I thought it would be a fun idea to show you how we put all the decor ideas I blogged about for the last year into action on our wedding day.
Here is how the candlelight ceremony turned out. We bought the glass candle holders from IKEA.
Here is the ring pillow we ordered from West Egg Studio on Etsy. It was a bit funny because Brody (who was my ring bearer and is my nephew and godson) carried the pillow so you couldn’t see the writing on it at all. Still, the pillows will still be a nice keep sake, we have the grey one on the bed in our guest room and let Brody keep the green one.
Here is the family portrait we had made and framed to use as our alternative to the traditional Guest Book. The portrait was created by the same artist who does the avatar’s for It’s A Bride’s Life. Of course, my cartoon avatar is wearing a Mon Cheri Social Occasions dress (style # 111814). I actually bought that dress and wore it for my engagement photos and at my wedding rehearsal.
We did have a traditional guest book as well. We bought this one from Bow Ring to match our toasting flutes which we forgot to get engraved before the wedding. Oh well, I guess we can always still engrave them when we have time. It’s one of those little details that can be overlooked.
Here are the Ribbon Wands we ordered from Outside The Box Desserts‘ Etsy shop. We put a ribbon wand on each chair before the guests arrived along with my DIY programs.
We had organza green chair sashes tied on each chair. We bought these from tableclothsfactory.com for less than we would have been able to rent them for!
We also used green organza table overlays also from tableclothsfactory.com to add a little pop of color to the tables since everything else on the table (the table cloths, the napkins and the dishes) was plain white. We definitely saved money buying them instead of renting them but keep in mind it’s quite a bit more since you’ll have to iron or steam all of the linens yourself (thanks Mom and Crystal).
Table centerpieces were made by Flowers Just Because. And, of course, you can see my DIY table numbers I made as well.
Speaking of which, here are a few more shots of DIY table numbers. We made using the glass lanterns from IKEA and they worked out perfectly. They gave us the same look and feel as a luminary but without danger of having an open flame right next to paper.
Our “sweetheart table”. Aaron and I sat here and we just had our wedding party sit at regular tables along with their guests. This eliminated the need for the guests or “plus one’s” of our bridal party to have to sit with people they didn’t really know.
Our DIY guest favors – they were a huge hit. As a reminder, they were mojito glasses which we hand-etched with our crane logo and wrapped up with a muddler and instructions for making our signature drink “the winter mojito”.
Here are the custom matches we had made for the cigar roller table, we bought them from Lil Missi‘s shop on Etsy.
The center picture is a close up of one of our guest’s tables at the wedding reception. You can see the signature drink (“the winter mojito”), our hand-made DIY menu, and our DIY music request cards in action.
And of course, we can’t forget about the cake and cake topper. Here is the cake – it was lactose and nut free and each layer was a different flavor (chocolate raspberry, lemon, apple cinnamon, and french vanilla).
The cake was made by Irresistible Cakes.
And our awesome cake topper (we got so many positive comments about our cake topper from our wedding guests). Thanks again to Keren Mudhai for her great work. Check out her shop on Etsy called Mud Cards.
The lighting was obviously a huge factor in the look and feel of the wedding ceremony and reception. The lighting was done by 5th Element Events who is the exclusive supplier for The Distillery District’s Fermenting Cellar venue.
Reception from above…
And the lounge area…
All rentals were provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals.
I think that’s everything decor related that wasn’t covered in the post about the origami cranes or at least I hope so!
What do you think? Was this what you were expecting based on all my blog posts?