Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Sorry! This is way overdue. I wanted to post a long time ago about our wedding but thought that I would wait for the profession pictures. We got those a couple weeks ago and it has taken me this long to write something about them.

Our wedding day was wonderful. We had so many friends and family support us especially for our wedding being the Great White North. Speaking about the North, we were so thankful that our weather was pretty mild. It was in the 30's, no precipitation.  (The next day was rainy and not pleasant at all.)

I was so happy with our choice of photographer. She captured the day perfectly and got some many great candids of all our friends and family. Love it!

I just wanted to thank the many people who helped with our wedding (if I miss you, it's not because I'm not thankful, it's because I'm forgetful!-- so sorry)

You are such a good friend to me. You took me from high school to post-grad. What kind of admissions counselor does that? I appreciate your help over the years from places to live, jobs, or simply being a listening ear ( I still remember you telling me that rainy days are perfect for ducks ). But I truly appreciate your friendship over the past year when we lived in Indiana together. I loved crashing at yours or your parents house, playing games, and just hanging out together and talking about life. I could not have done this day without you! You were such an encourager and helper (there are endless pictures of you helping that day, you are wonder woman). I loved spending the day together. You are incredible. I can't wait till I see you next (possibly this weekend?)

she made these flowers and helped with 
so much more of the crafty stuff that day!

Girl, we have been through so much together. Three years of living together will do that. We have so much history and inside jokes. So happy we are still friends and can share life together even it means mostly phone convos and google chats. Thank-you for standing next to me on my special day. I am so thrilled you could be a a part of it. You helped me so much that weekend from putting on my shoes a million times (every time I switched clothes and shoes throughout the day) to making sure I had transportation every where.  I know that one day you want to live in New York but have you heard that Chicago is just like New York but cleaner? Also I live close to Chicago so.... Just saying.

You have been a life saver over the past two years. I am so happy that we became closer during college. You have taught me so much about life, God, finding good deals, and having a good attitude no matter what cards you are dealt in life. I am so happy that we got to live near each other in Lexington and then Indiana.  I will treasure those times forever. You are a truly great friend! Can't wait till I see you next!
Asbury Amigos
These were the friends that could make it to our wedding from Asbury and both Adam and I were so appreciative. We had several people that were surprised that we had so many people travel from out of state and frankly Adam and I were pleasantly surprised as well. For those of you who couldn't make it, we still love you! For those of you that did, THANK-YOU! I know that you guys helped out so much. There are so many pictures of you guys working behind the scenes that we had no idea so much happened in the weekend leading up to the wedding. Thank-you for your friendships and servant hearts. Each of you have impacted us over the years and we are forever grateful. That weekend was so amazing and we loved seeing each and every one of you. I love this photo! So much history and love represented here.

 This picture must have been after the Hewetts and Cunninghams left ;( You guys drove soooo far and we loved you being there with us on our special day!!!

We are so blessed with incredible families. I was so happy that so many of mine could make it to the big day (I have 6 siblings, all married and 4 of them have kids). I love my family. Looking over the pictures, I was reminded of how much they have shaped me for who I am today. From aunts and uncles to grandmas and siblings, they are such witnesses and role models for me. Their relationships with Jesus inspire me daily to grow closer to the Lord. Within the last year, my sisters and I have started calling each other on lunch breaks throughout the week. Those times have been so valuable to me to catch up and grow closer to my sisters even though we live a part from each other. Thank-you for the help and advice that my family provided us over the months leading up to the wedding and even the weekend of the wedding.

I am also so thankful for Adam's family. They have taken me in as their own and I truly feel like I am a part of their family. They were so helpful with the wedding and since have checked in on us to make sure we are doing okay and it feels really nice to belong.

Thank-you Grandma for making the long trip!

This picture is hilarious. I love the wedgie face Kenny is making.

Adam's dad did our ceremony and did a fantastic job

Being the sixth girl to get married in my family, my mom had a lot of experience with weddings. She helped me so much and I love her ;)

Church Ladies (plus some husbands)
Our food was homemade by 3 ladies from the church. It was incredible and saved us so much money. They went above and beyond not only preparing the food but also in serving it. Adam and I were blown away by their service to us. 

We were also helped by a few other people in the church who ran our sound, played the ceremony music, and even did an impromptu filming of our ceremony.

Pastor Earl and Tami

Donna and Fred (music & videotaping)                          Marla and Randi (he helped run the sound for the ceremony)   

Jane and Bob Droese Thank-you so much for letting Adam live with you this past year and for letting me crash the week before the wedding! It was intimidating to find myself in a new city with technically no place to stay. Jane and Bob opened their doors to me and whomever would need a place to stay throughout the week before the wedding. It was so kind!

Kelly and Jennifer
These ladies were my encouragers and helpers at work. I learned so much from them this past year. I am so thankful they were put in my life.  I miss them so much!

Sarah Ward and Taylor Keller, 
They performed the special music for our wedding and did an incredible job. They were so willing to jump in for the music even though they hadn't ever done that song or performed with each other. We loved it!

I just love these pictures! So cute.

We're so happy and thankful for all the help for our wedding weekend!

p.s. I uploading our pictures to facebook and this is what greeted me when I checked my facebook today. 130 notifications!

1 comment:

Richelle said...

Awesome pics, Dottie! Wish I could have made it the wedding. :( It was a Polly weekend, and girlie doesn't travel well. You looked very beautiful, as always! Loved that my Mom and Dad got to go. And even made it to the blog! :) Best wishes to you and Adam! Love ya!