- 7 years ago
This is my last “wedding” recap! Can’t believe I made it this far! After this, I plan to do my TTD! then i am completely done!
Here are links to my first five in case you missed them and want to check them out:
I saved this recap for last because the others have shown the story of my day – since my photographer, Kim Chapman, did an excellent photojournalistic approach to everything. Now I am just showing you the product of everything all YOU wonderful bees helped me decide on from what color petals to use on my tables to what kind of ribbon to tie my programs with to which color BM bouquets to go with!
When I first got my photos back, I was upset about 2 major details missing – an overview of my tables and my ring pillow. In hindsight, I ADMIT I overreacted, because Kim pretty much got EVERYTHING else. And lucky for me, it turns out my guests got nice shots of both my table overview AND ring pillow – yay, happy me!
Here is the shot of me holding my ring pillow and it lying on the bed.
In the second pic, you can see also our wine box that we used for our wine box ceremony. I guess i kind of lied in the title, since not ALL my details are purple. Once I saw that red ring pillow, it became a major must have and a lovely gift from my mother! Also, I believe I got the pillow during my phase of wanting a red and purple wedding… but ultimately decided against it (but that did not mean I was not going to use my gorgeous pillow!)
here is a close up the name plate on our wine box:
Here are my oh-so-sparky shoes. No picture has ever done their true sparkle justice, but i love these pics just the same!
here are my vows printed on purple paper! I printed EVERYTHING on purple paper! Our vows, poems for ceremony, wine box instructions for officiant. I even printed BM day-of instructions on purple paper that I gave to them the day before the wedding! They all looked at me like I was crazy, but I was okay with it, I liked my purple paper!
and yup, my programs were printed on the same paper, along with the labels for the bubbles tubes.
Favors were sandalwood fans that were hadned out at the ceremony. Here is someone first holding a program, fan and bubble tube, followed by a guest using the fan!
This was one of my fave things I put together. The bags themselves were mini canvas bags with either black handles for the guests, or lavender handles for the BMs bags. And I had “Jamaica” embroidered on each bag in lavender. In the bags were sunscreen, chapstick, hand sanitizer, gum, granola bar, water, deck of cards with “Montego Bay, Jamaica” written on them, a blank Jamaica post card, a personalized post card with my welcome note written on the back, and a hand made best of Bob Marley CD. I think that was all.
I just realized that the pic my photographer took of the bags was not on the DVD she sent me! So here is my own picture:
Also in the bags was my “Wedding Week Itinerary”. Just an excuse to use this cool paper I found! And the itineraries were rolled up and tied with purple ribbon of course, then placed in the bags:
Next, here is my bouquet, I added in those crystal hearts! Hearts were another part of my theme. A bee once told me I could call my theme “hearts on the beach”. I loved it! I am not sure what kind of flowers they were. The bouquet was included in my wedding package and I was told they have tropical flowers. I said I only cared about the colors being purple and white! I quite liked it 🙂
Here were my silk BM bouquets. I got them off of bridesbouquet.com for $10! I had bigger ones for my 2 MOHS ($20 each).
For my aisle along the beach, I scattered a mix of white, purple, and lavender silk flower petals (also purchased on bridesbouquet.com).
Rings! They are sideways – in case you can’t tell, my e-ring has a heart shaped stone! I also love this one with the veil over our bands because you see a close up of the crystal rhinestone edge on my veil.
Here are my dinner details. Tables names are the names of where DH and I had our first dates! We had two first dates at different times. Before dating, we used to hang out the grad student bar at school called “Thomson House” – so that was the name of the table we sat at. Since we only had 3 tables total, I was able to use this idea that DH himself came up with!
Guest book and name place cards. I know with 17 people total, place cards were completely unnecessary. But i always wanted to do them for my wedding and i loved the seashells and they were a total hit. All my guests loved them and took a ton of pics (including my photog, so these are pro pics)
Now my cake – I was blown away by how awesome it looked. I had no expectation, nor did I care all that much. I told them I want a sand color for the fondant and to decorate with my cake topper and sea shells. Well I had an inspiration pic of a beach theme cake to show them the sand color and they ended up making a nicer looking cake than my inspiration picture!! And I love this pic my photog took with the real palm trees in the background!
Onto the bonfire details now. I could not resist these adorable napkins! Of course they were barely touched, so I have them to use at my AHR this summer! The mini tiki torches I bought to incorporate DH. He loves putting real tiki torches out on our balcony all the time. Once i saw, i knew i HAD to get them!
And last, but not least – it cannot be a Jamaica wedding without Jamaican rum!