Monday, February 7, 2011

You Make My Dreams Come True: Bouquet & Garter Toss

We were finally ready for the bouquet and garter tosses. David and I are pretty young and were the first of our friends to get married, so we had LOTS of single friends who were more than willing to participate. I loved this part of the night!

First up was the bouquet toss, and we used the most popular/cliché song out there - ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyonce. Say what you want – I loved it!




My first throw didn’t go so well. The bouquet ended up hitting something on the ceiling, and it landed on the floor – Turning it into a mad dash from the kids to get the bouquet.

{guest photo}

I tried it again, and it turned out much better.


Mainly because my best friend, MOH A, caught it!


David chose the song for the garter toss and he chose the Mission Impossible theme song – ha. Random, but comical.








Do you see that bright blue shirt right in the middle? That’s MOH A’s boyfriend. He was inches away from catching it – Wouldn’t that have been perfect?!

Instead, one of our friends’ younger brother (who’s still in high school) was the lucky one.

{See my DIY garter?}

I wore two garters so I wouldn’t lose my KU garter that my mom made me. I wish I’d gotten a pro picture of them, but thankfully BM S snapped this one while we were getting ready:

{guest photo}

I know the bouquet/garter tosses are controversial in the wedding world now, but I’m so glad this was one tradition we kept. Everyone enjoyed it, and these memories and pictures are some of my favorite from the day!

*All pictures in this post (unless otherwise noted) taken by Becky of Stamp of Life Photography*

Need to catch up?
We started on Thursday.
We decorated Friday morning.
The guys had their turn.
The girls stole the show
We got some fun bridal party pictures
We took care of the formal portraits.
We took pictures with the kiddos.
We spent time hanging out waiting for the ceremony to start.
The grandparents and parents were seated.
It was finally time for the processional.
A step back to the playing of the slideshow.
The ceremony started. (Part 1)
The ceremony continued. (Part 2)
The ceremony ended. (Part 3)
We had a little fun with our recessional
I shared our ceremony details
We made our grand exit.
And then made our grand entrance!
We listened to touching toasts.
Then it was time to cut the cake.
We danced with our parents.


  1. That's so funny you sat on a groomsmen's back. I wish I had thought of that! I know just who I would have sat on. haha.

  2. I hadn't heard anything about it being controversial? That's interesting. I personally think it's lots of fun. And definitely great when you have so many eager friends!

  3. How fun! We used the same song for the bouquet toss! I too love it! Definitely one of the funnest parts of the evening.

  4. I love that you used the Mission Impossible theme song! We used the Rocky theme song. Haha!

  5. @ Mrs. Gator - I used to think everyone did that until I started reading wedding blogs! It was actually David's younger brother. :)
    @ Jayme - I know a lot of brides think it's awkward or that it's rude to put your single friends in that position. I think it's fun too, and obviously so did our guests!

  6. Stumbled on your blog last night. I read all your wedding recaps. Love some of your ideas!!! You all seem happy and perfect for each other. May God Bless you!!

    I lived in Wichita for 4 years 1999-2003.


  7. Haha - love that you sat on a groomsman's back for the garter! So funny.

    And WOW! You had a LOT of ladies competing for that bouquet!!!!


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