If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know I am obsessed with details. Completely and utterly infatuated with the lovely little things that make a wedding or event so special. I became so involved and wrapped up in the creation of the details for our day that on more than one occasion, I ended up placing less importance on other elements to our big day like our menu, officiant, rehearsal dinner and so forth (not that these things weren't important it's just that the other crafty items were much more my thing and thus more interesting and exciting. Yeah yeah my priorities weren't exactly straight).
A few days after our wedding while I tanning, or rather frying, my poor skin in the Bahamian sun I got to thinking about our wedding details. And I felt like perhaps I hadn't added enough. There were a few different projects and vintage pieces I had completely forgotten about in the whirlwind, I mean in the days leading up to the wedding and as a result were left behind at home. I kept asking myself "Did everything look alright?" "Did I infuse enough Andrew-and-Rhiannon-are-in-love-ness into our day?" "Were my efforts to make our wedding special evident to our guests?" I wasn't quite sure then. But now, thankfully I'm sure. Our wedding was uniquely ours and I feel so proud of everything I created.
I love that we bought our vases from the Dollar Store and used two different colours of lace to spruce them up a bit. This was a really easy and fun project for Andrew and I to do together and saved us a ton of money since we didn't have to rent or buy vases direct from the florist. For those of you who have asked or may have ended up asking eventually the flowers used in our centerpieces were pale purple-pink stock, Belles of Ireland, ivory garden and Vandela roses, and pale pink lisianthus. I think our florist also threw in a few pale yellow roses which wasn't what was planned but out centerpieces looked beautiful so I'm not complaining. Our table numbers were vellum and thanks to the tea light beneath them, during dinner really cast a beautiful glow throughout the small dining room.
Our cake I discussed in this post and really I can't say enough great things about it. Luckily for us the chargers, linens and chair covers were included with the caterer who choose. My gray nail polish is an Essie colour and a hue I always wear on my nails. It matched the sash on my gown. The Love mugs from Anthropologie were one of my favourite details since they were the one thing we had as the focal point to our sweetheart table. And I can promise you that when I bought the mugs, it wasn't an overdone wedding trend yet :) It seems like every wedding recently has their share of Anthropologie monogrammed mugs!
Balloons - online balloon depot
Our Cake - I Do Wedding Cakes
Cake stand - HomeSense Canada
Love mugs - Anthropologie online
Macaroons - Lemon Tree Patisserie
Bride and Groom signs - lilmissi on Etsy
Vellum table numbers - iLUMIEnate on Etsy
Team Bride and Groom Buttons - repchi on Etsy
Cake server and knife - (a gift from my bridal shower) Bowring
He Said She Said cards - designed by me, printed by Papertalk Press
Lace and ribbon and centerpiece vases - Fabricland and the Dollar Store
How did you (or do you plan to) infuse personality and uniqueness into your wedding day?