Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: The Details

If you have ever planned a wedding, you know that the little details can make a big impact at the wedding. The hardest things about wedding planning for me was designing and creating all of these little details but it's all worth it when you see it come together on your big day! 

I do have to give a HUGE shout out to my mother and father for doing most of the wedding crafts since Ryan and I lived in New Jersey during the wedding planning process. They did an amazing job of bringing all of our ideas to life! 

Here are some of my favorite little details from the wedding! 


The programs turned out just beautiful and incorporated the pinecones seen throughout the wedding! They contained important details about the wedding, including our wedding party,  readings from the ceremony, the layout of the wedding, and our new address, all tied together with a twine ribbon!

The Wedding Invitations: 

Amanda, at Especially Yours Design, created our Wedding Invitations for us! I knew I wanted to incorporate burlap, lace, and pinecones in the design and she pulled it off beautifully! We went through a few trials, but the end result was just perfect! We also chose to do RSVP postcards with our logo on the front and a song request line on the back! The song requests we received were hilarious and we tried to play as many as possible during the reception!

The Guest Book: 

My dad surprised Ryan and I with this one. We didn't know what the plan was for the guest book, we just knew my dad took that project on for himself. When we were first able to see it, we were so excited that our guests would be not only signing the book, but they would also be able to write down their "special wishes for us" and how they know us- which led to some pretty funny reading!

The Bouquets and Cake: 

The bouquet was pretty much the inspiration for the ENTIRE wedding. I found a picture of a bouquet on Pinterest (thank God for Pinterest!) and I just knew that it was exactly what I wanted. The bouquet featured silver brunia (the berries), baby pinecones, dusty miller, and a couple different types of ivory roses. The cake had the same flowers on the 2nd layer, tying everything together!

The Sparkler Send-Off: 

The sparkler send-off was a must for us! My mom found 2-foot long smokeless sparklers that worked perfectly for the wedding and for pictures! We ordered some custom matchbooks with our names and wedding date on them and tied one matchbook to two sparklers with twine. They were displayed at the wedding in Large mason jars so that everyone could grab a set and light their sparklers on their own in line! It turned out to be a beautiful way to say goodbye to all our friends and family!

The Escort Cards and Holder: 

We knew we wanted to display the escort cards in a unique way and when my Uncle Don and Aunt Carol donated some old windows from their home in NC, we knew we had the perfect medium to do so! My parents put nails in each side of the window and strung twine from each nail. I cut out each name in a tag shape and decorated the cards. Then, we clipped each card to the twine with a small clothes pin! They turned out SO cute!

The Wedding Favors: 

Since there was a fountain on the property, we decided it would be a great idea to give everyone a silver dollar to throw into the fountain and make a wish. After the wedding, we collected all of the silver dollars and donated them to help fight Alzheimer's Disease. My dad wrote the poem and designed the cards. If you can't read it, the card says, "What if you couldn't remember who you love...who loves you? Memories are Priceless. With this coin the bride and groom have made it possible within this room to buy you a wish... to help it come true so you remember them and they remember you." It was a beautiful touch and helped us remember our loved ones that couldn't be at the wedding with us.

 The Candy Buffet and "Love is Sweet" Sign: 

The candy buffet was something I just HAD to have at the wedding. We chose 7 of our most favorite candies and put out to-go bags for everyone to take some candy home with them! The "Love is Sweet" sign was a perfect tie in to the wedding and was a hand-me-down from Brandon and Rachel's wedding!

Other Little Details that Boosted Our Special Day: 

Baby's Breath Bouquets down the aisle
The Tablescape: Pinecones, burlap runner, flowers, and lanterns 
Burlap and lace bows borrowed from Brandon and Rachel's wedding!  
The Wishin' Well fountain sign made by Amanda (our wedding planner and Wedding Invite designer) 

With that, Wedding Wednesday comes to a close! It's been so fun recapping this amazing time in my life and I hope ya'll enjoyed reading it as much as I loved writing everything!


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