My last wedding post - some shots of the details I worked so hard on for over a year!
Programs: I blogged about these here. I have a bunch of pictures of people reading them, so hopefully they were helpful. They were at least pretty!
Arch: My dad made this beautiful bamboo arch for us, which I blogged about here. I emailed him a few inspiration photos last spring, and this is what he came up with.
It's decorated with these sheer curtains from Ikea. I had them for a few years and they weren't in use at our current house, so I dug them up for our wedding.
The only other ceremony decor was white rose petals in the grass aisle. Perfect!
Bouquets: I made these for myself and my Maid of Honor the day before the wedding - you can see the process here. This is one of the details I'm super proud of because they turned out so beautifully! We didn't do corsages or boutonnieres and they were not missed.
I ordered green and white roses, white dahlias, blue hydrangeas and green poms through our day of coordinator, who happens to have a wholesale floral license.
Card Jar: I blogged about making this here.
Guestbook: We had Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss read during our ceremony, and that book served as the guestbook as well.
It was on a table as you walked into the reception, but James' mom ended up passing it around during the cocktail hour - which I'm so glad that she did because people were able to take the time to write some really sweet messages!
Cake: Hoffman's Bakery provided the cake, which was a delicious princess torte. They delivered it plain, and our coordinator decorated it with flowers.
The cake stand was brought by my parents. I saw pictures of a neat tree stump cake stand and asked if they could find/make something similar. It turns out that they had a friend with this stump segment who let us borrow it. So cool.
Centerpieces: I don't love how they set these up, and the candles look weird this way. When I went to get my food I saw that a bunch of vases were just sitting on the ground. WTF? So I asked them to put them on tables, as un-bridezilla as possible :)
Overall our wedding day turned out pretty much perfectly. I'm so happy we were able to pull it off on a budget, while capturing our styles and personalities so well.