It may be many months late, but here it is: the wedding post! I wrote these two notes below on the two mornings with the intent of posting them on my blog here that I had planned on starting many months ago, but as late as it is, here they finally are:
PART I – 8:00am, August 3rd
I can’t believe it – today is the day I get to marry by best friend, and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Preparation the past few days went off with out a hitch and everything looks absolutely perfect! My prep is done and the rest is in the hands of some very capable and amazing friends and family! Can’t wait to walk down the aisle…. bring on the hair and makeup!
PART II – 8:00am, August 4th
Perfection is all I have to say about the day. It was absolutely perfect, every detail, every event, everything was perfect! I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day – it truly was my dream wedding! And the best part.. walking down the aisle and seeing all my friends and family there, so full of love and support (and a few tears), and the best part – seeing Dustin standing at the end of the aisle waiting for me…
The Theme & Decor…
It took us a while to decide on our theme, we flipped and flopped between many, and then we chose colours: orange & silver, and then the “theme” came.. crowns and “Keep Calm”.. that was going to be are starting ground and then we ran with it and made something of it even better then I could have ever imagined!
We custom designed and made our wedding invitations (with some ‘labour’ from our great bridesmaids and groomsmen)! The first was our save the dates, and then a few months closer too the invitation which included, location/hotel information, itinerary for the big day, and RSVP cards.
The Wedding Decor…
We definitely stuck with the colour scheme here (orange and silver) from the orange table runners, silver centre pieces, orange head table back drop, and more. There were a few key items I would had listed as my “must haves” for the wedding, a tiered cupcake display and photo booth! And yes, we had them both and more! So let’s go through it piece by piece:
The Head Table…
The Head Table!
The Bride & Groom!
The Guest Tables..
The guest tables were complete with orange table runners, custom favour boxes at each seat with custom M&M treats, and activity books/bags for the kids seats.
Guest Favor Boxes
The Guest Tables
The Kids Tables
Kids Activity Book
Guest Table Favour Boxes & Thank You Cards
The Guest Book , Seating Chart & Entrance…
We decided on a puzzle for the guest book, everyone signed a piece of the puzzle. The entrance area was defined by many large columns and drapery. The guest book was another one of my favourite pieces, we found some old window panes which we attached together and than the table seating was written out on each pane.
The Puzzle Guest Book
The Puzzle Guest Book
The Cake/Cupcakes and More…
The Cupcakes were one of my favourite parts (though it seems I did have many, many favourite parts, but can you blame a girl?). All the cupcakes were done by my amazing cousin / bridesmaid, The Cupcake Machine!
The Girl’s Dresses