Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: The Details

Another installment of Wedding Wednesday! Today we're talking about the details - place cards, favors, programs, etc. Our ceremony programs were fans, since it was a late summer outdoor wedding. They got a lot of use! They had a navy backing and then we did half with yellow ribbon and half with green ribbon. My day of coordinator was sweet enough to lay them out on the seats and alternate the ribbon color for me, since she knew I was slightly OCD about that sort of stuff. I just loved the look of them sitting on each seat. We also did menu cards, tucked into each napkin at each place setting. Our monogram and wedding date was up top (we also used that same monogram on the programs). They were backed with bright yellow paper and I love how that popped against our navy linens. We did beer koozies as a sort of informal favor. We decided we wanted to do koozies just about a week before the wedding (we weren't going to do any favors at all), so it was a bit of a scramble to find them last minute. We just had the wedding date printed on them - nothing else - because I thought it looked pretty cute that way. Also, I'm not a super huge fan of personalized ones with the names and some cheesey graphic. They sat in glass containers at each bar for people to grab. The Pillows! My favorite "DIY" project of the wedding - I just didn't do it myself. ha! My wonderful MOH and her mom helped me with sewing about 20 pillows that we placed around the benches at the venue. We used really fun, bright fabrics so they made the benches look a little bit more welcoming. It was nice to sort of make it feel a bit "loungey" around the gardens. After the wedding, I re-covered the pillows in more neutral fabric and now we use them in our family room!
Our place cards were also another favorite detail of mine. I knew I wanted to use wheatgrass to hold our place cards, because I think it looks really fresh and whimsical. I found a seller on Etsy to make the 75 flags for me - she did half polka dots and half stripes, which were attached to lollipop sticks which got stuck into the grass trays. I did the "calligraphy" myself the week of the wedding with a navy sharpie. It wasn't perfect by any means, but I think it carried over with the laid back feel of the place cards and looked pretty cute. We also did 2 large vases of fresh lemons and limes on that table to add some color.
The Ice Cream Cart - such a fun surprise for the guests, as well as a nice treat for a late night snack on a hot night. People seriously attacked that thing when it was brought out (right after cake cutting). It had a whole assortment of fun ice cream treats, like what the ice cream man would bring, and even our older guests were so excited about it!
So those are some of the details from our wedding - Happy Wednesday!

(all photos by Egomedia Photography)

10 comments:

Annie said...

Wow, you have some really cute ideas!

Belle said...

LOVE the details- especially the ice cream cart! That must have been such a big hit!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Such great details! I love them all! :)

Freck said...

Love the details!! Keep these posts coming, I'm still head over heels for your pictures. So so cute, love the pillow idea!

EmilyB said...

Ohhhh I just adore your wedding details. The color scheme was so summery and fresh!

AllyRae said...

I absolutely love the colors! So bright and welcoming! And the pillows on those beautiful wood benches look amazing!

Always Organizing said...

Gorgeous details!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Congrats on the new job; I think that's really exciting!! I also love the wedding program fans! I went to a wedding this weekend where they 1) didn't do programs and 2) it was HOT out...those would have been very handy :-)

Adie said...

Wow what beautiful details! Love them all!!

Kelly said...

mmm, i loved reading the buildup to your wedding and now the recaps!! so fun. love the ice cream idea!

speaking of weddings and marriage, i have a question for you. how is the adjustment to married life now? i know you and your lovely husband lived together for a bit beforehand, so i'm just wondering how life is different afterwards, and what your thoughts are on being married now. does everything feel almost the same? can you feel a difference in commitment now that you're legally and officially bound? are you loving every minute? have some things been more challenging than others?

i suppose that's a few more than one question (perhaps enough for an answer post??), but thanks kim! :)

 
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