- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I’m busting at the seams to share all of my planning with someone! In June, My husband and I will have been married 10 years. When we got married, the wedding we had wasn’t really ‘us’. I could go into more detail on that, but it would just bore you. 😉
Last year we decided we wanted to renew our vows. I am so excited about this for more reasons than I can possibly count. After I ruled out a comic themed wedding (my husband is an avid reader), we decided to go with an old Hollywood theme.
In October I sent out our Save The Dates, which I designed as a old ticket. (I should mention that we’ve decided to only invite friends, so there are some jokes for them included throughout the things I’ve created. Needless to say, our personalities are a little tongue in cheek)
I think the hardest thing about planning so far, was finding the right venues. After much work, I found a theater to host the ceremony. The theater is modern, but it’s in an area with a lot 1920’s murals. So, there will be a lot of opportunities for photos.
Photos are super duper important to me. I’m a photographer, and this is one of the many things my wedding lacked. I’ve hired my business partner, Steve Glass of Super Team Weddings ( http://superteamweddings.com/ ) to be my main photographer. I’ve also hired Tye Eyden of Tye’s Eye Photography ( http://www.tyeseye.com/ ) as my 2nd photographer.
Once people arrive at the theater, they will be greeted by ‘the paparazzi’ on a red carpet.
The theater is awesome. The very kind manager, is allowing me to hang old hollywood posters that I’ve created in 10 of their light boxes. I’m not telling any of our friends about these, and it’s killing me. I also plan on giving each gues their own poster at the end of the night. They’ve been hard to create. I think it’s because it’s difficult to make something new to look old…without looking tacky? I’m not even sure that these aren’t tacky, but I love them and I guess that’s all that counts. 🙂
Another surprise, is the ceremony is going to have a silent moive (about our last 10 years) on the big screen.(The symbol at the bottom is from comics. I’m bringing anything comic in where I can)
The ceremony will follow. Our daughters will be dressed up as 40’s style candy girls. Rather than flowers, they will have old fashioned candy and popcorn.
The reception will be held at a concert venue called ‘The Marquis Theater’. It’s attached to a pizza joint, and although I would never ever EVER recommend serving pizza at a wedding, I think it’s okay for this light hearted (yet still important) vow renewal.
The Manager is really cool there too. He’s letting us use the windows for posters, and he has bar tables that will be decorated with red chargers, black napkins and clapboard frames. I’ve put together a bunch of pictures from the last 10 years to put in the frames.
My photographers will be doing a photobooth, so I’ll have awesome guest shots of everyone in their old hollywood attire!
The major things still on my list are: finding the money for a live band (awww…budgets), finding a dress and deciding if I want cake, cupcakes or just a old fashioned candy bar. Difficult choices, but fun too!
Anyway, I just wanted to share!!!