8.24.2012

Wedding Week: The Details

There are so many pictures to share concerning the details of our wedding. It was a real chore to pick my favorites! So I apologize in advance for the photo dump in this post :) 

In a nutshell, my wedding consisted of burlap, blues, and books!! But let's start with the boutonnieres and flower arrangements...

My mom made 9 boutonnieres, one for each of the groomsmen, my dad, and Steven's dad. They simply are made of card stock, burlap, feathers, and an assortment of buttons. Each one is unique and different from the last! I loved them and was so grateful to have a "crafty" mom! The best part? No real flowers were used to make these so Steven and I were able to keep his and not worry about preserving it!
My flowers were blue and white hydrangeas and baby's breathe. We ordered all our flowers from Sam's Club for $400 and had enough for all the bouquets and centerpieces! We actually had so many left over that we were able to fill a huge tin bucket with the rest {pictured below}! My bridesmaid, Kristen, made every single bouquet. (How amazing is that?) Mine was larger than the bridesmaids and all white while my girls had an assortment of the blue hydrangeas and baby's breathe. The stems were wrapped with burlap and lace and held together by pearl push pins.
As our wedding favors, the guest took home a cream, muslin drawstring baggie with two, blue lovebirds stamped to it that said "The Perfect Blend S+D" Each bag was filled with either mocha, vanilla, or caramel flavored coffee. 

Our aisle was a sheer, white runner lined with white rose petals and baby's breathe.
Our centerpieces were old books that we either already owned, picked up at yard sales, or borrowed from friends. The mason jars all belong to my grandmother and the candles were purchased at the dollar store and then we simply added the burlap and blue ribbons ourselves! {or I should say my mom did...} 

The cake was designed by Barb's Custom Cakes. She made 100 cupcakes and the most beautiful 2 tier, bride and groom's cake decorated with burlap, white ribbon, and hydrangeas that I have ever seen! I was so thrilled with my cake! Barb completely understood my vision for the wedding and came up with the perfect design!
Our food was catered by the Pickle Barrel Barbecue. On the menu: smoked BBQ chicken and pulled pork sandwiches with all the fixin's! 

Our ceremony did get a little delayed due to the local ice cream truck, which arrived 10 minutes before I was suppose to walk down the aisle. The ice cream truck's music alerted all the kids who then rushed over to grab a cool treat! I love that my photographer was able to snag a few shots!


Lastly, we setup two ladders and strung them together with twine to hang pictures of Steven and I growing up. Along the ladders steps were more books, mason jars, and old family heirlooms, like my great-grandfathers reading glasses from when he was a child and my great-grandparents cake server from their wedding right after WWII. We also had a mailbox perched on top for our guests to put their cards in!
There were so many details that went into making this such a dream come true! I'm sorry if I overwhelmed you with all the photos! I think this should do for now though ;)

Flowers: Sam's Club
Caterer: The Pickle Barrel Barbecue
Cake: Barb's Custom Cakes
Tent, tables, chairs: Party Rentals Plus

13 comments:

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

I love all of your little homemade touches! I made our boutineers, too and used that white branchy stuff in ours! Love it all!

Cara said...

This is such a simple and sweet set up! I love it. Looks like it was so well thought out. I just shot a wedding a few weekends ago that reminds me of this- very simple, rustic and beautiful.

Bev D said...

Nothing but amazing and beautiful, Daniellita!
God really did take care of literally all the things that we could control and the ones we did not have control over (the weather!!!)....from the "small dets" to the big ones :)

Megan @ InnerHappiness said...

You had absolutely gorgeous details in your wedding!

Allie said...

What a gorgeous wedding, you did a great job with all the details!

Brittany LeSueur said...

I love all of these pictures! Got to love that ice cream truck:) What a gorgeous wedding. Congrats!

Mrs Independent said...

I know I've said it since I started following you, but this is exactly what I envision for our wedding - right down to the food! I'm glad things worked out so well for you guys. I may have to pick your brain for ideas here in Seattle.

Beth Wade said...

What a fantastic theme! It could have come across as cheap, but you really made it come out classy, personalized, and simply beautiful. Well done! Thanks for sharing the pics. :)

Allie Todd said...

SO gorgeous! I really love that everything had personal touches from so many different people!

Doing it yourself makes it so much more special :)

Kristy said...

Your wedding is what dreams are made of! Beautiful!!

Celeste said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

themosbysinchina said...

Wow! This is so fun.Everything is simply stunning and it looks like you had a spectacular photographer too! We also had blue hydrangeas. Im simply obsessed with them now!

Christina Hollingshead said...

Love the suits, where did you get them?