My last two posts of my week-long wedding recap are mostly photograph-based. Not that I don’t love gabbing about our wedding incessantly, but I think the pictures speak for themselves when it comes to little itty-bitty details (and when it comes to my last post: my favorite photographs – obviously).
I will say this… the details made our wedding. Even if no one notices the little things separate and apart from each other (as you will), they notice the big picture – which is comprised of all those little things. So chin up as you obsess about escort cards and chair ties (oh the arguments my mother and I had about chair ties), guests will notice that you put the time and effort into making your wedding personal!
Some of our “little things”…
- Our tables were all named after important places in each of our individual lives and important places to us as a couple (our birth places, our colleges, our universities, where we met, our favorite vacations together, etc). My mom hand-wrote all the escort cards in her fabulous handwriting and they were displayed on a French Memory Board that I made out of an orange silk fabric and lacy ribbon. Continuing with the “important places” mini-theme, Evan and his mom danced to “In My Life” (“there are places I remember“) by the Beatles for their Mother-Son Dance.
- My love of paper was carried out through the celebration: hurricane candles wrapped in yellow and ivory paper hung from the trees at our ceremony and the same paper formed the cones filled with flowers marking our ceremony aisle and wrapped the vases of our tall centerpieces.
- The Groom’s Cookie Bar that was featured yesterday not only boasted over 700 cookies homemade by my grandmother, but also included take home bags emblazoned with “k & e: how sweet it is.” Our first dance was James Taylor’s “How Sweet It Is.”
- Lots of “our songs” were not quite first-dance-appropriate… so we featured our favorite quote from one of them – Widespread Panic’s “Climb to Safety” – on our wedding program.
- I’ve already written about my mother’s wedding gown, but I also wore the garter that she and all my aunts were married in, as well as the six pence they all stuck in their shoes!
- My dad, who is not a tuxedo kind of guy, sported his custom made Chuck Taylors that I got him last Christmas at our reception – they were a huge hit!
A HUGE thank you goes out to our wedding coordinator Gina Whittington who kept me sane, kept it classy, and made sure all the large and small things were perfectly executed!
Last but not least… Our Favorite Moments from the Day!
* As noted, photography by SMS Photography.