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Part II: Real Wedding - Murphysboro, IL

Welcome back to Part Two of Heather and Brent's wedding! After the ceremony was over, the couple headed out with the wedding party for some quick pictures. Heather and her Mom found these cute parasols for the bridesmaids for 50% off at Hobby Lobby, they kept going back until they had as many as they needed.

The reception hall, which has some beautiful architecture and a balcony which perfectly housed the wedding party during dinner. A cocktail hour was held downstairs and then everyone went to the second floor for dinner and dancing.
Heather used both this chalkboard and two other small boards at the cocktail hour, which listed the different wines being served. As a nod to the area, Heather and Brent served wines from local vineyards.
When the guests headed upstairs, this is the beautiful view they were greeted with. The long tables are actually two shorter tables pushed together. Heather had ordered table runners from a company in Colorado, and when they stopped responding to her a couple of weeks before the wedding she had to quickly come up with a "Plan B." She went to JoAnn Fabric and purchased inexpensive green and yellow fabric, then just cut it and put it on the tables. I would say it was a happy mistake, they look great!
Another way Heather kept costs down was to use full blooms and lower cost flowers such as Stock. She waited for sales to purchase the glassware and used mostly monochromatic flowers. If you look closely you can also see that a cupcake was waiting for each guest at their place setting. In lieu of favors, Heather and Brent made a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Guests also enjoyed a candy buffet in Heather and Brent's green and yellow color scheme. Since their pug Milo couldn't be at the wedding, they included a smaller version amongst the candy.
But they did sneak out for some pictures with Milo earlier in the day...
The balcony was a perfect fit for the wedding party and made a great venue for giving toasts and speeches.
Since the guests were all treated to cupcakes, Heather and Brent were able to order a smaller wedding cake. There were three tiers layered with hydrangeas and green ribbon, and also included a "W" to recognize the couple's last name.
First dance pictures are always some of my favorites, and this one is no exception!
Thank you so much Heather and Brent for sharing your wedding and providing so many details. All of the pictures in this post and the last are courtesy of Faith Photography. If you're interested in submitting your wedding to be featured on With This Ring, just send me an email!


GemsByEm said...

Gorgeous! I love the color scheme!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful wedding! Just seeing these pictures brightens my day and makes me even more excited to see my fiance and give him a big ole' kiss!