September 9, 2011

Miss to Mrs: Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner: April 15, 2011
Cole's Country

Lil' blind man singin' his heart out

Me & Momma Bear

Momma H & Momma J

Christopher, Beau, Scott & J.W.
(all cousins/groomsmen)

Beautiful Maid of Honor, Julie

5 of my 7 girls

Mother's crazy Italian family

Y'all...don't doubt me one bit when I say these two got knocked up on this very night.
Because it totally happened...

Love my lil' baby bird, Kris!

Usher's gifts
UH Coolers + a lil' surprise inside
What's a rehearsal dinner without icing your ushers?!

Maid of Honor Speech

Love her sweet face :)
Who am I kidding trying to hold back those tears?!

Classic best man speech

Gotta love Jon

My new sister-in-law giving me advice for marrying her brother

Groomsmen Gifts: Personalized Cutting Boards

Hot mess does not even begin to describe my emotions at this point...

Giving Chris his gift from me; an embroidered hanky that read:
"To remember the day you gave me away. Love, Stephanie")
Such a crybaby. ooof.

Mother's hankies via etsy

24 hours 'til "I do!"

That night I had a sleepover with the girls in anticipation of the big day!
Could you imagine having to sleep alone the night before your wedding?!
Not me!

You already know I played in all their jewels...

Let's talk about my countdown clock...
Brookie gave me this when I got engaged and set it for the day of our wedding. On any given day and at any given time, I knew exactly how many days 'til our wedding. Obsessed? Yes.

Don't think I didn't pack that sucker. Cuz I shore did...and even waited for fireworks to pop out when it hit "00:00". I'll save you the disappointment...nothing happened.
Not even a beep!

...up next...pre-ceremony prep!

...if this old school pic doesn't get you excited about the rest of my wedding recap,
I don't know what will.

Me in my mothers 1980's wedding dress circa 1994.

...don't even get me started on the headpiece or those sleeves...


  1. So glad you posted this. I still have to get my mom something lol. Love the coolers and cutting boards :)

  2. I am loving your wedding posts! I was thinking about doing some too...I love reliving all those fun times :)

  3. I got my Dad the same exact hankie! I can't wait to see more of your wedding recaps. Are you going to watch the Buckeyes this weekend? That is the true question. DO IT. ;)

  4. Love that old photo- it's too cute! Have a great weekend :)

  5. Oh my gosh, I almost even started crying when I read those hankies! What a fun rehearsal dinner. I am so excited for more pictures! :)

  6. I love the old photo! You are soo adorable! Also, I love the idea of giving a personalized hanky to your mom and mother in law. That is the cutest thing!

  7. Love it! where did you get the cutting boards?

  8. I started tearing up at those hankies! How sweet :)

  9. The picture of you really crying totally made me cry!

  10. OH I love this post!! I can't wait for more! Great pictures

  11. OMG! It looks like so much fun!!! :)

  12. Loving these recaps! Looks like you had a blast. And what a cute group of groomsmen.....I needed to be at your wedding! :)


  13. awww i LOVE wedding posts! and your wedding party gifts were such amazing ideas. i wish i would have thought of the cutting boards- so cute :)

  14. What a seriously exciting time!!! Everything looked amazing & those were such great gifts you gave. I'm going to agreee with the post above me, those cutting boards were genius. Can't wait to see the rest :)

  15. Amazing... i love all of the details! You are so beautiful. I love that pic with all the rings, how fun!

  16. I'm a new follower! Absolutely gorgeous pictures!!! You look beautiful :)
    Have a great week!

  17. amazing. i love your dress. you look stunning. adore this post. if you get a second I'd would love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xoxo

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  18. Awesome pictures! I almost cried when I read the hankies! Absolutely adorable. I love love love that idea!

    p.s. I am having a giveaway this week! You should enter it would be perfect to scrapbook with all your rehearsal dinner pictures.

  19. I'm so glad you're doing a wedding re-cap!! I can't wait to see everything :)

  20. I LOVE the hankies from etsy that you gave your mom and mother in law. Such a sweet idea!

  21. I'm so glad to now be following your blog! Rehearsal dinners are so much fun! I love the adorable framed picture of the two of you, oh, and all the bling ;)

  22. New follower! Found you via All in My Twenties - I about cracked up reading your blog do's & don'ts...HILARIOUS!

    I got tears in my eyes looking at the hankies for the moms - I did something similar for my dad on my wedding day...ol boy definitely needed one! :)

  23. That countdown clock is pretty cool, but nothing happened at all? I would've been so disappointment. Still, kind of a cool thing to have.

  24. Looks like you had a great rehearsal! I loved your dress!!! All of your gifts were super cute!!! Congrats! Also, I love the countdown clock!

  25. Your rehearsal party looks really fabulous. I do love to party with my loved ones as they help in making special day enjoyable! Planning to arrange a rehearsal party for my niece at one of Chicago wedding venues. Just need to have great ideas for the day.


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