Bringing Our Wedding Home

Two years ago today I married the most wonderful human on the planet.  I have no doubt that Aaron and I were custom made for each other.  There is no one on the Earth who could tolerate and love me so perfectly.  Of that, I am positive.  (I’m quite the terror, I’ve been told.)  He is the ideal life adventure partner.  He’s the Jones to my Indiana.  The Brave to my Toaster.  The Earhart to my Amelia.  The fuel to my Cessna.  The Drew to my Nancy.  The Peeta for my Katniss.  I could go on forever.  Good thing our marriage will… go on forever.

Wow, anyway.  Am I giving you a cavity with all this sweetness?

Our bridal/groomal pictures are pretty unique and artistic.  And I thought it might be fun to show some of them here.  They were taken in an old abandoned house in the middle of nowhere.  And we may or may not have had to trespass and crawl under barbed wire to get there…

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Unique Vintage Bridals

Apple green wedding colors

On our actual wedding day, we used green apples everywhere as our decor.  I’ve mentioned it a bit on the blog that I love the color green.  It symbolizes earth, life, energy, growth, harmony and well being.  Apples are symbolic of knowledge and wisdom.  It is the fruit of learning.  (Ever thought of why schools and teachers have apples in their decor?)  And not to get too biblical (blame the art historian in me) it’s the symbol of bringing together man and wife and taking them to a new life together, and a more challenging life together where they can grow through trials.  I thought it would be beautiful to incorporate that icon into our wedding to symbolize our learning and moving forward together in our new life.

All the apples were real and fresh.

Apple green wedding colors

Apple green wedding colors

Apple green wedding colors

Apple green wedding colors

Of course there was candy.  Because together life is sweeter.  Did I just give you MORE cavities?

Apple green wedding colors

And what wedding wouldn’t be complete without a few trolls?

Apple green wedding colors

Look at us.  So cute and exhausted.

Apple green wedding colors

Anyway, I mostly wanted this post to be about how we kept elements of our wedding in our home.  It’s not a lot.  But I always try to keep the color green somewhere.  We have our beautiful wedding portrait above the mantel, with us facing the East.  (Also symbolic.)

Living room

And our living room art incorporates a green apple.

1964 Magritte Le Fils de l'Homme (SON OF MAN)

There you have it.  The more meaningful and symbolic things are, the better.  And I really like being married to Aaron.  He’s a champion of all things marriage.

Interiors By Kenz

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  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    Happy Anniversary! Marriage rocks- it really does. And i love your wedding pictures and your dress. The scalloped sweetheart kills me. However, you know I’m far too cynical for all that mush so I’ll probably make fun of you at some point today. Give the hubbers a hug for me!

    • Kenz

      Thank you! I really loved our wedding. I am open to all kinds of teasing today. Bring it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bethany.e.kline Bethany Kline

    those pictures are gorgeous! I love your dress too! Congrats on your anniversary Sweet Kenz! Here’s to many many more!

    • Kenz

      Aw thanks Bethany! You’re the sweetest. xoxo

  • http://twitter.com/SandpaperGlue Stephanie

    happy anniversary! I love the happy green and I’m jealous of how well your rock thick, rounded bangs. :)

    • Kenz

      So much happy green! You know I HAVE to have bangs due to my major 5 head :)

  • http://www.suburble.com/ Tara @ Suburble

    Happy Anniversary!

    And also…. it’s totally awesome and crazy to see that you used green apples in your wedding. That was our theme too! And our centerpieces were cake-stands as well! We had piles of green apples stacked on the centerpieces, and then our signature drink was a green apple martini. I’m a bit floored to see that you guys had such a similar theme! I’d never seen it before our wedding (and yes, lots of people thought it was hilarious to take big bites of the apples as we walked around). Your vintage-style dress is awesome, by the way! Love it!

    • Kenz

      Tara that’s AWESOME! We’re wedding twins. I need to see pictures of your wedding! … It totally doesn’t surprise me that we both had apples as themes. We’re rad :)

      • http://www.suburble.com/ Tara @ Suburble

        You know what they say: “Rad minds think alike!”

        I’ll email you some pics. It’s too cosmic that we both had green apple themes!

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    Happy anniversay Kenz!! I LOVE those images. So artistic and fun and unique. Just like you!!! Love the green apple theme!! So awesome!!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Katja! You are so great :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.cantwell Rebecca Crowder Cantwell

    Happy Anniversary!! I am so honored to have you as my niece!! Thank you for making my nephew so happy!! I can’t believe it has been 2 years!!! Love you guys!!!!

    • Kenz

      It really has been the fastest 2 years! Thanks for making me feel right at home in the family. xoxo

  • Paige Swarbrick

    happy anniversary! I LOVE your dress, it is absolutely classic :)

    • Kenz

      Thank you! I was so particular about what I wanted. I had it made from scratch. :)

  • Heidi Selover

    Yay happy anniversary! I just love you two, which is a little crazy, but I feel like that’s ok. Your wedding pictures are gorgeous. Green really is the best.

    And I love that you incorporate your wedding details into your home. I never would have thought of that. You’re rad.

    • Kenz

      Thanks Happy Heidi! I love YOU. I think it’s okay that we have this crazy little love friendship happening. Pretty positive we were meant to be friends.

  • Gretchen

    Happy anniversary! Those are some seriously fabulous pictures. And I love the idea of keeping some green in the house….our main wedding color was blue. And, umm, that’s totally why I have so much blue now. Yep. Not really. I didn’t even think of it. But maybe now I will!

    • Kenz

      It’s your subconscious!! I love it :)

  • Vanlun

    Hi, Kenz
    How sweet! Happy Anniversary! Isn’t it great to share your life with your best friend? Many more happy years for you two. Hugs,

    • Kenz

      Thank you!! Life with my best friend IS wonderful :)

  • Ashley

    Happy Anniversary! April’s a good month to get married… if only the weather weren’t so terrible right now. I LOVE your dress. Love it, love it, love it. You guys are a fetching couple. Is that even the right word? I don’t know. But I want it to be so there it is. Love all the symbolism, too.

    • Kenz

      Thanks Ashley! April is just so lovely. So much uncertain weather. Warm sun. Cold rain. It snowed the morning of our wedding. lol. And thanks for the fetching compliment! You’re a doll.

  • http://everyday-simple.blogspot.com/ Rachel

    Oh you guys. I just love you – you’re too cute. And holy gorgeous – I am IN LOVE those wedding pictures! Happy Anniversary!! :)

    • Kenz

      Oh thanks Rachel! You’re the bee’s knees. :)

  • jamie

    Lovely photos!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Jamie!!

  • anne

    very cute pictures and happy slightly belated anniversary.

    Looking forward to reading more of the blog. Came over from Decor and the Dog’s link party today.

    • Kenz

      Hi Anne! WELCOME! I certainly do love that Michelle :) She throws a great party. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • http://twitter.com/decorandthedog Michelle

    I wish I wasn’t so boring with wedding planning. Green apple. Genius.

    Love your photos. I’m not just saying that. They are some of the best I’ve seen.

    • Kenz

      Oh please. I bet you weren’t boring with it. You probably hand made a million doughnuts or something awesome like that.
      And thank you! That means a ton :)

  • http://www.desertdomicile.com/ Caitlin @ Desert Domicile

    Gorgeous photos! I love the abandoned house you found, super cool! Happy (belated) anniversary you two :)

    • Kenz

      AH THank you!!! I was really tempted to buy and renovate that house… but Aaron said it had to be “livable.” Lame.

  • Henriette

    This is so sweet! Love your pictures, so much fun to have original, creative wedding photos :D

    • Kenz

      Thanks Henriette! How’s wedding planning coming for you??

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    Happy Anniversary!! Gorgeous photos. You look amazing!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Amber! You are the sweetest :)