Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentines Day

Valentines Day Beeswax fun feminine Beeswax Collages!

I don't usually advertise my artwork on the wedding blog, but seeing as how these are for Valentines Day, I thought it applied to weddings because it is still romantic! :)

here are just a few of the collages:

Grace $25

Queen For a Day $20

Adore $15

for more paintings and information on ordering you can go to my ART blog:

Monday, February 1, 2010


The Ceremony Video:

"Rieves Wedding"

Wedding Musicians: Nathan and Christy Nockels and Jana Mayo
Pastor: Steven Sexton


"Rieves Wedding Dance Party"

Thank you Jay Budzilowski for the wonderful videography!!! :) LOVE the reception mix!

Monday, December 7, 2009

more wedding photos!

all of these are random photos other people posted on facebook:

me and some of the bridesmaids hanging out before the wedding!

my friend brittney posted this picture and wrote underneath it "woman on a mission" haha

my sweet sweet friend from art school, Nikki :)

getting ready!

my new sister, Grace

friends from art college- nikki and lindsey...such sweet girls,
Lindsey designed the invitation!! and she did A LOT of the decorating before the ceremony! THANK YOU!! my adorable little flower girls- ellie, brooklyn, and annie rose

my best friends from growing up in Texarkana- Caroline, Liz, and Margaret

Grace Grace God's Grace

my cousin Emma :)

laughing in the bride's room, trying not to get food and water on my dress! haha

twinkle, sparkle.. let a little sunshine in

our bridesmaids and groomsman prayed over us during the ceremony while Nathan and Christy Nockels and Jana Mayo sang "Choose" written by Christy Nockels :

"Let me be in love with what You love
Let me be most satisfied in You
Forsaking what this world has offered me
I choose to be in love with You
I will choose to be in love with You....

Let me know the peace that's mine in You
Let me know the joy my heart can sing
For I have nothing Lord apart from You
I choose to call on Christ in me
I will choose to call on Christ in me

For in the fullness of who You are
I can rest in this place
And giving over this, my journey Lord
I see nothing but Your face

Let me know that You have loved me first
Let me know the weight of my response
For You have long pursued my wandering heart
I choose to glory in Your cross
I will choose to glory in Your cross

And I bow down...
Humbly, I bow down...
my beloved- here I am"

it was PERFECT for our first moment as a married couple. that is our prayer...

first dance

and then the PARTY started...

"dance off" with Sienna, one of the little girls I babysit

this is one of my favorite pictures from the reception so far, dancing with all m little kiddos I babysit and Nancy and my cousins!!

my husband, my sister....and my new cousins :)

and finally... the WEDDING DAY!!

Amanda Donaho Photography:

our photographer did an AMAZING job capturing our wedding day
her style went so perfectly with our theme and our personalities...

this picture was the "first look" when my mom saw me as a bride...
on Amanda's blog she said she always loves this moment,
and I am so glad she captured it!

my bridesmaids wore all different styled dresses in my favorite color- fern green
(from Davids Bridal) I am so glad I did this, it was so fun to see them all together!

my "bouquet" was this lantern below... and all of my bridesmaids carried smaller lanterns in the same color- all from World Market...
my maid of honor, Tally, made my necklace- my "something old" it was all made from my grandmothers pearls, a chain of hers, and also a broach from her.... Tally makes LOVELY jewelry and does commissioned jewelry for weddings! Check out her blog at :

Tallyana Jewelry

more pictures of her necklaces for each of my bridesmaids soon,
you can see some of them in the picture above...
our typewriter guestbook (without the paper in it yet, before the wedding! haha) and all of the wedding photos we could find from our families...

our HILARIOUS groomsman... thanks to them we had the BEST reception EVER
after our "first dance" our groomsman flooded the dance floor and the party just immediately began and everyone joined them!!!

one of my sweet little flower girls, Annie Rose, she found this in the brides room and said "let me show you..." haha...

just like a fairytale really... exactly the way I wanted every detail to be... our second guestbook area where everyone could write us notes on their way to the food table,
"love is..."
RIGHT after we walked out from the ceremony...
I LOVE these because we had a little moment alone
these are two of my favorites...

our WONDERFUL wedding party (from left to right):
Kenley Flynn, Caroline Tyler, Greg Schwartz, Nikki Cohoon, David Norris, Grace Rieves, Jonathan Smith, Mali Glass, Loyd and me, Daniel Carson, Tally Atkinson, Matt Spicer, Jenna Cox, Liz Flippo, Justin Lowery, Margaret Barker, and Stephen Sargent

yay for Fall weddings!!!

the rest of the photos are from our "day after" session with the photographer..
we won free photography from Amanda in a giveaway she was doing to a deserving couple, she loved our story and the fact that we were both artists pursuing what we felt the Lord wanted us to do with our lives together...

since we didnt see each other until I walked down the aisle, we had this session with her
and I think these photos are SO sweet, I am so glad we did this...