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6.15.2009

Our Wedding Day: Practice Makes Perfect!

I know everyone just wants to see wedding pics, but I decided that I will do the recap of the big day in order, so today I am going to share the details of our rehearsal!

Our rehearsal was on Friday May 22nd on an unseasonably muggy night! It took place outside, so we were definitely going as fast as we could to get things figured out and get out of the heat! Now that it is over, I can honestly say that we would have NEVER made it through the rehearsal (or any part of the weekend, for that matter) without our awesome Day-Of Coordinator, LeAnn. She was definitely not afraid to get everyone where they needed to be, when they needed to be there... which was definitely a huuuuge relief to me!

Onto the pictures! First up is one of my favorites. You can see my nephew Jake, the ring bearer, being his usual wise-guy self and cracking up 3 of the groomsmen, Ryan, and our minister:

I'm pretty sure this was taken when Leann made the announcement that we were going to do one more run-through, and his response was "kill me now." Funny what you can get away with when you're 7!

And here is another one of my favorites, with all of my girls and our minister, Kyle, who had apparently just said something really funny!

And although he will kill me for this, here is my new brother-in-law with my fabulous practice bouquet. He definitely would have been a great flower girl!

After the rehearsal, our rehearsal dinner was held at A.P. Roots Restaurant here in Lexington. The private room is a gorgeous space with dark cherry wood wainscoting and equestrian themed art. I wish I had more pictures of the details, because Ryan's mom Debbie did an amazing job decorating it, in pink & green of course!

Ryan & me:

My matron of honor and her husband (and a groomsman), John:

My mom and older nephew, Josh:

Another favorite... here are the boys working on the laptop & TV to make our DVD play correctly. We were having some SERIOUS technical difficulties and I really thought Ryan might have a nervous breakdown. Luckily, they got it working and everyone loved it!

Ryan and his aunt (who is really more like a 2nd mom/sister combo), Vicki:

Ryan and his mom, Debbie:


Those are just a few of our pictures from the rehearsal night, but they are some of my favorites. Everything was absolutely perfect... even the technical difficulties. We had a wonderful and easy rehearsal followed by a fun and relaxing rehearsal dinner with great food and drinks!

Next up... Wedding Party Gifts!

8 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

Looks like you both had a great time!

Gracie Beth said...

I love the picture of your brother-in-law with the bouquet! That is too funny!

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

hilarious b-in-law photo! what a fun rehearsal... ps: brother in law is cute!

Kim said...

Looks like so much fun. I can't wait for all your wedding recap posts...congrats again and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful wedding!

LauraAnn said...

Love the picture of your brother-in-law and what your nephew said was priceless! Too funny!

Always Organizing said...

Great pictures! Can't wait to see all the details...

Kate said...

I love all the photos. Congrats again :)

Leann Shields said...

Thanks for the props Mrs. Griffin!I had a blast working with y'all!