After throwing around a hundred ideas of how/where/when we should get married we agreed on eloping on July 4th. This was a very special date for me, it is my Dad's parents wedding anniversary. Deciding this on June 29th meant we had A LOT of planning to do in a short period of time. It also didn't help that we live in a town where we know hardly anyone...
After a few phone calls to ministers and photographers that weren't available we started doubting that we could pull it off on the 4th.
But, things started to turn around and we worked it all out! Matt's good friend Mike, from Texas ended up preforming the ceremony for us. We got married on the campus of the University of Oklahoma under an arbor of wisteria in the gardens outside of the building Matt's department is in. We had two friends present as witnesses and Brooke (Mike's wife) as our photographer. The service was beautiful as were the vows.
After the ceremony we returned to our house for a toast and to sign the papers and then headed to lunch.
We are planning our wedding party/reception for September 10th in Harrison, Arkansas. I am hoping to save all the photos from our special day for the party in September. But, I am terrible at keeping secrets (and fibbing), so we'll see how long it lasts. Until then, here is a sneak peek at a picture I really like. It gives away just enough : )
|Mr. and Mrs. McNair|