating to the design of our bouquets.

Next Up: What have those boys been up to?

All photos, unless otherwise noted, are courtesy of Linczak Photography.


  1. Your pics are ridiculously gorgeous! Wow! You look stunning! Your photog had an awesome model to work with thats for sure!

  2. I am so jealous that you did so many just bride photos. I have really low self esteem so I shied away from anything like this. Sometimes I kick myself because I have so few photos of just me (or Pete!) but then I remember that I would have felt awkward anyway.

    Plus, I would never be that hot.

    Also - I guess I really won the Russian Roulette of wedding bouquets. I had no freakin' clue how mine were going to turn out.

  3. Beautiful bridal portraits! Love the black and white photos..

    Your bouquets turned out great, but that is frustrating they didn't understand your vision. Thanks for the tip... I will for sure express my concerns and show pictures of exactly what I want. I may do a couple test bouquets as well.

  4. The pics of you are stunning! Especially the b&w ones. I see what you mean about the leaves in your bouquet being a tad large but I still think it's very pretty and modern looking.

  5. I think the bouquets look great, but I understand your frustration. I am nervous about how ours will turn out too. I keep telling her deep purples with a hint of red and she did a "preview" for one of my bridal showers and the thing looked like a funeral arrangement with wildflowers in it. Mostly red (daisies) with a hit of light purple. NOT what I was thinking!

    I love the pictures of you...they look great!


    Sorry you were bummed about your bouquets, but they were very beautiful, so I am glad it was not a worst-case-scenario situation. Good tips on preventing this, so thanks! :)

    P.S. This might sound weird but I am very interested to hear more about the inner-thigh-friction you mentioned in your previous post. I too suffer from that with tight clothing!

  7. Yooou are so gorgeous! That's definitely frustrating about the flowers, although, like you said, they're still beautiful - Just not exactly what you wanted/envisioned and that's never fun. Love that you told Josh what you wanted! I pretty much told David, but I ended up getting something entirely different which I loved just as much!

  8. Awww, sorry your flowers weren't quite what you had expected! But you look absolutely stunning in your photos!

  9. LOL alright America's Next Top Model. Seriously stop it with the amazing modeling. I die.

    No one saw the flowers after seeing how AMAZING you looked.

  10. are so pretty! I love that you got so many awesome pictures of you by yourself! I don't have like...any.