Monday, August 23, 2010

A Wedding to Remember

A lot goes into planning a wedding. This I now know. I wasn't really expecting anything else...I'm a sucker for details. My design belief is that when someone walks into your event or party or even home, you want them to look around and think - WOW! Without really being able to tell you why. 

We got married on the coast of Maine - possibly my favorite place in the world to be. I didn't want a theme wedding with shells or anchors or boats or starfish or lobsters or sand dollars...I wanted it to be subtle. So that people would kind of think oceany - but not feel smacked in the face. 

Nearly everything in our wedding was handmade. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. My angel mother is to thank for just about everything that went into the day. 

Our table scape...seer sucker runners, light & airy babies breath center pieces, white linens, lots of candle light.

Homemade strawberry Jam - made by Mom. I ordered the stickers on the top from Etsy.

Programs which I made - they are actually stitched together. I loved this detail so much!



The escort cards I made with the left over paper from the invitations for $0!

Flowergirl dresses - my mom made all 4! They couldn't have been more perfect. And how stinkin' adorable are these nieces of ours?


And here is one of my beautiful bridesmaids - the pink shoes were totally their idea - but I looooved that they chose to do it!


And last but not least - my sweet groom & I. Doesn't he look so handsome in his dress blues? I'm so thrilled he went along with that idea. And this is a shot of the veil that my mom made for me - and I sewed 18 feet of beading along the edge. A labor of love - literally!



So there's a taste of our sun shined filled wedding by the ocean in Maine. It turned out more beautiful than I had imagined! Now, if I can figure out how to do it all over again...siiigh. 


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