Oct 20, 2012
Sunday, August 26th, was my bridal shower! It was so much more than I ever expected. My mom had been planning it for months, and all of her hard work truly paid off. She put together this cute elegant tea party theme. She made teapot centerpieces on her own. I was really impressed with the favors! She went around and found adorable vintage teacups and filled them with teabags and biscotti and wrapped it in tulle and ribbon with a tag that read "Love is Brewing". It was adorable! I had a blast, and we got sooo much stuff off of our registry! We can't wait to start using everything!
We took our engagements pictures at Union Station in Chicago
For our reception, we are using silver chiavari chairs with graphite gray tablecloths and an eggplant purple napkin. Our centerpieces consist of 3 tall cylinder vases ranging in different sizes that will have submerged white orchids in water with a floating candle on top. They will be placed on a mirror base, with votive candles surround them. We will also scatter ivory rose petals in the center of the table. To help incorporate the purple, we will also be having purple up-lighting throughout the entire room. Our favorite element about our room is the tall ceilings! To emphasis that, we are getting a beautiful white ceiling swag to hang between the chandeliers. I will post pictures soon of that when we go in to see our mock-up.
I want the entire feel for my wedding to be very romantic. I told my florist I did not want any flowers at my ceremony besides the bouquets for the bridal party. We are actually recycling our centerpieces and chairs into our ceremony. We are using 3 tall cylinder vases with submerged white orchids and floating candles on top. We will have these going along the sides of the aisle with white rose petals scattered along it. I want to keep the lighting dimmed and just have candles surrounding us to give a nice soft glow.
For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to get married in the Fall. Something about October has always made me feel happy. I love the cool, crisp air, watching the leaves change and sipping hot apple cider and pumpkin picking. What I didn't want to incorporate into my fall wedding, however, was the stereotypical decor that goes along with it (i.e. different shades of browns, reds and oranges with leaves and pumpkins everywhere). I've always loved the deeper shades of purple, such as eggplant. I find it to look very elegant, and thought it would look warm in the autumn months.
What I've recently decided to incorporate into my color scheme, which I never would have thought of if it was not for my wedding coordinator, was a darker shade of gray. We decided for our table linens to do a graphite table cloth with eggplant purple napkins. LOVES IT!
So, for as long as I can remember I wanted my "something blue" to be my wedding shoes. I searched for months trying to find the right color and style and I could never find anything that I liked. I finally came across endless.com and found these babies! Granted, they are teal...not quite blue. I loved them though! I loved the style and I liked the shade since it wasn't a pale or dark blue. Plus, for the price they couldn't be beat! I ordered them and got excited when I got them in the mail. I tried them on right away, and FI made the comment..."They look kinda green". Never make comments that could set off a bride into panic mode because that's exactly what he did. I started freaking out that people would see my shoes and think, "Why is she wearing green shoes?" Especially since there are absolutely no elements of green at all in our wedding. I talked to some friends and showed them the shoes, as well as asked my fellow PW ladies for their opinions. I feel reassured now, and I'm totally going to rock my shoes. I will have my "something teal" instead.