I'm going to share some of the details from our wedding I loved. I was *big* on making sure we had personal details, because after all, this wedding was about us! ((That's the one day, ever, you get to say/think that.)) Some of them were noticeable, and some were things only we knew about, which was nice, that there were still some secrets for us in the day.
|To represent Bryan's family, his grandma gave me her wedding handkerchief which I also wrapped around my bouquet|
At the reception
B threw my garter (which was a Green Bay Packers garter) pulled over a football. I just got a junior-sized football (real-sized ones are large, guys, and I totes thought we'd knock someone out) and then he put the garter over it and tossed! We also had Monday Night Football music on.
Can you tell Bryan is a former state champion QB in this pic? And avid football fan?
We had a candy bar-but not your usual "match the colors" one. We did baseball park-type treats. Malted milk balls, twizzlers, peanuts, Skittles, M&Ms, gummi bears, Reese's Pieces, Swedish Fish, and pretzel rods! This was all because we met at the little league ball park when he played and I sold concessions with one of my MOHs.
This was our parting gift-Chicago mix popcorn :) If anyone out there loves Garrett's, they would have loved us at midnight. We had *so* much left over.
Labels read, "Thank you for coming" in the center, and "with love, sara and bryan" on the top and bottom
These are our pew ends, we had one every other pew on each side of the aisle, so I think that was about 24 total.
Our large piece, which also went on the guest book table at the reception. LOVED this. We used Bells of Ireland in this and other pieces as a note to my mom's parents.
Card cage with floral spray on top
First type of centerpiece we had-low and full (the vases were for my bridesmaids' bouquets)
Second type-tall and full
Also on this table you can see the photo of us-there was one on each table with a description handwritten by me of where we were/when it was from...we had about 30 different eclectic black frames collected for this project! More of that in my DIY post to come.
third centerpiece-submerged callas with a little curly willow or whatever it's called.
My bouquet-mini green hydrangeas, white roses, garden roses, mini black (dark purple) calla lilies
Bryan's echoed my bouquet
It was the BEST. Why? Because it was cheesecake. Yes, there is this amazing bakery called Simma's in Milwaukee, and they make the best damn cheesecake ever. So we had to have it. Bryan's cousin actually works there and did all of the decorating on it! My sister also had this at her wedding, people go nuts over this stuff, it's just so good.
We had a signature drink at our reception. It was a blackberry mojito with white rum, blackberry puree and mint. They were amazing. We basically handpicked this one from a series of drinks we got to choose and taste.
Finally, a couple shots of our reception room:
Pillars had uplighting to accentuate them
This is after I threw the bouquet-you can see the other side of the room here and the balcony area.
Whew, ok bloggy friends, this was fun! Next up in this series I'll have the following posts:
What We Wore