The Sunflower Ceremony

Posted by bridalbuds on Oct 05, 2009

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!