Today marks our 5 year wedding anniversary, which is just crazy to me. Five years, a new house and 2 kids later – it feels like our wedding was just yesterday and a lifetime ago.
I put so much time and effort into planning every detail of our wedding day and still, 5 years later plus the emergence of Pinterest, I wouldn’t change a thing. Except I would have gotten a bus with A/C.
Here are my favorite details from our Perfect Pair (Pear) themed wedding day:
My dress was p.l.a.i.n. – no beading, lace, sparkle. I wanted something simple and am still totally in love with the simplicity of this gorgeous dress.
My champagne nude Nina shoes were comfy and classic.
I bought Chris a set of English bulldog cufflinks as a wedding day gift.
The best our rings have ever looked 🙂
The “first look”
Love this shot, pre-ceremony.
I bought my hair piece jetlagged in Paris with my mom and sister before I even had a wedding dress. I still love it to this day.
My beautiful, organic, polished, classic, white and green bridal bouquet + feathers to tie in with the hair piece.
Our ceremony venue – the Old Post Office in St. Louis, MO – all ready for guests. The pear / pair theme starts here.
Faux boxwood wreaths on ribbons dressed up the ceremony chairs. An easy, inexpensive way to make an impact.
Our ceremony programs featured a crossword puzzle about us; something to help guests pass the time.
Head table perfect pair centerpiece decor.
The kids’ menus included a maze and crayons.
Each table number featured photos of us when we were that age; sorry to all those who sat at tables 11-15. Awkward.
Hydrangeas, pears and candles at each table.
Another pear & hydrangea combo.
One of my very favorite details of the day; I went antiquing with my mom, sister and grandma and we collected cake stands over the months leading up to the wedding. Instead of a traditional tiered wedding cake, we chose about 9 types of cake and displayed them on the antiqued cake stands. After the wedding, we gifted the stands to our loved ones who helped with the big day. Bonus, many cakes were less expensive than a traditional wedding cake. Win/win!
These young smiles sum it up. Best. Day. EVER.