At high noon on the 18th of August 2011,
Adorned with derby hats, whimsical sundresses,
And an abundance of excitement for our bride-to-be,
Miss Sarah Ashley
You are cordially invited to a British Style High Tea,
At the Sweet Afton Tea Room,
In the quaint town of Plymouth Michigan,
And an afternoon of showering our bride
With love & laughter,
For she has found the only gift a girl truly needs,
Her one true love.
Sarah was showered with love and mugs by her mother, mother inlaw, sisters, and best friends! We all bought a tea cup that reminded us of Sarah in lieu of gifts! Some funny ones were Proud to be a Paulus, Bischoff with the family name shield, Yo! Philadelphia, an adorable Owl mug, and several others! The basket had tons of tea, the mugs, and a beautiful family recipe scrapbook made by the mother of the bride! It was an absolutely beautiful afternoon with an abundance of tea, mini sandwiches, scones, and great sweets!
Here is the beautiful bride with her bridal party! We had a wonderful time with putting her basket together, decorating Sarah's hat, getting dolled up in dresses and hats, planning a luncheon and celebrating Sarah's love for Carl!!
And what are prewedding celebrations without a bachelorette party?!?!
Sarah rocked a white dress with a Bride-to-Be sash, headband and pin! All the bridesmaids wore black dresses, yellow flowers and yellow bracelets! It all started with a little wine in the hotel room, then dinner at a Mongolian restaurant, and then drinks, drinks, drinks! We basically stayed at an Irish Bar the entire time, danced to swing music, and had a great time!
The next day was a little rough, but it was totally worth it because Sarah was beaming on her wedding day!
Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Carl Paulus!
In honor of LaSalle and Michigan, the wedding colors were Navy and Gold! The gerbera daisies popped against the navy blue bridesmaid dresses and looked absolutely divine!
In general, Father-Daughter dances are absolutely perfect and this one was not an exception. Sarah's father beamed with pride and looked at her in such a "Daddy's little girl" way and Sarah was beyond giddy and smiling from ear to ear!
The LaSalle Honors Program crew and our respective spouses!
All this and brains too! :)
To end on a lovely note: