Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Looking back

Three years ago today, I married this man.

We allowed ourselves only three months to plan our wedding, but in the end, we "got hitched" without a hitch, thanks to the help of talented friends and family and a heavy dose of creative DIY.

I designed our invitations and programs and had a friend who is amazing with graphic design edit and lay them out for printing. The invitations were printed on solid green cards that I found at Target; the programs were made to look like luggage tags, knotted together with a length of ribbon. 

My dress? I happen to have a seamstress for a mother-in-law! My gown grew from a pattern she developed after viewing my many magazine tear sheets and sketches. My veil was a nine-inch Russian piece with scattered rhinestones, ordered though For a few dollars, I embellished it by glueing a few feathers, flowers and crystals to a comb.

The flowers? I happen to have a florist for a sister-in-law! Her manager at the time kindly offered us wholesale pricing. She and my sisters put together bouquets of my favorite flowers: green cymbidium orchids, white dendrobium orchids and green tea roses. The perimeter of the ceremony was lined with pomanders made of green carnations, and a few also hung from the gazebo where we said our vows.

Both the ceremony and reception took place outdoors at a local historic village, Ushers Ferry. The older buildings and plenty of greenery made a pretty backdrop that required minimal decorating.

My husband and his extended family have a "thing" for classic cars. Cam has restored a number of them and owns a few as well. To incorporate this into our day, we had them all displayed on the lawn where the reception dinner took place. Of course, his '68 red Corvette was the perfect getaway car!

One of my favorite details was the personalized Jones Soda bottles! The Green Apple flavor and our black and white engagement picture on the label fit our grey and green color scheme perfectly.  We added our "thank you" to the back and gave them away as fun guest favors

These are just a few highlights from our day to remember. Thanks for reading!

2 comments on "Looking back"
  1. Love this post, love these photos!!

  2. Aww, it was a beautiful day! You married such a handsome fellow ;-) Or, I'm just bias. You looked (always do) absolutely beautiful.

    Love your sis-in-law


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