Posted on February 2nd, 2011 by Brian.
A while back, I blogged about incorporating gay symbols in my gay wedding. It was something I felt compelled to do being a proud gay man. I would imagine that all of us consider it when planning our big day. So, as a follow up to that blog, I thought I would share with you how and where I did just that!
As you recall, I had decided to have rainbow hand-made ribbon flowers at my wedding for decoration and favors. I had ordered 100 and only needed 25 for favors, so I had plenty to have fun with.
I placed them in the knots of the bows on our chairs at the ceremony:
Photography by Kristina Hill
Here is a close-up:
Photography by Brian Edwards
Posted on November 19th, 2010 by Sar.
After we were done shooting our group and couple shots we headed over to meet our guests at the reception.
As we entered the supper club our amazing jazz band, Lapis Luna, performed “Beyond the Sea,” and I lead my beautiful Wife to the dance floor.
Posted on November 11th, 2010 by Mandy.
Yay! You got married!
And now your house is full of sh*t.
Mine was anyway. When we left to drive to New York for the wedding, our car was packed. And when we left to come home, it was still about 70% as full as when we started.
So your wedding generated a lot of SCHTUFF. It’s pretty typical to overbuy things (like favours, stationery, food/booze, dishware, any any number of decoration or craft supplies, etc.) either “just to be safe” for your numbers or because it was cheaper to buy a larger quantity in bulk than to buy the exact right amount. Heck, maybe you just got your numbers wrong, or you changed your mind about using something! Not to mention all the stuff that is acquired to be used but not given away or consumed (vases, card box, lights, candles, etc.). Whatever the reason, unless you used a service to arrange EVERYTHING, the chances are you walked away from your wedding somewhat weighted down.
Seriously, you need to put effort into minimizing the bulk. It’s not going to happen on it’s own, and it’s so easy to put it off until it’s 5 months later and you still have to maneuver around a box of 30 martini glasses every time you try to use your desk (yes, that’s me – I’m giving those glasses a dirty look as I write this).
Ideas For Managing the Wedding Leftovers *based on things I did AND didn’t do*
Posted on October 14th, 2010 by Erica.
I may not have mentioned this enough on SYE, but I love all things crafty. Particularly anything with a needle and thread and fabric makes me swoon. When deciding how to decorate our reception hall, it suddenly occurred to me one day that fabric filled embroidery hoops hanging from the ceiling and walls were the way to go!
Some friends a few years ago had decorated one wall in their apartment with fabric-filled embroidery hoops, and this spring Liberty of London decorated an area of their haberdashery department with about 30 different sized hoops suspended at different levels above a display table. Once we decided this was the way to go for our decorations, Mom started scouring the local thrift stores for their stocks of embroidery hoops, coming up with about 30 of them in different sizes plus a stand for one of the really big ones!