Our wedding

On our anniversary date to Buca di Beppo.
 On this day 6 years ago, Mark and I were married in front of 175 of our family and close friends. Our ceremony was beautiful and the location of our wedding was almost perfect. I always wanted to be married at night, under the stars, with lights and candles and that was what I found. Like all things, it was not without it's faults. Our wedding took place less than two miles from one of the busiest airports in the country. So, we had to deal with the occasional LOUD plane overhead. Other than that, and the crazy parking situation, the night was fun and as close to perfect as it could get. Here are some pictures of some of the details of our wedding.
This is a close up of my wedding invitation that I designed. This was in a pocket-fold, along with other cards that included the RSVP, Directions, Amenities and Additional information. This was the first invitation that I designed. 
Before the ceremony, his first time seeing me in my dress. A few moments later, we walked down the aisle to "I will be here" by Steven Curtis Chapman.
Right after the ceremony
My bridal party included my sister Melinda, my best friend Debra as my Maid of Honor and my sister-in-law Tricia. 

This is what I had in mind when searching for a venue within my budget. Who would have known that this beautiful little spot existed in Inglewood, CA. Under a gazebo, surrounded by trees, a million little lights, candles, and waterfalls... I loved it. 
After we were pronounced husband and wife, we walked up the aisle to Beautiful day by U2. (This is one of my favorite pictures.)
Our chocolate fountain was amazing and delicious!
This is the coloring book that I created for the kids at the wedding.  Along with the candy bar and chocolate fountain, these coloring books definitely kept the kids occupied. 
This CD was our favor for our guests. Mark and I love music, and it was definitely one of the things that we had in common from the beginning of our relationship. We burned 175 CD's on my laptop, and I designed the "liner notes" that included the reasons behind the songs we chose, and some of our favorite pictures.
The grooms cake was an exact replica of Mark's guitar "Jennifer."  It looked so good, some guests didn't realize it was a cake. 
Another picture of our chocolate fountain buffet.

Our wedding cake. I designed it and was so happy with the outcome. It was a super delicious carrot cake with cream cheese filling. I tried to be as non-traditional through out all aspects of planning my wedding. 
Our Candy bar was left pretty empty. We had take out boxes that said, "Love is Sweet." Unfortunately, our photographer did not really have an eye for details and I don't have pictures of our candy bar when it was filled.

The dancing was so much fun. As you may be able to tell, we had an open bar and a very energetic DJ. I would normally say, "No way!" to doing the YMCA, but everyone was having so much fun, I am so glad that I have these pictures to capture those moments.