Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wedding Photos!

Before I get on with the pics, let me first say that I swear I'm not abandoning my blog. It may seem like it, but I am absolutely determined to maintain some semblance of my life as it once was. Allow me to explain. I started a full-time internship in a fourth grade language arts classroom on January 4th. It's quite an adjustment for me, but I'm *LOVING* it so far. I'm finally getting a chance to really show what I've got when it comes to working with kids. Last week, I took over the writing portion of the class, and the students did so well with it. It's just adorable to watch children working diligently on their own written masterpiece in which they are able to express their ideas and improve their skills. As the days go on, I'll take on more and more responsibilities until the entirety of the class is under my control. It's nerve-wracking, but incredibly exciting at the same time.

So what I'm getting at is that my life has been consumed by teaching. And while I'm definitely having a good experience, I think it is important for me to maintain my hobbies and interests outside the classroom too. I may not post as frequently as I used to, but I will definitely be around. And when I'm not here, you can know that it's because I'm putting my heart and soul into being the best teacher I can be for the 62 kids (split into 3 classes) who will depend on me this semester.

Now that that's out in the open, who wants to see some pictures? Since I was so camera-happy during our trip, I'll include wedding photos in this post and photos of the rest of our vacation in the next post to keep it simple.

"You may now kiss the bride."

Signing the marriage certificate and making it official.


There was snow on the ground during our winter wedding. Isn't that romantic?

We made time for a few smooches while we were waiting for our carriage ride after the ceremony.

We also cuddled on the balcony of our treehouse.

This is the ring that my love's great-grandmother wore to celebrate her engagement many years ago. I was told that she would be honored to know that it was present during her first great-grandchild's wedding.

I made a few accessories the night before the ceremony, such as the flower hair clip and the crystal earrings. The necklace is something I made about a year ago, but it went well with the earrings and I wanted to be decked out in my own creations for my wedding, so I wore it too.

For my bouquet, I bought a dozen red roses and tied a few of them together with satin ribbon. They looked and smelled lovely, but they were much less expensive than a bouquet purchased from a floral shop. If you know me, you know I love to pinch pennies.

Here we are all bundled up in a horse-drawn carriage. We were wrapped in an electric blanket to keep us nice and toasty! The driver also gave us chilled champagne to sip on during our ride, which was a nice touch.

The wheels of the carriage were lit with blue lights, making for a very magical and surreal post-wedding experience.

Our last stop was this fancy, yet super creepy, hotel. There is an upscale restaurant located on the top floor, which is where we ate our wedding dinner.

Well that's about it for photos of our wedding night. You'll see more pictures from our vacation in my next post, so come back soon!

This year has brought many changes into my life. It's been busy around here, but there are some very promising and exciting things occurring right now. We moved into our new house, and we're starting to make some progress in our effort to make it look like home. I hope to have my etsy shop opened back up sometime this week, so keep an eye out for that because I'm thinking about having some sort of promotion to celebrate the fact that I'm finally getting my life back to normal. How has 2010 been treating you so far?


Pili said...


You look like such a happy couple! I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful wedding! Everything looks absolutely lovely!

And you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a lovely & meaningful wedding!

You must be the most awesome teacher ever, I can only wish that if I ever have kids, they'll have as awesome a teacher as you!

Welcome back, Holly! I can't wait to see pics of the rest of your vacation!

devonrose said...

OMG! Congrats! What a beautiful, storybook winter wedding! You guys are the cutest couple:) I'm so happy for you both!!!

Brigid said...

Hurray for Holly! I love the photos.

Raven said...

Yea for you! I’m so glad you had a great wedding getaway!

I’m happy to see you back and blogging. I’ve missed reading your blog!

Heather said...

congrats you guys! what a beautiful and special day. Im so glad you all had such a great time, and yeah for the Crescent! My favorite haunted hotel ;)

OliveStreetStudio said...

Thanks so much for sharing! You make a beautiful couple. Great news on the teaching front - truly a respected profession - those little minds are in good hands. :-)

une petite said...

OMG !! you 2 are SO nice and beautiful !!


a new mind said...

Lookin good in that dress girl! High five the man for me;)
On the real, you are gorgeous, and so is the location.
Keep doin whatchu love gurllll,
mish yew

Robin Thomas said...

I have been wondering about you. I am so glad you are enjoying this teaching experience. Your kids are so fortunate to have someone so fired up to teach them. Enthusiasm ripples. And you are so gorgeous. Congratulations on getting married. Enjoy! This is the good stuff!

alexkeller said...

so great that you're having fun teaching! and congrats - you both look so happy :):):):):)

icandy... said...

Congratulations~ what a dreamy setting! May you both have a beautiful, long life together!

Rheea said...

I miss reading your blog so much, Holly! Fortunately I'm able to get some first hand news and photos through your facebook. hee hee.

Your wedding is simple yet so very dreamy! I think I would like mine to be something like this too.. though I'm not so sure where can we find snow here in Singapore unless if I can have my wedding in another country.. Also, I adore the horse carriage..with blue lightings... oh, it was all so romantic. See. I'm dreaming already! Ha. I'm so happy for you, my dear buddy! What with your new life; marriage, new house, a fulfilling career.. I'm sure there will be much more to come! :)

BIG BIG Hugs~~

Christie Cottage said...

So happy to finally see your wedding pictures!


I love the simplistic wedding which was elegant!

apparentlyjessy said...

Congratulations Holly!
Your wedding looked very intimate and special, so thank you very much for sharing photos!
You look very lovely in your dress and handmade jewellery, and I love that you kept to your own ideas on what you wanted your special day to be like.
Sounds like this year will be a big one for you, I wish you all the very best for everything, and will be glad when you do find the time to blog about it!

SmallTownGirl said...

I'm so happy for you two! May you have happiness and health! This is so exciting and you were beautiful! It looked perfect. Did I say I was super happy for you?! haha

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh, Holly, you make a lovely bride. I'm so glad I got to see these photos, I feel like I was there!

This Thursday's post is inspired by you, so be sure to come on over when you have time. And congratulations to you and your Hubs!

Anonymous said...

What a picture perfect wedding! I am so happy for you both! Congrats and wishing you many blessings this year and always!

Can't wait to see more pics of the new house and the new you!

Much love my dear!


♥ Janell

SheezKrafty said...

You guys are adorbs!!! I always seem to fade away during the semester so I totally understand! Know that you are virtually missed but also know that you are so supported in your teaching efforts! I'm sure you are one of the most kick ass teachers ever!!!!

Megan said...

Yay, congrats Holly! Your wedding looks like it was amazing :) Thanks for sharing the pictures!!

I hope you are enjoying your new life & your new hubby!

Best of luck with your internship- you are going to do awesome!

Rose said...

Holly, a huge congratulations to you and hubby! Im so happy for you, and your photos gave me goosebumps :) Everything looks like it was perfect, and yes the snow looks amazingly romantic, and the carriage wow. You looked lovely in your dress looks very pretty, especially with the bunch of red roses.
How wonderful that you are doing what you love to do with the kiddies, i bet they adore you. Blogging will be a bit slow for me too starting next month because I start work fulltime eeek.
Looking forward to the next part of your wedding post :)


John said...

Dress was a great choice. You look wonderful and so happy, again congratulations! Also great luck with the snow and you picked an awesome location.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

I don't know how I missed this!! What sweet pictures!! I am so happy for you and it looks like you had an absolutely beautiful, storybook wedding!! Yay! :)

lolo said...

Congrats my dear Holly! You look amazing. Beautiful girl and pictures. Good luck in your new life. Wonderful couple.

Lolo :-)

Margaret said...

Congrats. You both looked great. I bet you had a blast too.

Also, congrats on the internship. You must be getting close to graduation. I am trying to get back to some of crafty things and maybe blogging every once in awhile. I got away from it with the new baby and new job. I did do a post about our new baby and I set down and did some crafts last night. I feel accomplished :)

Margie said...

Aaw! How Beautiful and congrats! I love the red roses with the winter snow. And the comfy cabin! Many Blessings To Yall!

cabin + cub said...

Your wedding photos are too cute! Congrats congrats congrats!!!

And you know what the next common question is after you get married right? "So, when are the kiddies coming?"