Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LOTS of wedding detail

The Guest Book {Table}
no book, just two paddles.
I wanted something that I would always see & have visible in our home.
I plan to hang these in above a doorway in our home {and homes to come}
let me take you back to day 115, me talking about how to make your wedding day unique, well this was the perfect idea for us & everything else in this post are more of our "unique" ways.
Also, to the left you see a bowl & pink feather {which is a pen I made}... okay well that is our 10 year time capsule. It had random questions for people to fill out {if that wanted to}.  Throughout our wedding planning & all the festivities I collected certain things that I wanted to be brought back to in 10 years I'll write a post to capture all the details of the capsule later. It's interesting.

The grooms cake, not really. 

Aaron did not want a grooms cake, he stated "I don't want one. I've never seen anything eat the grooms cake, so it'll be a waste." which is not true & this floored me because I just knew he would want something extravagant. Thanks to Pinterest, I saw this idea about a month before the wedding. I already had these old fashion milk jars, so I added some touch & then our engagement party cake had the cake toppers, which is a groom holding a fishing pole with a ring on the hook and his bride reaching up for it.
This idea was p.e.r.f.e.c.t because if I haven't shared it before... here it is.
My husband eat FOUR oreos {double stuffed} with milk every.single.night before we hit the sack. Everyone loved it.. however nobody ate it.

The bags to the right of the cake were the same "favor bags" for our guest which had a picture of us behind a parasol kissing. Awe! How sweet, right? However these bags had goodies inside and a thank you note that was handed out to each of our vendors. :)

Gift Table
Just a small touch of wedding decor that sat on the gift table.

Our Dinner Table Setting

... my favorite thing. We worked very hard on these.
At the very beginning of our wedding planning, I said I wanted my tables to be very detailed. I am a detailed kind of gal and I wanted them to show who I was.
Pearls, Lace, & Vintage - Those were my main must haves.
Being we started from the day I got engaged, we were able to really focus on these.
I work next to hobby lobby, enough said. After designing the table, that's when Mom hosted My Bridal Bash so we could all put these together and into boxes, ready to go!
One of the Bridal Shows I attended is where my piece of glass raised up on the table was inspired. You should go look. However, I changed it a bit and threw in a twist. :) This made it where I could design decor to fit under the glass without wasting space.
The fans were brought in for the vintage look. My hubby's idea! :) I chose 'sticks' instead of flowers to bring in the rustic/outdoors look for Aaron. I was completely in love with my table settings.
Our Table Numbers
these were our table numbers, not really but really.
I didn't want to just do a number, I wanted to incorporate 'our story', therefore I came up with the idea of pictures... figures? Each table had a different photo with... well
it started out at 'signs' of locations around our hometown; the road of our high school "Camilla drive", the road where it really started, which were the tennis courts {where we played for high school} Courthouse Road, & so forth. Eventually our story got boring and I ran out of COOL roads so for the last like... three tables were just random roads or places in our hometown. On the backside of these pictures were the stories behind the road signs.
That too, got boring so to finish up the {30} tables I started to write facts about us or I took things from our table capsule questionnaire. :) This is one of the small things that nobody notices... but mean a lot to me.
This picture above is 'Welcome to Pembroke' which was table #1 - the caption on the back shared the year when I moved to this small town & basically how we met.
In the picture below is another very special piece of  'us' that means a lot, however nobody really knew. See the music paper? Okay, well I spent countless hours dying 'love songs' with music notes with tea. I bought old music books and made copies of them & crumbled them up and hand dipped these pieces of paper for the vintage look but most of all it was a symbol of the way Aaron and I connect. Remember this post about how important music was to us? If not, take a look. You'll understand it a bit more. The napkin holders holding the napkin together were also handmade. Out of what? Toilet & paper towel rollers.
Yes, all 300 were cut & wrapped in the material perfect for our day... it was a lot of work however it was another special touch of our wedding day.
Look of the tables BEFORE anyone got a hold of them
The Bride & Groom dinner setting
Remember April 22, 2011 when I wrote a post about 80's candy? Okay, well thank you for your help because everyone loved our 'Candy Bar' favor table.
I really didn't like that framed {thank you note} to my guests there... but come the night before, I did not want to have to worry about anything. So I didn't. I also made a {Just Married} pendant banner to hang on this table... didn't make it up there.

We were also supposed to have koozies...
Well that was our very first 'Oppsie'

Our Koozies were supposed to look JUST.LIKE.THIS
but with our names & our wedding date.
We kept a handle for shizz & giggles.

That's all folks...
{for now}

Sure hope you are having fun, I am!
Day 129 will take you back and make you see all the things in the making...
we handmade SO many things. It's crazy... but worth it.


Mrs. Thomas said...

So, so pretty! I love all the little details too! :)

Mrs. Mama said...

LOOOOOVE all the details! you did great!

brlracincwgrl said...

I love the Paddles as a Guest book! You are SO clever! :).

Steph@ Living The Young Life said...

i love the paddle idea!!! the details you put on everything is what you will look back on and smile ;) even though it took you forever i'm sure..

Ali said...

I love that candy bar!! How fun. I think it was great without the coozies but its pretty sad it didn't workout. Oh well, thats a story you'll always have to tell! :)

J and A said...

Amazing. So many amazing details. Wow.

♥ Marcy ♥ said...


Jenna E said...

Very creative!! We had matching adirondack chairs for our guest book. I can't wait to enjoy them next summer :)

Carolyn said...

I love all the details! SO PRETTY! And so much work! You can tell all the effort that went into that!!!

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Bonnie-Lynn said...

you worked really hard, while i would love to as well unfortuately it would all be wasted, i did for our halloween themed social & no one cared about everything i worked so hard on.

may i ask roughly how much your candy bar cost? i was wondering whether it is cheaper to do it yourself or to get someone else to do it ($500 for a good one for 250ppl)

Cassie said...

You had so many details! I love this. I can only hope that my day is as special as yours! I am in LOVE with that wedding dress! Would love to be able to have a wedding to wear it in :)

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

LOVE the candy bar and You look absolutely GORGEOUS in your photo!!!

Anonymous said...

SO pretty! I love all the details! The candy bar is MY absolute favorite for a wedding!

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