Post # 1
Fun Post time!
Describe the last wedding you went to (not your own!)
Ceremony – Civil, indoors
Reception – indoors, sit down 3 course meal
Theme – none really
Centrepieces – vases with lit up stick things
Favor – Keyring with the couples names and wedding date and a photo frame
Flowers – red roses
Dress – A-line with pickups and long train
Bridesmaid Dress colour – Floor length black dress with white sash
Your favourite part – the dance after their first dance was the Birdie Dance!
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Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Isn’t it funny how much we obsess about the little details of our weddings and there are some things that people don’t even remember!!!!
Post # 7
@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
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
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.
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Post # 11
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
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
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
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
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
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.