Monday, November 30, 2009

shallie + jesse

Okay - so maybe I shouldn't get ahead of myself. I haven't posted many details about my sister in-law's wedding, now have I? And that was way back in October...a long time ago!

To make a long story short, I was Shallie's wedding planner and had a blast helping her plan the big day. I spent hours and hours thinking and brainstorming for it - so fun! Martha Stewart and Snippet and Ink were my main go-to websites. I can definitely see myself being one of those moms that just wants to plan their child's whole wedding for them.

We started planning back in June when she got engaged and used a special, private blog I set up (which is now public) to share ideas since we are in different states. It was stressful at times (those centerpieces were just about the death of me), but it all turned out fabulously. Shallie was such a beautiful bride and we are so happy to have Jesse in the family.

The bride and groom, with Shallie's cute little boat shoes peeking out. :)

Where forever started.

An Ehlers' wedding isn't complete without No. 1 making an appearance (family joke)

Jeffrey + Me

Wasabi - hilarious (a Jeff and Karla joke)

The centerpieces that almost brought me to tears, first tears of frustration, then finally tears of joy.

Blessed, blessed pumpkin cupcakes - YUM!
Paper lanterns...they make me so happy

Be sure to check out the wedding blog for more pictures and sourcing information for most everything we did. And definitely check out their engagement pics here, bridals here, and their wedding pics here from the real deal photographer, Eric Izlas. Amazing!

And by the way, I CERTAINLY can't take credit for everything. Becky and Rod were HUGE contributors - they are responsible for the incredible lighting. Mindy was also a major factor in all the inner tent beautifulness. Grandma Ehlers did a ton of baking. And of course, none of this would have been possible without my wonderful parents in-law, Mike and Lanette. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Becca said...

Wow! I am so impressed by all the details! And I am now a fan of their photographer.

Bart and Krista said...

It is good to see pictures of you two, especially Jeff. It is good to know that he is still alive. We miss the days of Monaco Court. Hope all is well.


AaReAn said...

love the colors!!! great job wedding planner! Such a woman of so many talents!!!

Angela said...

It looks beautiful! Lucky you got to actually plan a second wedding. :)

shallie said...

Loving the write up. And high on my list of things to do this weekend is compile the stuff needed to submit the wedding to that one blog. Thanks so much for all your help. And PS, there is a picture that Eric took of my and my brothers doing the good ol number one!

A-n-D said...

Karla, you never cease to amaze with all your skills. Great job!

Jen said...

That wedding blog was so cool! You guys had so many great ideas. The wedding looked so creative and beautiful! You are so good at all things cute and fun Karla! :)

Anonymous said...

WOW Karla!! You did such an AMAZING job!! I always knew you were a talented and driven woman but I never guessed ALL the things you would be wonderful at! Dang!

Love, MaryEllen