- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I spent about a year planning our wedding, doing a lot of the small details myself to get that “personal” feel that we wanted to create.
There are definitely things that I could have left out that I don’t think anyone would have necessarily missed, but I think that it all worked together to create the overall feel of the day.
<strong style=”font-size: 11px;”>Our welcome sign:
Our farewell sign:
Our table settings:
We didn’t want to put our favours just sitting on the table because we thought it would look too messy, so we put them in these favour bags and made gift tags to double up as place cards.
Our amazing cake! with custom Etsy topper
We wanted to incorporate some photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days as we both have very close families. We decided to display the photos on the fireplace mantelpiece along with some vintage crystal candle holders.
I made this online using one of those photo book programs. It had room on each page for a strip of photos from the photo booth to be stuck in, as well as advice for the couple, and a funny question on each page such as “what will their kids names be” or “how do you know the couple?” etc. It was a big hit and we love reading back over it.
1001 Origami Cranes:
According to Japanese tradition (I’m a big fan of Japan) making 1001 origami cranes for your wedding day (or giving them as a gift) bring the makers good luck. So (stupidly some may say) we set about making these 1001 cranes (over several months). You can see them hanging up in the backgrounds various photos. They looked lovely and were a really good focal point for lots of photos.
Our Candy Buffet!
My (amazing) mum and I sourced jars for this at op shops/market stalls. We only ended up having to buy one jar new.
It was really hard to stick with the pink/white/blue colour scheme, but I’m glad that we did becuase I think it makes it look more “clean” than having a bunch of different colours.
This was such a hit. We ended up buying way too much candy so we still have about 10kgs left, but I knew that would happen so I’m not bothered. We had little lolly bags so that people could also take some home with.
All of the men in my family smoke cigars on special occasions so we had already decided that we would supply some for them but we were then generously given 50 cigars as part of a wedding present so that saved us some cash:
The only problem with the cigar bar meant that the dance floor was completely empty for about half an hour while everyone was outside smoking, but it was worth it because everyone loved them and we got some awesome pics!
We also had a photo booth, but I’ll do a seperate post on that