Post # 1
First tidbit from a former bride to be wedding addict (okay I am only a former bride to be I still love weddings lol!!!) If anyone is telling you that the details are not important, think again. They are what make the day special and worth remembering. The first picture is of my napkins. I couldn’t afford chargers so we ended up placing them on clear glass plates with a belly band made of paper and a wax seal. My mom actually made the seals and enjoyed it so much she opened up an etsy store.
I gained many ideas from the hive that I just HAD to incorporate. One of which was the “when they become Mr. and Mrs. Blow bubble kisses verbiage” I lucked out and got my bubbles from another bride who didn’t use them and quickly made a sign from paper left over from my invites. My mom bought this frame for 1.50 from Fred’s…
I have always loved submerged orchids… Some of my favorite shots and inspirations for my former business came from the Hive. I was able to utilize them for my ceremony decor.
Here they are lining the railing for the deck area….
The theme of my wedding was chandeliers, feathers and brunch…. Here are a few ways that I was able to make these things come to fruition…. (Thank you Mrs. Star for selling these to me!!!)
My black aisle runner was the pez de resistance. I had to have this and luckily since my company sold these I was able to have it specially ordered. It was actually a gift from the artist that makes them. Love her!!!
a better shot of the runner…
It was very important to me to have linens and chair covers because I believe that they transform and complete the look of the event. I love this shot!!!
Post # 3
Here are our tablescapes all put together. Everything that you see on the table was either diy or diy-esque. We worked on a miniscule budget (some of the women’s dresses here cost more than my wedding… in the words of Mrs. Scissors Le sigh)… However DIY is your friend and you can make any budget phenomenal if you put your money in the proper places. Our favors were .80 each from Michael’s dollar bin and we had an extra coupon for 20% off.
Here are the feathers portion of our chandeliers feathers and brunch…
If you have children, please don’t forget about them!!! These little coloring books were found at Michael’s and came with the crayons. They weren’t wedding related at all and still were a big hit!!!
A picture of the entire reception all set up. For some reason my aunt was in there. I have my ideas on why, but I’ll save it 😀
Another shot of the great favors. People loved them and I barely had any left but am glad I did because I wanted some for myself lol!!!
I think I got this verbiage from the Hive as well… My sign in said “Please give your best advise and well wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs.”
Here’s my fantastic card box!! The guests didn’t even know where to put the freaking cards though!! Thank goodness for my scrapbook hostesses…
It’s like candy…. Our simple candy buffet.. There are a few details I was missing like the candy buffet tags… Oops!!Definitely get things like this done beforehand because I kept thinking I would have enough time, well…. time ran out lol!!
Post # 4
I love the fabric draping at the end of the aisle runner. Everything looks amazing–congratulation!!
Post # 5
your details are AMAZING and do not look like they were done on a tight budget… good job! did you splurge for real orchids or use fake ones?
again, everything looks great and you should be very proud! i have been struggling to find affordable chargers and after reading your post i think that i might just rent nice linens like you.
Post # 6
@hilsy85: Thanks girlie!! That’s my favorite part of the aisle. I saw a picture on a website and knew I had to have that to frame the river view. It was stunning and perfect.
Post # 7
I love the feather centerpeices. Everything looks great. Beautiful wedding!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
Wow, girl, taking it to the next level!!!!!! Your details look amazing.
Post # 9
Congratulations Crebre!! Everything is gorgeous!!
Post # 10
@Future Frett: Those are very fake from Hobby Lobby 😉 bought during their 50% off floral sale… A floral snob (like me lol) would notice no one else would have a clue to be honest with you…. I don’t believe I splurged on anything? I pretty much made or tried to find a deal on everything… Well… maybe I splurged on the feather clips for my shoes, but they can be worn again so is that really a splurge?! LOL that’s what I tell myself when I think about the $42 I spent on them 😀
Post # 11
WOWIE CAZOWIE! (lol my daughter has been saying it!) I love everything! Your wedding looks fab!!!!! I love everything!
Post # 12
all of it is awesome!!! and the runner is seriously, amazing! what a great gift!
Post # 13
Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful job crebre! Your pictures and details are just amazing!
Post # 14
Is it strange that it doesn’t look like my wedding?! I think that the pictures look like something out of a magazine? Krystal did a FANTASTIC job!!!!! And well…. she’s proof that budget photographers do exist ;)….
@MrsGruber23: Thanks girlie!!!
@mszebra: I love them too!!!! I think the pictures are breathtaking. My mom, cousin (bm) aunt and I actually set everything up the night before the wedding. I see the pictures and just see what we did not what it looked like (does that make sense?!) However the outdoor portion I am in love with.
@Mrs. Menard to Be : Thanks soo much!!!
@Miss Tattoo: It looks strange to me, soo… PERFECT. Like I can’t believe how beautiful everything was and how beautifully it translated on the camera.
Post # 15
Your details are amazing. Beautiful job and congratulations! 🙂
Post # 16
Everything looks so beautiful! I love all the details and you are so right, the details make all the pictures so awesome!