Hey y'all! I got our wedding pictures back on Saturday and I can't stop looking through them. I wish I could go back and relive that weekend all over again. One of the things I strived to do was to have small details that were significant to me and/or to DG and me. Here are some of those:
My matrons of honor and my dress were hung on gold sequin hangers from Pearls & Pastries
sunglasses for our outdoor ceremony
My grandfather was a big time cotton farmer when he was alive. My mom made cotton boutonnieres for all of the groomsmen. David's fell apart from hugging guests; this photo is evidence as it's hanging on by a thread after the ceremony.
I got a monogrammed bouquet wrap and pinned a piece of my mom's jewelry to it. That was my something borrowed. That gold nugget was melted down from my grandfather's rings he wore. He gave one to my mom and one to my grandmother on a gold chain to wear. My grandmother could not attend the wedding for health reasons, so that's how I incorporated her as well.
I don't think y'all understand how disappointed DG and I were that we couldn't figure out how to get Winston to the ceremony. He would have been too excited and it would have been stressful, but we were still disappointed. So, I saw this
cake topper and knew we had to have it. I surprised DG with it at the reception and it was a huge hit.
We also had the sweetest Baker bake our cake. It was red velvet and chocolate layered with buttercream icing. Beth is so awesome; I highly recommend her!
DG's mom and dad gifted us MacKenzie-Childs
toasting flutes. I have loved MacKenzie-Childs since I was in college and worked for a clothing and gift boutique that sold the line. MacKenzie-Childs is made in upstate New York, where DG is from. I'm dying to go to their tea room the next time we're up that way, and I always ask DG's parents if they've ever been there. His mom remembered and ordered these for us to use at the reception.
created exactly what I asked for with the ceiling. I've always loved market lights, and it just worked so well for the venue.
went above and beyone expectations, which is exactly what I knew she would do. I loved these center pieces with the burlap runners
I ordered from Etsy. I decided to use regular table numbers, but assigned each table a song. When that particular song played, it signaled it was time for that table to go through the buffet line. It worked beautifully! And... I did the calligraphy on those escort cards. Whew.
Here's a close up of my hair clip
. I ordered that before I even had a dress. I fell in love with it randomly one day and knew I had to have it.
Stay tuned next week for when I start posting about the events of the weekend!
Have a great Wednesday!
Labels: my life, style, wedding