Oct 10, 2010

  • Last updated on December 6, 2010 at 8:34 am
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This day went by so fast. I still can't believe it's over. Well, I'm going to make this recap on the short side because it's a lot of details to post here. Anyhow, we stayed up really late and got up really early. We had to set up the venue first and thanks to a lot of friends and relatives, we were able to get everything done. My poor FI (now husband) was so exhausted but everything turned out amazing. There were a few details that didn't go how I wanted but overall it went off without a hitch. Some major highlights for me was seeing everything for the first time and just being amazed at how my vision was realized, our cake, our surprise dance, and seeing friends and family who flew in to celebrate with us. Some non-highlights, or things I wish were different, having more time for pictures and video, the DJ mispronouncing our last name, the catering company making noise during some of the ceremony, the big fans we had to turn on because of the heat, and me crying the whole way down the aisle. I so didn't expect to cry at all but when I was at the end of the aisle and I saw how amazing everything turned out, I just became overwhelmed and it was thanks in large part to the man I was about to marry. Everybody loved the wedding and said that it was the most beautiful wedding they've been to. I think it's because we put a lot of our own talents and a lot of love into it. Everything from the ceremony to the littlest details had our stamp on it and was very personal to us.

It is very true what they say in that this day goes by so fast and it was very easy to lose track of what was really important. That's why even though there were a few things that didn't go the way I had planned, to me it was still a perfect day and I was sad to see it go by so fast but very happy and thankful to have such love surrounding the celebration.





PRO SNEAK - a few of my favorites

Photos by Erica Berger (please do not use photos without proper sourcing)



  • Last updated on September 16, 2010 at 6:57 am
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We wanted to go with something along our nature/vintage theme and one of our cake flavors is called "Honey Bee Mine" so we thought that little pots of lavender honey would be a great fit. We got our 3 oz jars from a local honey farm (Marshall's Honey). It's great to support local businesses.

I had a good friend design our favor tags and she did an awesome job! Check out her Etsy shop here YourMemoriesCaptured.

Wedding Favors photo 1

Wedding Favors photo 2   Wedding Favors photo 3

  • Last updated on May 26, 2010 at 9:43 am
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I'm leaning towards DIY for the flowers.



Loving these from Blush Floral Design

Flowers photo 1 



Flowers photo 2

 Sources Top to Bottom, Left to Right (BrideInNovember: roses, orchids, hydrangea, seeded eucalpytus, greens; Unknown; Simply Blooms/Photo by Mill Cottage Photography: purple anenomes and hydrangea;
bellabride: white roses, green ribbon; Photo by Catie Ronquillo: peonies, purple tulips; jeslynn02: pink roses and carnations; Floral Verde LLC: bamboo branches, fern curls, schwartzwalder mini callas, amnesia roses, eloquence spray roses, scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus, cymbidium orchids and scented geranium; Photo by SMS Photography: purple hydranges, roses; Simply Blooms/Photo by Mill Cottage Photography)

  • Last updated on May 26, 2010 at 5:51 am
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I so want these table numbers from Etsy seller TheBackPorchShoppe

Reception photo 4

I want to have a vintage typewriter so that guests can type in well wishes but I also want a thumbprint tree. I love the idea and it goes with our nature/tree theme. And I'm 99% sure that I'm going with a vintage birdcage for the cards.

We're also planning on having a family style dinner so we want to go with long banquet tables and burlap table runners.

Reception photo 1 Reception photo 2
Sources (Taryn Kent Photography, Snippet & Ink)

Reception photo 3 Save-on-Crafts

original from PW's amkbrown (Photo by Jennifer Kloss)




Passed Hors d' oeuvres
- Threaded smoked salmon skewers with kiwi lime aioli (cold)
- Sesame mango chicken (cold)
- Mushroom caps with artichoke and 4 cheese topping (hot)
- Field of greens with candied walnuts, cherry tomatoes, sliced red onions and balsamic vinagrette
- Assorted gourmet rolls
Main Course
- Roast tri-tip beef carved and topped with garlic au jus
- Riesling poached salmon with lemon blur blanc sauce
- Roasted and seasoned vegetable antipasto of zucchini, mushrooms, asparagus, and garlic with basil aioli and asiago shavings
- Wedding cake
     1. Honey Bee Mine [aromatic lavender and orange blossom cake with honey cream cheese and blueberry filling]
     2. Cappuccino [chocolate cake with Kahlua liquor, mocha mousse, and milk chocolate truffle filling]

White: Riesling TBD
          Chardonnay TBD

Red: Merlot TBD
       Cabernet Sauvignon TBD

*Pictures from the tasting...
I only remembered to take pictures after we had devoured most of the food :)




VENDOR: Glass Slipper Gourmet

We are having a small three tier display cake and using a sheet cake to supplement the display cake. FI and I couldn't agree on any one flavor so we are having two. Our two flavors are 1) my pick - Honey Bee Mine [aromatic lavender and orange blossom cake with honey cream cheese and blueberry filling] 2) FI's pick -Cappuccino [chocolate cake with Kahlua liquor, mocha mousse, and milk chocolate truffle filling]

INSPIRATION: Love the tree stumps for cake stands (and we can use the stumps for firewood later).

Reception photo 5 from PW's emeraldlover

Reception photo 6
I do not have the sources for this cake board. If you know whose cake these are, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

  • Last updated on May 26, 2010 at 5:50 am
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I think we might write our own ceremony...



 Ceremony photo 1

From Left to Right and Top to Bottom (Lanterns & Petals, Pomander, Manzanita Arch, Ring Pillow, Crystal Garland, Chandelier, Purple Flower & Tree, Cherry Blossom in Vase, Purple Dahlias, Lavender Wreath)

Ceremony photo 2 Source

Ceremony photo 3 Source

Ceremony photo 4 Source


I love these signs from Etsy seller TheBackPorchShoppe

Ceremony photo 5

  • Last updated on May 26, 2010 at 5:50 am
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So the plan is to have a real laid back picnic/BBQ so that we have some time to just enjoy hanging out with family. Most everyone is coming in from out of town so I guess it's also a kind of welcome get together/family reunion. We want to have it at Blue Rock Springs Park <10 minutes away from where everyone is staying. It shouldn't rain but we have to come up with a backup plan just in case.

Rehearsal Dinner photo 1   Rehearsal Dinner photo 2


Smores Bar

Rehearsal Dinner photo 3 from Secret Agent Josephine's Blog

Rehearsal Dinner photo 4 from Katrina & Jessie's Wedding (Photographer's Blog: Jolynne Photography)


Rehearsal Dinner photo 5   Project Wedding



Sack Races