Post # 46
we tied the knot at our ceremony (we are big fishermen so knots its kind of our thing) It was unexpected but the church brought us back inside after our photos to ring the church bell together!! <3 i just loved that!
I guess you could say our church was special also. it was where i went to church camp. you have to walk down this “road” no cars allowed though to get to the church. in the pic below my sister is pointing at the killer whales in the bay. the church was nestled in those trees and made of stone. the priest who married us was from my childhood and (this might be odd to some) but the priest who baptized me is buried under the church
here is the church
Post # 48
I asked my mother in law and my mom for a small piece from each of their wedding dresses and my mom fashioned it into a flower barrette for my hair. Once I took my veil off, I wore it at the reception. It came out really pretty and it’s a meaningful nod to the joining of our families.
Post # 50
Our reception was held at a restaurant/art gallery/courtyard space and we got to use the whole area as much as we wanted to. Before the wedding we put items with significance to us (university sweatshirts, guidebooks to our honeymoon destination, pictures from our first trip together, etc) around the gallery, interspersed with the exhibits. The gallery owner let us label them just as if they were pieces of art in the gallery. At the beginning of cocktail hour the DJ announced that there was a scavenger hunt in the gallery and handed out sheets of paper with clues on them (like “where are we honeymooning?” and then they would have to find the guidebook and mark its exhibit number on the sheet). At the end of the cocktail hour people could turn them in to the DJ and get a silly prize. I didn’t know how it would go but people seemed to really like it.
Post # 51
thanks! My husband’s idea 🙂 he’s a winner 🙂
Post # 52
We’re serving custom Popsicles to our guests as they walk in (it’s miami and hot), and we’re having an artist custom design and sketch out a painting for us with things from our relationship on a large canvas. Guests will each get a chance to go over and paint for a few minutes to contribute to the painting and then we’re going to hang it in our apartment (alternative to guest book etc.). I love the idea of having a custom piece of art everyone we love contributed to.
Post # 53
I surprised my husband with a waffle cake. He loves waffles, and he basically told me to plan whatever I wanted for the wedding. I wanted something to be just about him. One of my (incredible!) bridesmaids made it for me after I was lamenting to her that I was having trouble finding someone to buy one from. After we did the traditional cake cutting, we poured syrup over it together. People Are still talking about that waffle cake.
Post # 54
We used an old door as our guest book. It was to show “walking through the door of our new life”. I have it in my living room now for decoration and I still love it soo so much.
Our reception theme was “Beer” hahaha and we use bottle caps as our cupcake toppers. I dont know if I’ve ever seen this done before we be decided we didnt want a theme that didnt relate to us personally like “old movies” or “pure romance” (even though I think those are super cute! just not very “us”) Bottle caps were just kind of an inside thing for us and we ran with it!
Last, and least original (but still super awesome) we wrote our vows in leather note books and had our wedding bands pinned inside. Our Maid of Honor and Best Man walked with the books down the aisle. I keep the books on display in my dining room and I still re read mine and my husbands vows when I need a pick-me-up.
The thing I loved most about our wedding was that we got to save so much more than just pictures. I love having our door in the living room and friends still say how awesome an idea it was. I love being about to have our vows safe in a book so I can read them whenever I want. I hope this helps with your ideas!!
Post # 55
Yes, it was! I cried like a baby while it played. And your church and all of its history with you is amazing! It’s soooo beautiful there! A very special place!
Post # 55
We did several things at our wedding:
We arranged it into a weekend event where there was something going on all the time for guests to partake in.
I surprised my husband with a new boat (his lifelong dream)
My husband sang during our ceremony
We did the final dance of Dirty Dancing to surprise our guests (we got married where it was filmed)
Post # 56
Finally have our photographer’s pictures so I can include our other “original” idea that we did in addition to our tree ceremony. We are civil war reenactors and my husband was disappointed that we weren’t having a wedding in our period dress (we will soon at an event instead) so we had our Captain and other members from our group participate in our exit from our ceremony. Everyone loved it!
Post # 57
Fiance and I don’t like many of the traditions that out there that make a marriage into a “selling of property” aka the bride. We are ditching the garter toss, because it is a represntation of my sexuality/virginity being “taken” and we aren’t going to single out the single ladies by making them try to catch my boquet. Instead both groom and I will invite the guests to gather around and then toss red roses instead of one boquet – so everyone can share the love that is being shared. Everyone gets a rose.
Post # 58
We had a bouncy castle that adults were allowed to go on too! Everyone absolutely loved it and now, if any weddings are talked about the bouncy castle is usually brought up.
Post # 59
That is absolutely beautiful and unique!
Post # 60
We served maple syrup taffy during cocktail hour. I was told by the company we hired to serve it that we were the first wedding that they would be a part of, which I thought was nice. They were pretty excited.
Also, on our table numbers we wrote a factoid about us that corresponded with the number (i.e. “1- the number of ragdoll cats named Arthur that currently reside in our home”, “7- the address on Charles St where we had our first date”, “9- the number of neices and nephews who walked down the aisle with us today”, etc.