It’s our first wedding post here in Homemade Parties and since my husband I just celebrated our anniversary, I thought I’d share with you all some of my favourite details from our wedding two years ago. Some DIY, some just personalised elements to add personality and a bit of whimsy. I’d like to think that love was poured into every detail of our wedding, so here’s hoping that by writing about it now, you can get some ideas for your own special day! I go by the saying “Love is in the details!” and this wedding had a lot of it…both love and details : )
Personalized Invites: Joppet and I provided our invite supplier with the text and design direction. Joppet even drew the map with the directions. To personalize it even more, we lined the envelopes with peach lining, stamped our monogram outside, and to match our laid back feel for the wedding, stamped each letter of the name of our guest onto the envelopes. Who says the only way to go is calligraphy?
Directional Signs: We talked to our guests while leading them to our ceremony and reception venue. These are some of the DIY directional signs that Joppet and I made for the day. Sure beats just simple arrows, don’t you think?
Floating on Flowers: This photo says it all. Seeing the church lined up with flowers, with my teary-eyed groom standing on the altar – priceless.
Personalized escort cards: Each place card indicated the table numbers and a photo we shared with our guests. It was fun going through years and years of photos. Some were of us and our godparents from our baptism! It was a trip down memory lane in itself, and from the photos of our guests in the registration table, they seemed to enjoy going over them as well!
Table Arrangements: No tall floral arrangements, no fancy vases, just simple laid-back centerpieces. Aside from our gorgeous table styling, we also had a Garden Reception Essentials kit. We love giving “kits” as Christmas gifts so we incorporated it in the wedding to include everything you need for a garden wedding – from off lotion to alcohol to mints and tissues. Our table numbers were also named after the years we’ve known each other with a photo of us from that year. One table featured a photo of us when we were in Grade 1 – the first time we were classmates. Our place cards were another DIY element – very pretty but also quick to make, all you need is a folder, lace and stamps!
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