8/16/12

wedding day: details

it's all in the details. isn't it?
i've always been a detail kind of girl. i love the small, often unnoticed details. & i always have. i spot them & am instantly drawn. i can't explain it.
needless to say, there were, i'm sure, a lot of unnoticed details of our wedding that i took great effort into creating. so i'm going to highlight what my favorite details were.
first off: i absolutely loved my flowers. they turned out absolutely gorgeous.
our flourist was belle of the ball design & they were great.
they were awesome about listening to what we really wanted & pulled it off.
i didn't want everything to be the same, i wanted to have a handful
of different things & have them all come together as one
& they really helped me achieve that look with our center pieces.
i'm not a big fan of giant center pieces. i like to see who is sitting across from me
so i wanted to keep them simple, low to the table & lovely.
we intermixed wood boxes with candles & a variation of milk glass,
vintage blue jars & clear cups & bottles to hold flowers on other tables
mixing heights with cake platters & different sizes of jars.
everyone has either been to or been in a wedding with not so great bridesmaids dresses
& i really, really did not want that. i wanted to give my bridesmaids a dress
that they could wear again & hopefully like. i really liked them, so it gave me
hope that they would too. 
their dresses were a very simple tiffany blue kind of color with a cinched waist.
since it was so simple, i wanted to add something to it so we paired it with
a mint & gold necklace & a gold belt from anthropolgie.
it gave the dress some sparkle without being over board

our favors were succulents & bags of candy that the guests could fill.
the candy bar was a really fun part to plan. i picked some of my all time
favorite candies, & got huge orders of them. it was heaven. plus, we had left overs.
it was a really cute & fun display too. i loved having it.
i also made signs to go around saying what was what, like this sweets & favors sign.


my mom & i were having a hard time figuring out how people were going to seal
their bags of candy. 
it needed to be a quick, simple method. tying bows seemed to difficult/time consuming &
we weren't able to find stickers that we loved.
so my mom somehow found a site where you could custom make stickers 
& boom! ausint & i have our own stickers. she even got crafty
& figured out how to put one of the flowers from our invitation on the sticker too.
i was impressed with them & thought they were pretty cute.
our guests table cards were also made by my cousin marta & matched with our invitations
our cake was from skiff cakes & was delicious. we had three flavors: carrot cake, white cake with strawberry filling & lemon poppyseed with lemon filling. we left our cake fairly simple. i couldnt decide on a pattern or what color i would make it, so i opted for traditional white with what they called a "rapture" design. not quite sure why that's the name... but it is. our flourist then added flowers onto the cake to give it some pop. 
i loved our cake though & how it looked. i know it was probably a really overlooked detail because from far away, it just looked white. so i wanted everyone to get a close up.
one detail that meant a lot to me was to have a locket of my dad around my bouquet.
since my dad passed away, it meant a lot to me to have something of him
with me on my big day & i loved having his picture with me the entire time.
my hair was also a detail i loved. it was woven so intricately with the rhinestones
wrapping around my hair 


***  bridesmaid dresses were found on 

19 comments :

  1. Your bridesmaids dresses are absolutely gorgeous! May I ask where you found these?

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    1. Sorry I just saw all these comments! It's from www.shopsosie.com

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  2. I'm also loving your dresses and the accessories you paired them with! soooo cute. Dying to know where they are from?! Thanks!!

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  3. I want to know where the bridesmaid dresses are from too! :) Please e-mail me!

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  4. I am getting married in March, and these bridesmaid dresses are EXACTLY what I have been looking for and cannot find! Share the love and spill the beans on where you snagged them? Pretty please?

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  5. Hey!
    So I am in a wedding in january and I have been looking for a dress that color, I ordered one online but then it didnt look good and its sleeveless which is not good for a barn wedding in january. This dress would be perfect! Where did you find that dress? Thanks so much! hahahaha I just saw all of the comments about, thats hilarious.

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  6. I'm dying to know where the bridesmaids dresses came from! I love the dress!

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  7. I have to have to have to know where on earth you found this dress, i am getting married in may and i adore it and it would look perfect on my bridesmaids. please please please please please please please share where you found it.

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  8. Also love the bridesmaid dresses! Please share where you got them from???

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  9. I'm just another person extremely interested in finding out where you found your beautiful bridesmaids dresses! My best friend is planning on having almost the exact same colors in her wedding and I would love to show her this dress. Please and thanks!!!

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  10. Did anyone ever find out where the dress is from?!

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  11. I can't seem to find it on their site : (
    Maybe it has been discontinued? Do you happen to remember the name of the dress? Thanks!!

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  12. I was looking for the dress as well and it does not seem to be on the site. I would love to find it, how long ago did you purchase it??

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  13. Hi Kerry!

    Since I can't seem to find a dress like your bridesmaid dresses, I am having mine custom made like this but in a different color. Can I ask what the back of them look like so that I can let my designer know. If you have a picture that would be great too! :)

    Thanks so much!

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  14. So happy to finally find the source of some of my favorite wedding inspiration photos that have been all over Pinterest!

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