Uh… hey…. it’s me, your favorite split shank purple shoe…. Just so I don’t give you a case of recap blue balls (again) I’ve actually finished writing them and am publishing them one at a time. Being a Weddingbee blogger has meant so much to me and I apologize for taking so long. In case anyone who was here in 2009 is still around, thanks for keeping me company! If you’re new to the hive – welcome! I’m a semi-old timey Bee who is about to celebrate her two year anniversary!
Before I move ahead with the reception, I just wanted to take a moment to highlight how several projects turned out. Some I didn’t even blog about (for shame!).
Those pomanders? That everyone helped so much with? Looooooooved them and for me, they were so worth it! (Big ups to Mr.D, my cousins Megan and Rachel, my sister Regan, my best friends and MOH’s MB and Beth, and Candy Corn). It takes a big village to make 10 pomanders. They’ve since visited Mrs. Cowboy Boot in Colorado, my cousin Megan, and now one of Megan’s friends!
(image via Jenna Cole)
Mrs. Kitten had posted about the lavender bags from Mint Blog and I enlisted my sister in the construction. Mr.D redesigned the tag, I filled the bags and my sister sewed them with her friend. As a side note, I wish I had used less lavender per bag and created little sachets (the kind you put in your drawer to make things smell nice) with a cute tag as a favor. I had enough rice, and could have easily ordered two bags to have been sure and it would have been pretty cute.
A few weeks before the wedding my bridal party showed up to help me assemble the ceremony program fans that Mr.D designed-while Mr.D was out on his US bachelor outing (with my father, BIL, and OZ MOH’s Dad/our neighbor) to Hooters. Oh yes. The night ended with him coming home IN a hooters outfit – as in, wearing a waitresses’ outfit (don’t worry she had another one to change into). Also displayed in bins were hankies gifted from Mrs. Tulip, OFF mosquito repelling wipes (6 pm ceremony+August+Maryland = total necessity) and lavender packets.
After lots of glue gun burns, corner punching cramps and glasses of wine – they were finished.
I also borrowed vintage handkerchiefs from Mrs. Tulip, and found mosquito repellant wipes to set out for guests.
Though not exactly a detail, my mother had the foresight to purchase an aisle runner. She was worried that because of the rain, my dress would get muddy and the lace would snag. During the outdoor photos with the bridal party we learned that yes, in fact my dress loved nothing more than to snag. My dress wanted to get all sorts of friendly with the parking lot, the side walk and the stairs.
And a detail that didn’t happen?
We purchased a large quantity of San Pellegrino Orange and Limonata, and I created signs and zotted purple ribbon to two large galvanized metal tubs. On the afternoon of the wedding we weren’t even sure we would be getting married outside, and made a split second decision to leave them home.
In retro, retro, retrospect, it would have been nice to have them. – but probably not worth the stress of trying to get them assembled (while wearing evening wear) with ice in the buckets prior to the ceremony.
What ceremony details are most important to you?
Can’t remember back to 2 years ago?
- US meets UK: We Get Married!
- US meets UK: Heading Down the Aisle
- US meets UK: Everyone Arrives…Except For My Dad!
- US meets UK: I Can’t Believe We Also Forgot The…
- US meets UK: I Can’t Believe We Forgot The…
- US meets UK: A Spoiler Alert!
- US meets UK: Where I Am Late for My Own Wedding
- US meets UK: Getting Ready
- US meets UK: I Get by With a Little Help From My Friends