(Closed) Lets have some fun..

posted 7 years ago in November 2011
Post # 3
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wedding Date: November 5th

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: Dark brown and Lime Green

Theme: Our colours & cats.

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 2-Bridesmaid, 1-BM, 2-Groommen,

Ceremony (where, time): Ancaster Old Town Hall – 3pm

Reception (where, time): Hamilton Golf and Country Club – 5:00pm

Dress Style: A-line.  Off white, with a black ribbon belt.  No beading, embroidery, or other embellishments anywhere but on the belt.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): No veil, no hair peice, no anything.  Worn up.  I don’t know how, but I want it to be pretty, and funky, and off my neck. Make-up (Pro)- Natural looking.

Honeymoon Location: Dominican Republic

Flowers: Lots.  Haha.  I showed my florist pics, and she wrote down a bunch of flower names to use, and I had to google half of them to even know what they looked like.  I know there will be orchids, roses, and hydrangeas, to name a few.  The Groomsmen boutineers will be made with only baby’s breath, as well the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets.

First Dance Song: As the world falls down – David Bowie

Centerpieces: Low profile with lime green & cream flowers.  Square vase, textured look to the flowers, with 3 floating candles placed around it.

Food/Menu: Chicken Kiev, Prime Rib, Grilled vegetable and ricotta lasagna

Cake Flavor:  one layer of chocolate peanut butter, one layer of white cake w/strawberry icing, and one of white cake with spicy chai icing.

Favours: Candles & matchboxes

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ for the reception, string duo for the ceremony.

Shower (when/what): July 17th at my sister’s house.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Way too far in advance to know this.

Post # 4
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wedding Date: SATURDAY!!!!  4/30/11

Engagement Length: 8 months

Colors: Carolina blue, silver, navy

Theme: My mom calls it “Southern Elegance.”  I have no idea what that means.

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 1-Bridesmaid, 1-BM, 1-Groommen (Ditto – but we have 2 ushers too)

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic church.  11AM

Reception (where, time): Swank restaurant.  Cocktails start at 12.  Lunch at 1:30

Dress Style: Lace and tulle dropped a-line.  Strapless with a sweetheart neckline and fabulous scalloped trip that I love.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): Updo I found in a magazine.  Veil for ceremony. Make-up (DIY)

Honeymoon Location: The Jewel Dunns River Falls Jamaica!

Flowers: Ranunculus, roses, and delphinum in the personal flowers.  Hydreangeas at the reception.

First Dance Song: No dancing for us

Centerpieces: Hydrangeas and little wine glass lamps.  I’m more excited about the heirloom photographs we framed for all of the mantles in the restaurant

Food/Menu: Pan Roasted Chicken, Grilled Piedmontese Striploin for entrees.  Passed hors d’ouvres at cocktail hour

Cake Flavor:  It’s called Hazelnut Heaven and it’s to die for

Favours: mini-frames (we have a picture thing going on)

DJ/Band/Ipod: IPod

Shower (when/what): Family on in December and local one a couple of weeks ago.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Didn’t have one, didn’t want one.  I feel a little old for that.

Post # 5
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wedding Date: November 12th

Engagement Length:   22 months

Colors: Dark brown, pool blue and white

Theme: A fall wedding with a spring twist.

Wedding Party(#s): 2- Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 bridesmaids, 1 junior bridesmaid, 5 groomsmen, 1 junior groomsmen, 1 ring bearer, 1 flower girl and 2 ushers.

Ceremony (where, time): Church at 2:30pm

Reception (where, time): VFW Hall immediately following ceremony so probably 4 or 4:30ish

Dress Style: Floor length (kinda ballgown) polka dot dress. Strapless with a brown sash tied in a bow in the front but to the side. It’s inspired by the Michelle Roth “Maya” dress.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): Single layer fingertip veil. Side-swept bangs and a low loose updo. I also have a polka dot and feather hairpiece. Makeup (pro).. but I’m not sure on the look yet.

Honeymoon Location: Paris & Rome

Flowers: Orchids, amaryllis, hydrangeas, garden roses to name a few.

First Dance Song: “More Than Anyone” by Gavin Degraw.

Centerpieces: Cylinder vases with floating candles and submerged flowers and then something with square vases, not too sure yet.

Food/Menu: BBQ Chicken, Roast Beef in gravy, mac and cheese, corn, green beans, roasted red potatoes with parsley.

Cake Flavor: One layer of white cake with a buttercream filling with a thin layer of strawberry, one layer with chocolate cake with fudge filling, one layer with chocolate cake that has strawberry cake batter dropped into it and the last layer is a marble cake.

Favours: Cookies in a jar.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Beginning of October, not sure where.

Bachelorrete (when/what): September 24th-September 26th in Atlantic City, NJ

Post # 6
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh! I’ll play!

Wedding Date: November 12th

Engagement Length: 8 months

Colors: Pink and black

Theme: Romantic/Elegant (lots of candles and tulle)

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 BMs, 2 Best men, 3 GMs

Ceremony (where, time): Private Restaurant Venue, 6:30 pm

Reception (where, time): same as ceremony

Dress Style: Taffeta ballgown, heavy beading on bodice:

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: pro, updo with soft curls. Make up: semi pro, friend in esthetics, natural/evening

Honeymoon Location: TBD, possibly Costa Rica in February

Flowers: Undecided, only flowers will be bouquets

First Dance Song: “Across the Universe” by the Beatles

Centerpieces:  Tall glass hurrican with candle inside, surrounded by pink and white tulle “cloud” with votives and paper flowers on the table

Food/Menu: Chicken, fish, beef, vegetarian

Cake Flavor:  Undecided… maybe cannoli!!

Favours: none as of yet

DJ/Band/Ipod: Band, my dad is a professional musician, so there will be many guest musicians as well!

Shower (when/what): June 26th at my Aunt’s house

Bachelorrete (when/what): No one will tell me…I’m pullin’ for Vegas, though!


Sorry the pic is so huge! It wont resize

Post # 7
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Again, I feel so behind but I’ll play anyways!


Wedding Date: November 5

Engagement Length:   18 months

Colors: Dark purple, grey, and touches of brown

Theme: don’t really have one

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 5 BMS, 5 GMS, 1 Flower girl, 1 ring bearer

Ceremony (where, time): Church at 2:30pm

Reception (where, time): Huge banquet hall, 5 PM

Dress Style: ballgown, very detailed beading, flowers, very feminine

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Both are pro but not sure what I’m doing yet. Probably updo with a lot of loose curls

Honeymoon Location: Cruise to caribbean

Flowers: TBD

First Dance Song: “When You Kiss Me” Shania Twain

Centerpieces: Also TBD, but I would like branches with lots of candles

Food/Menu: Filet Mignon, Crab cakes, chicken

Cake Flavor: TBD, Hopefully this will be settled in a few weeks

Favours: TBD, something edible

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Beginning of September, my sister is booking it this week

Bachelorrete (when/what): TBD, Probably clubbing somewhere

Post # 8
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ok so mine has already been but I want to play too.

Wedding Date: November 27th

Engagement Length:   19 months

Colors: tiffany blue, mocha and ivory.

Theme: Shabby Chic Spring wedding by the beach, with bird silouettes.

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid of honour, 2 bridesmaids, 1 Best man, 2 groomsmen,  2 ring bearer (one only a 11 months old carried by his mum, 1 flower girl and 2 welcomers.

Ceremony (where, time): Church at 2:30pm

Reception (where, time): Flying Fish REstaurant in Port Elliot SA at 6pm for canapes followed by sit down reception at 7pm.

Dress Style: Maggie Sottero Rehearsal Dinner1044, fLoor length chiffon destination style dress with hidden corsette and train.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): Cathedral length veil with face bit. Side-swept bangs and a low loose updo. flower hairpiece. Makeup (professionally done dramatic smokey eyes minimal lips)..

Honeymoon Location: Thailand

Flowers: Peonies, David Austin Roses, Freesias, geen baby chrysanthemums

First Dance Song: “Feels like home to me” Chantal K.

Centerpieces: W had long narrow tables with 3 Fish bowl vases with flowers(as above) placed along them with taper and tealight candles in glass holders scattered along speradically with white vintage(look) photoframes holding table numbers and ceramic white birds.



Half shell scallops with wakame, pickled ginger jam & sesame wafers

Cured duck breast, baby apple, roquette salad with camembert and apple balsamic

Jindi blue cheese tart with Willabrand figlets, walnut & witlof salad & artichoke dust

Main Course

Market fresh fish of the day with seasonal accompaniments

Pan fried varietal garlic mushrooms with baked semolina gnocchi, crumbed fetta, truffle oil & sage

Black Angus steak with truffled mash & a rich port glaze (served medium rare)


A deconstructed lemon curd tart with berry delights

Dark chocolate pot, caramelized banana & hazelnut cocktail

Chilled rose water strawberry consommé, strawberry moscato jelly, lemon sorbet, toasted almond & spun sugar


Cake Flavor: Top layer (cant remember its in our freezer so havent had any yet) cupcakes were either chocolate with Kahlua or Vanilla with Contrieu

Favours: The cup cakes packaged into acetate boxes as we offered desert


DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): none

Bachelorrete (when/what): Beginning of October, high tea at a hotel, followed by tapas at a bar, followed by dancing at a ladies strip joint lol .

Post # 9
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wedding Date: November 11th

Engagement Length: 16 months

Colors: Light Pink, Chocolate Brown, White, and black

Theme: 2 Hearts become 1

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 2-Bridesmaid, 1-BM, 2-Groommen,

Ceremony (where, time): Weston Lake Country Club, 5pm

Reception (where, time): same location, 5:45pm

Dress Style: Lace top, a david’s bridal dress, not sure what fabric it is

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: Half up with lots of curls, and make up done professional.

Honeymoon Location: Royal Caribbean 7 day Cruise

Flowers: Dusty Pink Roses and feathers.

First Dance Song: Then, by brad paisley

Centerpieces: Hurrican vases, with pink candel stick coffee beans as the confette

Food/Menu: Fajitas! YUMMY

Cake Flavor: Almond flavor, OMG it is so good!

Favours: Chocolate covered pretzels

DJ/Band/Ipod: Rockin Robin DJ

Shower (when/what): September 10, 2011

Bachelorrete (when/what): No idea.. sometime in October.

Post # 10
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I wanna play!

Wedding Date: November 11th 2011

Engagement Length: 1 year, 6 days

Colors: Dark purple & olive green

Theme: Tropical/beachy/orchid, my inspiration board:

Ceremony (where, time): Beach 5:30pm, or close to sunset

Reception (where, time):At the resort’s restaurant

Dress Style: I’m having a replica made of @ simpleandchic’s dress above- I love it!

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair: (DIY) Mostly down, beachy waves with an orchid hair flower.

Honeymoon Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Flowers: All orchids!

First Dance Song: n/a

Centerpieces: Submerged orchids & candles

Food/Menu: Choice of fish or filet

Cake Flavor:  Fiance & still have to pick ours- maybe kiwi/strawberry

Favours: DIY seashell picture frames & DIY wine

DJ/Band/Ipod: IPod

Shower (when/what): Undecided when, but sometime a week before the wedding at our house.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not sure if I’m doing this…

Post # 11
3 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ooh, I want to play too πŸ™‚ 

Wedding Date: November 5th

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: Fall colors, alot of deep red, chocolate brown, burnt orange, etc.

Theme: Fall

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor (sister), 1 bridesmaid (BFF), 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man (FI’s brother) and 1 officiant/groomsman (brother)

Ceremony (where, time):  Science museum, 6:30 pm

Reception (where, time): Science museum, immediately following ceremony

Dress Style: Ivory ball gown with sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves.  The fabric is a small brocade pattern and there will be a deep red velvet band/sash around the waist.  No train.  I’m making my dress myself and it’s going super awesomely so far!  Hopefully it will be done in a month or so.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI):  Hair: Pro – probably my usual hairdresser.  Makeup DIY – my sister will help.

Honeymoon Location: Not set in stone yet, but most likely 2 weeks in Thailand over thanksgiving!

Flowers: only for bouquets for me and the ladies.  DIY-ing these the day before, so whatever is in season and pretty.

First Dance Song: Undecided, but right now “in my life” by the beatles is the frontrunner

Centerpieces: Large glass bowls with seasonal gourds, some red glass bead balls and a lighted ball that my Fiance will make that will fade through our wedding colors.  oh and some grapevine balls.

Food/Menu: Flank steak or ginger salmon

Cake Flavor:  Three tiered cake – top layer: carrot cake with cream cheese filling, middle layer: yellow cake with rasberry filling, bottom layer: red velvet cake with cream cheese filling.  The cake will be frosted in ivory buttercream with a verticle ruffle pattern.

Favours: museum tickets for the weekend of the wedding that will be mailed with the invitations

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): ??  probably sometime in september

Bachelorrete (when/what): ?? mostl likely the same weekend as the shower, as a lot of people will have to travel.

Ooh, that was fun!

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