(Closed) October Brides: Wedding Survery

posted 9 years ago in October 2011
Post # 17
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1st

Engagement Length: 10 Months

Colors: Dark brown and fall colors

Theme: Fall/Harvest

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man and 1 best man, 3 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Field under giant cottonwood trees, 1 pm

Reception (where, time): (same place) in a Historic barn following the ceremony

Dress Style: white satin(?), pickups, beaded bust, corset back, no train 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): not sure something with hair pulled back and soft curls. Makeup- doing my own, very little. 

Honeymoon Location: not sure yet, but going in the winter.

Flowers: Sunflowers- We’re growing them ourselves.

First Dance Song: NOt doing a first dance

Centerpieces: 3 mason jars, one with a tealight, one with sunflowers, one with a photo in it and a metal lantern clustered together

Food/Menu: Pulled pork (carolina style), pulled pork (texas style), bbq chicken

Cake Flavour: Dessert buffet with a variety of foods

Favours: Maple syrup (homemade and canned by us)

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod

Shower (when/what): August?  I want Fiance to be there and I want a bonfire after (my only requests) 

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not sure yet

Post # 18
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 13th

Engagement Length: 8 months

Colors: Ivory (my dress), red, and black  

Theme: Halloween with a bit of Vegas class

Wedding Party(#s): 0, We are not having one

Ceremony (where, time): Las Vegas outdoor park gazebo with lights, 6:30 PM

Reception (where, time): Pittsburgh, PA indoors October 22, 2011 6:00 PM

Dress Style: Ivory silk strapless tea length sweetheart neckline with flowers across the top

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): updo with curls. Makeup (pro): regular.

Honeymoon Location: Las Vegas, NV

Flowers: red roses

First Dance Song: Can’t help falling in love with you by Elvis

Centerpieces: ?? We talked about handmade dolls in different Halloween costumes

Food/Menu: Buffet with chicken, salmon, or pasta choices

Cake Flavour: Not sure yet. We’re hoping to get chocolate or pumpkin with buttercream icing.

Favours: Candy bar with make your own trick or treat bags

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): August 14 at a Pittsburgh park. It will be Vegas gambling themed and for both Women & Men.

Bachelorrete (when/what): ?? My best friend hasn’t mentioned any details about it yet to me, but I imagine we’ll just go out drinking and dancing somewhere in Pittsburgh right before we leave for Vegas.

Post # 19
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22nd!

Engagement Length: 28 months

Colors: Silver, pewter, orange

Theme: Don’t really have one.

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 2-Bmaids, 1 BridesMan, 1 JrBmaid, 1 BestMan, 1-GM’s, 2 Groomswomen, 1 Jr.Groomsmen.

Ceremony (where, time): Ski lodge, 2:30pm.

Reception (where, time): Ski Lodge, 5:30 (cocktail hour from 3 to 5…?)

Dress Style: Corset back, lace, rouched beaded bodice, sweetheart neckline. 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair – hopefully pro, either half up half down or low interwoven bun. Makeup – dyi. Very simple, clean, fresh.

Honeymoon Location: Mexico, delayed.

Flowers: Orange roses, gerberas (bouquets) and carnations (centerpieces).

First Dance Song: Undecided between “I’ll Cover You” by Cast of Rent & “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts.

Centerpieces: Alternating floral and non-floral. Floral: Silver or black low square vases/bowls, dozen orange carnations in each. Non-floral: Black modern glass lanterns with candles.

Food/Menu: Unsure. Rack of Lamb?

Cake Flavour: Red velvet w/ creamcheese & chocolate w/ raspberry filling.

Favours: Help yourself candy buffet.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ/ipod.

Shower (when/what): Unsure. Probably not. 

Bachelorrete (when/what): Unsure, but if there’s one it will be the week before & probably just dinner/drinks/dancing.

Post # 20
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 8th

Engagement Length: 11 Months

Colors: light gray, bright yellow & ivory

Theme: not really a “theme,” but gray is our favorite color!

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 3-Bmaids, 1-JrBmaid, 1-BM, 4-Gmen, 3-Ushers, 1-RB, 1-FG

Ceremony (where, time): Our chuch, 7:00pm

Reception (where, time): country club ballroom, 8pm

Dress Style: Ivory with rouched, fitted bodice to the waist and the skirt is covered in organza flowers, corset back with cathedral train (allure 8810). I got my veil off Etsy, fingertip length with small bead detail around the edge.

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): My mom’s a hair dresser, so her friends are coming in an doing all of our hair. Makeup – no clue yet. 

Honeymoon Location: Waikiki, Hawaii!

Flowers: Since our colors are kind of muted, I needed the flowers to be our pop of color. My bouquet is mostly white with a few yellow flowers and the BMs are mostly yellow with a few white flowers. The corsages are while lillies (my bouquet has a few in there, too, to tie them in)

First Dance Song: Not yet sure, but something country!   

Centerpieces: These are still in the planning stages, we are collecting wine bottles and want to incorporate them: either by cutting them off and putting tea lights in them or by just using them in arrangements with flowers in them and candles

Food/Menu: since it’s late in the evening, heavy Hors d’oeuvres

Cake Flavour: each layer is different; bottom – top: vanilla marble, chocolate, chocolate marble, pumpkin spice

Favours: personalized matchbooks

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Bridal Tea, tentatively set for July 23rd… not in stone, yet, but my sis/MOH is planning it so I know it’ll be amazing! 

Bachelorette (when/what): TBD

Post # 21
4160 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22

Engagement Length: 26 Months

Colors: Apple Green, & Wood

Theme: Rustic, casual

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Best Man, 2 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Golf Club in Calgary – 11am

Reception (where, time): Same golf club in Calgary, 12:30pm – buffet brunch

Dress Style: 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both, I don’t wear makeup and I can’t do my hair

Honeymoon Location: Mini-moon is to the Carolinas and the honeymoon -haven’t quite decided – options are Kenya, NZ, Australia, Japan

Flowers: White and Green flowers, not too picky on the style

First Dance Song: We’re not having a 1st dance

Centerpieces: We’ve started putting together some options, but nothing decided yet.

Food/Menu: Brunch items, but they haven’t been decided yet

Cake Flavour:   Chocolate hazelnut cupcakes and 1 tier for cutting

Favours: Mini jars of honey

DJ/Band/Ipod: Harpist for ceremony/cocktail hour, 3 piece jazz band for reception

Shower (when/what): I’m not sure what my sister (MOH) is working on!

Bachelorrete (when/what): 1 month before the wedding in September in Banff

Post # 22
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 7

Engagement Length: 12 Months

Colors: Plum, burlap, ivory, orange

Theme: Rustic, casual

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Best Man, 4 Groomsmen, 2 Ring Bearers, 1 Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): Historic Inn, 4:30 pm

Reception (where, time): Historic Inn, immediately following

Dress Style: champagne, a-line, strapless, lace, taffeta, organza

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both. Unsure of styles.  Both pretty simple but elegant.

Honeymoon Location: Maui

Flowers: dahlias in shades of bronze and gold, with Latina and Leonidis Roses, dark purple lisianthus, dark chocolate hypericum, millet, wheat and other seed pods consistent with fall

First Dance Song: Still deciding

Centerpieces: The flowers will reflect the wedding and the centerpieces will include millet, wheat, berries and glycerin preserved fall leaves.

Food/Menu: Sit down 3 course meal.  Menu tasting in May to decide on selections. 

Cake Flavour:   Unsure.  Cake tasting this weekend

Favours: Italian Wedding Cookies

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): August.  At home pot luck.  I think.

Bachelorrete (when/what): August or September.  Unsure what the ladies are planning.

Post # 23
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22

Engagement Length: 16 Months

Colors:Deep Teal, a mix of Oranges

Theme: Fall-y

Wedding Party(#s): 1 Maid/Matron of Honor, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Best Man, 2 Groomsmen 1 Usher 1 Usherette & 2Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): Church- 4pm

Reception (where, time): Old Iron Works Facotry converted into a restaurante and Event Space (dinner at 6:30 maybe)

Dress Style: Fit and Flare, Taffeta, Ivory, w/ High color and covered buttons down the back… just a few sparkles on the front

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for Hair, up-do w/ DIY hair flower & Veil. DIY Make-up… I always like my makeup better when I do it myself.

Honeymoon Location: Hawaii (9 days 8 nights probably on Maui, also maybe Oahu)

Flowers: Orange Flowers, mix of blooms.

First Dance Song: Fiance deciding this… I don’t know yet.

Centerpieces: we have it down to a cluster of three vases in diff. heights, with a mix of things filling them… flowers in one. a candel in one and IDK the third.(DIY)

Food/Menu: Porketta, Chicken w/ honey mustard Cream sauce, Galirc mashed Potoes, asparagus, salad… etc. (buffet style)

Cake Flavour:  undecided yet… thinking Apple Spice cake w/ cream cheese Frosting

Favours: Home made truffles (DIY)

DJ/Band/Ipod: Ipod/ DJ…. Fiance making playlist… his cousin will man the “DJ station”

Shower (when/what): Late Aug./early Sept. for my family (put on by aunt) Maid/Matron of Honor doing something for my Friends also in that time frame.

Bachelorrete (when/what): IDK my Maid/Matron of Honor is planning a night on the town that is all I know so far (probably 2 weeks before wedding)

Post # 24
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 29

Engagement Length: 13 Months

Colors: Charcoal gray, green

Theme: Garden, elegant

Wedding Party(#s):  Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 1 Best Man, 4 Groomsmen, 2 Ring Bearers, 2 Flower Girls, 4 Ushers

Ceremony (where, time): White Oak Plantation, 7 PM

Reception (where, time): White Oak Plantation, Immeditately following

Dress Style: Fit and Flare, Ivory, strapless, lace, chiffon

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro for both. Aunt of Fiance doing hair and airbrush make up (hopefully)

Honeymoon Location: Jamaica

Flowers: Bright fall colors, mix of flowers

First Dance Song: You are the best thing, Ray Lamontagne

Centerpieces: Tall iron candle holder with flowers surrounding the base

Food/Menu: Buffet style

Cake Flavour:   Unsure.  Cake tasting May 6th

Favours: Homemade pepper jelly and personalized hankerchief to be used in 2nd Line dance

DJ/Band/Ipod: Band, Louisiana Red

Shower (when/what): One in August hosted by my family and one in September hosted by FI’s family

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not really sure, I’m thinking it will be in early October

Post # 25
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Wedding Date: October 9th

Engagement Length: 12 Months

Colors: Shades of grey, ivory, black, and dark plum

Theme: Eat, drink, and be married

Wedding Party(#s): 1 matron of honor, 1 man of honor, 1 best man

Ceremony (where, time): B&B solarium at 5pm

Reception (where, time): same B&B immediately following the ceremony

Dress Style: sueded silk taffetta, full a-line, swarovski crystal accents, asymmetric neckline, strapless

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair-pro, some version of a French twist

Makeup- pro, airbrush, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

Honeymoon Location: mini-moon somewhere local, Mr. LK is in charge of that part

Flowers: Cala lillies, garden roses, rananculus, hydrangea, stock

First Dance Song: Not doing a 1st dance

Centerpieces: a ribbon of white pillar and floating candles in various height vases and low floral displays of white and ivory garden roses, ranunculus, stock, and hydrengea on a runner of mirrors

Food/Menu:All locally sourced, all organic

cocktail hour- tomato bruschetta, bacon wrapped scallops, crab stuffed mushrooms, champagne, a craft beer

course 1- fall harvest salad with tomato gazpacho vinagrette

course 2- butternut squash soup

course 3- filet mignon with port jus, mushrooms, and espresso oil; cippiolini potatoes

course 4- paired cheeses and fruits

course 5- undecided dessert. we keep going round and round on this one.

Wine and beer pairings for each course, to be decided

Cake Flavour: Not having one

Favours: Cookbook that we are making of our favorite recipes

DJ/Band/Ipod: IPod and jazz piano player

Shower (when/what): Early August, brunch at a restaurant

Bachelorrete (when/what): Pedicures at the spa and lunch at a nearby restaurant

Post # 26
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1st

Engagement Length: 18 Months

Colors: Slate gray, deep purple, and deep red

Theme: Bling

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 4-Bmaids, 1-BM, 5-GM’s, 1-Flower Girl and 1 – escort for the flower girl

Ceremony (where, time): Cathedral, 2:30 p.m.

Reception (where, time): Restaurant/banquet facility, 5 p.m. cocktail hour 

Dress Style: Gorgeous!  lol.  Strapless flat front ball gown by Priscilla of Boston

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI):  Pro for both – curls, half up with a headband that has crystals and ribbon.

Honeymoon Location: Hawaii 

Flowers: Maroon gerber daisies, purple orchids, and purple hydrangea for the girls; vendela roses, eskimo roses, and stephanotis for my bouqet.  Hydrangea in the centerpieces.

First Dance Song:  You and Me by Lifehouse

Centerpieces:  Tall vases with curley willow, hydrangea at the top of the vase, crystals hanging from the branches of the curley willow…and tea lights surrounding the base of the vase

Food/Menu: Amazing cocktail hour, dinner is salad, sorbet, chilean sea bass/some kind of chicken/or some kind of steak they choose at the wedding, wedding cake and chocolate covered strawberries.  Oh, and a candy bar : )

Cake Flavour: Not sure yet

Favours: hand made wooden gavels that double as placecard holders

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): No idea

Bachelorrete (when/what): End of August – Atlantic City

Post # 27
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1st

Engagement Length: 10 Months

Colors: burgundy, fuschia, various shades of pink

Theme: fun but elegant/modern?

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 2-Bmaids, 1-BM, 2-Gmen

Ceremony (where, time): golf course Patio overlooking the golf course, 5:30pm

Reception (where, time): golf course clubhouse, 7pm after 6pm cocktail hour

Dress Style: Strapless tiara satin full A-line wedding gown, hand-beaded Swarovski crystal lace bodice with Empire waistline and draped midriff, asymmetrical satin skirt with lace trim reveals illusion underskirt with lace accents, back bodice features covered buttons, chapel length train

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): pro hair and makeup.

Honeymoon Location: caribbean ish. the fiance is planning this one and working on it.

Flowers: orchids, roses, maybe calla lilies if we can fit that in the budget.

First Dance Song: still deciding. i’m thinking endless love by mariah carey and luther vandross ๐Ÿ™‚

Centerpieces: submerged fuschia and burgundy orchids along with tea lights

Food/Menu: cocktail hour will have displayed and passed hors d’oeuvres. also – pinkberry! dinner will be a mixed greens salad with a choice of prime rib or halibut

Cake Flavour: red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, marble cake with cookies n cream frosting, white cake with raspberry frosting, lemon cake with lemon frosting

Favours: TBD

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): TBD

Bachelorette (when/what): NYC! still deciding, probably july or august

Post # 28
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1

Engagement Length: 11 months

Colors: Royal Blue and gold, possibly shades of Dark Red

Theme: no theme, but I am kind of going for elegant romantic

Wedding Party(#s): 5 Bridesmaids, 6 Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): 2pm Catholic Church

Reception (where, time): 5pm Cocktail Hour, followed by dinner and dancing

Dress Style: Lazaro style 3009

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): both pro, I am useless

Honeymoon Location: Maui-Waui ๐Ÿ˜‰

Flowers: Not sure yet, mostly white I think

First Dance Song: This is a Fiance choice, going to have a first dance (maybe Elvis, fools rush in) and a last dance (my choice, Into the Mystic).

Centerpieces: A mixture of flowers and candles

Food/Menu: Beef option and Chicken option

Cake Flavour: thinking white cake with raspberry filling, then many flavors of cupcakes

Favours: no favors, planning to have caramel corn snackies between ceremony and reception

DJ/Band/Ipod: 11 person band (this was a splurge) but I am so excited!

Shower (when/what): July 23rd, not sure location

Bachelorette (when/what): Chicago late August, Miami early august! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 1st

Engagement Length: 9 months

Colors: Purple, Silver, hints of Pink

Theme: Vintage/garden/romance

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 2-Bmaids, 1-BM, 2-GM’s, 2-ushers, Round Brilliant, & Flower Girl

Ceremony (where, time): Historic home 12:00pm (on the patio)

Reception (where, time): Historic home…following immediately

Dress Style: Mori Lee Julietta 3036

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): Up in a bun with curls Make-up (pro)-hopefully

Honeymoon Location: Cruise

Flowers: Roses, garden roses, hydrangeas, heather, baby’s breath, freesia

First Dance Song: Me & You-Kenny Chesney

Centerpieces: Hydrangeas, Roses, baby’s breath, freesia in a silver footed bowl

Food/Menu: Buffet stations

Cake Flavor:  Vanilla bean

Favors: homemade strawberry jam

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Sometime in July or August

Bachelorette (when/what): Middle of July in Florida (girls weekend)


Post # 30
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 15th

Engagement Length: 10 months

Colors: Eggplant, navy, white, with hints of bright yellow and bright green

Theme: Mountain/”montana”

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 3-BM; 1Bridesmaid or Best Man, 3Groomsmen

Ceremony (where, time): Catholic Church – 2:30pm

Reception (where, time): Historic site – 4pm

Dress Style: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-may-have-found-my-dress

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro) – low messy bun (I think), Make-up (pro) – natural looking 

Honeymoon Location: Caribbean cruise (waiting until May 2012 when I am done with grad school)

Flowers: Roses, garden roses, hydrangeas, tulips, lisanthus, and a few others

First Dance Song: Then – Brad Paisley

Centerpieces: 1/2 sets of 3 candles with moss and white roses at base, other 1/2 will be floral with votive candles.  Using Fiance great-grandmother’s mason jars for flower and candle holders ๐Ÿ™‚

Food/Menu: Buffet: Mesquite apricot BBQ chicken, baron of beef, or linguine mescolanza

Cake Flavor:  Chocolate with rasperberry puree filling, white with chocolate ganache filling, red velvet with cream cheese filling (SO excited for this after 8 months of dieting!!!)

Favours: Candy buffet

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Middle of July

Bachelorrete (when/what): ?? End of August probably a camping trip or going to Yellowstone maybe?

Post # 31
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wedding Date: October 22nd 2011

Engagement Length: 19 months

Colors: Burgundy, deep aubergine, dark plum

Theme- None, just keeping it fall but without making it country bumpkin

Wedding Party(#s): 1-MOH, 1 BM; 1 Bestman, 1 Groomsman, 2 ushers

Ceremony (where, time): 1:00pm Union Methodist

Reception (where, time): 4:00pm cocktail hour, 5:00pm buffet dinner at Reception Hall which is a tutor style building modeled after William Shakespear’s house.  

Dress Style: Allure Couture- Ballgown style with a drop waist, has 3-dimensional design throughout the gown. Chapel length train.  

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Hair (pro): updo. Makeup DYI

Honeymoon Location: 7 day Southern Carribean Cruise (Royal Carribean Cruise Lines) visiting 6 ports

 Flowers: My girls will be carrying black bacarra roses, plum dahlia, and aubergine calla lillies. My bouquet hasn’t been determined yet.

First Dance Song: Undecided. 

Centerpieces: Low and lush arrangement set in 5×8″ vases with red ti leaves within concealing stems. Burgundy-green ivory pee gee hydrangea, burgundy plum dahlia, black bacarra roses, burgundy yarrow, burgundy green foliage

Food/Menu: Anitipasto station for cocktail hour. For Dinner- Entrees: Cranberry chicken, baked ham with pineapple salsa. Sides: Baked rigatoni, garlic and herb roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, string bean almondine, cesear salad and spring mix salad. Assorted fresh baked bread with olive oil. Dessert station which includes an assortment of Italian pastries.

Cake Flavour: Our wedding cake is a traditional wedding cake half chocolate, half vanilla with raspberry filling and buttercream icing

Favours: Maple syrup bottles. The bottles are maple leaf shaped

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ

Shower (when/what): Shower is August 6th

Bachelorrete (when/what): Don’t think I am having one. I may fly my sister in when my FI is away for his Bachelor party. 

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