I was delighted when these Flourish Designer metal frames came up on the Clearance Rack, just in time to order them for the wedding place cards. Click here to view the Clearance Rack--can't say the frames will hold out, but you might find all sorts of other goodies that would coordinate with your event!
Weddings are all about details... big ones, like finding the mate God has planned for you, and little ones, like setting up the reception site to best direct traffic flow and prevent backlit photographs. A good wedding coordinator can really help you with this! You'll be thankful over and over again to have a pro looking out for the million little details for your big day.
Love the monogram initials above the head table, hung with fun polka dot ribbons. Little things like that really help personalize a wedding. I think everyone agreed that a favorite moment of the reception was when the bride and groom gave an impromptu recounting of how they met years ago, then found each other again this spring. This time, it really clicked! Their joy in and care for each other was very evident.
Here's a shot of the head table for Scott & Christine's summer wedding. We were lucky to have fabulous silver candlelabras from the groom's mother to compliment the silk flower arrangements I made to go over the tulle and lace tableskirting. The morning of the wedding, I inserted real roses into the arrangements next to the peonies, so they smelled as pretty as they looked!
Lots of other details came together for the reception. Here's a shot of one of the tables, with the silverware wrapped in napkins in the bride's color. Each table had a different centerpiece--some had a candlescape, others had a flower arrangement with votives. It all tied together because of the color scheme and the candles. The tables that were reserved for special guests had little signs in small photo frames to help direct the guests.
Favors are one of the first things I ask the bride and groom about, because you can really say a lot about a couple based on their little take-home gift to the guests. Scott and Christine narrowed it down to three different designs out of six I showed them, and we ended up making all three. We die-cut the boxes in our color using the Big Shot, then I filled them all with Bliss dark chocolate squares in a little custom-die-cut scalloped circle of tulle.
One last special touch for the reception... I always like to think about the kids at an event like this, and what they are likely to do when bored, overtired, and sugared up. We knew there would be a LOT of children at this particular wedding, so I covered a kid-size table with white wrapping paper and provided crayons. It was a hit! And it helped entertain the young children of the bridal party during the long photography sessions.
Weddings really are all about details! I still have more ideas to show you--stay tuned for ceremony decor and pictures of how we took a busy auditorium and turned it into a serenely elegant wedding stage.
Update: At this point Weddings by Song of My Heart is only accepting personal friends, members of my church, and family members as wedding clients. Thank you for understanding.