This is one of my favorite details. Greer and I hoarded the tye-dye paper from Double H Ranch last summer (2009). The tye-dye paper was made by campers tye-dying their tee-shirts at Arts & Crafts. The paper under the shirts gets hung to dry and you end up with really unique, fun colored paper that is truly one-of-a-kind. We used the paper as a backdrop for our table name cards. Greer, my stencil king, crafted a mini version of the stencil he made for me when he proposed, and used that for the table names to go on. We named tables after places/things that meant something to us. "Reign" was the head table, and the name came from our song "Love, Reign O'er Me" (Pearl Jam version).......
I was so surprised to see the fountain so done up! Loved it and it's a cheap, simple DIY detail that adds just a little extra to the wedding. Gotta thank my Other Mother for that genius idea!
Since our wedding was themed Sweet Honey Love, we gave away local honey as favors. The honey was given to us for free by my Other Mother's neighbor who keeps bees. Randomly, at Greer's old job, a co-worker came in with 200 mini honey dippers and asked if he could use them. Jackpot! We tied the escort cards on to the honey dippers with yellow ribbon to keep with the honey theme. My Other Mother made the lid decor for the honey jars and my own mother tied all the escort cards to the dippers.
Photo courtesy of Alisandra Photography.
Greer and I chose to wear fun, comfy shoes for the wedding. The tuxes were dark gray, so he chose charcoal gray Chucks. I found some adorable, really comfortable flats from Rocket Dog that let me dance all night and not get heels stuck in the grass walking down the aisle! Another fun little detail to add to your own wedding.
Get rid of pre-wedding jitters by playing Wedding M.A.S.H.! My bridesmaid Meghan had the great idea to do this to kill time and calm my nerves. We just made up categories that made sense for after a wedding, like honeymoon location, baby names, number of kids, pets, where we'd be in 25 and 50 years, jobs, etc. It was a lot of fun.
Ignore the awkward look on my face.. Just a shot of the yellow and gray bridal party for you!
I'll have more details for you a little later when I track down the right photos. Hasta esa tiempo, ten un buen dia!