Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Details...part 2

I hope you are tired of my wedding already!  I know I threw a lot of details your way yesterday, but like I said I am a very detail-oriented person :) here goes part 2....

If you know me, you know I have a HUGE sweet tooth. So not only did I have a Bride's Cake, I also needed a Groom's Cake to satisfy my love for chocolate and a pie bar...just for fun, and because it was Fall! I think the Groom's Cake turned out to be my favorite....our precious dog was carved out of chocolate...can you see her? I also loved that it looked like a tree stump...the platter we used was even an actual tree stump!!

The home where we had our reception has a long circular driveway where chandeliers were hung from trees to light the way. I have so many favorite details from the day, but this one is close to the top of the list. It truly made a statement to the entrance of our wedding reception!

Gifts were collected on the porch in this vintage goat cart for a fun twist.

I had never been to a wedding with a photo booth but had seen it on multiple blogs and just had to have one at ours! It was SO MUCH FUN!!! We had props for guests to get silly with and a chalkboard so that they could write a message to us.

If money were no object, I would have loved to have had vintage china for dinner plates and dessert plates, but I restrained myself and used them just for the bride's cake. My parents collected random china patterns from various antique stores. It was so fun to see all the different designs!

Since every detail was hugely important to me, I wanted to have some fun transportation for the day.  A trolley transported the wedding party from the church to the reception....don't you just love the cute sign I made?? After much searching I found the perfect getaway car...a 1929 Model A Ford. It was perfect!! And for the  grand finale...drum roll please... 

I surprised my husband and our guests with fireworks when we pulled out of the driveway, and I have to say it was pretty awesome!!! So, that is the close to my most favorite day that turned into something truly better than any fairytale I could have imagined!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Details....part 1

 I've always paid attention to details, so when it came to planning my wedding I spent countless hours mulling over the tiniest of details. I mean, come on, it was my wedding day.....I wanted it to be perfect!! So, here are a few of my favorite details in no particular order....

The food table became a focal point at our reception. We used lace linens from my grandparents and antiques my parents have collected over the years to make a show stopping display. I wanted to incorporate a menu somehow, so we found gorgeous vintage frames and put the name of the different dishes in each one. And we topped it all off with hanging lanterns to set the perfect glow!

 I loved that our bar wrapped around a gorgeous oak tree in the center of the lawn where all the festivities were taking place. Do you notice the fabulous flower baskets mounted to the tree? The bar wouldn't be complete without our 2 specialty drinks, my favorite and of course the hubs favorite too. Oh and we had to have koozies with our wedding monogram!

I am obsessed with mercury glass so we collected vintage vases and votive candles to decorate the tables.

I love this old church pew so much that I had to incorporate it into the venue. It made the perfect seating area for guests to relax and give their dancing feet a break.

I saw this idea on a wedding blog and just had to put my spin on it. I took old photos and new photos and turned them into Polaroids to keep with my vintage theme.

We set up a guest book table on the walkway to the entrance of the home on our reception site. We used a cookbook as our guest book because we both love to cook, especially together. I loved the arbor our florist created over the entrance to the home.

Stayed tuned for part 2 tomorrow......

Images via Studio A Photography