Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Phil & Krista: part two!

Welcome back to more of Krista & Phil's beautiful Rancho Capistrano wedding. 
A look at the ceremony:
At the guest book table, guests received eggplant colored fans and programs. 
One of my favorite personal touches in this wedding was the guest book table. We used Krista's mother's wedding train as the linen for the table. We then placed her sister's veil on the table to bring some family to the table. They also put together an album of photos of their relationship and we placed it on the table after the ceremony so guests could look during the cocktail hour. 

Guests received fresh lemonade upon arrival to the ceremony.
Krista & Phil had the band from their church play for the ceremony & cocktail hour. They were absolutely amazing! It was so fun to have an 8-piece band play for the ceremony. 
The ceremony site:
Love this!
How precious are the flowergirls? I think those are the cutest flower girl outfits I have seen. They had hot pink versions that they wore for the rehearsal. 
Super cute flower girl baskets:
Such a great moment! The bride's mom thoughtfully purchased large pillows to put down for the girls during the ceremony. They got to kick back and relax from their front row seats. 
One of my favorite wedding day moments is getting to be with the bride just before she walks down the aisle. To see the emotion, joy, nervousness and excitement is beyond words. With Krista, it was especially moving. Just before she turned the corner to walk down the hill, she turned to me and said the sweetest "thank you". The months of planning and hard work were worth it for that one moment. 
Sweet ceremony moments:
A really cool thing that Krista & Phil did was to serve communion to all 250 of their guests (they actually handed it to each guest). At first, it seamed like a logistical nightmare, but it ended up very smooth and very moving. Krista recently told me that, aside from her time with Phil, it was her favorite aspect of the day. She called it "the best receiving line ever".  The bread was even baked by a friend!

Phil is a seminary student, so he put a great deal of thought and effort into the ceremony. Another cool touch was that the cross on the arch was made by a friend and carried down the aisle by another. With all of these personal touches and the amazing live music, it was one of my favorite ceremonies to date.

Stay tuned for the reception!

1 comment:

Platinum Weddings by Kerrie said...

All of the personal details and thought they put into their day is so incredibly touching. I love the idea of the bride and groom serving communion!