(Closed) Describe the last wedding you went to (not your own!)

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Post # 3
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cool idea for a thread!!


Ceremony – Secular ceremony outdoors by a beautiful lake, officiated by B&G’s friend.

 Reception – Lodge indoors, sit-down meal, cupcakes that were unfortunately awful tasting and not even cute.

 Theme –  Peacock, teal & black colors.

 Centrepieces/table – Peacock feathers, and…? Can’t remember. The place cards were cute pinwheel shapes.

 Favor – Photobooth pics. Fun!

Flowers – Er… not sure. I think bride’s bouquet had teal colored flowers.

Dress – A-line with pickups and beading. No veil, which I was kinda bummed about. I would have preferred one for her overall look.

 Bridesmaid Dress colour – Knee length, teal, all matching. They were pretty cute.

Decor – There were some tissue paper puff balls (pomaders?) involved.

 Your favourite part – The dance party!! It was just such a fun celebration of pure joy. Everyone was so excited that this couple who had been together for 9 years was finally married. Such a happy day!

Post # 4
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Describe the last wedding you went to (not your own!)

Ceremony – Vietnamese ceremony indoors that started at groom’s family home and then we drove to the bride’s family home

 Reception – 10 course Chinese

 Theme –  Vietnamese?

 Centrepieces – don’t remember any

 Favor – Photobooth with photographer and backdrop

 Flowers – i don’t remember any flowers….lol

 Dress – traditional Vietnamese outfit for ceremony. a white dress and evening gown for reception

 Bridesmaid Dress colour – aqua

 Your favourite part – Food!

Post # 5
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ceremony – Religious, outdoors under a tree

Reception – indoors, panoramic glass windows, buffet dinner (chicken or beef)

Theme –  colorful and country (not sure if this is really a theme?, but that’s how I’d describe it) 🙂

Centrepieces – pink gerber daisies with limes

Favor – matchbooks

Flowers – pink gerber daisies and lilies

Dress – lots of beading and detail, trumpet style

Bridesmaid Dress colour – knee-length black dresses

Your favourite part – sparkler send off!

Post # 7
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Sesame Snap:Yeah, especially the centerpieces! I had to really think about the flowers. I remember the limes because it was different, but I had a hard time remembering the flowers!

Post # 8
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ceremony – Jewish wedding in a hotel ballroom

 Reception – black tie reception with dinner and dancing in a hotel ballroom

 Theme –  none really…everything was white with a few black accents

 Centrepieces – half were tall with big white arrangements, the other half were sort of medium height with three different sizes vases, each with a different white flower (I wasn’t at one of these tables but I think they were roses, calla lilies, and one other)

 Favor – See’s Candy. They weren’t wrapped, just sitting on a communal plate for people to take, which was kind of odd

 Flowers – all white. The bouquets were white roses

 Dress – Sort of a 40s style satin sheath with applique roses on the halter neckline.

 Bridesmaid Dress colour – Floor length black gowns. The bridesmaids just bought their own dresses, which were not bridesmaid dresses (I know because I own one of the dresses and almost wore it to the wedding! Awkward!)

 Your favourite part – getting to know a couple of the my FI’s friends’ wives better

Post # 9
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ceremony – Civil, outdoors

 Reception – outdoor buffet

 Theme –  none really

 Centerpieces – i don’t remember any

 Favor – none

 Flowers – i think it was 1 rose

 Dress – princess gown

 Bridesmaid Dress colour – Floor length brown dress

 Your favourite part – NONE! it was a really unorganized wedding. i didn’t get cake. bar was cash. i didn’t see the first dance… or any dance. and it wasn’t anywhere near the food area.

Post # 11
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

 Ceremony – Civil, in an international cuisine restaurant from the groom’s heritage

 Reception – Indoors, sit down plated meal with more than enough for everyone

 Theme – Ukrainian; there was ethnic food, ethnic art, a song from the groom and his men to the bride, great atmosphere.

 Centrepieces – I know there were candles, but the tables were pretty small and bare

 Favor – Nothing

 Flowers – The bride had a small hand tied bouquet, white and lavender coloured flowers with a couple long stems

 Dress – White silk tuxedo halter top and a dark purple floor length sheath skirt

 Bridesmaid Dress colour – No bridal party

 Your favourite part – Their ceremony and reception both took place in one restaurant, back to back. Their location was already decorated and was gorgeous.

Post # 12
875 posts
Busy bee

Ceremony…  Beautiful Baptist Church… the bride’s home church…

Reception… Ballroom in a Event Center… buffet offerings of delicious traditional Southern food, Iced Beverages, and most uniquely delicious on an extremely hot Summer night… Snow Cones in wedding flavors!

Centerpieces… Hydrangeas in Square vases

Theme…  Romantic Elegance in blue and white

Favor..It was a large wedding, and the favor that I remember was the fact that  out of town guests received beautiful baskets of treats including some distinctive favors from the bride’s hometown, and festive foods from the groom’s family!  The coolest treat was a gift of a local event magazine that featured the couple’s engagement!  The magazine helped us find out where to go and what to do when we were in town, and is a lovely keepsake of the weekend! 

Bridal gown… very traditional white gown and veil

Bridesmaids in Blue tealength gowns

Groom and Groomsmen in Black tie

MOB …  Fabulous gown (I have been to a lot of weddings… this MOB gown is going to be the model for my mom’s selection!)

Wedding weekend celebration… The bride’s grandmother hosted a family reunion for 50 members of the bride’s extended family the morning of the wedding.  The bride’s parents hosted a Sunday picnic the day after the wedding. 

Favorite thing… Being invited to join in the Celebration!  It was a really special event, and it truly was an honor to be invited!

Post # 13
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ceremony – Civil, outdoors, looking out over the Swan River and Perth city

Reception – Indoors, sit down plated meal at the same venue as ceremony

Theme – Don’t think there was one officially, but i would say Black and White?

Centrepieces – Candelabras hired and crystal scatters

Favor – Ladies got fans (very needed on a 40 degree celcius day!) and men got chocolates

Flowers – None that i remember, pretty sure they carried fans

Dress – White floor length A-line plain dress with a brooch, no veil or headpiece of any kind

Bridesmaid Dress colour – Floor length black backless gown (rather inappropriate IMHO)

Your favourite part – No noticable gap between ceremony and reception. Because it was the same place and there was no ‘professional’ photographer, the photos were all done really quick, and drinks and canapes were served while it was all organised. Oh and the dessert was TO DIE FOR!

Post # 14
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It was a Pagan-Vegan Extravaganza, last summer. The ceremony was held outdoors, overlooking a beautiful forest landscape. The downside was that we were all facing the sun (sunset ceremony) And it was unusually bright that day, and in the high 90’s, and I didn’t bring any sunscreen-the ceremony was well over an hour and that was enough time for me to get a lovely sunburn. Still, it was beautiful. I was glad they included very detailed programs. They did a hand fasting thing, and an incense thing and had people representing the elements do readings and they walked in circles and handed out flowers to different people that held different meanings. The whole ceremony was very ethereal, the flower girls all wore fairy wings, the men all had sort of celtic garb. They had a drumming ceremony within the ceremony that was pretty cool. It was about twice the length of your average catholic mass ceremony.

The reception was in the forests visitor center. The vegan fare was interesting. They did have this amazing salad with a raspberry vinegrette that was great. They also had a mushroom risotto that was really tasty and the vegan cake was surprisingly good. I admit, when we left, we did stop at the drive-thru at McDonalds, for a hamburger, but that is just the carnivore in me needing to be fed. They had sort of a renassance fair thing for the reception with jugglers and face painters, and strolling minstrals. Overall, it was a great wedding-not the type of wedding that I would have ever have, or envision, but absolutely perfect for that bride and groom.


Post # 15
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ceremony – religious (Christian??) on a yatch.  Started at 11am.  People barely made it there on time

Reception – Same yatch circling the harbor. 

Theme – Don’t think there was one officially.  Everything was different shades of purple and silver with those plastic crystal beads everywhere.

Centrepieces – Really beatiful medium height arrangements of different shades of purple.

Favor – Personalized tins with dinner mints.

Flowers – different purple flowers.  I think Bride carried calla lilies.

Dress – ivory taffeta fit and flare with pickups and a flower on the side.  white viel with scattered crystals.

Bridesmaid Dress colour – tea length deep purple with lavender thin sashes

Your favourite part – carrot cake was delicious.  Also everyone was pretty happy when the yatch finally docked.  It was a pretty boring and kind of weird wedding.

Post # 16
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Ceremony – Orthodox Christian Church

 Reception – outdoors under a tent, buffet meal and dancing

 Theme –  none- colors were white ivory and green

 Centrepieces – low vases with white roses

 Favor – Wow..I can’t remember. Some kind of chocolate.

 Flowers – White roses

 Dress – Demetrios silk sheath gown

 Bridesmaid Dress colour – No bridesmaids

 Your favourite part – the venue was candle-lit everywere!! It made such an amazing overall effect.

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