(Closed) Hump day fun – wedding survey!

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Post # 3
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Pinkmoon:  Your wedding looks AMAZING!! I’ll play, though I’m an old married fart. πŸ˜›

Wedding Date: September 4, 2011

Engagement Length:  16 months

Colors: Cobalt Blue, Apple Green, Ivory, plus light touches of pink

Started from this inspiration photo (actually navy and lime) and worked outwards:

Theme: I guess there was a slight penguin theme going on.  Penguins are my favorite animal!  But mainly just colors! πŸ™‚

We had a friend read from a children’s book called “Your Personal Penguin”. πŸ™‚

Wedding Party(#s): 6 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen + 6th groomsman as our officiant

Ceremony: Outdoor wedding at a local golf club

Reception: Same Golf Club mentioned above! πŸ™‚

Dress Style: Anjolique 1020, Fit and Flare

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both – done at our wedding night hotel, rented out the conference room!

Honeymoon Location: Thailand – Koh Phangan and Koh Samui!

Flowers: Orchids, lilies, and some others that have escaped my memory. πŸ™‚

First Dance Song: Ronan Keating’s When You Say Nothing at All

Centerpieces: Potted Orchid Plants with Manzanita Branches.  We had tall and short ones:

Food/Menu: Golf club’s signature salad, Duet plate of Pesto Sea Bass with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce and an Aged New York Steak with a wild mushroom sauce.  Completed with Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables. Menu provided by our venue.

Cake Flavour: “Choco Razz” – Chocolate Raspberry. πŸ™‚

Favours: Teacups with Tea Forte Infuser and candy

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): August 2011, just a night out for mani/pedis and dinner with my girls. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wedding Date: August 17, 2013

Engagement Length: 8 months! (at the date of the wedding)

Colors: Not technically doing colors – (we’re opposites!) but we do have a palette…

Theme: Vintage/Farm/Rustic

Invitations: Rifle Paper rip-off!!! I *love* them!!! 

Wedding Party(#s): 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen, 4 flower girls

Bridesmaid Dresses/Outfits: Unmatching floral! They will be in pearls and Cowboy boots.

Ceremony: In a Hayfield (by ‘the pines’) on his parents farm

Reception: Same hayfield – about 100 meters away (in a tent)

Dress Style: Galina Lace with a DIY yellow/rhinstone sash


Jewelry: Simple set of pearls with sweet pearl drop earrings

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both – coming to the farm

Groom and G-men outfits: All in Khaki pants and vests with a white shirt and unmatching ties

Honeymoon Location: Ireland – but will be next year

Flowers: See the color palette – those are it πŸ™‚ Green Hydrangea, yellow gerbera, white roses, purple/blue larkspur

Your Aisle Song: It’s this cello cover of ‘A thousand Years’ by Christina Perri

First Dance Song: *Really* wanna do ‘I wanna grow old with you’ by Adam Sandler

Food/Menu: Will be buffet – lemon chicken and ribs? I don’t remember now…

Cake Flavour: Red velvet for the small ‘cut cake’, angel food or sponge for the big guest cake – then there will be a small orange one, a lemon and a blueberry on a dessert table. But this is the big cake:

Favours: Jam – half of the 200 made by me and his grandma and the other half by me and my mom.

Centerpieces: Antiques! and none of them match!

DJ/Band/Ipod: I have a guy setting up the audio/disco ball/PA system – my sister will emcee but the music will all be on a laptop.

Bachelorette (when/what): They. Won’t. Tell. Me. I know I need a LBD and it will be after Aug 1st. That’s all I get for now :l

Showers: Two – one on June 1st for his fam then one after Aug 1st for my fam and all my b-maids πŸ™‚

Post # 5
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@suburbian:  Gahhhh I can’t wait for your pictures.

I’ll start! Feel free to include pics as well, makes things more interesting. 

Wedding Date: August 23, 2013

Engagement Length:  18 months and some change

Colors: Blush, greys, whites, black, golds

Theme: vintage glam?

Wedding Party(#s): MOH, 3 BMs, Best Man, 3-4 GMs (depending on a whole other issue entirely)

Ceremony: local park’s amphitheatre

Reception: loft space downtown

Dress Style: chiffon sheath by Venus Bridals

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DIY): Pro for both, the salon is blocking off three hours for us to have it to ourselves

Honeymoon Location: Not sure yet, but I’m thinking Caribbean cruise

Flowers: No idea, probably pick up some roses at a flower market

First Dance Song: “Timeless” – The Airborne Toxic Event

Centerpieces: matte black wine bottles, black runners, gold table numbers, milk glass, votive holders in golds 

Food/Menu: Chicken marsala, baked stuffed shells, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, spring salad

Cake Flavour: Vanilla cupcake with strawberry buttercream, chocolate cupcake with raspberry filling and whipped cream frosting, s’mores bar

Favours: Chocolate suckers 

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): No idea

Post # 6
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  Your centerpieces sound fab! I am so excited to see brides getting out of the box when designing stuff like that!

You also must have used pinterest to link your pics πŸ™ I can’t see them till I get home…silly firewalls at work.

Your pics are going to be gorgeous too!!!

Post # 7
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wedding Date: Ocotber 12, 2013

Engagement Length:  16 months

Colors: Plum, silver, champagne

Theme: “Asian” themed – loosely. Not cheesy

Wedding Party(#s): 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen

Ceremony: Ballroom at an events center in the midwest

Reception: Ballroom at an events center in the midwest

Dress Style: Allure 8908

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both – going to salon

Honeymoon Location: We HOPE to Belize for 5 days, if we don’t have enough money, our backup is a friend’s timeshare in Hawaii for 5 days, second backup is finding a sweet deal to a Sandals resort, maybe in St. Lucia, again for 5 days

Flowers: No real flowers! We are making our bouquets out of origami and the centerpieces will be faux flowers – they’re drowned in water anyway. Wink

First Dance Song: “Dreamgirl” by Dave Matthews Band

Centerpieces: *Above*


Cocktail hour:

Spicy tuna maki rolls

Steamed pork dumpling

Steamed vegetable dumpling


White rice

Fried rice

Caramelized brussel sprouts

Steamed edamame


Teriyaki chicken

Asian-style crispy shredded beef

Vegetarian stir-fried udon noodles

Cake Flavour: First tier chocolate cake with chocolate mousse, second tier lemon cake with raspberry mousse, top tier pumpkin cake with pecan crunch filling

Favours: Our place card holders are our take-away favors πŸ™‚

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Late August, doing a girls’ weekend of wine tasting, chocolate tasting and antiquing. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Wedding date: June 19, 2013

Engagement Length- almost three years

Colors- Aqua blue

Theme- Starfish/tropical

Wedding Party- 1 bridesmaid, 1 groomsman, 1 flower girl

Bridesmaids dresses- Cotton Knee length dress from davids bridal

Ceremony- On the beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida

Reception- Sandbar Restaurant


My ribbon will be blue

Shoes: barefoot!

Jewelry: Diamond pendant necklace my mom gave me when I was 18 and a pair of blue topaz and diamond earrings

Hair/Makeup- My sister is great at both, so she will be doing it since its Destination Wedding

Honeymoon location: Spending a week in Florida at our Destination Wedding location, then going on a cruise to Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk

Flowers- White lilies and Blue bombay orchids

First Dance- Sade-by your side

Centerpieces- White lanterns, with sand inside and an aqua colored candle

Food/Menu: Cocktail hour= crab fritters, bruschetta, shrimp cocktail and a fruit and cheese tree (yes tree). Dinner= island salad, prime rib, mahi mahi with lemon butter sauce, pineapple grilled chicken and roasted red potatoes

Cake- Our baker specializes in cheesecake so our first tier will have cheesecake and cake layered together, it will be chocolate cake and oreo cheesecake. The second tier will be white cake and third tier will have mixed berry cheesecake

Favours- A box with four caramels in it, each one different. They are so good, I am so excited to eat them again!

DJ/Band/Ipod- My DJ plays island music on his guitar, so he will be playing live music during the ceremony, then DJ’ing the rest of the night

Bachelorette- Probably something with all of our friends where we just go out and get dinner/drinks. My only bridesmaid isn’t 21 and his brother is his groomsman and is 17, so no one to really plan anything crazy lol

Post # 9
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Wedding Date: September 19, 2014

Engagement Length: 18 months

Colors: Coral and Orange


Theme: Botantical or rustic – still deciding!

Wedding Party(#s): 2 Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Bride’s Attendant (my bro), 1 Groomsmen, 2 Groom’s Attendants (his daughters)

Ceremony: Outside and beachfront in Newport, RI

Reception: Beachfront ballroom in Newport, RI

Dress Style: Not decided

Groom & Groomsmen: Summer-weight tan suits, white shirts, coral or orange ties

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both

Flowers: Robin Hollow Farm – locally grown and sustainable florist (dahlias will take centerstage!)

First Dance Song: Not sure yet

Centerpieces: Lush, green botanical centerpieces with light floral details

Food/Menu: 5 passed hot hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktail, sirloin steak or seared scallops and 5 hour premium open bar

Cake Flavour: Still figuring the cake out… probably a modest 3-tier cake on a pretty pedestal with sheets in back. FH wants vanilla or white cake – booooooring.

Favours: Photobooth and maybe something else… ack! Gelato bar, candy bar or roaming Candy Girl perhaps… Not sure.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Again, not sure. The boys are going sport fishing or to Vegas. The girls? TBD.

Shower: Undecided if I want one. If my mom wants one, I’ll do it but try to keep it small.

Post # 10
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@suburbian:  Boooo, I did link them from Pinterest. My work just removed their blocker. >:)

Post # 11
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@TwoStatesBride:  Your menu looks awesome!!

Post # 12
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Wedding Date: Sept 27, 2014

Engagement Length:  4 1/2 years

Colors: Gray, orange and red accents

Theme: Rustic fall

Wedding Party #’s: 5 BM/ 5 GM/ 2 JBM/ 2 JGM/ 1 FG/ 1 Ring Bearer

Ceremony: Rotary Reserve State Park

Reception: Same venue only indoors

Dress style: Maggie Sottero Alana

Hair/Make-up (Pro/DIY): Pro my uncle is a hair dresser, my cousin is a make-up artist

Honeymoon Location: Belize, South America

Flowers: Red Dahlias, Orange Coxcomb, Red Kangaroo Paws, Orange Pin Cushions, curly willow, wheat, monkey tails, bunny tails and Red Sunflowers (lots of texture).  These are my inspiration bouquets:

First Dance Song: Not sure yet.  I would love to do a choreographed waltz to A Thousand Years by Christina Perry.  Fiance is against learning a professional dance.

Centerpieces: Mason jars, candles, small pumpkins

Food/Menu: Not sure but probably simple, roast beef or chicken, garlic potatos, salad, fruit, rolls etc

Cake Flavor: Fiance wants vanilla with a rasberry swirl for our tier, each tier will be a different flavor.  Not sure if we will do cake pops or a cake but these are my inspiration:

I love the rustic, simplicity of this one.  Just buttercream on a cake.  Nothing fancy or spectacular but it still manages to look elegant and wedding like.

I love that we wouldn’t have to make extra sheet cakes, each guest can pick their cake pop, Fiance and I can choose which flavor we each want for our “cake cutting” and less mess.

Favors: My great grandmothers recipe of home-made jam


Bachelorette Party (when/where): I’ll do this about 2-3 weeks before the wedding and planning on going to a nearby city for a Pole Dancing class and then bar hopping.

Post # 13
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ll start! Feel free to include pics as well, makes things more interesting. 

Wedding Date: July 6, 2013

Engagement Length:  23 months

Colors: Coral, shades of purple (ombre), some accents of grey/ silver and champagne



Theme: Nothing other than colors

Wedding Party(#s): 8 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, 1 flower girl, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony: Peace Fountain at local university




Reception: Art Museum at the local university 

Dress Style: Romona Keveza L192 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both – coming to me

Honeymoon Location: Tokyo and Thailand for 3 weeks in December-Jan. 

Flowers: my bouquet: all peonies, everything else hydrangeas and garden roses. 

First Dance Song: “You’ve made me so very happy” Blood sweat and tears

Centerpieces: vase undecided, but hydrangeas and garden roses 


Cocktail: specialty pomegranate vodka drink- name TBD

Wine and beer

Appetizers: caprese bruschetta, tuna tar tar, cheese and crackers (brie, asiago, sharp cheddar, smoked gouda)



summer spinach salad with candied pecans, goat cheese, strawberries, and a balsamic vinegrette

cesar salad

mashed potatoes

grilled veggies


prime rib w/ horseradissh sauce 

Cake Flavour: chocolate cake w/ chocolate/toffee buttercream; chocolate/vanilla layered cake with fresh raspberries and chocolate buttercream; carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

3 tier cake on silver cakestand, and sheet cakes in the back

Here is a sketch, but it will be in all white (fiance vetoed coral ombre . . .)

Favours: Photobooth and cakebites (chocolate truffle looking bites of cake)

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Las Vegas May 31-June 2nd! 

MOB dress: My mom is going to be 60 this year, but she is in better shape than me . . .
Sorry for the huge photos, I could go one forever, I am so excited! There are a lot more DIY touches that my mom has done that I do not have photos of. 

Post # 14
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wedding Date: April 20, 2013

Engagement Length:  16 months

Colors: Violet with hints of yellow & orange 

Theme: No themse

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor 1 Bestman, 9 Bridesmaid or Best Man 9 Groomsmen

Ceremony: Pine Ridge Country Club, main ballroom

Reception: Same

Dress Style: Allure 2502


Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro both @ Imagine Salon & Spa

Honeymoon Location: Fiesta American Condesa Cancun, 6 days 5 nights

Flowers: Fake flowers, done by friend

First Dance Song: Love of a Lifetime — Firehouse

Centerpieces: Tables were named, not numbered. The names all were things important to us.

Food/Menu: Cocktail hour with assorted apps. Dinner was salad, rolls, grilled marinated chicken, roastbeef, broccoli with cheese, redskin potatoes, rigatoni

Cake Flavour: Several different flavors, 3 tiers. Large dessert table


DJ/Band/Ipod: 1980’s hairmetal coverband band (played music by Bon Jovi, Poison, Motely Crue etc) and we had a DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Dinner & drinks at a local restaurant, then we went back to my house for the limo to pick us up and we went downtown for more drinks & dancing


Post # 16
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@Pinkmoon:  It’s supposed to be the largest sink hole in the ocean.  Its one of my favorite pictures ever.  I can’t wait to visit.  It’s 1,000 feet round in diameter and 400 feet deep. 

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