Saturday, November 15, 2014

Let's go for a ride!

We got married and what a grand celebration it was! We enjoyed a fabulous weekend with friends and family. It was the perfect culmination of nine months of planning and preparation and the perfect way to start our life together as husband and wife. I didn't blog with many details while planning to maintain the surprise factor for our guests, but look forward to sharing some of the behind the scenes details and decision making now that the event is complete.

When initially dreaming about our wedding, I knew I wanted it to be a representation of David and I and our love for each other. To me, this meant the wedding should incorporate details that shared the things we both love and be a symbol of the joining of our two families, histories and traditions. One of the most noticeable signs of this goal was the inclusion of bicycles throughout the weekend. My husband loves cycling and has been riding and racing since middle school.

We decided early on we wanted a tandem bicycle for guests to take photos with. We searched for a tandem at antique stores and on Craig's List. We were lucky to find one at a great price and in pretty good shape. We took it apart, sanded and sprayed it yellow. With new decals, polished seats and a shiny new chain it was ready for the big day. My dad built a three pieced background which I painted as a chalkboard with quotes. My mom wove a basket for the front which we will filled with flowers.

It was the perfect addition to our wedding and so much fun to see our guests enjoying posing for photos on the tandem.

I'm looking forward to sharing more details from our wedding in the next few weeks!