When I started planning our wedding, I only knew two things I wanted for sure:
1. Bright Colors
2. Little Personal (DYI) Touches Throughout
So here are just a few of the little details that GQ and I and many of our wonderfully talented family and friends helped us create to make our day unique and fun...
These boutonniere's were one of the first things I made for our wedding. I spotted something similar to this over at DYI Bride and fell in love. One of my most favorite little details of the day, and something the guys can keep.
Each bridesmaid wore a bright colored butterfly someone on their body, hair, bracelet, corsage or pin. The butterfly became an instant theme for our day when I first spotted these little beauties at Hobby Lobby.
We decided early on that we didn't want a traditional cake. So we got creative and came up with the idea to do my Aunt Vickie's famous sugar cookies. They were adorable and delicious! We topped off the cookie display with a giant chocolate cupcake in celebration of my dad's birthday which is also on March 4th. We started the cake cutting ceremony with a lovely rendition of Happy Birthday. It was a truly sweet moment!
This darling little cube was made by Shonna Clift over at Sweet Stick'ems Custom Vinyl. It was a perfect touch to the cookie/cupcake table and I motto I proudly live by:
"Life's too Short, Eat Dessert First" Amen.
Sweet Stick'ems also created this little quote frame. A favorite quote of ours from my favorite author, Dr. Seuss. We thought the good Dr. Seuss fit in perfectly with our brightly colored nuptials.
Quote: You know your in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
One of my favorite touches were these darling chair signs that hung on our chairs at the wedding dinner. They turned out to be pretty fun for pictures as well. Again, Sweet Stick'ems made these lovelies for us.
Candles were a major element of our big day, they lined the entire room and adorned the tables as centerpieces. My hope for a romantic and elegant look came together with some soft candlelight.
The tables turned out bright and beautiful thanks to my cute grandma who handmade these beautiful table runners for us in orange and pink. The lanterns were added with some bright rose pedals and the beautiful vase on the sweetheart table made for a beautifully romantic feel.
Second to the button boutonnieres was my bouquet. A picture of an orange and pink rose bouquet I found online inspired the entire color scheme of the wedding. The beautiful roses were done by Skyline Floral of Salt Lake City.
Some of the best gifts we received and one of the most lovely aspects of our whole day were the darling picture frames my cute cousin Kayleen made for us! After having our conversations about how they should look long distance and Kayleen never seeing my wedding colors first hand, they looked so perfect with the theme and vibe of the wedding.
This a little card/keepsake box that GQ and I made together. The plain box was found at Hobby Lobby.
And one of the sweetest, most heartfelt gifts we received was this gorgeous wedding signing book made by my sweet friend Jaime. Every page was handmade and reflects various sweet moments in our relationship. Each page has one orange balloon on it with a quote, from this very blog, of something I wrote to my dad in my Notes in Orange Balloons. Every page is also tactile so I can feel every detail of it. It is a beautiful gift that we will truly cherish forever! Thank you sweet Jaime!
Every little detail was so sweet and had a personal touch from us or one of the amazingly talented people in our lives.
We also created a little dream board with a list of each of our hopes and dreams. Something we can keep and have hanging in our home forever. It was a fun project and a sweet personal touch to our day!
At the end of night each guest got a balloon and we released it into the sky before we left. It was a really special moment for us as every year, on my sweet dad's birthday, we release an orange balloon to celebrate. Happy Birthday to my Sweet, Sweet Dad!
This frame of my dad and I walking on the beach in California was places on a special seat for him.
It was a sweet, wonderful day with all the personal touches we hoped for.
Love is in the details.