Favorite Wedding Details

November 26, 2013

Favorite wedding details

You can see the total joy on my face in the photo above — seeing all the pretty details come together was one of my favorite parts of our wedding day. The flowers (so colorful!), the centerpieces (75+ antique bottles!), the cupcake toppers (a total Etsy score!). The small details are your chance to really show your personality and I had so much fun scouring Etsy and employing my crafty mom to help. Today I’m sharing more info on some of the sweet details featured in our post on Style Me Pretty.

The altar: After receiving a price quote for elaborate altar arrangements, it was time to get creative. My sweet parents hauled in my mom’s antique sewing table, and with a few vases and thrifted candleraba, we were all set!

Antique table altar

Antique table altar

Chair garlands: To add a little color to the brick courtyard and ballroom at the Hotel Monaco, we decorated silver chiavari chairs with heart garlands from Etsy seller thePathLessTraveled.

Chair banners from thePathLessTraveled/Etsy

Heart chair banners

Cupcake toppers: After seeing the cuteness of the chair garlands, I went back to thePathLessTraveled for matching heart cupcake toppers!

Heart cupcake toppers

The centerpieces: I had the idea early on to use multiple turquoise bud vases for our centerpieces, so that each table was unique. The Enchanted Florist did such a wonderful job setting it all up and the fun downloadable table numbers from Etsy seller SwellAndGrand tied in perfectly.

Turquoise, pink, and coral wedding centerpieces

Escort card table: We also used SwellAndGrand’s templates for escort cards (and for a fun sign!).

Escort card table

Guest “book”: I have Pinterest to thank for stumbling upon Etsy seller peachwik. They make the cutest personalized guest trees — your guests can sign their name in the leaves!

Wedding tree guest book

Ring bearer: I happily shared the spotlight with the world’s cutest ring bearer. My nephew looked so smart in his suspenders and Nordstrom bow-tie!

Ring bearer outfit

Drink accessories: If you’ve been to a bar with my husband or me, you know we don’t leave home without a koozie. It’s just our thing. So when it came to favors, we knew personalized koozies (from Totally Promotional) were a must. Striped paper straws (from Minted) were also a fun touch.

Drink accessories

Personalized pillows: To play up our initials, my mom made these fun pillows for the lawn furniture at cocktail hour. I love having these as a keepsake after the wedding.

Personalized pillows for wedding decor

Photobomb: By far, one of the most hilarious “details” of our wedding was the random photobomber kid in the background of a few of our ceremony shots. She had the best seat in the house!…

The wedding photobomb

[All photos © Love Life Images] 

SMT Wedding Series:
Style Me Thrifty on Style Me Pretty
My Wedding Look


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  1. The photobomb kid is sooo cute and funny. She is watching your wedding thinking, “When I grow up… I want my wedding to be just like this.”

  2. OMG. Ike in those short pants and mop of blond hair. Love it.

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