Sep 18, 2010

  • Last updated on July 28, 2010 at 3:54 am
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Our FILs will also be hosting a brunch the morning after out wedding day. It will be held at a restaurant inside the Legacy Lodge also at our wedding venue, Lake Lanier Islands Resort. The Windows Restaurant overlooks Lake Lanier. It will be a great chance for us to thank everyone again for coming and see everyone before we head off on our honeymoon!

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{brunch invitation}
This was another DIY project of mine. I made them to correspond with our wedding colors and the RD invitation. We are sending them both out together to our guests. This is a digital file of the invite to show it looks when printed (with purple cardstock backing). I'll take pictures once I get them done and post the real things!

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  • Last updated on July 28, 2010 at 3:42 am
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Our rehearsal dinner is going to be a big event with about 60 people (most of our guests are from OOT) so we wanted to do something fun and memorable! We are so excited that we are having our rehearsal dinner on an excursion yacht for a cruise on Lake Sidney Lanier! My FILs are renting the yacht through the yacht through the resort where we are having our ceremony and reception (Lake Lanier Islands Resort) so it will be really convenient for everyone staying at the resort. The yacht is called the Island Princess and it features an enclosed cabin with catering and bar service, two restrooms, a formal seating and dining area, and a partially covered upper party deck with an additional bar.

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{rd invitations & menu}

These are two of my DIY projects and I'm really happy with how they turned out! 

Digital Mock-Ups:


The Real Deal!

The night was a blast! I only wish we had captured more pictures! Here are a few from the night.







  • Last updated on July 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm
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We are doing a candy buffet for our guest favors. We're going to use purple, green & white candies to match our wedding colors. Here is some yummy inspiration!

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  • Last updated on July 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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We love the idea of sparklers for our exit so we'll have those for our guests. We will leave the reception in either a golf cart of an old muscle car (my FI restores muscle cars, so we may borrow one for the night). 

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  • Last updated on July 27, 2010 at 4:11 am
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Our reception will be held at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in the "Summer House". It's a cute lakeside clubhouse with a private pool and poolside bar. The space inside is intimate and opens to the outdoors. We will be having the cocktail hour outdoors and then opening up the clubhouse for the reception.

{guestbook & card holder}
We will have our guestbook and card holder on a table decorated with lanterns and flowers. Here are some inspirations.

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{escord cards}
We'll do something similar to these inspiration pics.

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{table & chairs}
We will have one estate table (for the bridal party) and six rounds that seat 10 people. We are going to use aubergine linens & napkins. The chairs are chivari and will have a sash tied on them.

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{table numbers}
I came across the idea of using pictures of us at the corresponding age for the table numbers and thought it was a great idea! I also love the look of the birch though.. we'll see!

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This was a really tough choice for me! I went back and forth on CPs for weeks but finally decided to go with this look. The round tables will have round clear vases full of curly willow/burch branch with white dendrobium orchids and hanging votives strung on them. The tables will have lots of votives and orchid petals strewn about. Our estate table will have two of the curly willow/birch branch CPs (one on each end) with a variety of smaller clear vases full of all the different flowers used throughout our wedding (callas, orchids, hydrangeas, etc). Here are my inspirations!

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{outdoor bar & pool area}
Our reception hall will open up to a private pool and outdoor bar. We'll have high boy tables out there for our guests decorated with small cluster vases of flowers. We'll decorate the bar and pool area as well. Here are some inspiration pictures!

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  • Last updated on July 27, 2010 at 3:41 am
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I made our wedding website at I added lots of section to especially help our OOT guests (we have a ton!) I included sections like Wedding Events, Accommodations, Resort Attractions, Atlanta Attractions, Airport Info, etc. I put an insert with out STDs to direct people to the website for more info. It's at

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