Our Wedding Rehearsal: Practice Makes Perfect (part 3)
















Here's my last batch of photos from the wedding rehearsal. We practiced with the real music, but none of the real words and no kiss at the end. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was pretty fun and helped the kiddos feel comfortable and ready for 'their big day'. 

We chose to have our wedding ceremony on the third floor above Red Velvet. It's a beautiful huge old room with peeling wallpaper and large windows. Needless to say, there hadn't been an event held up there for decades, so we did a lot of work to prepare it (including building a new stair rail with Jeremy's dad). The flower backdrop for the ceremony was handmade by Jeremy and I (I'll share a tutorial at a later date). It was a combination of new paper lanterns, handmade pom-poms and fabric pieces. 

This day was so special and surreal. I was more nervous the day before than on the actual wedding day. It was so good to be surrounded by our best friends and relax a little bit! 

Thanks for sharing these memories with me! elsie 

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  • wow im loving the place <3 such a romantic thing in such a interesting background I will go to see the 1st two parts of this, by the way that girl have blue hair (the little one)??? she looks so cute <3

  • Absolutely beautiful. I love, love, love the backdrop. Also, is my computer playing tricks on me or is the Flower Girls hair blue-ish?

  • wow!!! it looks so awesome and how super cool that it was above red velvet, such a great idea and so fitting!

    can’t wait to see you in that beautiful white dress!


  • I love the setting that you guys chose! It’s very unique but so fitting.

    I’ve loved seeing these photo updates!

    Talia Christine

  • What a pretty decoration!
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  • Fabulous and so true to your style! Blue hair on the flower girl…priceless! xx from Soleil

  • Are you going to share why Didier and Hope have blue hair? I love it, I’m just wondering if there was some kind of reasoning behind it :)From all the photos I’ve seen, your wedding was perfection!

  • An amazing room! I also would like to know if the blue hair was synchronised!?

  • I just love every detail. How amazing is that location…and all the work you both put into it! Thanks for letting me be a witness of your wedding…virtually ๐Ÿ™‚ Hearts, Janna Lynn

  • Love the backdrop of paper lanterns and pompoms. Really made the room pop and is quite fitting to your personality!

  • Seeing your photos makes me feel so excited as I plan my guy’s and I’s big day (in a few months!). I’m hoping to pull together something just as personal and touching as yours seems to have been! congrats again!

  • Helen I love the pictures of your rehearsal. It looks like you all had so much fun! I grew up in Springfield, and believe it or not I have a vague memory of the store that used to be where RV is located now. (I was REALLY young when it closed). I think you could open that third floor to special occasions and it would do really well. Just a thought =>

  • I love the wall decoration, the colors are so pretty! Everything looks so amazing!

  • Everything looks so magical and it’s just the rehearsal! Way to go! Love Didier’s blue hair too.


  • Colors!! Awesome! I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the idea of feathers instead of flower petals. Did you make the backdrop yourself?

  • Oh my goodness, I love that your flower girls tossed feathers! That’s so sweet.

  • I love that you used feathers instead of flowers in your “flower” girl baskets! I am so in love with that building!

  • Your wedding party is so adorable and well dressed! And what a beautiful space!

  • That is such a cool room! I guessed it was at your business address ๐Ÿ™‚ I also wonder how many other folks would be interested in renting your top floor space for their quirky events?

    Looks like you had everything under control Helen (why am I not surprised), and I am truly dying to see the photos of the real big day *grin!* LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • this looks lovely, elsie! your wedding party is so stylish, even the guys! more boys need to dress like the best man in these photos, please. haha.

  • The scenario is so beautiful and you all look so colorful. I love weddings which look a little different than the classic ones. Yay for you two! and all of your friends =)

  • It’s mad that the actual rehearsal is an actual rehearsal (that sounds stoopid doesn’t it?!), but we don’t have that in the UK or France – just turn up on the day and hope for the best!!! XX

  • amazing!!!
    that space…you two…your lovely friends.
    it looks all so wonderful…and with lotยดs of love!!!
    thanks for sharing these picยดs!!!

    liebgruss from germany

  • great! as the person before me wrote, it’s uncommon to do an actual “rehearsal” in germany, but i agree with you that it’s probably best for the kids involved. (:

    i love all your wedding photos and the flower wall hanging, it’s so pretty and unique. and i love the room your ceremony took place at! can you marry officially anywhere in the us? or did you get “married on paper” beforehand and this was just the official ceremony? in germany, there are few places where you can get married officially (just the registry office and some special places). if you don’t marry there, you have to get your official “yes” at the registry office and then repeat the ceremony at a different place which is quite ridiculous i think… );

    btw, i’m just taking your blog love-e-course (as a reward for myself for finishing my first book!) and it’s lovely. i’m feeling so inspired! i feel like re-doing so many things already – and i’ve only read the first 3 chapters… (;

  • I’m sure having the rehearsal helped a lot with the nerves too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Your wedding was so beautiful and original Mrs.Larson!haha ๐Ÿ˜€

    The back drop is awesome!!

    Kisses from Spain!!

  • I like the colourful flowers on the wall, very original! ๐Ÿ™‚ Zoe xx

  • The flower backdrop is so stunning. Congratulations, Helen! The space looks gorgeous and both of you look so happy (:

  • this is so so adorable. I love the blue hair on your flower girl!

    XO Sahra

  • Oh, lovely!! How rad is it that you got to hold it in your own wallpaper-peeling place? And I *adore* that you guys made the backdrop together – adorable!

  • the setting really was perfect – in the place where your life is blossoming. You really pulled it off – i’m so happy for both of you!

  • Looking at these photos gives me goosebumps for my wedding in 24 days!!

    Also how is it that everyone you know has amazing style?

  • the back drop is GORGEOUS. congratulations girlie….it looked like there was a lot of love being spread that day!

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  • i love that you saved the kiss for the real thing, so sweet! also, the space looks great, the natural light is so pretty

    Katie x

  • I love the way your wedding looks like one of those photos with most of the color bleached out but then a few poignant POPS of color. I’m not sure if that’s just how the photography edited the photos or if you intended to decorate that way, but I love it!

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