About a wedding

Over Thanksgiving my brother-in-law, Travis, got married. He and his fiance/wife told us about said wedding in early November. For those of you not familiar with when Thanksgiving falls...we had a little over three weeks to pull this wedding off.

I offered to take care of the decor, cause that's my thing. I'm good at it, I enjoy it (Husband would argue that point since he has to deal with my stress levels) and they deserved to have a lovely day - and not add decor to their stress.

I asked her about her dream wedding, we perused pinterest and I got an idea of what she wanted. Now with the timeline and the budget, not everything could happen (ya don't say). But it turned out gorgeous and came out at about $300. Oh, did I mention I ended up doing all the flowers too?

It was so much fun!

I ended up being the make shift wedding coordinator for the day, so I didn't make sure I got every pic of decor that I wanted, but I have about 95%. Here they are:

Gift table.

I put the extra lanterns on the stage to make it feel part of everything, not something we forgot about. Even though I did.

The cupcake table before the cupcakes. At this time it was the flower table where I had all the boutonniere's and corsages.

An overall view of the room. We only had 50 chair covers, but thankful for what we had!

 Brides bouquet.


Aisle and arch. Someone loaned us the arch and I made the tissue paper flower garland. Husband helped. The 'backdrop' is the curtains from my house (so glad she picked navy blue as a color, I have LOTS of navy blue), they look stupid here, but in a lot of the pictures it really turned out nice.

I dumped Wade off with a cousins boyfriend to rock him while I ran around crazy.

Oh, and here's one of me running around crazy! I'm the blur in front.

Centerpieces. I had a meltdown about the stupid butter on a plate, but had to remember that I didn't get to be a bridezilla - I wasn't even the bride!

The mass of flowers.

I had this Nate Berkus material in various places - seriously added more than I can say.

The guest signing table. I took a simple canvas and put wood letters of their initials. The globe said LOVE on it, but it wasn't written on yet. Sad, cause it was adorable.

Me with Wade. He was such a trooper with mom running around everywhere. He even had a little boutonniere, which melted my heart. You can get the overall ambiance of the wedding.

Set up.

It was beautiful and so much fun. Set up took about 4 hours and take down took about 30 minutes. I'll call it a smash!


Diary of Wade: ONE


Where do I even begin? How do I recount this past year? That's my entire life! It's been amazing. I feel like I've learned so much and experienced so many new things. From the first time I grabbed the lion on my toy gym, to my first taste of oatmeal. So much has changed.

Mom threw me a party and it was the most fun!

I wore a party hat, got a brownie cake covered in whipped cream all to myself and opened presents at the end!

The big kids helped me unwrap my presents, cause this was the first time I've done it. I sure loved having my friends around me! After we all played with my toys.

Now that I'm one I'm eating like a big kid. I eat more than Mom - and sometimes even more than
Dad! Course they eat after I go to bed sometimes...so that's not really fair. I like everything (except canned fruits and veggies - don't try to pull that crap on me, I'll know!!), but I love pears, eggs, yogurt, sweet potatoes, grapes, oatmeal, cheese, graham crackers and gold fish. And I really love throwing stuff on the ground for Stella. Mom tells me no, but sometimes I catch her smiling, so I know she thinks it's funny too.

I still love my lids and bowls to play with, but now I really like stacking things too. And setting my toys on top of things. Mom and dad are always finding toys on top of their dresser and desks. Sometimes I get things inside of mom's desk drawers - it's pretty cool, except I smash my fingers getting them out. I like to stack my food too, and set it on the counter next to my highchair. I like throwing things into the bathtub and now mom is showing me how to throw things into baskets too, dad is pretty proud and keeps calling me his basketball star - which doesn't make sense cause I throw blocks and lids and bowls and toys in, so I should be his basket-toy star, but whatever. Parents be crazy.

I can walk around holding onto just one of mom's hands, but I'm just not brave enough to take off. And why? I can crawl everywhere I want. I can go up and down the stairs. I can walk around just about anywhere holding onto things - cabinets, the couch, chairs. I guess I'll work up the courage soon. I'm worried cause sometimes I just get so excited and have to wiggle, and then I'll fall over! But I guess it won't be the first time I tumble.

I love jumping and bouncing, being thrown in the air and wrestling with dad. I like being tickled in my armpits and on my neck. I love bedtime, but hate naps. Baths are super fun, but getting dressed or getting my diaper changed is the worst.

This year has been amazing, and I'm thankful to all the great people around me who have helped get me to this point. Friends and family. Grandma and Papa Billa Bankhead, Nana and Papa Wright. And especially my Mom and Dad - they're the best.