Our accent color to the latte and truffle is a deep red. We are doing gold chargers on the tables but, i was thinking should we do red to bring in that element more? What do you think?
I want to do chinese takeout boxes with red ribbon wrapped around it. I plan to put little candies inside. Hersheys, lindts or whatever other chocolates i can find. I want to put the takeout box on top of the napkin that will lay on the charger. I plan to get our monogram on a sticker, and hopefully put some cardstock behind it, then the ribbon underneath. Ive seen some great deals on these takeout boxes on efavormart. I plan to get the candie from Sam's. So this should be cost affordable, hopefully!
So I put in my order for my takeout boxes with Cudge.net! I just got them this week and ordered the half pint size. They are smaller than I thought, they fit in the palm or my hand. HOWEVER!! this works also, what I decided to do was just hang favor tags on them and that would save time on all the tying and sticking and less candies to fill the favors. Also, it wont take over the set up for the charger and napkins. My cousin said she will buy the candies but if not, i will be at Sams club stocking up on some LINDTS(i love their chocolates, especially the white chocolate)! Here is what I'm thinking of using our monogram..
So I am going to do diy menu cards. I think its a nice touch. We are having a buffet and I love the idea of putting the menu card in the napkin. Here is a menu I plan to copy and I am ordering bright white linen paper from paperandmore.com. Just in time on PW an article was done on how to diy your menu. I knew this was simple, but this answered all the questions i had on how to do it!
Here are our DIY menu cards that Eric did for me using the above inspiration pic. I think he dupilicated it exactly!! We used the above tutorial more so for getting info on the size cuts we should make and printing instructions. These we printed on our canon pixma and used linen paper from paperandmore. FYI the date i believe was corrected to October 3,2009. ( I hope, dont remember if i caught that before)
I saw this picture and immediately thought of the head table. A lot of candles for a nice, romantic glow. The bm's will also use their bouquets (red callas?) for the centerpieces.
I ran across these on etsy! I so love these and I think its just what Im looking for!
Ready for some cake??
WOO HOO!! My soon to be cake topper! Thanks PW girls! Sharing is Caring :)
So Im liking the cakes with the square bottom and circle tiers, its kind of the best of both worlds. i really love the 1st one! its going to the bakers!
I also like how they have the cake sitting on these glass square vases! I may have to do this for a cheap cake stand alternative!
Check out this cake table! I have about 100 rosebud heads that i think we can copy the look with. I will probably have the rose heads scattered on the table along with candles.
A Delicious Treat for the Guest
Ok, so I got suckered into doing a Popcorn Buffet. I saw this picture and fell in love. Of course, I decide to do this almost 2 weeks out to my wedding and FI is like are you serious?? But, this may actually just cost me no more than $150 to pull off! Im ordering from a place here in Dallas called Popcorn Pappas and have it shipped to Detroit. I plan to order 6 flavors ( will be confirmed once i do a "taste test" on some of the other flavors I havent tried before) Here is what Ive come up with so far:
sour cream and onion
chicago style (white cheddar and caramel, yum!)
Right now since we are having about 75 guest Ive decided to order the 2 1/2 gallon bags of each that feed around 20 people per bag. Im going to put it in these wide jars with scoops so it will be easy access and will decorate table with signs to say the flavors and these cute popcorn bags for cheap!
MANZANITA WISH TREE
So i wanna do a manzanita tree for my reception for my escort table and wish tree! I think i am going to DIY this as a florist is going to be expensive! branchforless.com has a nice variety at a decent price. i can even order a sample pack! i will be doing this when i go home in may to see how it turns out! here is the look im going for!
Im so going to buy these hanging votives from jamali gardens for my tree! I love the texture of the colors!
Im still debating on what to put around the base of the tree. should i put rocks, rose buds, votives or lanterns what??
I already have my hanging crystals thanks to a fellow PW bride! Gotta love it!
MY WISH TREE MOCK UP
Check out my mockup! The branch tree was provided by a PW member and I added the hanging crystals and rose buds on the bottom. I plan to have hanging cards in a pretty gold tray and candlelight surrounded by it.
My pic inspiration below! minus the hurricanes.
Wish Tree Tags
Yay, papersource has restocked their expression notes! You can order these 2 x 4 cards on their site for $9 for 27 cards. Im on my way to buying these and punching a hole and tying ribbon. I think the "expressions" are great tie in for a wedding!
LINENS AND THINGS!
So we are doing pintucked linens! I think it adds texture to the tables! Here is a mock set up of my linens and a swatch of the pintuck! The table linens will be the choco brown and the chairs will have champagne covers with brown sash. We are also having china thanks to our caters!
Here are the styles of centerpieces I want which is obviously branch centerpieces! We should be seeing our mockups soon when we head to the florist in 2 weeks. Im so excited! They will be iced branch centerpieces with dendrobium orchids, a light pad in red(i think) at the bottom with red wiring at the base! We are also doing low centerpieces, its hard to describe it so ill post pics of the mock up soon!
We are going to be doing color wash along the wall where the head table will be! Our reception area has flourescent lighting so I wanted something to bring ambiance to the room. Im thinking of amber or red tones for wash of color. Like this
Here is my uplights I purchased from a vendor recommended by a PW bride! Great deal on 16 lights and so much more cheaper than a pro. I found out my venue (museum) you cant have anything within 3 feet of the wall and if there is a painting/artwork on the wall you cant put anything like lights on it. The reception area artwork changes each month as they showcase local talent so its a possiblity that not all of the wall space will be used. Cross fingers because I would love to use my lights. Also, I didnt notice that my reception area has track lights and they look great when the room is dimmed. So thats an option or plan B.
Pic in my parents living room
04/07/2009 at 06:11 pm
YAY!!!! dont you love that we didnt pay full price???
04/07/2009 at 06:25 pm
hecks yeah!! i love a deal!
05/16/2009 at 10:29 am
Looove those linens and centerpieces!
05/28/2009 at 03:18 pm
Everything looks so Romantic & Beautiful!!!
06/15/2009 at 12:37 pm
Love you linen. I'm thinkig of using pintuck also.
06/15/2009 at 12:42 pm
Love all your ideas... candle light, lanterns aww so pretty!!
06/15/2009 at 04:21 pm
Love the candles and the uplighting looks awesome!!!
08/13/2009 at 07:52 am
1. I LOVE all your ideas!
2. i tried looking for the branchforless.com ... is that the website i cant find it?
3. where you get your uplighting? They are GORGEOUS
09/26/2009 at 06:05 pm
helloooo...can you share your merchant? i would love to do uplights, but only if they're affordable. please please pleaaaaaaaase! lol
04/06/2010 at 11:28 am
You have some awesome ideas!!