3 Years ago was one of the happiest, and luckiest days of my life. I married this guy.
I know I shared this treat of the bagpipe player that Jim surprised me with at the ceremony, and figured in honor of our upcoming New Year's Eve trip I'd share again....a little hint to where we are going!
After the ceremony we had a bunch of group pictures, and then dropped off the wedding party at the reception so that Jim and I could have a few on our own.
Who knew then after starting our lives in Omaha, NE we would end up in the country near Waverly!
The reception held a lot of handmade touches as well. My parents wrapped fabric around a couple hundred spools in our navy and cream wedding colors for the name cards. They also wrapped the wire to put on top to hold the cards! I've used these spools a few times since for Handmade U!
I had found some cute wedding card houses on pinterest and loved the idea. My dad whipped this together. Since we have moved out to the country this wedding house has turned into a bird house, waiting for a family of birds to move in!
A candy BAR...and of course Jolly Ranchers!
The wedding cake was delicious! The topper was made by an artist I love, Jennifer Murphy. Two little birds.
We had a groom's chocolate cake that was made to look like a film reel. We had plates full of wedding mints too, love them. Luckily I didn't eat the whole plate...although I could have.
Adorable mini vases Jim's parents had for us at our rehearsal dinner, we carried over to the reception.
For the cocktail hour we had a fun Jazz Band come in to play, they were cool.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim McGough being announced at the reception.
We cut the cake and shared it....no frosting ended up on either of our faces!
We listened to family and friends' toasts with laughs and a couple tears.
And a special toast from my husband, always has a way with words.
We enjoyed our first dance to Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts.
My Father/Daughter dance with my Dad. Sunshine on My Shoulders by John Denver, interrupted by Bust a Move.
Jim's Mother/Son dance to Kenny Rogers, Lady
We had our reception at the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Omaha. It's a beautiful quaint spot. Highly recommended for receptions.
Then there was a LOT of dancing.
One of my favorite things was the photo booth. Each guest got to keep half the pics, and put half of them in a scrapbook for us to keep. They got a little sillier towards the end of the night!
Cigars were smoked.
The end of our first day as husband and wife.
Thank you for coming along for the ride!
And thank you Jim for being an amazing husband and best friend. I love you more today than I did even on this day 3 years ago!
The best is yet to come!