Friday, August 5, 2016

Becoming the Garzas: Ceremony and Mr & Mrs!

Sharing the last of our wedding photos today (part 1 // part 2) with some ceremony, a few reception and some bride and groom shots! 

For our ceremony, E and a friend built the beautiful arbor that we stood in front of. My wonderful aunt draped it with real blooms. I went pretty light on the decor, but wanted flowers EVERYWHERE. We even had flowers in mason jars on top of logs in different places around the venue. 

E and I didn't know what to do for a unity ceremony. We thought about lighting a candle or doing colored sand, but neither really felt true to us. In the end, we had a friend make us a box. We wrote letters to each other the night before the ceremony. During the ceremony, we had our officiant snap our picture with an Instax camera. We then placed the instant photo and our letters to one another in the box and nailed it shut right then and there (which was kind of comical because I am not very handy with the hammer as we quickly found out). The idea is that sometime down the road (we are thinking maybe our 10 year anniversary or if we need a pick me up), we will open the box and read the letters we wrote to one another. 

23 comments:

  1. Love all the beautiful flowers and natural decorations. Your photos are beautiful. Congratulations.

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  2. So gorgeous!!!!! You were a radiant bride. Congrats!
    xo
    Lee Anne
    http://lifebylee.com/

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  3. I just love your wedding photos, you are the most gorgeous bride! I adore the idea about putting the letters in the box, such a sweet sentiment! I might have to steal that idea when I get married one day (:

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  4. Your wedding decor is my wedding goals oh my gosh! Your dress is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

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  5. I cannot get over how gorgeous your wedding was! You were such a stunning bride!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  6. These are beautiful pictures! I love the idea of the box!

    Tori

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  7. I just got emotional looking at these pics . .. maybe because I am getting married to and cant wait until this day . . . you two just really look in love <3

    Life is just Rosie

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  8. Absolutely love the idea of making a box then and there, thats so unique and special!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  9. Congratulations! You look so beautiful and your photos turned out wonderfully.

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  10. This is so dreamy! Its like the summer version of my upcoming fall wedding! Love it!

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  11. Girl....GOALS. You are seriously flawless. I love everything about this.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  12. You made one stunning bride, congrats!!!

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  13. Oh my gosh you look INCREDIBLE! Cannot get over the flower crown and bouquet. Congrats on a year! <3

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  14. Your photos are just beautiful, It looks like the most amazing day.

    http://styledbys.ca

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  15. Your flower crown is just adorable - beautiful details all around. What a fun unity idea. Congratulations!

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  16. What a beautiful wedding you had! Those will be pictures that you treasure forever!

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  17. What beautiful photos. And the details! Love it all. xx

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  18. You're so beautiful! I love the whole look and feel of the wedding.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  19. What an absolutely gorgeous wedding!

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  20. AHHH, these pictures are stunning. You were a perfect bride. The decor was simple yet GORGEOUS. Congrats, love.

    xoxo,
    angelle
    www.dashingdarlin.com

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  21. What a beautiful wedding! Love your dress!

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  22. These are so beautiful Ashley! Congratulations again!
    I absolutely love the idea of putting letters & a polaroid snap into the box - that's so creative and meaningful, and I can only imagine how wonderful it will be for you guys to cherish that together someday! We didn't feel like candles or sand were "us" either.

    Jacy | lovelenore.com

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  23. What a beautiful wedding!!! You look gorgeous and loved looking through these photos!

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