Wedding Date: September 20, 2013
Engagement Length: Engaged late June 2012, so, about 15 months
Colors: Eggplant, bright green and ivory – @AmyFarrahFowler, we’re practically color twins!
Theme: Also not really a theme, but if I had to describe the overall look – simple but elegant garden-y wedding
Wedding Party(#s): MOH, Best Man, and flower girl – I’m very happy we’re keeping the bridal party small
Ceremony (where): historic building built in early 1900s on a working farm:
Reception (where): same as ceremony
Dress Style: Pronovias Alma (it’s from the Spring 2011 line)
Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair and pro airbrush makeup
Honeymoon Location: Iceland, and I am PSYCHED! I’ve always wanted to go there, and Fiance is so into the idea. We’re doing a 10 day trip that includes driving around the ring road, all the way around the island to the more remote areas.
Flowers: Ivory and green. My florist recommended David Austin roses, since I like the look of lush peonies but they won’t be in season.
(no purple, even though that’s a wedding color – eggplant will be in my shoes, the bridesmaids dresses, and probably table linens)
First Dance Song: REM, “Be Mine.” Fiance used to play this for me on his acoustic guitar when we first started dating, and the lyrics are so, so perfect.
Centerpieces: Mason jars with green and baby’s breath, twine – here’s an inspiration pic, but we won’t have little birdhouses like this pic:
Food/Menu: Cocktail hour: stationary cheese and veggie table, 3 hot passed hors. We get a signature cocktail with our catering contract, so we’re doing a “white Cosmo” – St. Germaine Elderflower liquor, vodka, white cranberry juice. I love St. Germaine. Dinner: Seated salad and bread, and then stations – I used to work for a catering company and did a ton of weddings – stations were always my favorite!
Cake Flavor: definitely at least one tier of chocolate, and I prefer messier-looking and delciious buttercream frosting – no fancy/intricate fondant for us
Favors: probably caramel popcorn in little cellophane baggies with customized sticker
DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod. We are having a blast thinking of songs to add throughout our engagement! My two brothers are taking on the DJ/iPod manager and emcee roles.
Bachelorette (when/what): something in DC (where I live). My Maid/Matron of Honor is in CA, but has said she wants to come out for a bachelorette. Really excited she wants to make the trip.