2.23.2011

Wedding Details



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Some of my favorite pictures from our wedding day are of the small details. Really when you are planning a wedding, it is all about the details. I wanted each table to be unique, so I bought new and vintage vases, bowls, bottles, old clocks, etc. so each table would be fun to look at. We hung glass orbs with fresh flowers and candles from the gazebo. We had an amazing jazz band (email me if you want a reference) and they lit up the party with their beautiful music. I bought my shoes the day before the wedding. On the way down the escalator at Nordstrom I saw them and knew they were meant to be mine. We had a dessert buffet full of white and cream desserts, so everyone would have something they wanted.

People email me and formspring me all the time asking about how to plan a wedding, where to go to for ideas, etc. Really when it comes down to it, it is a day celebrating your union. You don't like dancing? Don't dance. You think the bouquet toss is cheesy? Don't have one. You think wedding cakes are overrated and expensive? Have an ice-cream bar.

I didn't want to look back on my wedding day and see someone else's party. To witness someone else's fun. I wanted it to be all mine, and all Kevin's. And that's the best wedding advice I have.

photos by Allison

14 comments:

The Webbs said...

this is so lovely! really your wedding was beautiful.

Diana Smith said...

I love your wedding shoes!! They look so pretty and comfy!

janis said...

i agree about the details - so so important. and they are what excites me the most too!

Brittany said...

Your wedding seems so you. Which, like you said, is how it should be. I may contact you one day about the jazz band (actually I for sure will).

What flowers are in your bouquet? I love it.

Mallory Camille said...

I love your advice, and your wedding details are beautiful and creative. I did not know what I was doing when I planned my wedding.

Julie Carol Standley said...

so beautiful!!

Cecilia Warner said...

it looks like you had such a lovely wedding. i sure hope i get married on a beautiful sunny day. you and your husband are adorable.
<3 cec
http://missprettypeacock.blogspot.com/

annie said...

what great wedding advice, and so true! yours was a beautiful day because of those details you loved and worked so hard for. lovely!

Kimberly Geneviève said...

GORGEOUS!
the advice+the pictures. I always enjoy reading your details about everything. Sounds like the most beautiful wedding.

Katie Bright said...

I loved the details of wedding planning, too! And I love your details, beautiful!! We did the L-O-V-E mugs with flowers too, how funny! Xo, Katie

Ana* said...

great advice

Katrina said...

Love this dear! Thanks for the advice. We are definitely doing things differently. It's so fun and I'm really enjoying the process.

L!$@ said...

I love the simplicity of your wedding! :D Oh and cute as shoes...what a find! :D

Amanda said...

The nice thing about all the details is that you can take a lot of them home with you at the end of the day. And then you can look at them and cherish them for years to come! :)