Sister Sword’s Fancy Picnic Wedding

You didn’t think I would leave you all hanging on Sister Big Eyes’ gorgeous wedding, did you? Sister and Brother-in-law were married on a Sunday in June three months and one week after the Sword wedding. It was also the same day as our grandparent’s wedding anniversary AND Father’s Day, making it all that more special.

Dearest hive, I will now attempt to do the impossible—I will recap Sister Big Eyes’ wedding in ONE SINGLE BUT INCREDIBLY LONG BLOG POST. Never mind that recapping my Highland Fairy Tale took about 40 posts, I truly believe I can do this! Hopefully you’ll recognize a lot of familiar faces, but in a whole new setting this time! Minnesota in the summer is quite lovely.

A Fancy Picnic

Getting Ready



Does that look familiar? I have the same shot, see below. Cool huh?




Auntie B’s reaction to seeing the bride:


Does it remind you of the last time she saw a bride?


I love this next shot!


First Look and Portraits











Guess who made it to another Minnesota wedding all the way from Bismarck, ND”¦ our grandparents! We are the luckiest. :)





Look who’s escorting his new Mother-in-law down the aisle—a squinty Mr. Sword!


Yours truly as Matron of Honor.




They sang their vows to each other—it was amazing! And they did a God’s knot, which Sister Big Eyes braided during the ceremony.




Yay—another receiving line! Our family loves giving hugs!






For their guestbook, they had everyone sign an old guitar. And how cute are their functional yet personalized guitar picks that were used as confetti and available for guests to take home! An authentic picnic basket was used for cards.






This guy again, killed it with another great Father of the Bride toast—can you imagine having to do TWO in three months?!?



Sister and BIL had taken lessons ahead of time, and they did a fantastic job on their first dance!



Sister Big Eyes invited some of her former students to come towards the end of the day and dance their favorite line dances with her at the reception. It was really sweet.



One thing I regret we couldn’t have was a cute send-off! These ribbon wands were a huge hit with everyone. :)



Mr. Sword and I drove them away from their reception and to my parent’s house, then it was time for our Sister Rock the Frock Photo Shoot!! Coming up NEXT!

All photos by Crystal Liepa Photography because remember, we shrendored.

PHEW, I did it! :) Did you see any details or ideas that inspired you for your wedding?


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
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    Dancing-in-September 478 posts, Helper bee @ 5:27 am

    Ha good job. Her wedding looks gorgeous :) I love how different your weddings were.

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    emma20130601 341 posts, Helper bee @ 5:34 am

    Your sister’s wedding looks like it was loads of fun!! :) I love the bridesmaids’ dresses and the personnalized guitar picks!! Such great ideas :) Great job recaping all in one post :)

  3. rucksack Member
    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 5:59 am

    I love all the bright colors! Look like a blast!

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    mrsea 24 posts, Newbee @ 6:33 am

    This looks like my dream wedding! What was her timeline like? Looks like pretty early in the day!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 6:37 am

    Your sister’s wedding looks beautiful! And congrats on recaping it all in 1 post! lol

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    seabeeny 68 posts, Worker bee @ 6:45 am

    What a beautiful wedding! What are the flowers? Are they real? They’re so vibrant!

  7. wellies Member
    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:04 am

    Your sister is a beautiful bride! I love that they sang their vows! :)

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 10:19 am

    Your sister is absolutely gorgeous! Your grandma’s tearful reaction during the ceremony is priceless!

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    shaniqua 253 posts, Helper bee @ 10:26 am

    Did you two share a dress? Hers looks very similar to yours!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:31 am

    @Dancing-in-September: Thanks! And me too, it was so much better for all our family that they were different and unique.

    @Emma20130601: yea, her details were great! The bridesmaid dresses were 30 bucks from JCPenney’s, can’t beat that!

    @Mrs. Rucksack: Me too, so bright and pretty!

    @mrsea: Wow, awesome! This was a morning wedding, you’re right. Hair/makeup started around 6 AM, photos at 8:30, ceremony at 11:30, reception til 5 PM.

    @MissGoldFish: haha thanks! I can’t believe I did it! :)

  11. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:34 am

    @seabeeny: The flowers are fake. That was the only way she could get the bright look she was going for! They are from Michael’s. And we wanted to get them done ahead of time. It was great!

    @Miss Wellies: Yea, they made everyone cry with those! Thanks, she is!

    @bridesmomma: I agree! Seriously, what a great moment that was caught. So sweet.

    @shaniqua: Nope, didn’t share! But they are the same designer and a similar style but different color, fit, and mine doesn’t have any bling. But wait for tomorrow’s post, you’ll be able to see the difference then!

  12. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 12:28 pm

    Yay! I was hoping we’d get to see MOH Big Eyes’ wedding, too! So bright and colorful!

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    Blondie2014 305 posts, Helper bee @ 3:41 pm

    I just love this! I teared up at the photo of your grandparents, AND how the groom walked with his parents. It was very sweet.
    What a gorgeous wedding

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:08 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! It’s so cool and unique that they sang their vows!

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    graciej 197 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:34 pm

    So beautiful being able to see your weddings together. I love you bridesmaid jewellery! I’m thinking of going for chunky pops of colour for my girls and it’s great to see how it can work really well.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:30 am

    @Mrs. Genie: haha yay, thanks for remembering!

    @brooke25: I know, so many sweet moments. :)

    @Mrs. Pony: Yea, it was awesome!

    @graciej: Thank you! Yes, the chunky jewelry pops of color really look great!

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    Miss_Mimosa 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:51 am

    I loved how bright and fun this wedding seemed. She made a beautiful bride!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:25 pm

    These shots are amazing! reading your posts all this time its like I Know you and your sister too so its really lovely to see her wedding pics!

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 12:09 pm

    Her sandals are PERFECT and exactly what I’ve been looking for, for my wedding shoes! Do you know where she got them?! (If somewhere in Minnesota, I live like 5 minutes away from the border in South Dakota, lol, I will drive my butt there and buy them)

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:43 pm

    @krislynn_sd: They are pretty fantastic aren’t they! She said she got them on clearance at Famous Footwear- she was looking for something white with a little sparkle. Doubt they’ll still be around but it might be worth looking for! Good luck! :)

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:46 pm

    @Miss_Mimosa:Thank you, I totally agree!

    @Jacofblues: That’s so sweet, yea, I have talked about her enough, glad to know people were excited to see her wedding pics too! :)

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    lina010 2696 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:02 am

    Looks like an awesome fun wedding!

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