(Closed) How was/ will your wedding be unique?

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I do too!! This is my favorite sort of topic.  I hope more people post!

We haven’t planned too much yet, at least not set much in stone, but my wedding dress is going to be custom-made by a costume designer with an expertise in historical design and corsetry.  It’ll be made after a drawing I’ve made from inspiration from various dresses from the late 1890s, mostly from the House of Worth.  It’s going to be my baby. <3  My shoes will be custome designed as well, made by milk & honey shoes, a great sister-owned brand that offers vegan leather, patent leather, velvet, glitter, faux snakeskin, and satin options.

Also, our wedding food is going to be entirely vegan.  We’re going to design the menu on our own in conjunction with NYC’s vegan, gourmet Candle restaurants, which I am SO psyched about.  Our cake will be from the wonderful Vegan Treats in Allentown PA (as much as I wish I could make it on my own…I just won’t have time).

Those are the big details…the little stuff I’m not so sure about at this point!  I know that there’s going to be a LOT of silk, because it’s like my signature fabric; about 80% of my wardrobe is silk (skirts, blouses, pants, sweaters, you name it), and I just love it so much that it’s going to be everywhere.

PS: Congrats on the Hostess status! When did that happen?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@veganglam: I LOVE candle cafe! I’m not vegan, but a vegan feast from them sounds delicious.

I’m not sure my wedding is all that unique these days (since everyone DIYs; everyone is anti-cookie-cutter) so much as it’s not traditional. But we did a private ceremony with immediate family a month ago and we’re doing a big celebration back home. It’s brunch at a private home and will include:

-bocce ball OR kubb (we really like kubb; just have to figure out what makes better sense for the space)

-badminton

-beer tasting instead of cocktail hour (if we do bocce ball, we’re calling this hour “3 Bs” Beer is also the highlight, so we’re serving a champagne-beer instead of toasting with champagne (those who don’t want it can toast with wine) and a dessert lambic of some kind so that each part of the meal is paired with a beer)

-I’m letterpressing my own invites (YAY!)

-we *might* be cooking the meal…Or part of it…

-DH and I are giving a toast and if we can, we’re going to write it to go with a short slideshow of our October wedding.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i chose my fiance. Tongue out

i think the most unique thing about our wedding (from reading wb, offbeat bride and knot) is that for us, it’s truely a family affair. we are inviting everyone in the family, including kids, and giving all the adults a plus 1. we are having it in a town that is inconvenient for us, but local for the majority of our guests. we are doing something special for my great aunt, who will be celebrating her 80th birthday that day. etc. etc. etc.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Newbee joining the hostess and bumble bees here-I hope a lot of people post too because I’m interested in what everyone else is doing, plus I always get great ideas here.  Example: @JennyW1 Love the idea of beer tasting (huge beer fan, champagne, not so much) and there was also campground-themed wedding thread here last week that made me wish I was getting married in the summer (who doesn’t love the photo ops with an Airstream trailer in the background? Totally fun and cute).

Anywayyy, my wedding will be unique because I’m having a Scottish/Celtic theme that somehow evolved entirely from my engagement ring (sapphire and diamond claddagh that I absolutely cannot shut up about-sorry to everyone in earshot!)

Getting married in old Scottish inn, or rather, what passes for “old” restaurant in Los Angeles

Having a handfasting ceremony performed by Rev. Angelle (long, wavy blonde hair and white flowy robe included πŸ™‚ Also, found my vows (the ones that accompany the “tying of the knot”) on the Internet, naturally. How romantic!

Bagpiper will play the theme from “Braveheart” (Rev. Angelle’s suggestion)

Cake will be decorated with the Campbell plaid tartan ribbon.  In fact, just about everything in that room, down to my hair will be decorated with that ribbon πŸ™‚

Musical tributes to most of my guests. I’ll probably end up MCing the whole thing because there are only going to be about 25 people.  Should be like a kind of reverse roast, but hopefully not embarrassing to anyone (including me). 

Bought my dress on super sale for $250 at David’s for the sole purpose of wearing it on the beach the next day for a TTD  photo shoot (not REALLY going to trash it-plan on cleaning and donating after).  It’s really pretty but I’m not in love, love with it.  But it’s perfect for TTD because it’s an A-Line with just enough pouf (and an added crinoline), plus a sweep train to make for some amazing shots  say, out on a rock ledge with the surf crashing behind me, safely away from my dress.  I plan on having bed-head and I’m going to purposely leave my smoky eye makeup on so the next morning it’s nice and smudgy.  I told the photog that these shots were more important than the actual wedding day pics. Though I’ll have plenty of traditional family/friend shots too, I haven’t given those nearly half the thought of the beach shoot. lol

Remains to be seen how this will all play out, but should be fun anyway πŸ™‚

Can’t wait to see what everyone else posts.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@ttn133: Wow! I’m totally oblivious.  I did take a lot of long breaks from wb but not THAT long.  Maybe I just confused the new pic with new status!  That is a new pic, right? Haha.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, let’s see. Darling Husband and I put a lot of love and effort into making our wedding unique and the feedback we got from our guests mostly centred around how much it rung of “us” and how personalized it was, which was awesome!

  • We got married at an old mill on the same river as our house is on. Technically we could have put a canoe in the river and ended up in our back yard πŸ™‚ We would have had to portage a couple times, but it would have worked.
  • Our invitations told our story. I really loved that. I designed them myself and I’m so proud of how they turned out!
  • I wore my grandfather’s WWII lapel pin on my dress. When I pointed it out to him he nearly burst, it was adorable. I also carried pieces of the strongest women in my life with me: A locket on my bouquet with photos of both my grandmothers (one deceased, one in a nursing home with Alzheimers), and also fabric flowers from my mom’s wedding dress wrapped around the handle of my bouquet.
  • A cheese buffet with a bowl of lactose pills for Darling Husband. He’s lactose intolerant but reknowned in our friend group for NEVER taking his pills and the rest of us having to suffer with the gassy consequences! Everyone thought it was hilarious!
  • I made a few cake toppers that were meaningful to Darling Husband & I, including one of us with our cats.
  • I had one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man sing me down the aisle (The Way I Am, by Ingrid Michaelson). The first time I heard the song years ago, I knew I had to have her do this for me. 
  • We arrived at the venue in our 1973 Winnebago (got engaged at the beginning of our first trip in the Winnie), and then had it parked as the back drop to our receiving line.
  • I hand made and designed every paper product at our wedding. Invitations, programs, menus, place cards, escort cards, table numbers, and yes, everyone noticed because they know I’m crazy enough to do that. 
  • I bought every single silver teapot that we used as vessels for our floral centrepieces and accents. I spent a lot of time in second hand shops and it was worth every second of shopping πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@bakerella:  Winnibago = AwesomeCool

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@PutABirdOnIt: I’ll never miss an opportunity to share about The Colonel. I made “going to the chapel” and “Just married” signs for her πŸ˜‰

It was also the focal point of our highlights reel πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

hmmm…what everyone talked about and had never seen before was the band we had at our wedding. they played outside of our church as soon as we were married and led the parade to the reception venue. it was pretty awesome.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We will be getting married on NYD, apparently everyone thinks our invitations are unique (guests keep complimenting them), and our first dance will be a combo of classic and sexy (Love all over me and Crazy in love). That is all that I can think of for now.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@bakerella, “the Colonel”?  Too funny!  How did she come by that name?  And your signs and pics are adorable, truly.  You both look like you’re having a really good time, particularly the shot with you looking away and your husband’s tongue sticking out. So saucy! lol

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ladybuglove: A band and a parade?! That’s awesome!!! I’d love to see that!

@PutABirdOnIt: I don’t know…. It just sort of happened…. We named her and then figured out that she was a she and not a he…. So we’re an equal opportunity type of family πŸ˜‰ Our guests loved seeing the Colonel especially since a lot of them had heard about our trip, but not seen the Colonel in person πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ours was special because:

  • we had cornhole
  • we had local food
  • we had locally roasted coffee
  • we had a candy bar – which was new to 100% of our family – they thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread
  • we didn’t have much dancing
  • we used local milk jugs for our centerpieces – yep drank all the milk ourselves!

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