Our Wedding Story part 4: the ceremony

Our wedding ceremony was the part of the day that I thought about the most. In the weeks leading up to it, I would daydream about the promises we were going to make and the vows we would commit to. I was so excited to become Steve’s wife, and have him become my husband in the presence of God, our family and friends.

We took a huge risk in planning an outdoor wedding ceremony in October in the Pacific Northwest. After a week of constant rain, our wedding day greeted us with gorgeous clear blue skies and crisp autumn air. To accommodate our guests in the cool temperatures, hot apple cider was served as a welcome drink as guests arrived, and pashminas were given to the ladies to keep warm. We also had packets of heat activated hand warmers to help with the cool breeze in the air.

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Our wedding story part 10: behind the scenes

With any wedding, there is always a long to-do list. During our planning, we had several ‘work parties’ with family and friends helping us in the Steven Moore Designs studio.

My parents came up on a Sunday afternoon and helped us assemble our invitation suites. One by one each map was hand watercolored and each vintage stamp was decoratively placed on the boxes. While my dad may have put on a couple stamps upside-down, we were so thankful for their help and the laughs that came out of that project!

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