#TeamMealey Year 1

#TeamMealey Year 1

Howdy Y’all!

Today marks one full, successful year of marriage for the husband & I! So exciting! He asked me this morning if it felt like we’d been married for a year. I thought it felt like about a year to me, so I said ya I think so. He said it felt we’d been married forever already! I’m just gonna take that as a good thing. But it is pretty much the best thing ever & ever to be married to your best friend. Life is 10,000 times more enjoyable with your person.

It’s so unbelievable how God made us for each other. I read in a novel a few years ago about a Jewish legend, which explained how God chooses our spouse. The book read that every time a baby boy entered the world, an angel whispered the name of his future wife. Now, I don’t even know if this is real Jewish tradition or just what that book said. Either way, I think it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever read!

This has been a crazy year for us, so many high highs & low lows. It’s really defined the foundation of our marriage & built up our relationship with each other. I’m thrilled to see what God has in store for our future! Hopefully, lots & lots of babies! 😉

I wanted to round up all of my wedding posts in one big huddle for y’all on this post today…so here ya go!

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First things first, check out this awesome drone video of our wedding! Yes, we had a drone. So thankful for a neighbor of my aunt doing that for us!

My major inspiration photos are captured here. Found from all across Pinterest & my fave wedding magazines.

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I asked 3 of my younger cousins to be jr. bridesmaids with these fun craft kits. I included a card asking them to be in the bridal party, nail polish, a ring pop & all the supplies they’d need to make a one of a kind headband for the wedding. They’re all little diyer’s in the age of Pinterest, so they loved them! See the full post here.

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I had to make boxes for the older bridesmaids too, of course. We can’t leave anyone out! See all the details here.

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I made my own garters & they came out pretty fancy. Catch the diy look here.

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I decided to jump on the house party train & bring back this old Texas wedding tradition. Learn more about that here. 

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Our entire invitation suite was diyed & gold-foiled by my go-to team of hard workers. I pay them all in love & good food! See how we did it here.

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My wonderful friends & family threw me a Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower, where everything was just perfect! Scroll through the photos of the day here.

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In this post I share some of the bachelorette party decor. It was so perfect! See it all here.

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I love how cute & manly (is that a thing? cute & manly?) the groomsmen’s gift boxes came out. See more on those here.

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We got married a little over 3 hours & I don’t regret anything about it. I would do the same thing 10 million times. It took a ton of pre-planning, preparing & organizing to make it all happen. Read up on my tips for how to get married 3+ hours away here.

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I went pretty hardcore on our centerpieces & each one was a completely different mix of vintage finds, mason jars, candles, lace & flowers anchored on log slices. I had an amazing team of bridesmaids & family members to help execute my ideas flawlessly. Several hot glue gun burns later, everything was gorgeously eclectic! I wrote up a pretty detailed guide over here. 

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We made our own archway to do our vows under too. Isn’t it huge & majestic & oh-so-rustic?! My husband gets all the credit for that one. See how he did it here.

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If you want to see our wedding day photos of just us, click here! They’re pretty sweet, like you might cry.

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In love with my bridal portraits! To see more of myself, go here.

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My favorite wedding party photos are posted up here.

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I had so much fun setting up all the little details & different areas at the wedding. This our sign in table. Its exactly how I wanted it, except for the empty typewriter! I had an adorable I spent forever & forever making that was supposed to slide in. But, I completely forgot to stick it in there & didn’t even notice till I was looking back at photos later! Anyway, see the whole setup here. 

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All the lawn games were brought out for extra entertainment. See the lounge area here.

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These easy peasy mason jar lanterns helped keep things nicely lit once the sun went down. Get the full scoop here.

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Then we were off to Florida for Disney World. Catch up on our Disneymoon here.

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xoxo

Mrs. Mealey