(Closed) How are you incorporating your alma mater or favorite college into your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

FI and I met at Syracuse University –  we originally thought of doing a blue and orange themed wedding – but its a bit bright…

 but, we are coming full circle – we are actually getting married at the chapel on-campus!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my friend and her FI took pictures of their favorite places on campus holding numbers and used those as table numbers. They put the pictures in "UI" silver frames. (University of Indiana frames with the school emblem on them ) it looked cute yet still elegant.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

BEAR DOWN!!! Love it!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We’re actually from rival (I guess not big rivals, but somewhat) ACC schools — Boston College and Virginia Tech ….. so we’re doing a few things throughout the night – playing our fight songs, taking big group photos, I’ll probably do a garter for his school … my SIL (a bridesmaid) is also desperately trying to get the BC Eagle and the Hokie Bird to do appearances at the wedding!!  The Eagle would be easier since the wedding is in Boston, but she actually has contacted the person who is the Hokie Bird!  Too funny!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We met at college too – and a good 80% of our wedding party is from college too. Not sure how we’re going to incorporate it yet but I’m thinking table naming provides an ideal opportunity – or maybe a signature drink!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I was originally going to do a VERY CUTE yellow and black theme in honor of my team!  That fell through only because most of my theme centered around sunflowers and FI…well he doesn’t like sunflowers.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@KRISSYBEE-I think that is such a fun idea!

My FI and I both graduated from Iowa State University and he is the 18th person to graduate from there, when we are married I will be the 19th ( I have already graduated but cannot be counted yet-family rules)  I am going to do a grooms cake for him in the shape of ISU’s logo and then something else fun.  Possibly a ISU garter to wear.  I think he would like that 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m so glad this thread was started!

I told my FI he could pick our wedding colors:  He chose red and white, almost immediately…because he’s from Nebraska (and a huge Huskers fan) and I did undergrad at the University of Wisconsin (and will tell anyone who will listen to me for more than 5 seconds Madison is hte greatest place on earth).  We have since added charcoal.

 We keep talking about other ways to incorporate the schools in the wedding, but haven’t really decided on anything yet.  I’m sure we’ll end up using the responses on this thread for inspiration though!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

My husband and I are Big 10 rivals.  He (and his 2 brothers) went to Penn State.  I went to Wisconsin.  Since my college roommate was a bridesmaid and there were a few other alumni, I asked our DJ to play "Varsity"….  we all sang!  It was great!   (Too bad Penn State doesn’t have a cool song…)

@amandaR   Yay for Wisconsin!!  I agree that Madison is the greatest place on earth!  U-Rah-rah!!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We had a science geek/school themed wedding since we met in university, plus we took most of our photos on campus.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m going to do a grooms’ cake with the emblem of his college or fraternity on it in fondant and have zooming across it, a guy in a red jeep cherokee with tracks behind it! The dude from the cake show on tv (food network I think) did an awesome grooms’ cake with a red jeep on it off-roading recently!  Or do the off-road cake with his initials as the license plate on the back of the jeep. 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Maybe have a blonde girl with a baton in her hand sitting in the passenger seat? (I was featured twirler in college btw!)

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are getting married at FI’s undergraduate institution (USMA).  Thus, we will be surrounded by flags and seals and such for his school.  Some of the guests have promised/ threatened to do a SoCal spell-out just so that my school is not forgotten.  I think we may also enter the reception to the ‘SC fight song (a bit of a surprise for my FI).  We are both currently in graduate/ professional school, but we are not doing anything to acknowledge those schools because they are rather small private schools and we identify more with our undergraduate teams. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

We met at the University of Michigan and both our wedding ceremony and reception are on campus.  We’re also taking pictures on campus.  Our table names are going to be different campus buildings, with vintage photos of the building.  My fiance is hoping we can get the string duo to play the fight song after we are announced husband and wife, but I don’t know if we’re going to do it.  At least we will play it when we announce our bridal party at the reception.

I am also looking into a surprise present for him–getting some of the Michigan Marching Band members to play at the start of the reception.  Not sure if I’ll be able to swing it, though, because school won’t be in session.

Oh, and my "something blue" is Michigan garter!  Go Blue!

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