- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
So this is my very first post EVER!!! But I am so excited about our wedding, I have to share it!We are getting married in our small town right on the Pacific Ocean and every wedding is always the same. Beach theme everywhere!! And it’s a tourist trap, so the same things are always offered.We really wanted to do something different and I wanted to get married in the Fall. October was our choice and it just so happened that my Grandparents’ 62nd wedding anniversary fell on a Saturday! That seemed like a huge blessing!We also thought that a costume party would be exciting, but I really didn’t want to have guests show up in something trashy or cheesy. Sooo…. a Masquerade Ball it is! Our favors are going to be two different colored masks (black for the men and silver for the ladies) and our bridal party will have more elaborate masks. Our colors are going to be bright pink and orange. Here are the bridesmaids masks (my four bridesmaids will alternate in color):Here is my Maid/Matron of Honor:Here is our groomsmens:Bridesmaid or Best Man:BRIDE & GROOM!!!!!!!
I’m SO excited! They came the other day and they are fabulous! (no one is wearing them during the ceremony, but after for the reception and for pics)
Our wedding and reception is in the same location, which is actually inside of their pool room. It’s HUGE!I want a Labrynth feel, (you all know that cheesy movie from our childhood!!) so we lining the room with clear balloons (280 of them) and to give it a mystical feel we are using a bubble and fog machine.The pool will be filled with lights and fountains and at each corner of the pool will be a 6 foot tall bare tree with white lights and pink, orange and white paper lanterns. (we are lighting with throwies- a task that will be tackled in a couple of months). We more trees as well- one on either side of the arbor we are being married under and on either side of the entrance door. We didn’t have any other way to hang them from the extremely high ceiling, so we are making these trees out of bare saplings from his parents property and cementing them into coffee cans, then we are spray painting them black. I will wrap each tree’s base loosely in tulle (pink and orange) when we set them up to soften the coffee cans. Here are the lanterns: