(Closed) June Bees Wedding Survey

posted 11 years ago in June 2011
Post # 3
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Seems Fun!

Wedding Date: June 18

Engagement Length: 15 Months (proposed on March 13, 2010)

Colors: White, light pink, silver, black

Theme: Timeless, elegance, peonies

Wedding Party(#s): MOH, 1 Best man

Ceremony (where, time): 3:00 PM Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde in Montreal

Reception (where, time): Loews Hotel Vogue in Montreal

Dress Style: Private Label by G #1395

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Still thinking… Quebec City or Ucluelet in BC

Flowers: Light pink + white peonies

First Dance Song: Love song for a vampire (Annie Lennox)…. because of this song, we went together

Centerpieces: haven’t decided…. but must be light pink and white peonies

Food/Menu: Filet de boeuf or salmon, cocktail, salad, appetizer, wedding cake

Cake Flavour: covered in ivory fondant and decorated with black satin ribbon and jeweled appliques to mimic the bride’s gown. Guests indulged in layers of chocolate chiffon cake flavored with brandy, filled with a Kahlua mousse, and frosted with vanilla buttercream.

Favours: Chinese mini red shoes 

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): None

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

Wedding Date: June 25

Engagement Length: 12 Months (almost, 1 week later — 4th of July — would have been 12 months exactly)

Colors: pale green with pops of deep purple and silver

Theme: I guess if I had to pick something it’d be “Southern Charm” or “Savannah”

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 BMs, Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 4:00 PM Outside in Savannah square

Reception (where, time): 6:00, inside 45 Bistro – there’s a cocktail hour in between

Dress Style: La Sposa Fanal

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, Makeup – Mac counter probably

Honeymoon Location: France – few days in Paris then roadtripping to the French/Italian rivieras

Flowers: still not positive…want to use button mums, green hydrangeas, lavendar, etc

First Dance Song: Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Centerpieces: hard to describe, but small white vases with one or two stem flowers in the on top of green table runners

Food/Menu: Shrimp and Grits station, Carving station (turkey and roast beef), pasta station, potatoes, rolls, veggies

Cake Flavour: haven’t decided yet

Favours: homemade dulce de leche

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): End of March, Austin, Texas!!!!

Post # 5
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 25

Engagement Length: 4 Months

Colors: Orange and Tiffany Blue

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 2 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, 3 groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 4:00 PM Outside on a deck overlooking a lake and a ski mountain

Reception (where, time): immediately following, ballroom of the hotel where I work

Dress Style: David’s 9743 – same as Mrs. Earrings, but adding some chiffon flutter sleeves

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): TBD.  I’d prefer both be pro

Honeymoon Location: Ghettomoon TBD – a few days visiting breweries and other funness… Ireland next year.

Flowers: Orange gerberas for girls’ bouquets, white carnations, poppies, billy balls, gerberas and ??? for centerpieces. My bouquet TBD.  Meeting with florist this week.

First Dance Song: Another TBD (helloooo short engagement)  I wanted to record ‘Back where i started’ from Derek Trucks Band as a surprise, but I’m running out of time to do it, so possibly Ray LaMontagne or something else.

Centerpieces: clear glass pint glass shaped vase with whie carnations in center, 3 bud vases surrounding.

Food/Menu: Buffet of some sort – still TBD

Cake Flavor: TBD.  I may make this myself.  Likely a white chocolate mousse & raspberry layer, pastry cream and strawberries, and banana with dulce de leche if I do.

Favors: Candy/Dessert Buffet with Gable Boxes to take away with them.

DJ/Band/Ipod: likely ipod for ceremony, I have a DJ for dinner and he’ll be performing live singing & playing guitar with another local guitarist during cocktail hour.

Bachelorette (when/what): Not having one 🙁

Post # 6
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jenewitt:   yay!!!  dulce de leche! 

I eat a spoon of it almost every night (!)  one of the things I miss most about living in Miami is getting it everywhere on everything.

Post # 7
5165 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 26

Engagement Length: 12 Months

Colors: chocolate & watermelon

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 1Maid/Matron of Honor, 1 Best Man, 4 BMs, 4 GMs

Ceremony (where, time): 3pm chapel

Reception (where, time): 5.45pm in a hall

Dress Style: Mermaid by Mori lee

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – DIY, Makeup – DIY

Honeymoon Location: Not Yet Decided

Flowers: Ivory Calla lillies,

First Dance Song: still deciding

Centerpieces: Large wooden letters spray painted and mounted on wooden bases  which double as table numbers too

Food/Menu: chicken, fish, beef, 2 types of rice, salads, stir fry, beans for the vegetarians

 Cake Flavour: chocolate with vanilla filling

Favours: jordan almonds, DIY fans

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): None

Post # 8
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 10

Engagement Length: 28 Months (proposed on my valentines day 2009)

Colors: Emerald Green, Gold/Bronze, Brown, and White

Theme: Vineyard

Wedding Party(#s):  Maid and Matron Of Honor, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 Jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man,  1 Best Man, 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 4:00 PM Outside vineyard in front of the grapes with our backs to the pond

Reception (where, time): 5:00, inside the winery, on the deck, etc.

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero Fredricka, except strapless

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Future Mother-In-Law is a stylist so free!  Hair – pro, Makeup – pro

Honeymoon Location: Napa Valley, Northern CA

Flowers: DIY ribbon flowers

First Dance Song: Rocks Off – Wild Horses / Not a love song but expresses how we are as a couple and feel about life

Centerpieces: 4 candles, thin vases filled with river rocks and candles on top, gold runners

Food/Menu: Brisket, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Salad

Cake Flavour: Cheesecake to cut, for guests: cheesecake, eclair bars, peach crumble, strawberry pie

Favours: none

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod/Band – Classic Rock Cover Band

Bachelorrete (when/what): May 21 – Bach. Dinner, Bar with live music

Post # 9
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 18

Engagement Length: 12 Months

Colors: Black and White with pops of Fuschia, Red, Yellow

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Brides Maids, Best Man, 3 Groomsmen, 2 Jr. Bridesmaids, and ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 5:30 PM Outside – at a golf course

Reception (where, time): Immediately following – in a tented area outside

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero Vogue Royale

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

Honeymoon Location: Moorea and Bora Bora in the South Pacific

Flowers: White, Fuschia, Red and Yellow gerber daisies

First Dance Song: Always and Forever – Heat wave

Centerpieces: Daisies

Food/Menu: Steak, Salmon, Vegie pasta, cheese station, appetizers

Cake Flavour: chocolate with a kalua butter cream center and then white cake with raspberries

Favours: Key Lime Margarita mix (we got engaged in Key West so we needed to bring in the Key West thing)

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): May 21st…dancing in SF!

Post # 10
2126 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Oh, how fun!


Wedding Date: June 10

Engagement Length: 18frigginmonths

Colors: Gold and white with black as an accent

Theme: IDK… Church picnic?

Wedding Party(#s): 5 on each side

Ceremony (where, time): 1pm– my church

Reception (where, time): immediately after on the very large church grounds

Dress Style: Let me get back to you on that

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): It’s all me, baby

Honeymoon Location: No clue– at this late in the game, it may not happen

Flowers: white roses and green hydrangeas

First Dance Song: we won’t be having dancing, but my processional is a surprise for the Mr.

Centerpieces: origami cranes

Food/Menu: cake and an icecream sundae bar

Cake Flavour: lemonade


DJ/Band/Ipod: none

Bachelorrete (when/what): sometime in may, I don’t know the details but I have requested booze and lots of phallic decor

Post # 11
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Okay I’ll play!

Wedding Date: June 25

Engagement Length: sixteen months

Colors: Pinks and sage green

Theme: Garden

Wedding Party: 7 on each side, one junior bridesmaid, two ring bearers…pretty much a small army

Ceremony (where, time): Local gardens, 6:00

Reception (where, time): Local ballroom, cocktail hour directly following the ceremony, dinner as soon as we get there!

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero, Rachael

Hair/Make-up (Pro/DYI): Pro for both

Honeymoon Location: Ha that’s funny!  Not sure yet…we may end up in a tent in Benzie County!  Basically tbd.

Flowers: Hydrangeas, peonies, and roses

First Dance Song: Not sure yet

Centerpieces: Short and tall square vases with bear grass, same flowers as above.

Food/Menu: Salads – garden salad, fruit salad, caprese salad. Entrees – Herb roasted chicken, grilled shrimp dish, alfredo pasta, protabello and vegetable lasagna. Sides – herb roasted redskin potatoes, roasted vegetables. 

Cake Flavour: Four layers – Chocolate with raspberry filling, butter pecan cake with creamcheese frosting filling, vanilla cake with lemon filling, carrot cake with creamcheese frosting filling.

Favours: Donations to SPCA and Habitat for Humanity

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Sometime in June…don’t really know all the details yet!


Post # 12
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 25

Engagement Length: 12 Months exactly, we got engaged June 25 2010 =)

Colors: We don’t really have colors. I love everything! Pinks, purples, teals, blues, greens, ivory, and BURLAP!

Theme: At home, laid back, fun garden party with a hint of rustic flair

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 Bridesmaids, 2 Best Men, 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 3:15 pm in the Grooms parents backyard

Reception (where, time): Garden reception immediately following at the same location

Dress Style: Giant flowery ballgown! Jasmine Couture t395

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, makeup – TBD i would like pro, but not sure i’ll have enough time to get ready.

Honeymoon Location: Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya Mexico

Flowers: Roses, carnations, garden roses, and wildflowers

First Dance Song: Not 100% sure, but maybe Iron and Wine – My Lady’s House

Centerpieces: mixture of milk glass bud vases and mason jars with varying wildflowers and roses on banquet tables with burlap table runners.

Food/Menu: We’re having a local restaurant make the entree, Tofu, Veggie, or Turkey wraps with homemade dressings (like honey mayo mmmmmmmmm) then having a bunch of side salads. Chips and salsa, cheese spread, and hopefully some olivey things for apps. For drinks i’m thinking Sweet tea, lemonade, water, and Sangria, yum

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes! Vanilla, chocolate and Carrot cake with different icings. Then a carrot cake for the groom and I to cut.

Favours: Thinking about doing some sort of potted plant or seed favors.

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod! I better start working on those playlists!

Bachelorrete (when/what): Memorial day weekend. Friday we’re going to go see the Avett Brothers, Saturday camping out, Sunday whitewater rafting. Hope i don’t break an arm, lolol

Post # 13
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cool idea!

Wedding Date: June 19th

Engagement Length: 18 Months

Colors: Tifany blue and red 

Theme: Fun and formal yet also relaxed if that makes sense

Wedding Party(#s): 3 Bridesmaids, 1 Best Man and 1 usher

Ceremony (where, time): 1:30pm at the church where I was christened 

Reception (where, time): 3:30pm at a converted barn

Dress Style: Fishtail

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both pro

Honeymoon Location: England

Flowers: Red roses and gerberas

First Dance Song: Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

Centerpieces: Red gerberas

Food/Menu: Starter – ? Main course – beef Desert – Lemon mousse

Cake Flavour: Cheese! We’re having a stack of cheeses and serving them with bread and biscuits for the evening

Favours: Rocky Road – my fave

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): 7th May, afternoon at Ascot Races and then a meal and dancing and drinking afterwards.

Post # 14
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Wedding Date: June 11

Engagement Length: 16 months. wouldn’t have changed that!

Colors: Pear green and white with black and champagne accents

Theme: no real theme, classic i guess.

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 Bridesmaids, 1 Best Men, 4 Groomsmen. 2 RB and 1 flowergirl

Ceremony (where, time): 2:00 St, Mary’s Church (our parish)

Reception (where, time): The Aerie Ballroom, it’s a historical site and amazing!

Dress Style: Sottero and Midgley Linda- Very classic looking

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – pro, makeup – pro

Honeymoon Location: Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya Mexico

Flowers: Hydrangeas, antuque roses, verbina

First Dance Song: not sure yet.

Centerpieces: mix of tall and short flower arrangements, with lots of candles and a green table square on white table cloths

Food/Menu: sit down dinner with steak, chicken or veggie pasta. salad and rolls with roasted veggies and potatoes

Cake Flavour: 4 tier, switching with vanilla and chocolate

Favours: our gift is a hangover the next morning from all the free booze!

DJ/Band/Ipod: band, he just had to have a band….so we do!

Bachelorrete (when/what): spa day then a nice dinner then out of the town for some music and dancing. then out to brunch the next morning!

Post # 15
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 25th

Engagement Length: 15 Months (proposal was March 13, 2010)

Colors: Silver, Aubergine/Purple

Theme: Simple summer garden wedding

Wedding Party(#s): Undecided, possibly Maid/Matron of Honor and Best man

Ceremony (where, time): Noon, garden in Kent WA

Reception (where, time): Chinese/Japanese restaurant 1pm

Dress Style: Alfred Angelo 7016 in Ivory

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): FMIL’s hairdresser/FSIL for makeup

Honeymoon Location: Undecided, but probably a cabin on the Pacific beach or Olympia National Forest

Flowers: White lillies, green hydrangea, purple carnations and purple i-don’t-know’s

First Dance Song: n-a

Centerpieces: n-a

Food/Menu: Chinese/Japanese

Cake Flavour: No cake, Lavender Macarons

Favours: n-a

DJ/Band/Ipod: Instrumenal accompanyment on CD provided by DOC/officiant

Bachelorrete (when/what): n-a

Post # 16
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Wedding Date: June 11th 

Engagement Length: 19 months. We got engaged August 8th, 2009

Colors: Grey, sage green & ivory

Theme: We’re not really having one: just keeping things traditional and simple!

Wedding Party(#s): 3bm & 3gm

Ceremony (where, time): 2pm – Catholic church

Reception (where, time): 5:30 – Curzon Hall/function room

Dress Style: La Sposa ‘Madeira’ with lace bolero

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both pro. 🙂

Honeymoon Location: Vanuatu

Flowers: Shades of green/ivory – I’m giving our florist free reign!

First Dance Song: Still to be determined: probably ‘You & Me’ by Lifehouse

Centerpieces: Same as our bouquets – we’re giving the florist her choice!

Food/Menu: Veggie pasta as entree, Lamb & Chicken for mains, Raspberry & ricotta mielle for dessert.

Cake Flavour: first layer – vanilla with strawberry jam, middle layer – lemon with lemon filling, top layer – chocolate

Favours: Charity donation

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Nothing set in stone yet, but likely end of May!

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