I was the matron of honor at my sister Kris' wedding, and of course wanted to come home a few days ahead of time to help prepare. The aforementioned (post #1 of my blog) sisters planned this sister's wedding as well, so I wanted to pitch in and be around the family during such a special time! Kris wanted a very laid-back, peaceful, down-to-earth wedding. She didn't want to fuss over many details, which is so her style. She and her (now) husband got married at a beautiful park in downtown Salem, Oregon, and I want to share a few pictures from their wedding, and some of the help I chipped in. Enjoy!
|bride and groom|
|my beautiful bride sister and I|
|dad walking her down the aisle|
|My sister Erin and I made this sign. It's hard to see, but the bottom left hand side has the lyrics of the song to their first dance. It was placed at the beginning of the pathway to guide the guests to the wedding area. They were propped up by old painting easels. The signs were actually really simple to make - e mail me if you want some guidance!|
|I love all of the different sized vases displayed here - it's not matchy matchy and gives it an antique feel|
|They had a few different guest favors to choose from. Don't tell Kris, but I stole quiiiiiite a few handfuls of the matches. whooops|
|I loved her choice of flowers - very country feel. Money-saver tip: a neighbor down the street from our parent's house has quite a few hydrangea bushes, so we knocked on her door the day before the wedding and politely asked her if we could cut a few, and she was more than happy to contribute, especially since they weren't going to hang on for that much longer!|
|Another sign my sister Erin and I made. Kris walked down the aisle to the song "a love like johnny and june" by Heidi Newfield - how stinkin cute is that? Now she has this sign (and the one above) hanging up in her bedroom. Perfect double dipper: wedding decor turned home decor|
|"love is spoken here" This sign is hanging on the table that sat behind them during the ceremony|
|i made her bouquet|
|this is one of my all-time favorite pictures of us|
* All photographs by Valerie Hibler Photography
* Bride's hair and makeup done by Jennifer Walker of Face Body Beauty
It was such a precious, precious time. My sister Kris is so very special to me. I know she loves me something fierce and she has supported me and been there for me in honestly every single step of my life. My relationship with her holds a very special, untouchable place in my heart, and I would go to the ends of the earth for her. It was a privilege to be her matron of honor on her big day. She was a lovely bride!