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The Sunflower Ceremony

October 5th, 2009 by     


Hi Buds! A funny thing happened during our wedding planning. I took so much care and consideration planning the reception and decor, that I didn’t give much thought to the ceremony itself!

Our goal was to have a simple, beautiful ceremony in a natural setting. To make this happen, we chose to have our ceremony on the golf course where our reception was also being held. We found a location that was secluded, yet close to the parking lot, and far enough away from flying golf balls!

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The only decor items added were the 4 urns of flowers, which allowed the beautiful trees that hung over the guests to be the center of attention.

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Walking down the aisle with my dad was a real highlight.

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Our minister is a family friend and neighbor, which made for a perfectly personal ceremony.

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Our 2 1/2 year old ring bearer Riley was a perfect addition. When using children in your ceremony, don’t set them up for failure – only require them to do tasks that they can handle easily. We only had Riley walk a few steps up to hand me the rings, and it was well worth it for the cuteness factor!

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Leading the way back to the reception had to be the most fun part!

Next post: reception details!

5 Responses to “The Sunflower Ceremony”

  1. Kate Says:

    Where did you find the ties for the groomsmen? My wedding colors are kelly green, silver and cream, and my fiance and I have yet to find suitable neckwear for the guys. Thanks in advance!

  2. Sunflower Blossom Says:

    Our groomsmen had ties from Le Chateau. We looked all over, in all price ranges as well – and found the best (and least expensive) at Le Chateau. This store is a Canadian staple, I think the only place to find it in the USA is in New York.

    http://www.lechateau.com/en/men/accessories

  3. Iris Bud Says:

    Sunflower, this is beautiful! I love that you had the ceremony in such a naturally beautiful place that you didn’t need to “dress it up” much. And the pictures with the ring bearer are adorable!

    Congratulations!!

  4. Liz Says:

    I love your hair…so simple but beautiful!

  5. Kate Says:

    I know this is totally belated, but thank you SO much for the link to Le Chateau! That is so helpful. I just loved your wedding…green, black and white is such a fantastic color combination. Congratulations on your big day!

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