Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Our Wedding: Photos and Projects

 I was very excited to check my email today and see that my wedding photographer posted us on her blog! (Click Here) I think she is amazing and I loved our photos, so I wanted to give a big shout out and thank you to her. If you are from southern New England you should definitely consider her.

To try and tie my love of my photos into this blog I will share some of the things we did ourselves for our wedding this past November. Before going back and picking out the pictures, I don't think I realized how much DIY we actually did. It was a group effort.

Not only did my mother-in-law sew this beautiful clutch for me, but it is made from the fabric of my mother's dress (which was also my grandmother's dress). It is so special to me and went with the subtle bow theme I had woven throughout the wedding.

Ceremony Programs. I typed these up and printed them myself on half sheets of card stock. I did not want anything too complicated, so they just listed the Who's Who of the wedding party and other important info. I also put the monogram on the top that was also on several other items, such as invitations, save the dates, etc.
Instead of pew bows we found these amazing purple crystal wreaths and Micheal's craft store and hung them with ribbon in one of the wedding colors. (The colors were victorian violet and deep plum. Think: Khloe Kardashian wedding... but not intentionally.)

This was not a complete DIY, but it was inspired by one. I saw a photo of a centerpiece that looked very similar to this. They made theirs out of crown molding themselves. I bought a thick gold picture frame to save time and money. The florist filled it with flowers and the votive mercury glass holders I picked up.

Escort Cards: I inserted the guests names and table locations in these luggage tags. They had dice and a roulette spinner on them to represent our honeymoon to Las Vegas.

On the escort card table I displayed a memory board filled with photos of family member's and wedding party member's weddings. There were also two larger framed photos of both of our parent's weddings.

Instead of table numbers, we named each of the tables after a casino in Las Vegas and printed them on card stock with a photo.
In honor of my husband's candy addiction, we had a candy bar. My mother found these beautiful mercury glass jars that filled with our favorite treats. I made tags out of silver scrap-booking paper and silver ribbon and used silver candy scoops I purchased for a couple dollars online. It doubles as a treat to munch on and a favor at the end of the night.
Where do you put the candy to take it home? Frosted cellophane treat bags adroned a tag with our monogram and wedding date and thank you message on it.

Another one of my mother-in-laws gorgeous creation: my daughter's flower girl dress. It was so pretty and just perfect. It was also made out of my moms dress (like the clutch above) with some tulle and purple flowers added. In this picture she caught the bouquet!
To keep the kids at the wedding entertained throughout the night, we had a basket filled with games, coloring books, crayons, toys, etc. They really enjoyed it when they needed a break from hitting the dance floor. There was a whole table devoted to just them.

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