Our Vineyard Wedding Part 2: Oh Happy Day!

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.

Our Vineyard Wedding Part 2 Oh Happy Day!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!

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560510_10150655087024825_1396445078_nWhile we were all getting ready, this is what the guys were doing…

553596_10150655092414825_1289427838_nAnd, since we know it takes guys literally 10 minutes to throw their tuxes on, they decided it would be fun to go out and play.

Out came their favorite past time; the frisbee.

561191_10150655093294825_1759879396_nApparently, it got intense. These guys don’t mess around (And of course while seeing them in their tuxes playing around in the wet grass, I’m freaking out…).

554383_10150655093609825_777549926_nYeah, that’s my hubby looking pretty studly catching that frisbee.

547985_10150655092669825_985194010_nBest looking group of guys I’ve ever seen, if I do say so myself!

374065_10150655093709825_1773157278_nAfter the guys were done with their game, it was our turn to get out and take some girly pictures.

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536995_10150655099909825_378518714_nOriginally, 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.

552421_10150655101579825_1333407457_nIsn’t he waiting so patiently? 😉

552412_10150655101869825_664756359_nWhen 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!

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539097_10150655107609825_1821361377_n (1)Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that even though it was May and should have been warmer, it was only about 55 degrees out that day. BRRR! I think I was running on adrenaline, so I didn’t seem to mind!

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554988_10150655111609825_863280363_nThen we got all our bridesmaids and groomsmen back together for some fun pre-ceremony group shots.

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540628_10150655114894825_1191523552_nAnd then, it was time for the ceremony!

However…

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.”

541920_10150655086529825_2013428850_nI 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!

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Wedding DetailsI put together a potpourri bar for our guests as favors, and they got to make their own pretty little potpourri bags!

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526863_10150655929984825_366632947_nOne 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!

527832_10150655930474825_1346509346_nWe 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.

547827_10150655929909825_1019303178_nI made these cute banners to hang on all the chairs to line the aisle. They read, “to have and to hold” down to the alter.

547617_10150655930224825_632007564_nEach table’s centerpiece was a photo of David and I doing something we love together, and we used scrabble tiles to share what each photo represented us doing.

526700_10150655161414825_9816174_nMy amazing mother in law is a fabulous baker, and baked and decorated 200+ cupcakes for our wedding!

555966_10150655161509825_1540766038_nWe 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! 

560494_10150655145124825_260087569_nMy sweet dad walked me down the aisle, of course!

293892_10150655145389825_1059429663_nI’ll let the pictures do the talking for the best part of the whole day (and my life!)

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538235_10150655148399825_741681657_nWoohoo! And then we were pronounced husband and wife!

05071110526Then it was time to party! 🙂

551909_10150655153719825_1946993228_nWe had our first dance…

540975_10150655159964825_715460763_nAnd then David danced with his mom, and I danced with my dad.

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552693_10150655160064825_1661143869_nAnd of course, we had some cake!

301717_10150655162069825_1666143451_nThen we had speeches, garter toss, bouquet toss, and lots of dancing. We left our reception as Mr. and Mrs. Fettig. It truly was the best night of our lives!

480929_10150655155569825_1705090354_nThe 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!

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562076_10150655944974825_2052558173_nWe went on our actual honeymoon 6 months later, where we went to Mexico for a week. We had the best vacation ever!

Mexico Honeymoon - Dwelling in HappinessPhew! I told you there’d be a lot of photos!

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!*

(I link up at these fun parties!)

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Our Vineyard Wedding Part 2: Oh Happy Day!

  1. Loved reading this, Amanda! Your wedding was beautiful! I had my heart set on an outdoor wedding too! It let up raining for about an hour (so we went ahead) but it was cold! Like you said, it doesn’t matter now… we’re married to our best friends and that’s what matters! Happy Anniversary to you guys! xo
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    1. Thank you so much, Kendra! Oh man, I totally would have just gone for it too and gotten married in the rain! But the vineyard owners did NOT want their chairs out getting wet. Total bummer. 🙁 But oh well! Thanks for checking it all out Kendra! 🙂

    1. I agree! It was so nice to have those special moments that we’ll never get back. Plus, the day was such a blur and went by SO fast, but those moments I remember vividly! Thanks so much for your sweet words, friend! 🙂

    1. Oh thank you SO much, Shonee!! You’re so sweet! We had such a fun wedding. 🙂 Thanks for checking it out! Hope your week is going great!

  2. such great photos and memories! i love the short dresses and the pics in the vineyard. where in mexico did you go? we went last year near puerta vallarta and this year we are going to cabo. can’t wait.
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    1. Thank you so much! We went to Puerto Vallarta, too! It was both of our first time there, and we loved it. Although we never even left our resort, we would love to go back!! 🙂 I love Cabo, it’s definitely my favorite spot in Mexico! Hope you’re having a great week!

    1. First looks are totally the best! You won’t regret it. And don’t worry, 11 months will totally fly by; wedding planning is SO much work!! 🙂 Congratulations!

  3. What a gorgeous wedding! You guys make such a beautiful couple 🙂 I totally planned my wedding before Pinterest too! I say everyone who had a wedding Pre-Pinterest should get a free do-over, don’t you think? 😉
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