Thursday, July 21, 2011

Destination: Holy Matrimony

When my pretty niece married her handsome pilot, the ceremony flew to new heights. Where am I going with this? To destination Holy Matrimony, of course. 

This airplane themed vintage wedding had everything from flight attendants to lip smackingly delicious retro soda. (most of the picture credits go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/ashley.duchsherer)




Flight attendants gave pre-wedding instructions as wedding guests enjoyed peanuts and orange juice.  






After arriving  at "I Do," guests were treated to a reception that was a feast for the senses.  

milk and cookie buffet
Placemats could be folded into paper airplanes. 



Flags could be raised if more food was desired.  
An airplane themed wouldn't have been complete without a fly by!

Unfortunatly for my niece and her husband, and many other Minot residents, the flood of 2011 hit the week after this wonderful wedding. Their "new" home, as well as thousands of others, has been ravaged by flood waters. Upon return of their honeymoon (which included a stop at American Pickers), they found 5' of flood water on the main floor of their house and mold beyond belief. Needless to say, their honeymoon cottage has become a disaster zone. One day at a time, and the sweet smiles that their "oh so wonderfully fun" wedding bring to those of us who attended, will help everyone survive this flood disaster. Prayers for everyone bearing this burden.  

10 comments:

rosechicfriends said...

Oh sweet Ele,
I am so sad to read about your families ordeal with this horrid flooding! But you resolution to keep on come through.

What a fun venue for a wedding and I am wondering of her talented auntie was involved in the oh so clever decorum!

Know in will keep you and family in mynprayers!

Hugs and love , Lorena

Diane Mars said...

Poor little peeps now that is a real test of faith, wow but please let them know their wedding was just perfect, life will get better they are just too darn cute! Hugs, Diane

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

What a totally Delightful wedding!! Original to say the least! The imagination to put this together~~~ a treat for the eyes!

So sad however that everything was brought to a halt by a flood. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and town.

We felt you pain here in east TN with horrible tornados ripping through or communities.....but everyone pulled together, neighbor helping neighbor....I hope you are as fortunate!

~~Wendy

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Lorena, my niece had everything planned. She is very talented. And yes, our town is pulling together.

Maija said...

The wedding looks fantastic and so very clever!! I'm so sorry for the tragedy that you all had to face with the flood. oxox

Ellen said...

What a sweet way to get married, and I am sure the bride and groom put so much into it. It was a beautiful wedding indeed. I am so very sorry to read about their new home. I have a good friend in the area, so I am somewhat familar with the unfortunate state in which this state is in. My thoughts and prayers for your beautiful niece and the state of ND.
Hugs,
Ellen

Judi said...

Hi Ele
This wedding was so wonderful. So much thought and fun put into it. I am so sorry to hear about their home and the homes of so many others. I hope they have been able to stay strong throughout this ordeal and things are getting better...day by day.
thank you for sharing.
Judi

Cassy said...

Wow! I admire their wedding.
Very creative...The couples looks good together... they're very happy. A unique wedding.


Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Madison Rose Vintage said...

Sorry to hear about the flood. :( Not a fun thing to return to after a honeymoon. But Wow! What a wonderful unique wedding they had. Love it!

Beth Niquette said...

What a wonderful wedding--I've never see such a thing!

How are they doing? I was so sad to read that last paragraph. This will only make them stronger--but what a way to test that beautiful new love.

I'm praying for them.