(Closed) June Bees Wedding Survey

posted 11 years ago in June 2011
Post # 17
3578 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 7

Engagement Length: 12 Months

Colors: Green & Blue

Theme: tropical

Wedding Party(#s):  1 maid of honor, 1 bridesmaid, 1 best man, 1 or 2 groomsmen (destination wedding, 1 groomsmen is still unsure if he’s going to be able to make it)

Ceremony (where, time): 11:00am at Coral Cove Beach in Florida

Reception (where, time): July 9, 6pm, at a Kansas City banquet hall

Dress Style: Mikaella 1406

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): both pro

Honeymoon Location: Key West, FL

Flowers: assortment of bright tropical flowers

First Dance Song: to be determined (perhaps “Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing if we have time to learn to dance to it; otherwise maybe “Head Over Feet” By Alanis)

Centerpieces: hurricane vases, white rocks in the bottom, half filled with water and 3 white floating candals. might add a submerged flower in each.

Food/Menu: to be determined (buffet with 1 entree, 2 sides, salad, and roll)

Cake Flavour: My mom is making my cake; I gave her several flavor ideas, honestly haven’t had any of them yet! Need to do this!

Flavor ideas I sent her were:
– Double Lemon: Light lemon cake layers filled with a tangy lemon cream (and fresh berries when available).
– Orange Blossom: Light vanilla cake layers, brushed with syrup containing orange juice, filled with orange mousseline buttercream, flavored with fresh orange zest and orange flower water.
– Key Lime: white coconut cake, soaked in coconut rum, with key lime & chantilly cream filling
– Strawberry Grand Marnier Cake: Yellow cake with fresh sliced strawberries and Grand Marnier buttercream, made with the famous French orange liqueur.

Favours: chocolate squares (Ghirardelli & Endangered Species) in scrap-book style little bags my Future Mother-In-Law is making

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): something in Florida, my sister told me she “had plans”, LOL

Post # 18
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 11

Engagement Length: 14 Months (proposed on April 15, 2010)

Colors: Pewter and Black

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, BM, 2 Groomsmen, 2 Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): 4:30 PM in church

Reception (where, time): 6pm social hour, 7pm dinner, 9pm dance, hotel ballroom

Dress Style: Alan Evans Design “Courtney” (its pretty much a one of a kind from a local designer)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – cousin who is a profesional hair person, Makeup- other cousin who is just graduating from hair/makeup school

Honeymoon Location: Not sure yet- it is between Outer Banks, NC and Duluth, MN

Flowers: Peonies, Orchids, Rannuculus, Spider Gerberas, Dahlias

First Dance Song: Grow Old With You- the Adam Sandler song from Wedding Singer

Centerpieces: glass vases with cool stuff inside them (its hard to describe) on half the tables and glass candle holders on the others

Food/Menu: Chicken Veronique, Steak, or Vegitarian

Cake Flavour: Strawberry swirl with strawberry mouse, chocolate fudge with caramel mouse, and red velvet with cream cheese filling

Favours: “LOVE ROCKS” rock candy

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Memorial Day Weekend, spa day, dinner and then BINGO!!

Post # 19
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 25

Engagement Length: 16 Months (proposed March 6, 2010)

Colors: light green, ivory, and hints of purple

Theme: n/a

Wedding Party(#s):  1 maid of honor, 1 best man, 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 2 flower girls, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 5:00pm, church

Reception (where, time): immediately following, dinner club

Dress Style: Jim Hjelm 8002

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): both pro

Honeymoon Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico (El Dorado)

Flowers: hydrangea, peonies, garden roses

First Dance Song: TBD, possibly “Signed Sealed Delivered)

Centerpieces: hydrangeas, garden roses…mix of short and tall, huge arrangements on long head table

Food/Menu: filet, crabcakes, grouper (silent vegetarian option)

Cake Flavor: vanilla cake with raspberry lemon filling…buttercream icing

Favors: none!

DJ/Band/Ipod: motown band!

Bachelorrete (when/what): beach weekend in May!

Post # 20
1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 4

Engagement Length: 25 months by the time we are married

Colors: black and white

Theme: GLAM

Wedding Party(#s): 4 BM’s, 3 GM’s, 1 little best man/ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): 2:30pm St. James Cathedral

Reception (where, time): 5pm at a local garden/mansion

Dress Style: Sottero and Midgley Margaret

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

Honeymoon Location: Tahitian Cruise – pg cruises

Flowers: variety of white roses, ostrich feathers and stephanotis

First Dance Song: You make it real – James Morrison

Centerpieces: Large glass cylinder filled with orchids and ostrich feathers

Food/Menu: Appetizers: filet mignon sliders w/ wasabi aioli,  brie and fig tartines, Main dish: pork, pear salad, asparagus, mashed potatos (very fall foods but the venue’s catering didn’t have a large selection)

Cake Flavour: Red velvet with cream cheese frosting and vanilla butter cream

Favours: Boxed favors: “H+K, hugs and kisses” (hersey hugs and kisses) we also have a character artist so guests can take home their drawings

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Mm not sure yet!

Post # 21
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 11

Engagement Length: 11 months- engaged July 4, 2010

Colors: pink, peach, and ivory

Theme: ribbons & pearls

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

Ceremony (where, time): 5:30 PM Outside at the gazebo of a chapel on the water

Reception (where, time): 6:30, inside an event hall

Dress Style: Sottero & Midgley Geena

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

Honeymoon Location: Savannah, GA

Flowers: pink, peach, and ivory carnations in big bunches (mixed colors)

First Dance Song: When God Made You- Newsong

Centerpieces: pink, peach, ivory carnations in vases with pearls at the bottom and ribbons tied around them

Food/Menu: Havent decided specifics…Buffet

Cake Flavour: first layer – coconut, middle layer – amarillo, top layer -cocunut

Favours: personalized M&Ms in mason jars

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Myrtle Beach, SC

Post # 22
3786 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 19th

Engagement Length: A little over 6 months…we got engaged on December 10, 2010

Colors: Black with accents of yellow

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 2 MOHs, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 4 Groomsmen and 4Bridesmaid or Best Man

Ceremony (where, time): 5pm outside at a country club

Reception (where, time): directly follow inside the country club

Dress Style: David’s Bridal trumpet

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair and makeup PRO

Honeymoon Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Flowers: yellow and peach calla lilies

First Dance Song: “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait

Centerpieces: lanterns and candles

Food/Menu: tritip, chicken breast, garlic green beans, roasted potatoes, garden salad

Cake Flavour: FI’s brother is making us cupcakes instead of cake! We haven’t finalized the flavors yet but one will probably be red velvet with cream cheese frosting, one will be almond with lemon frosting and another will probably be banana with peanut butter frosting

Favours: TBD

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): I don’t know the details but it’ll be in May!

Post # 23
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is sooo making me realise how unorganised we are! Loving seeing what you guys are doing for your weddings : )

Wedding Date: June 3

Engagement Length: 2 years

Colors: We don’t really have any…. bridesmaids are wearing coral, my dress is ivory and Fiance is wearing brown but our flower girls and groomsmen are wearing whatever they like : )

Theme: Travel (we emigrated to Canada from England and the wedding is in Spain)

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 3Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3Flower Girl, 5Groomsmen, 1Best Man

Ceremony (where, time): 5pm in a little crumbling traditional church in Alicante, Spain

Reception (where, time): From about 7pm at Pueblo Acantilado in El Campello, Spain. It’s built like a traditional mediterranean fishing village with brightly painted houses, rustic archways and cobbled streets.

Dress Style: San Patrick Eresma

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

Honeymoon Location: We’re not having one…. next year maybe : )

Flowers: We’ll only get to see the florist to discuss this a few days before the wedding but maybe roses

First Dance Song: Probably not having a first dance… but if we did, maybe I’m Yours, Jason Miraz or Brighter than Sunshine, Aqualung

Centerpieces: Flowers the venue provide but our table names are vintage postcards

Food/Menu: Paella bar for the cocktail hour then one of the menus they’ve suggested is a fish starter, tangerine sorbet, Iberian pork confit with grilled pineapple reduction and cake. We’ll have a tasting the week before the wedding so can choose then.

Cake Flavour: Cupcakes – half chocolate with strawberry frosting and half vanilla with lemon frosting then a gaint cupcake to cut on top.

Favours: None really, but we’re having sparklers in the gorgeous little amphitheatre so they’re kinda like favours.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Last September when I was visiting England. We painted pots in a cafe, had a Mexican meal, played a quiz with answers from Fiance and they dressed me up as a nun. Lots of fun1

Post # 24
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 18th!

Engagement Length: 20 months

Colors: Red, aqua and touches of champagne/gold.

Theme: None, though we hope our wedding to be elegant but fun!

Wedding Party(#s): 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, 3 flower girls and 3 boys.

Ceremony (where, time): 5:30pm most likely on the deck of a golf clubhouse, or on the lawn.

Reception (where, time): Cocktials around 6pm, with the reception probably around 6:30pm. 

Dress Style: David’s Bridal WG3026

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

Honeymoon Location: St. Lucia!

Flowers: Roses, carnations, wax flowers, gerber daisies in red and white.  

First Dance Song: The Fray’s Never Say Never.  One of the first concerts we went together (well more like I dragged him, haha) was the Fray. 

Centerpieces: Probably something more simple like hurricane vases with candles, some rose petals, table crystals, tealight cnadles, etc.

Food/Menu: To be decided.  Food tasting was just last week (unfortunately I couldn’t go, but I sent my family, so we will be discussing this weekend!). 

Cake Flavour: Vanilla cake with strawberry filling for sure.  Other layers may be mango, peach, cherry of chocolate raspberry.  Can’t make up our minds, haha.

Favours: Candy!

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): Unfortunately not really having one, but several of my bridesmaids have taken me out for dinner individually which was nice!

Post # 25
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How fun!

Wedding Date: June 18

Engagement Length: 18 Months

Colors: Navy and yellow

Theme: Not sure

Wedding Party(#s): 3 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, 1 flowergirl

Ceremony (where, time):  2 PM – Catholic Church

Reception (where, time): 5:30 PM – Country Club

Dress Style: Bahamas by Aire Barcelona

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Carribean Cruise 🙂

Flowers: Peonies, random yellow flowers

First Dance Song: You and Me by Dave Matthews

Centerpieces: 2 different ones, yellow flowers in small bouquets, some immersed in water.

Food/Menu: Stuffed Chicken Breast, Tournedos of Filet Mignon, Sole Stuffed with Crabmeat

 Cake Flavour: Vanilla with lemon mousse filling, buttercream icing

Favours: individual packaged cupcakes

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): May 14th, TBD

Post # 27
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What a fun idea!

Wedding Date: June 9th, 2012 (I’ve started planning before we were engaged haha)

Engagement Length: 15 Months

Colors: Black, shades of white, and Chanel Pink

Theme: Chanel, Vintage, Luxury

Wedding Party(#s): MOH & Bridesmaid or Best Man

Ceremony (where, time):  Newport Grill on Lake Bonavista

Reception (where, time): Newport Grill on Lake Bonavista

Dress Style: VW351029 – White by Vera Wang

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Probably DYI

Honeymoon Location: Haven’t Decided yet Probably a cruise (somewhere hot)

Flowers: David Austin Miranda Pink Garden Roses, Carla Romantica Peony Spray Garden Rose (whites), and Assorted shades of pink Alstroemeria

First Dance Song: Two is better than One – Boys like girls featuring Taylor Swift

Centerpieces: Random assortment of Clear vases with flowers above (but ONLY one type of flower per vase), Vintage ivory color picture frames with table numbers, and candles

Food/Menu: Canapes to start (while we take pictures), 3 course plated menu – choice of Chicken, Salmon, Rack of Lamb, or Confit Leg of Duck. Kids – Chicken fingers & fries or make your own pizza, Vanilla Creme Brulee with fresh berries for dessert

Cake Flavour: Vanilla with Bavarian Cream filling, not sure what kind of frosting (but this is only a one tier, we’re going to have macaroon towers)

Favours: Individual Cake Pops found on etsy!

DJ/Band/Ipod: Mix of Ipod and Sirus Satellite Radio

Bachelorette (when/what): Not Sure… I don’t really want want.. if it had to happen and if i had a choice.. I’d like a tea party with everyone wearing fabulous hats! 

Post # 28
239 posts
Helper bee

Wedding Date: June 5

Engagement Length:  11 Months 

Colors: Antique blue, lavender, pearl, grey and blush

Theme: none

Wedding Party(#s): 4 total – 1 MatronOH, 1 ManOH, 1 Best Man, 1 Best Woman

Ceremony (where, time): 6:30, Hummingbird House

Reception (where, time): Same venue @ 8ish

Dress Style: La Sposa London

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): My beautiful friend who is a pro for stage and film

Honeymoon Location: MAUI!!!!!  I want to go to there NOW!

Flowers: hydrangeas, lavender, champagne roses and some other stuff

First Dance Song: Ugh, we are still in a battle over this.  Poor Mr has the WORST tatse in music.  He wants “I Just Called to Say I Love You” but all I can see in my head is the scene from High Fidelity where Jack Black totally makes fun of a guy for wanting to by that record…and I don’t want Jack Black in my head on my wedding day.  My preference is “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne.

Centerpieces: memory jars, small vases of flowers

Food/Menu: Family style served BBQ – brisket, chicken, sausage, cole slaw, potato salad and brown butter green beans

Cake Flavour: Mini dessert bar which includes bite-sized versions of the following…eclairs, pecan pie, key lime blackberry bars, s’mores, custard tarts, gluten free chocolate hazelnut cake w/ chocolate ganache, pistaschio cake w/ espresso icing, almond cake w/ swiss buttercream, carrot cake w/ cream cheese

Favours: antique bells (which are also being used for escort cards and send-off), take home boxes for the dessert bar

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ…Mr Thrill!

Bachelorrete (when/what): Friday, June 3rd and I have no idea as to the what.  My friends are planning it for me and I am slightly frightened.

Post # 29
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yay this is fun


Wedding Date: June 18

Engagement Length: 7 months

Colors: Periwinkle and deep purple

Theme: Spring?

Wedding Party(#s): Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 BMs, Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3 GMs

Ceremony (where, time): 3:30 at the country club

Reception (where, time): I guess 5:30 as there is a cocktail hour? Same place as the ceremony but inside

Dress Style: Sincerity 3222

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair and make up- Pro

Honeymoon Location: Veradero Cuba

Flowers: Pale purple roses,deep purple lisanthus,blue cornflower and bright geen somethings?

First Dance Song: Two in a million- S Club

Centerpieces: hurricane vase filled with some of the same flowers as bouquet

Food/Menu: Hot h’or deurves with cocktail hour and for dinner  leek soup, strawberry spinach salad, chicken marsala and beef with roasted potatos, asparagous, and roasted red peppers, and cherry cheesecake then i think late night sandwiches

Cake Flavour: Bottom and top layer red velvet cake, middle layer vanilla

Favours: homemade jams

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorrete (when/what): No idea. My MOH/Sista won’t spill anything.

Post # 30
19 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wedding Date: June 18, 2011

Engagement Length: 18 long months

Colors: Pool blue and black

Theme: None really but I guess you could say elegent without taking ourselves too seriously 🙂

Wedding Party(#s): MOH & Bridesmaid or Best Man, 5 maids, 5 groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time):  2:30 pm, catholic church, Pittsburgh PA

Reception (where, time): 5pm, banquet hall, Wexford PA

Dress Style: Jasmine F162 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro

Honeymoon Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Flowers: My bouquet is all white roses and baby’s breath, the girl’s will carry white gerbera daisies.  The centerpieces will be mixes of other white flowers

First Dance Song: Can you feel the love tonight, from The Lion King

Centerpieces: The tall centerpieces will be tall, skinny vases with clouds of baby’s breath on top.  The low centerpieces will be 3 vases of varying height, one with baby’s breath, one with white hydrangea and one with white roses. They will all be on mirrors and there will be votives on all the tables

Food/Menu: Appetizers will be mini crab cakes, chicken satay, stuffed mushrooms and bruschetta along with a crudite table.  We will be serving a first course of wedding soup, a house salad and then a plated dinner. Guests have a choice of a chicken breast stuffed with spinach, feta and pine nuts or a bourbon glazed filet of beef or crab stuffed flounder.

Cake Flavour: Chocolate with chocolate mousse filling and white almond with raspberry filling

Favours: Ugh, undecided!

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Bachelorette (when/what): Memorial Day weekend in Pittsburgh.  The delicate way of putting it is a “pure romance” party 😉

Post # 31
19 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Running Elley: I love george strait.  your song makes me happy.

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