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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Date: Sat, May 21 2011

How many guests: 50-60

Total budget: $12,000 including rings and honeymoon

Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is): Our ceremony is being held in the garden of a historic colonial home. The reception is a pretty unique and historic place on the York River in Yorktown. It’s awesome…It has a tent overlooking the river and everything!

Time of Day: Ceremony 4:30 Reception to immediately follow. Our ceremony is actually in walking distance of the reception so my coordinator has suggested all 60ish of us “parade” down the hill to the reception to have some really cute photos.

Theme: Rustic/Vintage 

How many bridesmaids?: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 2 Bridesmaids (same here!)

Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: My sister is Maid/Matron of Honor and BMs are close friends

How many groomsmen?: 1 Best Man & 2 Groomsmen (ditto)

Groomsmen Relation to Couple: Best man is fiance’s cousin. Groomsmen are a cousin and his best friend.

Any children included?: 1. My friend’s daughter is a flower girl.

Bridal party gifts: Clutch bags filled with energy bar, nail polish, wisp toothbrushes, etc. Stainless steel water bottles, framed photos of each girl and myself, flip flops, and handwritten thank you notes. 

Dress: Oleg Cassini CT 282

Bridesmaid Attire: I love this dress. I feel like it looks “autumny”. As long as it looks as good on the girls as I think it will, we’ll be going with this. Same colors: Burnt orange with an espresso sash.

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Undecided…I’m thinking tan suits though.

Hair/Makeup: I’ll probably do my own makeup. Love this hairstyle

Pre-wedding: Idk…I havent planned this yet.

Ceremony Decor: Pretty minimal since its in a garden. But I’m thinking about painting two side tables I have my eye on and doing floral arrangements on them for the “altar”

Cocktail Hour: Cheese and fruit display. Mojitos, beer, wine, and champagne toast w/choc covered strawberries.

Dinner: Buffet…Salad with walnuts, parm cheese, raspberry vinagrette. Chicken cordon bleu, veggie lasgana, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon and mushrooms.

Bar Options: Signature drink (mojitos), beer, wine…possibly homemade sangria.

Reception Decor: White tableclothes…burlap overlays. White chairs. Mason jars with full creamy garden roses, possibly peonies if I can afford them lol. Votives on the tables. 

Flowers: Cream colored garden roses or peonies, peach carnations, 

Entertainment: Found a dj company that offers five hours for 405!!. 

Photography/Videography: LOVE our photographer. http://www.jodimillerphotography.com

Cake/Grooms Cake: Cupcakes!Plain choc and vanilla from Sam’s club. They’re 12 bucks for 30!! And they are delish!!!

Favors: None. I think they are wasteful and would rather spend money on other things people will actually enjoy.

Misc Wedding Details: Escort cards are in a library card catalog…Various book elements are going to be included…lol. So far thats the most unique thing.

Ok…lol now it’s time for bed!! 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How many guests: 12 at the ceremony and luncheon; 60 at the at-home reception

Total budget: $10,000

Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is):  The ceremony was at Temple Shir Tikvah, Winchester, MA.  The luncheon after the ceremony was at Legal Sea Foods, Burlington, MA.  The at-home reception was in a private club in Washington, DC.

Time of Day: Ceremony: noon / Luncheon: 2:00 PM / At-home reception: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Theme: Getting married?

How many bridesmaids?: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 1 dude of honor

Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: My two children

How many groomsmen?: No groom, therefore no groomsmen.

Groomsmen Relation to Couple: See previous question.

Any children included?: No.  We don’t have any in the family at the moment.

Bridal party gifts: We gave Swiss army knives to both the Maid/Matron of Honor and the dude of honor.

Dress: I wore a David’s Bridal style 5268.  NotFroofy wore an Emme Bridal, but we have not figured out what style it was.

Bridesmaid Attire: The Maid/Matron of Honor wore a dress she got as a Maid/Matron of Honor for another wedding.  The dude of honor wore the only suit he owns.

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Still no groom.  πŸ˜‰

Hair/Makeup: One hair and make-up person came to the synagogue to do hair and make-up for NotFroofy and me.  Another came to the private club to do our hair and make-up for our at-home reception.  Here are pictures of NotFroofy’s hair for the ceremony and luncheon, and for the at-home reception.

 

Ceremony Decor: We had our DIY chuppah (wedding canopy) in front.  The rest was quite simple:  just pew bows lining the aisle and gold satin sashes around each of the front seats.

Cocktail Hour: We didn’t have one.  Because our ceremony was so small (only a dozen people), we had our photographer take pictures of all the guests, not just the wedding party.  Thus, we arrived at the reception venue at the same time as our guests.

Luncheon: Choices of: Legal’s Signature Crab Cake Dinner, Wood Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Grilled Shrimp Skewer, Wood Grilled 8 oz. Filet Mignon, or 1.25-Pound Steamed Lobster.  These were all served with New England clam chowder, a salad, rice pilaf, a seasonal vegetable, and triple chocolate layer cake.

At-home reception:  Heavy hors d’oeuvres:  TGI Friday’s Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Dip, Tortilla Chips, Pepperidge Farm Quartet crackers, Garlic and chive Pita Bites, Pocketless pita, Pigs in blankets (beef franks), Swedish meatballs, Italian meatballs, Spiral sliced ham, Rolls, Vegetable platter, fruit and cheese platter.  We also had a chocolate fountain and wedding cake.

Bar Options: At the luncheon, we served Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, Albarino (Martin Codax 2007 Rias Baixas), and Lehmann 2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz.  We also instructed the waiters to fulfill any other drink orders guests placed, at our expense.  At the at-home reception, we had 5 hours of open bar and a frozen strawberry mimosa signature drink.

Reception Decor:  Our reception venue provided tables, chairs, and a sound system.  However, decor was up to us.  We had ivory linens, ivory chair covers with gold satin sashes, 127 paper lanterns, pink uplighting, and floating candle centerpieces.  We also used the chuppah from our ceremony to frame the cake table.

Flowers:  Our bouquets were rose arm bouquets.  They were identical, except that NotFroofy’s was carried on her left arm and mine was carried on my right.

Our Maid/Matron of Honor had a smaller bouquet made from the same flowers, and our dude of honor wore a bout.

Entertainment: We hired a talented local singer/acoustic guitarist for our reception music.

Photography/Videography: Our photog specialized in photojournalism. A  friend made our video as her wedding gift to us.

Cake/Grooms Cake: NotFroofy made our wedding cake, which had four layers. The bottom one was dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling and vanilla butter cream icing. The second was lemon cake with raspberry mousse filling and lemon butter cream icing. The third was sour cream spice cake with pecans and sour cream frosting. The top layer was the traditional British fruit cake with marzipan and royal icing, which we saved for our anniversary.

Instead of being a traditional tiered cake, it was a cascading cake.  Our cake topper (which was actually on the bottom layer) was a hand-carved Welsh love spoon.

As for the groom’s cake, we’re back to the whole issue of not having a groom.  πŸ˜‰

Favors: We did not have favors, other than the kippot (skullcaps) given out to those who wanted to wear them at the ceremony.

Misc Wedding Details: All of our paper products were based on the artwork of our ketubah (formal Jewish wedding contract).  We had a DIY fauxtobooth at the at-home reception.  Our first dance was a swing dance.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh, yay, what a fun idea!  We’re not as far along planning as you but I’ll share what I can:  Then likely come back and comment on other people’s πŸ™‚

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011

How many guests: 75-125 (big range b/c it’s cross country for most of our guests and we don’t know what yield rate will be)

Total budget: It’s complicated… I’m actually not adding up the entire budget, because people are weird.  It’ll probably be about twice the national average though… :/

Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is): Ceremony and reception will be at The Holly Farm, a retreat type area on the Monterey Peninsula.  It’s hard to explain, but it’s this amazingly gorgeous mostly outside area with three guest houses on premises – they do about one wedding a week since you have the place for the entire weekend.  We really wanted a place where we could stay on site and have the reception go as long as we want so this was perfect.

Time of Day: Ceremony: 2:30 / Cocktail Hour: 3-4 / Reception: 4-we drop

Theme: Epic Party

How many bridesmaids?: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 3 Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: My three closest female friends from college and my fiance’s sister

How many groomsmen?: 1 Best Man & 5 Groomsmen

Groomsmen Relation to Couple: His brother, two stepbrothers, two close friends, and my brother.

Any children included?: No.  Children make me a sad panda.  And our theme is not very child-appropriate.   We’re not banning people from bringing their kids, but our friends know that we are a terrible, terrible influence.

Bridal party gifts: Haven’t figured this out yet…

Dress: Still working on it… I haven’t even decided if I want a full length gown. 

Bridesmaid Attire: Waiting until I find my own dress to deal with this.

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Suits.

Hair/Makeup: Not sure… will probably have my hair down, since otherwise I look like a bodybuilder.

Pre-wedding: no idea…

Ceremony Decor: It’ll be outside and won’t need much decor.  Plus I am lazy.  We might hang some paper lanters from the tree that overhangs the ceremony space.

Cocktail Hour: not sure

Dinner: not sure, it will be a buffet

Bar Options: unlimited hours of wine and beer, including a batch of homebrew.  not sure if we’re going to add hard liquor.

Reception Decor: no idea.

Flowers: um… i might actually skip the flowers.  I am REALLY bad at decor…

Entertainment: My fiance LOVES music and insists on choosing his own playlist.  We’re going to havea friend who likes to DJ make sure it goes smoothly.

Photography/Videography: We’re using the photographer who shot my best friend’s wedding a few months ago – http://www.kylehepp.com .  She’s based out of Santiago, Chile, but travels in the US, South America, and Europe (possibly other places, too).  Her pictures are gorgeous and so dramatic.

Cake/Grooms Cake: We’re thinking PIE.

Favors: I am one of those people who hates stuff that takes up space, so we’ll probably skip the favors.  Especially since people are traveling to get there, and might not have room in their luggage.

Misc Wedding Details: We’re planning on walking down the aisle together… will likely get legally married before the wedding so that we can do something small and simple with our grandparents on the east coast.  We have the venue reserved for four days and three nights… it’ll be a destination wedding but we’re only planning it from 90 minutes away.  πŸ˜€

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@UpstateCait: I love your bridesmaid dress – that’s gorgeous!

@kate169: OMG yours, too.

 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Can I just say I love this post! πŸ™‚

 

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010

How many guests: 130

Total budget: approx $20-25K

Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is): Our ceremony and reception were held at the Great Waters Clubhouse on Lake Oconee in Eatonton, GA

Time of Day: Ceremony 6:00/ cocktail hour 6:30-7:30/Reception 7:30-11:30

Theme: no theme

How many bridesmaids?: 7 bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: my 3 sister in laws, my DHs cousin and my 3 best friends from high school

How many groomsmen?: 7 groomsmen

Groomsmen Relation to Couple: my  2 brothers, my DHs cousin, my DHs Brother-In-Law, 3 of DHs best friends

Any children included?: DHs niece as our flower girl who was 4.5 and DHs nephew as “ring bearer” (even though he didnt carry anything!) who was 3.5

Bridal party gifts: Girls got beach bags from Old Navy, flip flops in their favorite color, Bath and Body works lotion, “survival kit” with bandaids, tampon, safety pins, bobby pins, shout wipe, OFF wipe, hair ties, also a little glass and my mom paid for some of them to get their nails done……Guys got ridiculous belt buckles, beer koozies in our colors

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 Dress: Mikaella 1303 (I think)

Bridesmaid Attire: Dresses from Bill Levkoff

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Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men wore their own black suits and bought a tie from Joseph A Bank – it was yellow with blue stripes. My husband wore a Tommy Hilfiger suit with a green tie with blue stripes. They looked sharp!

Hair/Makeup: Mine and my girls hair was done at Zapiens Salon in Greensborog GA. I also had them do my makeup.

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Pre-wedding: The morning of my wedding I had a massage for free by one of my good friends who is a massage therapist. I went to the grocery store to get away from everything and bought snacks for me and my girls. I got ready in a cottage that was about 100yards from the ceremony/reception and my husband got ready in a house about 1/2 a mile from there. We got ready separately and did not do a first look.

Ceremony Decor: Unfortunately did not turn out to be what I had imagined. I HATE tulle with a passion and my Mother-In-Law had bought tons of it and used it on the arch for our ceremony. I actually did not noticed during the wedding itself but afterwards when I saw pictures I was really upset. It was nothing like what I had planned or pictured and I thought it was ugly. 2 months later and Im still not totally over it…

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Cocktail Hour: We had mini crab cakes, sushi, pigs in a blanket, fruit display, cheese display – but I did not see ANY of it! Nor or there any pictures…dont forget to make a shot list!!! Except this one picture…(guest photo)

Dinner: We had salmon with cheddar grits and steak filet with steamed vegetables and fresh bread at each table. I cant tell you how many compliments we got on our food!

Bar Options: Open bar for cocktail hour and reception.

Reception Decor: Sunflowers, green and yellow with our DIY table numbers of our animals….here are a few pictures!

 

 

Flowers: Daisies, Sunflowers, Hydrangeas, Fiddleheads, Billie Balls! Lots of greens and yellows πŸ™‚

Entertainment: DJ – The Pros – would not recommend AT ALL!!

Photography/Videography: Photographer was Tom Smarch and Christina Wedge from Tom Smarch Photography based in Lawrenceville, GA – so wonderful to work with!

Cake/Grooms Cake: Publix – it was awful looking but tasted great!

Favors: None. We made Out of Town bags with lots of goodies in them and had 3 separate parties for all our guests. We felt like it was enough and favors were something we figured we could skip – they were not missed!

Misc Wedding Details: We took a boat from the reception to our hotel afterwards and I loved having that sparkler send off! It was also a really romantic boat ride because it was the first time we were 100% alone! We stayed on our wedding nigiht at the Ritz Carlton on Lake Oconee (where Carrie Underwood got married!) and it was awesome. Also, I DIYed our Out of Town bags but there arent any pictures and I DIYed our programs which I loved and were much needed on a hot Georgia day!!!

 

 

I absolutely loved our wedding and it was the best day of my life!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

This is a fun post!!

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011

How many guests: Just over 200 at the ceremony and dinner, more friends to the reception and dancing!

Total budget: Probably about $15,000 when all added together, and our honeymoon is a gift from my uncle to us

Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is): The ceremony will be at a nice church in my hometown. The reception will be just across town at an AmericInn

Time of Day: Ceremony: 3 pm; Cocktail/Social hour between; Dinner: 6 pm; Reception: 7-12:30 am

Theme: Romantic wintery wedding I guess…

How many bridesmaids?: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 4 Bridesmaids; 2 Personal attendants

Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: I’m an only child, so mine are all close friends of mine. My bridesmaids all went to elementary/high school with me, my Maid/Matron of Honor was a coworker of mine and former roommate of mine. My 2 personal attendants are high school friends of mine

How many groomsmen?: 1 Best Man & 4 Groomsmen; 2 Ushers

Groomsmen Relation to Couple: His Best Man is his best friend, one groomsman is his younger brother, the other groomsmen and the ushers are close friends of his

Any children included?: My cousin’s daughter (who is like a niece to me) is one of my flower girls, my fiance’s goddaughter is also a flower girl of ours. My cousins’ other children will be handing out bubbles after the ceremony because I didn’t want to leave them out.

Bridal party gifts: Not sure on the guys yet. But my girls will be getting a large decorative reusable bag to carry everything around the day of; dark red pashmina; pocket mirror; travel size lotion and shower gel from Bath & Body works; necklace and earrings to wear the day of; and a small purse which was a gift from my Future Mother-In-Law who sells them. My Maid/Matron of Honor will also be getting a special bracelet

Dress: Sophia Tolli’s Brittany

Bridesmaid Attire: Alexia 1908

I let my Maid/Matron of Honor choose dresses that she liked. I wanted simple elegance, and I love the dress she found. It’s in this exact color as well. My personal attendants will be wearing black cocktail dresses.

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Black Suits. My fiance and the groomsmen will all be wearing charcoal shirts, while my fiance will have an ivory tie, and the groomsmen will be wearing claret (dark red) ties. The ushers will be wearing the same suit, with a dark red shirt and a black tie.

Hair/Makeup: Planning on half up/half down with curls, not sure exactly how yet, but that’s the style. Makeup I want a little dramatic on the eyes, but with fair skin nothing too crazy

Pre-wedding: Rehearsal/Groom’s Dinner the night before. Then the girls and I will be staying in 2 adjoining hotel rooms

Ceremony Decor: Since it’s shortly after the holidays, we won’t need much to decorate the church.

Cocktail Hour: The party plans on going to a bar next to the reception venue between the ceremony and heading into the reception. We will then have our Grand Entrance once everyone gets there

Dinner: Adult and children’s buffet. Adults buffet will have the choice of Chicken Cordon Bleu or Herb Crusted Pork Loin; Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Vegetable Medley; Ceaser Salad; and a roll. Then cake/cupcakes for dessert

Bar Options: 3 kegs of beer and one on reserve (we’re planning on a huge reception) and also wine will be available free, they will have to pay for any other drinks

Reception Decor: Draping from the ceiling and pillars; low lighting; candles and flowers; the centerpieces will be vases of varying lower heights, filled with water and a flower, will be on top of black satin fabric and have 4 votives surrounding it; Candy table, photo/guestbook table, memorial photos; faux-to booth!!!; Colors are claret (dark red), black and ivory

Flowers: Ivory roses all around. My bouquet will have stephanotis flowers in it, along with the ivory roses. The rest will have baby’s breath or greens and ferns.We will also have 2 single ivory roses in memory of our family members who have passed.

Entertainment: DJ.

Photography/Videography: We’re using a local photographer. She’s really nice and super affordable, and even better we have a shared copyright so we can make pictures whenever we want!

Cake/Grooms Cake: 2-tier marble cake with buttercream frosting for our cake, then we will have cupcakes to cover the rest.

Favors: We’re either going to do candy canes with a thank you tag on it, or we’re going to put a couple Hershey kisses in a piece of toulle and tie that with ribbon and a thank you tag.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010

How many guests: 95

Total budget: 15,000 not including ring or honeymoon

Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is): The ceremony and reception were held at Baldwin’s Station Restaurant in Sykesville, MD, a victorian train station converted to a restaurant

Time of Day: Ceremony: 6:30 pm; Cocktail/Social hour 7-8pm; Dinner and reception: 8pm-12am

Theme: Rustic, fun picnic/ awesomely epic party

How many bridesmaids?: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 2 Bridesmaids; 1 flower girl

Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: My Maid/Matron of Honor was my best friend, my bridesmaids were another close friend and my sister.  My Flower girl was my niece

How many groomsmen?: 1 Best Man & 2 Groomsmen

Groomsmen Relation to Couple: all friends of the groom

Bridal party gifts: Girls each got a Gilmore Girls themed tote bag from Cafe Press (we’re all fans of the show), a wrap/scarf, and then a few gifts personalized for each girl (spa gifts cards, anthropoligie aprons).  The guys each got gift cards for specific places they liked.

Dress: Pronovias Gabon from the 2010 collection, finger tip length single layer veil, shoes Nina Culvers in gold

Bridesmaid Attire: J crew Sophia in Vintage Blue silk chiffon

 

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Tuxes from Men’s warehouse.  The GMs wore blue patterned vests, the groom wore a gold patterned vest

Hair/Makeup: Hair was in an updo that was curls slightly to the side with volume at the crown.  Hair and Make up were done at A Final Touch Salon in Eldersburg, MD

Pre-wedding: Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner were held at a family friend’s house.  Had a Fiesta theme with Mexican food and Margaritas.  Bridal party spent the night at Family friend’s house, Groom spent the night at our apartment and then got ready at the hotel where we blocked rooms

Ceremony Decor: Ceremony was held on outdoor patio at venue which overlooked train tracks and river.  Had an aisle runner, program fans, and that’s pretty much it.

Cocktail Hour: Held inside the restaurant in the bar area and smaller dining room, as well as on the patio where the ceremony was held after chairs were broken down.  passed Hors de’ovres included spanikopita, seared scallops with lemon creme fresh, chicken satay skewers, brie wrapped in puff pasrty with raspberry jam, beef wellington with horseradish cream sauce, and bruchetta on crostini with balsamic glaze.  The apps were delicious and a restaurant staff member followed the wedding party around as we took pictures to make sure we got to eat the fabulous food!

Dinner: Buffet dinner with carving station, pasta station, mahi mahi with pineapple salsa, jerk chicken, parmasean risotto, green beans, and a make your own ice cream bar

Bar Options: Open bar (rail liqours, plus beer and wine)

Reception Decor: Restaurant has a lot of decor already.  Didn’t need any rentals.  Had a fauxto booth, rememberance table for my parents, pictures of Darling Husband and I were string up like clotheslines.  Centerpieces were sunflowers in watering cans and metal pails of lemons and limes. 

Flowers: DIY flowers.  Bouquets were a mix of sunflowers, yellow roses, hypernicum berries and billy buttons.  Bouts were ivory calla lillies.  Flower girl’s basket was also DIY.  Corsages for mothers were a mix of yellow roses and calla lillies

Entertainment: DJ from the Pros

Photography/Videography: Valerie Usui from the Pros was AMAZING!  Had 8 hours pf photography

Cake/Grooms Cake: 3 tier square cake.  2 tiers were carrott cake, 1 tier was tiramissu.

Favors: No Favors

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Ginger87: I just have to say that I have absolutely fallen in love with your wedding dress.  πŸ™‚

Everyones wedding looks amazing!  I love looking at all the differences … its all so unique! Congratulations to everyone!!!

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

 

@kate169: I LOVE your bm dresses!

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011

How many guests: 154 invited, 90 expected to attend

Total budget: $13,000 (not including rehearsal dinner, rings, or honeymoon)

Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is): Ceremony and Reception in The Loft at Smith Bros. Its a converted warehouse type building… exposed brick and concrete and steal beams…. <3

Time of Day: Ceremony 4:30, Cocktail 5-6, Reception 6-10 (or 11… haven’t decided if we want to pay for the extra hour yet)

Theme: Peacock feathers/jewel tones

How many bridesmaids?: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 2 Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: my best friends from growing up, college, and law school…. apparently I collect one for each phase of my life… lol

How many groomsmen?: 1 Best Man & 1 groomsman

Groomsmen Relation to Couple: The best man is FI’s coworker/boss, groomsman is hs friend of mine who Fiance got to be great friends with after we started dating

Any children included?: Nope. Really not a fan. Technically they’re invited, but I’m doing everything in my power to encourage people to NOT bring their kids.

Bridal party gifts: My Maid/Matron of Honor is getting married in May and is a WB member/poster… so I can’t say πŸ™‚

Dress: Impressions Amsale


Bridesmaid Attire: I don’t have a pic of them in their dresses in the right colors yet… but I love that they’re all different! Here’s a pic of them sans-bm.

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Undecided. Fiance promises me he’ll pick these out by Christmas. But I think a standard black tux is likely.

Hair/Makeup: 

(excuse the creepy doll head… but this is the headband I’ll be wearing)

Pre-wedding: Not sure

Ceremony Decor: I’m building a draping thingy for behind where we’re getting married… can’t find my pic of it. Then there will be two pillars on either side of us with peacock feather wreaths and candles. I also built poms for the aisle. 

Cocktail Hour: Just a simple cold station with veggies and dip, fruit, cheese and crackers, and shrimp cocktail. Open bar with beer/wine.

Dinner: We’re doing dueling buffets of Mexican (fajitas, enchiladas, chips and salsa and guac, rice and beans) and Asian (lettuce wraps, eggrolls, gen. tsos chicken, pot stickers, and lo mein)

Bar Options: Beer/wine

Reception Decor: lots and lots and lots of candles. then more candles. Everything else will be dark blue with green and gold accents and peacock feathers. Centerpieces will be either tall vases with gold branches and peacock feathers or short colorful morrocan lanterns. 

Flowers: I don’t care about flowers, at all. There will be none except for bouts, corsages, and bouquets. I outsourced this job to my mom with my only request: Pick a color and stick to it. I don’t like multi-color things. She tells me everything will be green and there will be calla lilies and hydrangea. don’t know much else… I’ll be surprised πŸ™‚

Entertainment: Ipod with a friendor MC and maybe a faux-to-booth.

Photography/Videography: Kevin Keefer (Kkeeferblog.com). Love. No money for a videographer. Plan A was that I asked my parents for a flipcam for my birthday and we were going to have someone just tape our ceremony for us on that. Then a really wonderful Bee (who i’ve become real-life friends with) offered to do our videography for us IF she gets the right camera before our wedding. fingers crossed!

Cake/Grooms Cake: 3 round tiers. Not sure on design… I picked one but now I’m questioning. 

Favors: The official favor is chocolate covered pretzels. We’ll also have customized fortune cookies (<3 groupon)

Misc Wedding Details: Can’t think of any..

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011(subject to change, but not by much!)

How many guests: 40

Total budget: $18,000

Venue (if your not comfortable sharing the specific place just mention what type of venue it is): All of our wedding events will be held at the same venue, Disney Worlds Animal Kingdom!

Time of Day: Safari: 5:30, Pre-Ceremony: 5:45-6:15 Ceremony: 6:30 / Reception: 7-11

Theme: No theme

How many bridesmaids?: 1 Maid/Matron of Honor & 2 Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Relation to Couple: My best friend, sister, and FI’s cousin

How many groomsmen?: 1 Best Man & 2 Groomsmen

Groomsmen Relation to Couple: The best man is FI’s brother and the groomsmen are his best friends

Any children included?: Our daughters as flower girls, they will be almost 2 1/2 and just over 3 1/2

Bridal party gifts: Haven’t decided yet!

Dress: Alfred Angelo’s “Belle”

Bridesmaid Attire: Still ironing out the details, I’m going to choose a color (Likely Jade) and then let the girls select their dress.

 

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: More details yet to be determined, Gmen will likely wear jade bows, and Fiance will wear Tangerine.

Hair/Makeup:Only a couple hair ideas! Def something up and backcombed! With a hairpiece, but I’m not sure which one yet.

Pre-wedding: Since its a destination wedding, WelcomeBags are on our to-do list!

Ceremony Decor: I’m not actually planning on decorating anything!

Here’s the venue- Just picture us standing up there and a couple dozen chairs!

Cocktail Hour: Undetermined

Dinner: Buffet, undetermined.

Bar Options: 5 hours of limited open bar (beer, wine and soda) and a hard apple cider signature drink (to go with the fall theme). 

Reception Decor: Here’s the pre-ceremony and reception venues! I’m not sure which is which yet!

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Flowers: We’re going to go cheap on the flowers, but we like daisys πŸ™‚

Entertainment: iPod, Dis characters (shhh thats a surprise!) and an Animal encounter πŸ™‚

Photography/Videography: Crossing fingers for Regina and Joe! (Disney Photographers)

Cake/Grooms Cake: I don’t think we’re having a cake. 

Favors: Unsure, possibly a Mickey Mouse hat for everyone…

Misc Wedding Details: I’m doing a lot of DIY stuff! Hangers, Guestbook, ribbon wands, button boutonnieres, centerpieces, invitations(Passport invites!), welcome bags with custom water bottles, Mickey crayons for the kids, and a couple other things LOL.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


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