Post # 1
Since we all spend a bit of time thinking about how to make our weddings different (and avoid the dreaded pinterest look-a-like), I thought it would be fun to share some of our originality (huh- maybe it will be the next craze!).
So post one picture of the most original part of your wedding! Decor? DIY? Dress? Venue? I’d love to see it all…also because with my wedding now slipping into the past, I miss it!
Here is mine:
Our gift table was a refurbished canoe that had belong to my grandfather and that me and Darling Husband had our first date in!
Post # 3
What a fantastic and totally original idea. Love it!
Post # 5
I think the most original element of my wedding decor, that really had people talking was my deconstructed lampshade chandelier. I have seen skeleton/ghost lamps in design before, but not in a wedding decor setting. I bought the lampshades from a local thrift store for two dollars each, cut the fabric off, refashioned them with book page garlands, doilies, and other bits of fabric.
Post # 6
@MrsPaperFlowers: Gorgeous! It makes your back look awesome! (in a totally non-creepy way!)
@NikkiKillpretty: This is beautiful! You could sell it on etsy!
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Post # 8
Humm, I’m not sure if it’s that original but I haven’t seen to many weddings with a horse and carriage?? Here’s mine.
Post # 9
There are several (I have very few pictures at this point) however from the pictures I do have:
Being married on a WWII era flower-class corvette (they aren’t available for the general public to host weddings on, and it’s been several years since they hosted one. they went ALL OUT for us). They even closed it down to tours for several hours (initially they were just going to close the quarter deck where the ceremony was, but changed their mind). The best part? It cost us NOTHING and they not only decorated the boat, they also served champagne to all of our guests.
(they spelled out “together forever” in nautical code flags as a surprise to us–the same design was on our invitations)
Wedding luncheon at a japanese teppanyaki grill. Our guests LAUGHED for 2 hours straight while they prepared and served our meal. It was one of our best decisions about the whole wedding. Everyone loved it and the chef involved them, and made us rice and vegetable hearts
For our couples portraits, we went to a 200 year old mansion that is an official residence, and not available to the general public to photograph at or in. We actually had pictures taken of us kissing on a bed the Queen slept in. Anyhow, these shots were posted to my photographers FB page.
After the pictures above, we returned to the water and sailed in a convoy of sail and power boats to the reception venue, and all of our guests were waiting by the water to greet us as a bag piper lead us off the docks. I don’t have those pictures yet.
Post # 10
I’m not sure either of these are that original anymore, but I’m most proud of our pie buffet instead of a cake or dessert table and the horse and carriage.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I don’t know if this is *the* most original thing, but I loved my turquoise jewelry and floral crown. I didn’t want the usual bling / pearls / etc.
Non-pro pic for now (at our cute fake Polaroid photobooth, which was also pretty original I guess! I cropped out the bottom where we had painted our names and date.)
@FoolsintheRain: LOVE the canoe!!!
Post # 12
My cake cutting helper that I surprised my Darling Husband with at our reception (he’s a huge Star Wars fan):
And some of our wedding pictures were done in an old theatre that Darling Husband and I got engaged at. The owner put our name on the marquee!
Post # 13
We had a summer wedding at a ski resort! The ceremony was at the top of the hill and guests had to ride the chairlift up.
The view from where we had our ceremony:
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@castaway83: SO coool!
@lolot: I love your crown!
I live in a town famous for its horsetrack, so I like this picture. Not many people kiss a horse statue at their wedding, I suppose:
Post # 15
@lealorali: haha. So cute. I probably would have done the same thing. 🙂
Post # 16
Both non-pro pics.
Our transportation to-and-from the ceremony site: A 5-vehicle caravan of open-air, super-modified 4x4s (road is rougher than the picture shows), 1-hr each way. The drivers were also guides and gave a tour spiel about the area’s history. Guests LOVED it.
Our outfits: traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai.
More info was posted in my recap thread.