As the Hubby and I approach our one year wedding anniversary (this Sunday!), we've been doing some reminiscing about all things wedding related. The week before was basically a blur of finishing the million projects that I had decided to tackle by myself. Our wedding was a DIY wedding to the core (partially to keep costs low, partially because I love making things!). Handmade items included, but were not limited to:
- The save the date postcards
- "Will you be my bridesmaid" cards
- Shower thank you notes
- Wedding invitations
- Guest book
- Ceremony programs
- Place cards
- Trivia cards at each reception table
- Wedding thank you notes
- Three-quarters of the bridesmaid gifts
- The alter decorations
- The pew decorations
- Wreaths for the doors
- A "Tears of Joy" sign and tissue holder
- Our unity candle
- "For cold feet" grooms socks (the label-I don't know how to make socks!)
- Our centerpieces
- The table numbers
- Coloring books for all of the kids at the reception
- The card box
- And probably more things which I've forgotten about by now, but which seemed SO IMPORTANT at the time.
(Seriously, you should see my file folder saved on my computer of wedding goodness. I backed it up daily for fear of my computer crashing and losing all of my wedding planning! I had a list, a diagram, a timeline, an outline or a cheat sheet for everything. My organization might have seemed excessive, but you know what the beauty of it was? Our day was that much more relaxed because of it).
Isn't it funny how all of the little details of a day that is planned for months and is so anticipated can be forgotten so rapidly? It's a shame really, with all of the work that goes into every aspect of it. Join me on a trip down memory/photograph lane. (Pardon any less-than-glamorous photos. These weren't taken with the intention of sharing them on a blog someday! Little did I know...).
|Invitations. Sorry, my deletion of names/locations kind of ruins it. But our names were written in Scriptina font in that gorgeous plum color of the ribbon.|
|This picture makes me smile. Can you tell how excited I was at my dress fitting?!|
|My "will you be?" cards.|
|"In case of any Cold Feet!" It took me months to find dark socks with purple argyle.|
|Why purple shoes? Because seriously, you'll never wear those white ones again!|
|My feels-like-a-princess wedding dress. I loved every bit of it, from the lace detail to the vanilla-bean-ivory color to the long train.|
|Our scroll-style programs|
|Lots of candles everywhere (they were lit for the ceremony!).|
|Pew decorations. Making the cones ended up being a huge pain in the rump.|
|Scrumptious dinner. I do wish I would have eaten some of it!|
|(Yes, I know, mildly over-ambitious). I made coloring books for all of the kids who were going to be at the reception. They were much appreciated by the parents! Nothing worse than a bored kid...or so we're told!|
|Our cake! Gorgeous, no? We had photos of our grandparents on their wedding day surrounding the base of the cake, with their love stories printed beside them.|
|Our card box on our gift table. I know, I went a little over the top. We had our parents wedding photos there, since they gave us the gift of life!|
Our first dance song was "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" by the Proclaimers - which I realize seems strange. But we found this struggling artist from Australia named Johnny, on YouTube of all places, and fell in love with his acoustic rendition. We contacted him and he recorded it in the studio for us. We adored our one-of-a-kind first dance song.
I suppose that's more than enough for now. Hope I didn't bore you to tears...once I started, I couldn't stop!! I just love weddings. :)
Happy long weekend! May there be sunshine wherever you are!