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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm Back!

Wow! It's been a long hiatus, but I'm back now. I have so much to update you all on. I'm married now! YAY!!!! It was such a wonderful day! We so much enjoy married life....but before I get into all of that, let's take a step back. Take a look at the weeks before the wedding. All of the last minute things were being wrapped up, my parents came in for the week before the wedding, and we had a pre-wedding BBQ for the groomsmen (so they could get their tuxes too). Here are some pictures leading up to our big day!

Here are a couple of pictures of the out of town welcome bags for the hotel to distribute. Michael's mother helped out quite a bit since she is a Chattanooga guru! We had some things that Chattanooga was notorius for as well as a few of our favorite things.
Skittles (packaged in Chattanooga and also we love them!)
Cheerwine (our FAVORITE and exclusive to the south)
FIJI water (the BEST bottled water)
Power T sugar cookies (because we LOVE UT football and that's where we met too!)
Moon Pies (made in Chattanooga)
Planter peanuts (packaged in Chattanooga)
Wrigley's gum (packaged in Chattanooga)
Chattanooga souvenir magnet
coupons to Krystal (perfect for late night snacking--and also headquartered in Chattabooga)
coupons to tourist attractions and restaurants in Chattanooga

We made booklets that served as a guide to Chattanooga including where to go for every meal.

Michael and I also had hand-written notes in each of the out of town bags for our guests welcoming them to our wedding and thanking them for what a special place they had in our was a more last minute idea and became stressful as we got down to the wire. Michael's mother had notecards made of the Tivoli Theatre that had the marquee personalized with Meredith and Michael's Wedding. They were sooo cute--we just had to do something with them!!!

Here are the candy buffet vases. We had to hand wash each of them--in addition to the jars for the guests to take the candy home in. It took a while, but it was totally worth it. Our guests LOVED the candy buffet!

Here is the escort card display. We had to get this ready before making our way to Chattanooga to ensure that every card would fit. We had some trouble but somehow we managed. We wrapped it up in Glad Press 'N Seal to make sure the cards didn't fall off in transport. I think it turned out really great. Our calligrapher wrote all of the names and the ladies at our local scrapbook store helped me figure out how to make it all how we wanted it.

Time to go to Chattanooga! (I really wish we had pictures of all of our cars packed down with wedding stuff) In the weeks leading up to the wedding, we had put a large table in our entryway and started gathering everything that we needed to bring to Chattanooga. We had my Rav4, my parents in their Avalon, my sister's Santa Fe, and Michael and his best man loaded Max's car down too. We also had my cousin and Adam and Julie bring things too. It was definitely a group effort and we couldnt have made it without them :)