The details…I tell you, this part of planning the wedding really flipped my switch, if you get what I mean. I thought I would hate this part, but I kind of loved talking about all the little stuff.
First, the candy bar. Instead of buying favors, we thought it would be cool to do a candy bar, plus it also worked as a pop of color. We had a huge martini glass that had yellow and green ribbons for tying up the bag. On the bag we put stickers that we had made of our monogram from our Save the Dates cards. But I am pretty sure no one left with any bags of candy, because people were really chowing down on the candy at the wedding.
Yes they do make orange licorice, who knew?!? I guess they tasted good, we never got to try!
The wonderfully nostalgic tags were made by our wedding planner Kate from Lovewell Design. She also surprised us with these cute straws which she put at the bar.
Another detail of the wedding was a DIY photo booth. The hotel had an old phone closet that has been turned into a toy closet. So Dave and I thought it would be fun to set up our MacBook so people can go in the closet and take pictures or videos. And to model it after our save the dates, we had a dry erase board so people could write us notes for the pic. Below is the sign we made to denote the photo booth and below the below is some amazing photos from our friends and family.
Clearly these are our photogs from Calypso Rae Photography.
These are our Lesbians and our friend Chris…Sue, in the middle, is 9 months pregnant here, and looking fine!! For those of you who have read my blog posts from the start you will get the reference.
These are our friends Mike and Dawn. I grew up with them both, and they ended up marrying each other. I just love the naturalness of this pic. Plus their son was just on the Martha Stewart Show!
And these are our Asians (clearly we like to label our friends!) I may or may not have a crush on the boy in the pic…but don’t tell anyone, okay? She is pretty darn hot, too!
And here Dave is with his sister…if you notice, he is no longer wearing his shirt and tie…yes, he did decide to change into his PJs at the end of the night, but changed right back before I saw him!!
And then, our escort cards, hand printed by our friend Chris, pictured above with our lesbians…amazing, right?
As you may have deduced, our table markers were Gay Icons. This was Dave’s idea, and I just love it. What we found great was people chatting during cocktail hour about whose table they were at; many were mad that they were not at Betty White’s table…she is even popular in picture form!!
Of course, our table was the Judy Garland table…I mean…there is no other choice! Our center pieces, and a 25 foot banister garland, was by Flowers Down Under. She was amazing, she kept it clean and stylish.
So this is my penultimate blog post! I can’t believe it. The next blog post will be a retrospective of this whole process, plus some honeymoon pics!