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My Little Sister's Wedding

Since the Columbus Bride Show was this past weekend and the Bridal Expo is coming up soon, a lot of people are thinking about weddings.  We have several save-the-dates coming in already for this year... I don't know if all of a sudden everyone is getting married or if it is just my friends and family (maybe it comes in waves, since we had one of those kind of years seven years ago when we got married).  Any way, wanted to share some pictures from my little sister's wedding back in October.  :)

It's funny how Pinterest has changed weddings so much over the years... both in the fact there are a lot more creative touches... and a lot more creative touches expected.  Oh and camera phones... people are catching everything and then posting, adding a hashtag, and then you can find all of those fun pictures and videos so easily.  Haha, it makes me feel old thinking neither of those existed when we got married!

personalize your starbucks bridal selfies

can't wait to be together

all you need is love

the bride and her girls

All photos were either done by our uncle or my iPhone.  ;)

And then for their wedding gift, I made their wedding scrapbook, including little things I stored away during their wedding day.

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Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue.  (Don't throw away the dress tags!)

My matron of honor speech (and the five drafts before it) with pictures from a few of the moments I referenced in my speech.
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wedding scrapbook wedding scrapbook

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." - When Harry Met Sally

Can't resist a collection of black and white photos of the bride and groom with one of the best love quotations.  "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Suess

I loved looking through the Instagram photos with their wedding hashtag and compiling them into a couple pages... "Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is."

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wedding scrapbook wedding scrapbook

The father daughter dance was great!  They started with a slow song that many people knew was "their song" and then choreographed dances to six or seven songs which either were current (and funny) or had special meaning.  So cute!

I had made my sister a garter from lace and ribbon our grandma had collected before she passed.  I used the last of the lace in their scrapbook along with flowers I pressed from the bouquets (let the flowers dry for a day or two, then press between paper towels and heavy books).

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Print mini versions or copies to include in the scrapbook, like the program (which was a program poster), the marriage licence, or church bulletin.   Yum


  1. I have to admit, like every bride and groom - my husband and I were so busy that night, we didn't get a chance to eat! But I did hear from my family and friends that the food and service at Chicago Wedding Venues was great! All in all, this is a great place to have your wedding reception!

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