If you read part 1 of our vineyard wedding, then you are probably wondering what “plan B” was, and what two wedding colors we chose that aren’t typically found together let alone found together in a wedding (unless you’re a huge college football fan, which we are not) were. Well, today I’ll be sharing that all with you! You’ll just have to keep reading on to find out… (and if you missed part 1 of our love story, you can read all about it here!) And also, beware. There may be 13974105 wedding photos.
You’ve been warned.
The vineyard where we got married was absolutely gorgeous. It had a beautiful hall where the reception was to be held. It had a full kitchen, a beautiful upstairs where my bridesmaids and I got ready, and a huge deck that overlooked the entire vineyard. The guys even had their own little room too where they could get ready.
So, where did I leave off in part 1? That’s right, I woke up Sunday morning, May 7th ready to become Mrs. Fettig. Surprisingly, I slept like a rock. I think I was just exhausted from all the fun festivities the night before! I took a nice long bath, had some breakfast, and drove over with my bridesmaids to start getting ready. My childhood friend (who was also my maid of honor)’s mom is a fabulous hair stylist, so I asked her to do my hair (and everyone else’s hair, too!). My lovely sister in law is an esthetician, so she did my makeup. It was such a special time getting ready with all my sweet bridesmaids!
Out came their favorite past time; the frisbee.
Originally, David and I didn’t want to see each other at all before the wedding. But, because we chose to have our wedding at 7pm, we had to actually get all the pictures we wanted before it got dark. So, we opted to do a “first look.” David waited with the photographers as I came down the path.
When I finally got to him, I spun him around for our “first look.” I’ll never forget it! It was so exhilarating and special waiting for this moment and seeing each other before we become husband and wife.
We spent the next hour or so taking pictures of just us throughout the vineyard’s grounds. It was so nice to not have to worry about keeping our guests waiting, and we could spend that time just the two of us while our photographers were shooting away!
This is where plan B ended up coming in the picture.
You see, we had planned to get married under the gorgeous gazebo out back of the reception hall on the beautiful lawn at sunset. Now, when we picked this vineyard, we knew there would be a chance it could rain. It IS the valley; Oregon’s wine country, which is known for its constant rain. But I was reeeeeeally hoping and praying it wouldn’t. So, we kept on moving ahead with the ceremony being held outdoors. While David and I took pictures, some friends and my amazing bridesmaids helped decorate the whole reception hall with my DIY decor.
It had been cloudy, chilly, and drizzling throughout the day. About an hour before the ceremony, it really started to rain. I wanted to go ahead with it anyway and have it outside, but the vineyard owner’s didn’t want to set up the chairs in the rain. So, they made the call to have it inside.
Hence, plan B!
To be honest, I was so upset. I had my heart set on it being outdoors. Besides, the reception hall was totally ready for the reception with tables everywhere! I may have shed a few tears in frustration, but my amazing friends and family rallied together and moved all the tables to the back of the room, and set all the chairs up inside for the wedding. Just in time for the ceremony to start, too! The photographers quickly got their pictures of the setup, and then it was time to say I do.
But first, let’s pause and talk about all the details. That’s always the fun part, right?! I planned my wedding before I even KNEW about Pinterest. It was brand spanking new at the time and I had no idea about it. I really wanted to have a DIY wedding not only because we were on a strict budget, but because I wanted our wedding to be totally personal and “us.”
I also wanted our wedding to have some vintage vibes as well. And, as you’ve been patiently waiting for; our wedding colors. If you haven’t noticed by now from our photos, our colors were cobalt blue and orange. Weird, right? Well, that may be, but we decided we wanted our favorite colors to be the inspiration. So, blue and orange it was! I’m not gonna lie, it was hard at times to find pretty vintage things in those colors. But we made it work!
One of my favorite parts of the decor was this table we had set up with pictures and wedding dates of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents from both sides of our families. It was so fun to see them all!
We had this picture frame theme run throughout our wedding that we didn’t even really realize until later! I found all these vintage frames at the thrift store, and they were displayed perfectly on the fireplace mantle with cobalt blue vases and orange ranunculus.
We had a mini cake just for David and I to cut. I so love our cake topper (this sparked a cute “photo booth” later with all the guests taking down the frames from the mantle and taking pictures in them!)!
Ok, now back to the ceremony!
The next morning, we left for the Oregon coast to spend a few days there together. Our photographers came with, we got back in our wedding attire, and we had a beautiful afternoon taking pictures on the beach and around the town for our “day after” shots! And, it didn’t rain; yay!
There are always things that seem to go wrong on that big day, but none of that even mattered. In the end, I got to marry my best friend. That is really all I care about!
If you made it to the end with me, thanks for taking the time to look at it all! I hope you enjoyed our little love story!
(You can read part 1 here!)
*All photos in this post (except the Mexico pictures) were taken by the very talented We Heart Photography!*
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