Post # 17
KateMW – I LOVE Seaside!! We were seriously considering getting married there. I’m jealous!! Seaside and Polebridge(where miss cherry pie is getting married) are two of my favorite places on the planet.
Cool things about our wedding – a four course tasting menu with local, organic and seasonal foods, the bluegrass band has a washboard player, we’re having PBR on tap, we’re not registering and encouraging friends to give to heifer international instead.
Post # 18
Livvie- everything sounds too cool!!!!
Cool things from our wedding;
we served frozen custard cones I shipped in from hubbies hometown
Post # 19
I am really excited about our planned entrance for our reception. We are distracting our guests with a personal "movie trailer", while we sneak in through the back door and onto the dance floor. When the trailer ends, our guests will be prompted to turn to the dance floor, where we will have our first dance.
Post # 20
our buffet menu was personally designed by my hubby (he’s one of the chefs in the kitchen at the country club we were at), including lobster tails, mac and cheese, prime rib, and a sushi bar! to top it all off, we had a surprise dessert room with cheesecakes, chocolate fountain, gelato bar, and candy buffet in the corners and a humongous eiffel tower ice sculpture in the middle to commemorate our engagement in paris 🙂
Post # 21
Livvie~ Isn’t it just the best place ever? It even smells better than other beaches to me. 🙂 It was the first trip we took as a couple, where we spent our first anniversary, first place we took our daughter. We hope to buy a house there soon.
Post # 22
We had a lion dance to start off the wedding right and a ballon pop during our first dance!
Post # 24
We’re having a Costume Reception on Halloween night. :]
Post # 25
Since my Fiance is part Cuban and I am Peruvian, we are having Cuban mojitos and Peruvian Pisco Sours as the signature cocktails during the cocktail hour. We are also having a book themed wedding, so instead of escort cards, guests will look up their names in a book’s "table of contents."
Besides all that though, to me the coolest thing about our wedding is that we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping it small and intimate, so I’m really hoping people will have a great time as a result!
Post # 26
The venue (http://www.granbytheater.com) and the popcorn bar.
Post # 27
- Wedding: October 2020 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000
This is such a fascinating thread. Keep these ideas coming ladies, you are all such great inspriation!
Post # 28
I’m awed by all the coolness in this thread!
We’re not quite sure how we’re going to do this yet, but we’re thinking of doing dance lessons. Our reception is during the daytime and we’re trying for a charming, intimate vibe and want to teach our guests fun old dances…a DJ with top 40 pop songs would just be too out of place for the atmosphere! We hope people will participate!!
Post # 29
I am surprised but delighted at how many people are doing unique and personal musical elements for their weddings–we are too! In our case, our ceremony will feature an early music chamber choir that I have sung with for several years, performing nearly a mini-concert of medieval music during the ceremony, some of it with new lyrics written by a friend especially for our wedding. That should add a bit of spice to an otherwise traditional catholic ceremony! Classical, but sooo not traditional. 🙂
I think our invitations will also be pretty cool–my fiance BUILT me a letterpress which we are using to print everything!
I love the origami roses and dance lessons ideas!
Post # 30
I’m really looking forward to the plants and flowers we will have at the reception. My mom is really into gardening so we will be brining in a ton of potted plants to make our indoor reception venue look like a luscious indoor garden. Plus, we are making a ton of DIY peony arrangments and having live peonies everywhere. I’m obesessed with peonies!
Post # 31
I love that you asked the question! And I love everyone’s responses so far!
I’m having a tough time picking the ONE coolest thing about our wedding, but here’s my favourites….
1. The guests. I have a number of relatives who live overseas who I never thought would make it to our wedding because of the expense of flying in. Surprise! They’ve been saving up for this day since we got engaged, and wouldn’t miss our special day for anything. I get choked up thinking about having them there. It’ll be amazing.
2. The jewelry for the bridal party – I’m working with someone who will custom design and hand-craft not only my jewelry for the special day, but also all the jewelry for my bridesmaids and our moms. She is a friend of our family and she is so unbelieveably talented at what she does. She designs each person’s jewelry to match their outfit and personality, and then she writes a personalized letter to each person to tell them about how their piece was made. She did my cousin’s wedding in April, and everyone raved about her work.