It was the most beautiful fall day for a wedding at the Gilmore Car Museum, located north of Kalamazoo- and Leslie made the most radiant bride! Many friends and family came to celebrate and help out, but one of my favorite things was the flower girls. They pulled double duty- not only were they the adorable flower girls- they also stood by their parents as their wedding party, too! It was really a beautiful thing- Dean and Leslie even made a special addition to their wedding ceremony to include a few special words to their daughters and a little gift. I seriously lost it witnessing this sweet family coming together. (I may have even teared up going through images for the blog... but don't tell anyone!) Their decor was super vibrant and fresh, their food was delicious, their Reveal was sweet and touching, their traditional Chinese tea ceremony was so cool, their family was hilarious, their party was rockin', and then there were LANTERNS. I love lanterns. And I can't forget the Gnome-mobile! It is finally time to share the Gnome-mobile. We swore we'd never speak of it... but it's time. Oh, it's time. My goodness- look at her face. This is where the tears really started rolling! Such a sweet gesture- and she totally understood.
The "proud to be sisters" look :)
Ah, the Gnome-mobile. Only at the Gilmore Car Museum can you see the only movie set to ever leave Walt Disney Studios – the one-of-a-kind studio set and car from the 1967 Walt Disney film, THE GNOME-MOBILE.
The 1930 Rolls-Royce Sedanca Deville used in the film, starring Walter Brennan and Ed Wynn, is here on display next to the authentic movie set of the car’s back seat, which was given to Museum Founder, Donald Gilmore, by Walt Disney himself, as a token of their close friendship. The oversized movie set is an exact re-creation of the rear seat of the 1930 Rolls Royce, which is actually almost four times larger than life.
Ahhhh! I just love cultural traditions on the wedding day! They had a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and I about died, it was so simple but so neat! :)
And they lived happily ever after :)
Wedding dress: Maggie Sottero from The Bridal House of Charleston
Groom's suit: Jos A Bank
Catering: Millennium Catering
Hair by Emily Fulton from Dolce salon Make up by TaBetha Morrison Identities Salon DJ: Black Diamond Productions Officiant: Chad Scarlett Cake: Melanie's Cake Shoppe Flower girl dresses: WaterBabyBoutique on Etsy Photography by DaveTree Photography