- 10 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
Okay, ladies, here’s what’s always my favorite part of everyone’s recaps: the DETAILS! We’ll start off with the personal items:
My Amazon.com shoes!
I have four grandmothers (the two normal ones, plus my paternal grandmother’s best friend who helped raise my dad after his mom died and my dad’s step-mom). I carried something from each of them at the wedding. The locket is holding a picture of my dad’s mom. The other necklace is something my adopted grandmother (dad’s mom’s best friend) gave me at my bridal shower – and the best part is that it’s made out of the gold and diamonds from her own mom’s wedding and engagement rings. The blue fabric is a few fabric swatches my step-grandmother kept from her eldest daughter’s wedding. All of it is on top of my maternal grandmother’s mink stole. <3
DH wore his paternal grandpa’s cowboy boots at the wedding. It was really special to him because his Pawpaw was too sick to travel to the wedding and missed it.
DH was named after his maternal grandfather and has the same first and middle names. He inherited these cuff links from his grandpa. Since this set of grandparents wasn’t able to make it, either, DH was really glad that he had something of his grandpa’s to carry with him.
Details from the ceremony:
This is the ring pillow my mommy made!
My mom also made all these beautiful pew cones. Aren’t they gorgeous? She did such a great job.
Seriously. She made each fabric rose herself, made the cones themselves from scratch… My mom is a ninja.
This stunning organ was what played our wedding music.
My bouquet, made by Amanda Heer of Fantasy Floral Designs. I’m in love with it.
I had a few special brooches in here: you can see one pewter brooch that shows a sun and a moon, and that’s because DH calls me his Moon, and I call him my Sun and Stars. If you look closely, you can also see an E made out of pearls. That one was awesome because it’s the first initial of my new last name.
This is what the bridesmaids carried. I mentioned before that I was really displeased with how the flowers turned out, but they look good in some of the photos. I think the idea, at least, was pretty awesome.
All the bouquets together. <3
Here’s DH’s boutonniere. I made it myself to match my brooch bouquet.
Our invitations! These suckers took way too much work, but they looked so gorgeous when they were done that they were totally worth it.
Our escort cards. We hand-punched each little black swirly design and then hand-glued each one onto the cards. A ton of work, yes, but gorgeous.
Our sign-in table. The feathers are our pens.
A table setting and centerpiece. My mom made each of the napkin holders. She made a different type for each table, and they ended up being awesome.
Our table numbers! We had a bunch of eclectic, really ornate frames like this with different purple fabric prints as the backgrounds.
Our masks. <3
Some of our guests’ masks all piled up on their table. I made the cat mask facing the front, and I’m really proud of it.
Our delicious, delicious cake.
With our monogram. <3
…You know we’re nerds because we had a Dungeons & Dragons groom’s cake. Yes, the d20 rolled a nat20, just like we did on finding the perfect mate. <3
Recap #6 – The Masquerade (still in progress)