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A Lucky In Love Wedding

Updated on January 12, 2015

My Wedding Day Timeline

What do you do when the man of your dreams and the love of your life asks you to marry him? Well that's a no brainer! You grab him, and tell him that you would be honored to spend the rest of your life with him. So that is what I did.

Otto and I set our wedding date for July 21, 2012. We have both dreamed of this day for longer than we like to admit, and it is finally here...Our Wedding Day!!!

Photos found on this article are from Jolene Belmain or are part of my family's album.

Our Wedding Party

Our wedding theme is

Four Leaf Clover

Lucky In Love

Who gives this woman away to this man?

I do!

My son giving me away to my future husband

My son giving me away to my future husband
My son giving me away to my future husband

With this ring I thee wed

My Wedding Band

My Wedding Band
My Wedding Band

Otto putting my ring on - (I just LOVE my nails :)

Match them up perfectly

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0.25 Carat (ctw) 10K White Gold Round Diamond Wedding Band Swirl Matching Ring 1/4 CT (Size 7)

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My sister and I

Life would be boring without crazy relatives

I take you to be my lawful wedded husband

Otto's Wedding Band

Otto's Wedding Band
Otto's Wedding Band

Me putting on Otto's ring

Bling for the man

14K Yellow Gold 6mm Wedding Band (Size 5 to 12), 9.5
14K Yellow Gold 6mm Wedding Band (Size 5 to 12), 9.5

Even the husband deserves to get some bling on this special day. Say it loud and proud that you got married to that special lady.

 

You may now kiss the bride

Picture of us kissing

First kiss as husband and wife
First kiss as husband and wife

Rice can harm or potentially kill birds, so at our wedding ceremony, we had the guests toss wild bird seed at us.

As they grabbed the bags, this is what they read...

Wedding Bird Seed

Please grab a bag

and read the rhyme

so you know when to use

this bird seed on time

After all of the vows are said

from the groom and bride

the rings, kiss and papers

have all been done in stride

It's time to open up your bag

and very gently shower

love, luck and happiness

upon the couple of the hour

Please recycle these bags

when you are through

be good to Mother Nature

as she is good to you.

Otto and his sister

Otto and his sister
Otto and his sister

What a lovely couple :)

Our Ice Cream Wedding Cakes

From Dairy Queen

So it all started with our love of ice cream cakes from Dairy Queen. It just so happens that my best friend (and maid of honour) has worked at this establishment since high school, which helps us out drastically.

I called up Tyler one day asking if she would be able to arrange a meeting with her Employers so that we could propose this idea of them supplying us with our dream wedding cake idea (with us paying for them of course). Tyler took it upon herself to talk to her bosses, and they thought that it was a fantastic idea. Well let me tell you that when she called me that day, I was absolutely ecstatic and grinning from ear-to-ear.

We made individual sized cakes for all of our guests, and Dilly Bars for the children. It was so much easier with the smaller portions of ice cream cake... with the temperature in July, the larger cakes surely would have melted before they could be served to the guests.

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We bought each person in the wedding party shot glasses with their name (or a nick name) and their title for the wedding. They turned out amazing, here is what Dave's and mine looked like...

The light show for the wedding was well worth the money

Our first Dance

I found these four leaf clover, jade earrings in a little gift shop at the top of a mountain on our way back home from our family vacation in 2011.

My Earrings

My Earrings
My Earrings

Our Growing Family

Filled with Love

Otto dancing with his mom

Our Chocolate Wedding Favours

Our Chocolate Wedding Favours
Our Chocolate Wedding Favours

My son and I dancing :)

Checking out how much professional gel nails were, and starting at about $50 I just couldn't bring myself to pay that much... I'm not much of a manicure type person. I ran into a friend who had these fabulous nails... $6 at Walmart she said. So I rushed to Walmart and found my perfect nails for $8.

My Nails

My Nails
My Nails

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All of us dancing to our song

Mission Impossible is right... where's the light?

The Garder

The bouquet toss

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Otto and I in the Cadi

Otto and I in the Cadi
Otto and I in the Cadi

We call him Bakes

This wonderful man brought out his classic Cadillac and shined it all up so that he could chauffeur Otto and I around town.

His name is Lionel, and he is known for the way he dances to "The Twist"... it's "his song". So we requested this song just for him to dance to.

Dancin' to The Twist

Our parting gifts for our guests

Our Wedding Guestbook

I just purchased a guest book from our local Dollar Store, and dazzled it up with a few pieces of ribbon and some of our four leaf clover confetti. The ribbon was just glued onto the from and back cover of the book, and the confetti was added (just 2) per page around the word "GUESTS". It turned out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined!

What does it take to plan a wedding?

From the dress to the decorations... find out what it took to create our special day. Visit my article:

Jolene Belmain is Lucky In Love

One More for the Road...

Dancing to Red Solo Cup

Red Solo Cups

Red Solo Cups for everyone to enjoy their favorite drinks in at the party.
Did you know that each of the lines on a Red Solo Cup is a measurement for alcohol?

Line 1: shot

line 2: wine

line 3: beer


Did you know that they have recyclable mini Red Solo Cups, for that perfect shot?

This pack comes in 1.75 oz shots, but they are also available in 2 oz shots as well.

Please sign our guestbook - Do you have any wedding day stories?

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      Well today is our 1st Anniversary, and it only seems like we were married yesterday. Happy Anniversary to my one and only love :)

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @shellys-space: Our wedding was such a great time, I didn't hear of any complaints throughout the entire day. The weather was gorgeous, but not too hot... it couldn't have been a better wedding day :)

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I love your photos at your wedding reception, what a blast!

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      @Jogalog: I was amazed to find my perfect nails for under $10, and to have them fit so wonderfully into my Lucky In Love theme was an even bigger bonus :)

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I love the lucky clover design on your nails too!

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      Anthony Godinho 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful lens filled with so much of love! Enjoyed all the beautiful pictures - I felt like I was there at your wedding. Congratulations to both of you. Wishing you a happy, blessed and blissful married life together. Thanks for sharing your special day with us. Stay blessed! :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: I couldn't agree more... he was the perfect choice for a husband if I do say so myself ;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I am so glad to welcome Dave into our family. He is one of the finest men alive and I am so very happy that you two found each other. May your future be blessed with contentment and happiness.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @nolinel lm: All of the things that came together to make our wedding were found in all sorts of places... from Canada to Hong Kong (no joke).

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      nolinel lm 5 years ago

      Lovely lens and I really like those jade earrings.

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      Otto Phillips 5 years ago

      I too married the Love of My Life and my best friend. Fantastic Lens!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @Heidi Vincent: Thanks so much for attending our wedding (lens that is), and glad you enjoyed your time here :)

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on your marriage Jolene! You made a lovely bride. I like your green theme. The photos were lovely and the song selection SUPERB!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @jlshernandez: It was like 1 huge party... a super fun evening all around :)

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      What a fun and memorable wedding that must have been. So much love and luaghter. Thanks for sharing.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @gypsyman27 lm: We absolutely enjoyed our wedding day, it was amazing being surrounded with friends and family :)

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      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      I hope you enjoyed your special day, congratulations on the day and your purple star! See you around the galaxy...

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: I would absolutely have to agree with you, we do have a very beautiful family :) It was such a great day, we couldn't have asked for more.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @Elaine Chen: He did an amazing job of giving me away, he was very proud to be able to do that :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @pawpaw911: The night before our wedding day we had a huge storm come through (they said they were funnel clouds), took out the power in our city, up rooted trees all over the place, it was a pretty impressive storm.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Congratulations! I wish you and your loved ones much joy. Thank you for sharing your special day. Such a beautiful family.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Boston

      Congratulations and best of luck to you. Thanks for sharing your special day with us.

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      your son is so handsome :-) off course I like your wedding day story and thanks for sharing

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      Looks like a lot of fun. Best wishes for a long and happy life together.

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      Lynda Makara 5 years ago from California

      How sweet! Angel blessings.

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks so much, I was so excited to see that as well. Yes I have added a few more pictures onto the lens, we had so many great pictures taken it was hard to choose only a few of them. :)

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Nicely done. You gotta love happy occasions like weddings. It rained on my wedding day.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @Terrie_Schultz: That sounds like a fantastic wedding :) If we had the space we totally would have had a backyard BBQ... but we have a lot of family (that we are close with) so there was no way to accommodate all of them in our yard lol.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Had to return to congratulate you on being chosen as a Purple Powerhouse lens and this has gotten even more wonderful since I was here. I think "the lovely couple" picture is my favorite...its lovely!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      Congratulations! Your wedding was lovely, thanks for sharing. We had a very small wedding in a park. Our friend who is a minister performed the ceremony, and just my parents and my husband's mom were there. That evening we had a party at our apartment for our friends, and I made a carrot cake.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks so much Tipi, it is greatly appreciated. It was such a wonderful day filled with family, friends, and happiness :) We couldn't have asked for more.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh, Squid Angel blessed too! Congratulations! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is such a special wedding lens, a lovely tribute to your big day. You both look so happy together. Your dress is gorgeous, and your look just beautiful, tummy and all. - I wish you and your family a wonderful futures. God Bless.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: I think it adds such a personal touch when there are homemade items in a wedding. Hope her wedding day went as well as ours did... it was amazing :)

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      What a wonderful day! I sure enjoyed your wedding photos and descriptions. Recently my niece got married and it inspired me to make a lens, Librarian's Wedding. She made a lot of her wedding decorations too. It was lovely.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @KathyMcGraw2: I added more homemade things wedding things to my Lucky In Love lens in case you wanted to recheck ;)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      @KathyMcGraw2: Thank-you so much, it was such a wonderful day, and yes we all had a blast! I really enjoyed making all of those things for our wedding, it gave me a great sense of accomplishment, and they all turned out wonderful :)

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      Kathy McGraw 5 years ago from California

      Oh how rude...I forgot to say I loved your dress :)

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      Kathy McGraw 5 years ago from California

      I am smiling ear to ear....looked like all of you had a great time! And all those things you made, like the guestbook, really brought out your theme. I just noticed your name is the same as my daughters, but we spell it with a K...:) Anyway, congratulations and thank you for sharing your special Lucky in Love Wedding Day with us :)