- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I spent a lot of time finding vendors that I thought understood my style and what I was going for and would not overly stylize it into their own as well as vedors with great skill and style all on their own. I was sooo pleased with what everyone did and how everything came out that I’ve decided to show some of the pictures from it to further show you. I also am having trouble finding a lot of my vendors to promote & review because they’re not the most well known in the area or are from etsy, but they are a lot more unique and wonderful!
Here are some details to further show you, shot by our AMAZING photographers Tim&Merrill of ‘Sweet Little Photographs’ http://sweetlittlephotographs.com/
They’re a married couple from California that luckily has been living in NYC during our wedding, so we were able to snatch them up for our wedding. Their style and personality def. exceeds the boring and over used photographers that are oversaturating the industry here..!
Our Church is in Lake Harmony, PA ‘St. Peter the Fisherman’
Monsignor Chismar is a sweetheart and we’re so thankful he could be our priest 🙂
Hot Rod was made by the Mr. its a 1927 Roadster, I believe..! woo DiY!!
Dress is Forever Yours, and the Veil, that matched perfectly, was made by an etsy seller! @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/Loveybyisha
The bridesmaid dresses are different styles by LelaRose in Buttercup. We got a group discount from http://www.shopjoielle.com/
The Jewelry the girls are wearing, earring and necklaces were sets from etsy seller, http://www.buysomelove.etsy.com
I wore yellow earrings from forever21!
FLOWERS: perhaps one of the areas I am most grateful. I almost did away with flowers and had potted plant on the tables to save money and so that I had plants for our new house as well as an alternatve to cutting flowers for the just to die. :/
However, my mom wanted real flowers and I saw a lot of images of flowers I really liked, as well I read horror stories from other brides about ants and bugs on the table b/c of potted plants, so I took the plundge and hired a florist. Yes, it was pricey, but I swear I had the best florist in the area. I don’t think I’d trust any other because I see the guys at Imaginations in Tannersville, PA as artists and truly unique with their work. They dont even documet their work b/c they refuse to do anything twice! How beautiful is that?? I worked with Kim, but the Tims do the arranging. they sat down with me and emailed to see my images of what I liked and combined it all and came out with amazing flowers that mixed cabbage roses, ranunculous, billy balls with faded greens like lamb’s ear and succulents(which were able to be replanted after the wedding-LOVE!)
Boutonnieres were bought off etsy: http://www.luvleebits.etsy.com/
I love that they’re keepsakes and didn’t get super damaged from all the hugging and hot weather!
These beautiful rooms are at our reception location, ‘the inn at pocono manor’ in pocono manor, pa. The event coordinator, Paula, is very attetive and easy to work with. They did forget to set up and do a few things, but I did have a lot of extra details going on. Overall they were great and the location was fun for out of town guests.
For our place cards I made a bunting flag system strung by painted dowels and jute twine.
The actual tables were named different states, so that we wouldn’t have to number the tables.. which I find to be like rating your friends and family. I then made a simple map of the layout so that guest could easily find their state.
We used states to name the tables because we have an ongoing tradition of taking a polaroid together in everystate we visit! We have about 20 we’ve captured over the past -3 years. We traced and cut out outlines of each state from maps and glued them to grey and yellow cards. We then placed our polaorid on the opposite side of each card within photo corner holders so to not destroy the polaroid.
Candy was bought in our colors from http://www.bulkfoods.com and http://www.candywarehouse.com, both had the best prices for what we were buying and good shipping rates! nothing arrived with anything wrong and we had plenty buying 5lb quantites of each for about 140 people
All jars were from walmart
The ‘Sweet’ letters are from a.c. moore, they come in white and the bases were seperate and came in brown. I painted and glued them to make them stand. They’ve been sold since.
The bunting cloth flags hanging on the table I made quickly a few days before the wedding, they were easy and fast, I recommend making them, I wish I would have had them on our bridal table too! They were lost or thrown out by the reception people. 🙁
Candles were very reasonable and only burned maybe a third to half down during our 5 hour reception! They were all from http://www.quickcandles.com best prices I found for candles especially in colors!
Favors! We made a rather indie mix ourselves and printed the CD labels and Sleeves on a regular printer. Then I tied them off with yellow and white baker’s twine from an etsy shoppe. Very Time consuming. However I think the music will remind guest of the wedding music b/c we put on our first dance song and entrance song and ect 🙂 plus I think its importnat for people to hear some indie at some point! lol
PS Funbags by Rod Thomas is the best music to play while being introduced as Mr. & Mrs.!!! Loved it!! I felt like a cute little girl with wind in her hair on a summer day.. a gay s that sounds, it is good.
Other Favors: Succulents!
boiught from etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/succulentsgalore
Heather was really responsive and helpful. She even gave me extras! However, these things are so hard to keep healthy. My mom watered them and killed quite a few but we still had enough thank god. The jars were also bout from the etsy seller. The tags were made in illustrator and printed through http://www.Catprint.com
Catprint.com was who I used for invites, thank yous and all paper products outside of the programs that I quickly printed through staples. Catprint has a wonderful paper that is called cotton lux that feels like amazing quality, if you’re a paper snob thats frugal they’re just great! +Fast.
Cake! We used a wonderful bakery called cakes and scones bakery in Greentown, PA. They used to be located in East Stroudsburg. http://www.cakesandsconesbakery.com . Tere and Andy hit the nail on the head. We mostly talked through email and an occassioal phone call after our initial meeting in person because I was living in North Carolina during the planning. I showed them pictures and explained what I wanted and they did their thing and made it wonderful. Besides how cute they came out they tasted amazing and I have a problem looking at the photos now because I alwasy wish I had another cupcake!!! Also price-wise they were affordable and willing to work with you for your pocket book b/c they’re just good people. xoxox
Cake toppers: I painted and sealed and glued the wooden people. Bought the materials through an etsy shop b/c our michaeals & Ac moore didnt have the right wood styles, but I bought the base & paint at ac moore.
The cute cake bunting flags are from http://www.etsy.com/shop/jaimemancilla
she was wonderful to work wth and got together colors that I liked that weren’t even on her etsy 🙂 (this piece is for saLe)
I dismissed chair covers. 1) because they’re errie and remind me of haunted houses and dirty cover ups. 2) because they charge 5.50 for chair covers anyhow!!!! There was also an option for antique chairs for 5$ each but I just can’t validate that expense for a fricken chair so I said the hell with it and kept the mauve chairs and it was fine and when everyone sat dow it was not noticable to anyone or me. lol
Which brings me to my only issue of the day, our alternative guestbooks..
I loved this idea of the wood signed by all your guest then later you can lacquer and put on your wall. We also loved the wishbowl idea where you sign cards with advice, wishes, and predctions and put them in a fish bowl. However, our reception set up people put the guest books at the gift table which was difficult to get to and not known of, so not many people signed the wood or the wish bowl cards 🙁 so dissapointing.
p.s. the cards were all printed through catprint.com