Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mal and Eric's Wedding

Even though my friend, Mallory's, wedding was 4 months ago, I couldn't not post about the wonderful time Chris and I had at the wedding...even if I was 8 months pregnant at the time! I was very nervous about how I would be able to handle a full day affair as pregnant as I was. This was the final big event/weekend/obligation we had before the baby's arrival, so it was a bit of a milestone weekend for us as well.

We arrived to the Joseph Ambler Inn, in North Whales, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 23rd. This place was just about the cutest little hotel I've ever seen in my life. The property is laid out with many different cottages, with individual rooms in each cottage. We had a nice sized suite in one of the cottages. This cottage also had a separate party room, which provided the perfect setting for the wedding's after-party as well!  
Our Suite, complete with patio and jacuzzi tub!
We had rehearsal and rehearsal dinner that night after we arrived at the Inn. It was an early night for us because I knew I had to be well rested for the wedding the next day. We had a bright and early start on Friday morning to get ready for the day ahead! We had a wonderful basement space in one of the cottages to get ready in.
Poppin' champagne!
8 Month pregnant. My seamstress did an AMAZING job with my dress!

Writing her vows before the ceremony

Adorable bridesmaids - they had a LONG day!

I thought Mal's Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets were unbelievable! I loved the wheat and the sturdy wheat stems. It was such a perfect Fall bouquet!

The ceremony and reception was held at The Manorhouse at Commonwealth in Horsham, Pennsylvania. This place was gorrrrgeous. It was so quaint and beautiful!
 Mal looked stunning in every way!


The altar for the ceremony was made by the groom, Eric, and his friend. They completely assembled it from scratch and it looked amazing at their outdoor ceremony. Even cooler? Mal and Eric plan to incorporate pieces of this into their house now that the wedding is over. From a headboard for their bed, to a dining room table, all the wood will be reused in their new home. How green, and how awesome!?

The wedding ceremony was officiated by each of their brothers. I don't usually declare "best of's" for weddings because I love each wedding I go to for all different reasons and such, but I do have to say that this ceremony was one of the best ceremony's I've ever witnessed. Personal, sweet, tearful, genuine, hilarious, and serious all at the same time. It was a beautifully well-done ceremony.
After the ceremony, the cocktail hour kicked off inside, followed right by the reception...you know...as you do.

Mal's personal Fall touches - ceremony programs, centerpieces, seating cards, card basket
The bridal party was announced. I don't have a picture of my entrance...all I have is a shaky, hard to see video, but I was determined to get my split into this wedding somehow - I didn't keep it up throughout my pregnancy for nothing!! So when my bridal-party-partner and I were announced, I waddled in like I was having trouble walking...then started dancing like crazy in the middle of the dance floor, finally ending in my straddle split! The crowd went wild! (Did I ever mention I'm incredibly shy? teeheehee)

Mal and Eric were announced and shared their first dance as husband and wife to Never My Love by the Association.


They danced with their parents, Mal danced to Your Smiling Face by James Taylor and Eric danced to My Wish by Rascal Flatts.
After that, it was time for the cake cutting:


Cake Smashing! (Though they didn't actually do it)
Then there was LOTS and LOTS of dancing fun!

Mal did her bouquet toss and her brother's girlfriend caught it!!

At the end of the night there was a french fry bar complete with three different types of french tries and tons of toppings for said french fries!!!!

Favors were these delicious, and beautiful cupcakes in individual boxes:
I made it all the way to the end of the night and even danced quite a bit out on the dance floor! But I have to say, by the end of the wedding I was exhausted and quite a bit swollen from being on my feet for so much of the day. We headed back to the hotel, and went to the after-party for about an hour before calling it a night. I took a nice bath in the jacuzzi-tub and then promptly passed out the second my head hit the pillow. We had an awesome time celebrating two very good friends, and feel so lucky to have been a part of their amazing day!

It's totally crazy, but I counted it all up and this was the 20th wedding Chris and I had been to together since October 2009. I feel like we've seen it all and have had a blast at so many wonderful celebrations for the people who mean so much to us in our lives. To read some other recaps of the weddings we've been to, check out the "My Wedding" tab at the top of this page and scroll down to the wedding recap section.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had such an awesome time. The bride, the flowers, the setting --all stunning!

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  2. Great recap! I loved the fall touches at her wedding.

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    1. Yes me too! Looking forward to seeing YOUR fall wedding next year!

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  3. Looks like such a beautiful fall wedding! I'm glad you had a great time!

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    1. Thanks! It was a beautiful wedding and i was so glad i was able to be there and party despite being 8 months preggo!

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  4. Looks like you had a great time. You looked great in your dress. What a beautiful wedding.

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    1. Thanks so much! We did have a really great time!

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  5. you look so beautiful and gorgeous in that wedding dress..i wish you all the best in your new home..
    Jasmine Bridesmaids

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