We set out to outdo ourselves this time with planning an anniversary celebration and it turning into an actual wedding. The story of the bride and groom is so amazing, it would take me too long to recap it, so just know that these are two special people who got married a year ago, as soon as she got here from the Philippines, and because we never recognized their new marriage, we thought we better do something at their one year anniversary.
With them really wanting a ceremony, we thought maybe we could pull off planning a surprise wedding for them and them think that it is just a "celebration for their anniversary". Well, we successfully accomplished the surprise right up until two days before when we told them and had them try on the clothes we had gotten for them.
We had all the details worked out, buying everything that needed to be purchased to do a beautiful wedding that the couple could hold dear to their hearts. Everyone from church donated to the cause and overwhelmed us with their generosity. We had great ideas and all of them were done thanks to everyone pitching in as a community and making it happen.
The above picture is the sign that I made with their pictures on laptop computers as this is how they met and communicated with one another. The computers played a vital role in their relationship blossoming. Oh the things that technology can do these days. = )
The bouquet above was put together by another one of the ladies. I was able to go shopping in my mother-in-law's craft basement and get most of these flowers for free which was such a huge blessing, but the rest were bought to fill in the gaps. It turned out gorgeous and fit so wonderfully with everything else.