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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Acorns Get Married-My Favorite Wedding Details

One of my best friends and former post-college roomie got married this past weekend (which you probably already know if you have been reading this blog).  Mrs. Acorn and I lived together after we graduated from college and both ended up moving back to our home town.  I moved back home (with my parents) because I made no life plan for myself while in college and therefore had no job.  Mrs. Acorn would call me every day and force me to update her on what I had done that day to secure myself employment.  After all, I would need a job before we could move out of our parent's homes and live together.  A loooooong 6 months later (no offense Mom and Dad) we found a cute little rental house and Mrs. Acorn, her giant dog Barkley, and I moved in.  It was a time of ups and downs.  I think after college we both had expectations of getting married, making tons of money and being super happy.  Instead we were both working at unexciting low paying jobs and were not having huge successes in the relationship department.  We also got robbed and discovered that killer bees (ok maybe not killer, but giant) had infested one of our walls.  We did have some awesome times though, especially after Beezus5 and Curly J also moved back to the Boro.  Eventually we both decided to move away.  Mrs. Acorn moved to Chapel Hill for grad school and I moved to Maryland to be with my now husband.  After her first year in grad school, Mrs. Acorn started dating Mr. Acorn.  Her whole outlook on life seemed to change for the better and I was super excited when they got engaged last December.

Now, my favorite wedding details.......
The wedding was held at The Hayloft in NC.  This place is really cool.  Mrs. Acorn's Sister-In-Law's family owns the place and restored it a few years back when Sister-In-Law got married to Mrs. Acorn's brother.

Some beautiful bridesmaids (and bride) in their beautiful bridesmaid jewelry standing in front of some hay after drinking some champagne (the bridesmaid jewelry did not ruin the wedding btw)...

Sister-In-Law/Wedding Coordinator made our bouquets and all the other flowers...


The cutest cake topper ever (featuring my old roomie Barkley and his new sister/wife Dixie).  This was custom made by Etsy seller Lynn's Little Creations...

The homemade hot sauce favors made by Sister-In-Laws family.  I took like 6 of these and am excited to try them out....

My favorite/exciting moments included.........
-Right after we hung up the wedding dress it fell off the hook and all the bridesmaids screamed and slammed the door shut so Mrs. Acorn would not know.  (All's well that ends well, right?)
-My shoe fell off right after I walked down the aisle and I had to struggle for about a minute to get it back on.  I could see my husband laughing at me.
-A bee jumped on my head during the scripture reading and I kept myself from screaming.
-The Minister's speech about the bride and groom being best friends.
-Mini Ham Biscuits!
-Mo Young gave my bouquet toss a shout out in her Maid of Honor Speech.
-Curly J, Beezus5, Mo Young, and myself somehow convinced Mr. Acorn to lay across our laps for some whimsical photos.  I really need a copy of this $hanzie!
-The Cake! It was strawberries and cream and quite tasty.  My husband had two pieces after getting approval from the bride
-This photo that I made my Dad take of me and B.  It started as a joke but then my dad seemed game to take the photo so I went with it.  Check out the cool corn fields in the background.

All in all a beautiful, hot, fun day of love!

10 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It looks like it was held at a great place!

Salt said...

That barn is AMAZING and I love all these little touches, especially the flowers hanging in the mason jars! SO sweet!

I'm glad the bee didn't sting your head. I don't know if I could have kept myself from freaking out. I'm also glad that the jewelry didn't ruin the whole wedding!

Shana said...

Love your dresses and the details of the wedding were all beautiful. Congrats to Mrs. & Mr. Acorn.

Jenni said...

I loved loved loved the cake topper! Shanzie I also need to see these pictures of Mr. Acorn laying on us. JMJE the jewelry worked out great at least after I used my own chain that did not choke me.

$hanzie said...

I will upload pics this weekend- I promise. Also, I passed by Club Shannon (or at least that road last night) and pointed it out to Ry as the coolest place to live because it is where you and Mrs. Acorn lived post college.

Leah said...

the hayloft looks sooo cool! omg awesome! and the cake topper, too cute! PS.. I tagged you in my 3-things post!!! :)

http://lovelylifeofleah.blogspot.com/2010/06/3-about-me.html

Amanda said...

I love unique weddings like this. The barn is adorable and I'm in love with those cake toppers...did somebody make them for the couple?

MoY said...

Duuuude...that cake topper was awsome!!! The acorn wedding was a success...pretty much bc of her awesome bridal party:) and the after party was always good ... And the after after party was fun too. I soo didn't want the night to end, which is why I made everyone stay up until 300 am w/me :) thx!

Anonymous said...

Well I am just now back in town and catching up on the blogging but I must say I had the most wonderful bridesmaids in the world and the wedding bm jewelry was very fashionable. I hope everyone had fun and thank you for enduring the heat.
Mrs. Acorn

Bonnie said...

Just for the record, I lived in Greensboro BEFORE you moved into Shannon St, as i helped you pick out the house. I used to go visit you and A when you lived with your parents. I was also living with my mom.