Post # 1
It’s been 3.5 months since my wedding and I still think about it every day. It doesn’t help that I’m putting together a photo album (in addition to our photographer’s album) that includes the rehearsal dinner, wedding and honeymoon. And I have to admit, I want to show off everything about my wonderful day. But I know I’ll never be featured on some wedding website since I didn’t do anything spectacular and my photos aren’t artistic (no filters or cute staged poses). And my friends (and husband) are so over the wedding. So I thought the best place for me to show off would be here amongst my fellow bees. (I don’t know how I would have survived without you guys!)
I also what to see what your favorite parts were to your wedding. Was it something you DIYed or your dress, venue, flowers or simply a photo that you particularly love? And don’t say your favorite thing was finally being married to your wonderful Darling Husband or something equally sappy. I want pictures!! I love me my wedding p*rn
Most importantly, comment on someone else’s post. I mean, isn’t that the best part of showing off—knowing that someone else likes it too?
So these are the rules:
- Post 1 picture of the two of you
- Post 3 (and only 3) pictures of your favorite things from your wedding and why
- Make a comment about somebody else’s post
Couple of housekeeping things
- When you post, use the “Upload Files from your Computer” that is after the ‘Submit” button. Don’t use the “insert image” button on the top row of the comment box. For some reason my work firewall doesn’t like those photos and I can’t see them.
- When you comment on someone’s post, use the @ symbol in front of their name. For example if you were commenting on my post you would use @mmsva
Post # 3
This was so difficult to pick only my top 3 things. So here are things that didn’t make it:
- The venue–2941 Restaurant in Falls Church VA is gorgeous. It has waterfalls and koi ponds.
- My pink shoes—I’m not much of a shoe girl. Every shoe is own is black. But I love, love, love my pink shoes and got the best response from them.
- The cake topper—I bought it on Etsy for less than $30. (Our theme was koi) It was a fishbowl with two little fish (one with a veil) inside.
So what are my 3 favorite things?!
#1 Hands down, the Yay Flags—they didn’t turn out as well in pictures as I hoped, but I loved walking past everyone while they were waving them, the ribbons flapping in the wind. I also love that our friends still have them in their homes—their kids love playing with them. (no kids at our wedding). It was totally worth the effort.
#2 Origami Koi—my Darling Husband and Brother-In-Law did wet-fold origami on 18’ x 18” squares of watercolor paper. It took them forever, but it really made our reception tables so unique. There was lots of fighting over who was going to take the Koi home. (Please ignore the flowers in the picture. The wedding colors were orange and hot pink. The florist (don’t use Karin’s Florist in Vienna, VA) totally messed up and gave us orange and purple flowers—Argh!)
#3 Mizuhiki boutonniere—I’m half Japanese and tried to bring some Japanese touches without making it an Asian theme. So I used a type of cord made from paper called Mizuhiki. Again, it was lots of effort, but I loved out they turned out. Another bonus was that I was about to make one for my Irish dad that looked like a shamrock.
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Post # 4
@KoiKove: not married yet so nothing to post but i love yours! Those yay flags are awesome!
Post # 5
@mzlouis2b: Wow, I LOVE those bouts!!! They seriously look like they’re done with a thin leaf, not cord. Those are AMAZING. I think some of my favourite bouts ever. I’m also very intrigued about your cake topper. Can you break your rule and post it?? Oh hang on, you didn’t post a photo of the two of you!!
So here we are:
Okay, my favourite things:
One: This tree my friends decorated for me. It turned out better than I expected! The tree itself a friend hauled out of the wood somewhere, it’s a corkscrew hazel. I bought the orchids and moss, which my girlfrieds wired on one by one. They put the votives I wrapped in lace around the bottom and it looked like a fairy land once it got darker. It was right behind our sweetheart table and I LOVED it.
Two, the silver teapots I collected at thrift shops. We used them for our centrepieces and our florist did such an amazing job filling them. They were so elegant and I love that each one was a little different. My sister, mom and my mom’s neighbours helped me polish them all (40+ teapots and 60+ cream and sugar pots, plus candle stick holders!!!). It was awesome having everyone chip in and made it all the more meaningful 🙂
Three: The food. Our caterer was out of this world!!! (And he’s pretty cute too, LOL!) He used organic, local food (including the meat) that was in season. This was an heirloom tomato gazpacho with a lobster salad. Omg. My stomach is grumbling just thinking about it.
That was SO hard!!!!
Post # 6
@bakerella: can you repost your photos using the “Upload files from your computer” underneath the comment box? For some reason that’s the only way I can see pictures–thanks!
Post # 7
@KoiKove: I am so jealous of your yay flags! They are so cute. I had planned to make some for our wedding but as the date approached, I said eff it! Wish I had followed through! Would have made for some adorable pictures.
@bakerella: I love everything about your wedding. But I’d love to see pics of that tree from when it got darker out. Do you have any?
Ok. Here’s mine. A pic of us and pics of my 3 favorite things from the wedding.
#1 – LOCATION. Getting married on the pier was the most fun ever.
#2 – Getting to ride the ferris wheel with my new husband right after the ceremony.
#3 – Getting serenaded by DH’s childhood buddies. (They do this at every friend’s wedding. They pic a song the day off, sit the bride down in the middle of the room, and sing to her. They chose MJ’s "The Way You Make Me Feel" for me. It was AWESOME.)
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Post # 8
@bakerella: I am drooling over that gazpacho. I just fell in love with your tree! This is a fun thread!
Post # 9
whoops, forgot to add a picture of us…
Post # 10
@Theresa90405: I love the ferris wheel!! how fun! And your dress is so pretty. I like that it’s not a traditional floor length. And I totally have a thing for polka dots!
Post # 11
What a brilliant thread idea! Keep em coming ladies.
Post # 12
I’ll have to wait until I’m home to do this so I can do the photo part!
Post # 13
@bakerella: I LOVE those centerpieces! So creative!
This was really hard. I have so many favorites! I love the picture of my parents walking me down the aisle. And the picture of our officiant announcing us as husband and wife makes me so happy everytime I look at it. We both were so giddy throughout the entire ceremony.
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Post # 14
@KoiKove: What a fun post! I love love LOVE your boutonnieres they are so different and beautiful.
@bakerella: Love that tree your friends made for you it’s beautiful! I wanted to do something like that for my escort cards but lost the will to do it a couple months before the wedding LOL. The escort cards just sat on a table 🙁 – boring yet functional.
@Theresa90405: I love your short dress it is so fun and you look beautiful in it!
Picture of us:
My favourite thing of all for the day was my pink crinoline peaking out from under my dress:
Our Toronto Maple Leaf themed garter toss. Mr. M dressed up in his hockey gear, TML jersey and got the garter while the old Hockey night in Canada theme song was playing. And as a surprise to him the garter was TML themed as well!
And finally our first look. This gorgeous park was where our ceremony was supposed to be but the rain forced us to use our back up plan. Luckily we still got our first look pictures done in the park despite the rain.
Post # 15
@FMM: please use the “upload files from your computer” feature underneath the comment box that add the pictures as attachements. I can’t see anything that uses the “insert Image” button that embeds the pictures into the comment box.
I’m missing some great pictures because I cant see them.
Post # 16
@KoiKove: sorry – they were already uploaded using the other feature and I am on a different computer so I can’t upload them again right now!