Wedding Wednesday – Small Touches
Wedding planning is FUN. Fun. I keep repeating this like a motivational mantra. At the end of the day, I’m marrying Ben and that’s what matters. But between then and now, I’m
not-so silently having minor panic attacks over arrangements, decorations, favors, table settings, guest lists, hotel, honeymoon stuff and drum-roll please, paying for it.
From the beginning Ben and I have been trying to prioritize the necessities of the wedding and categorizing what things are most important to who. Of course, me being the bride means that it’s almost all important to me and really he just wants to show up and get it all over with. Heart warming, isn’t he?
In between all of the wedding website, blog, magazine searching and Pinterest-ing that I’ve been doing has given me a plethora of ideas and light-bulb moments that only seek to confuse and muddle my decision making even farther. No, I’m not indecisive. Am I?
With Pinterest being my latest media addiction, the sheer scope of ideas coming my way is mind boggling. Here are a few of my favorites.
With a country-chic wedding plan I fell over at the sight of the burlap table runner. And this picture, was actually from Trezzi Farm where Ben and I are getting married. Perfection.
Seeing as we (yes, the royal “we”) are getting married in August, it’s prime camping time. Which means camp fires and what else – S’more! A s’mores bar? Take that candy bar! Everything is better toasted, melty and sammiched between grahams.
And using other chocolates like Kit Kat, Reese’s and Peppermint patties alongside good ol’ Hershey’s? I’m SO There! After all my wedding dieting is over, I will unapologetically scarf down three (okay, five) of these, earning every morsel.
There are so many ways to honor those who are no longer with us at weddings. From memory candles, to pictures set aside the ceremony, or their names placed on the program there are endless ways to show your loved ones they are missed. When this beauty found it’s way onto my Pinterest boards, I was sold.
Each of us have special family members that are no long we us, and we want to commemorate their memories in a special way, and this seems like just the right touch.
The colors we (read: I) chose are poppy, dark teal and wheat. This tie – country-chic as it gets and fabulously matched, am I right?
Yesterday on my Facebook page I posted this picture of a cupcake stand, which was a momentous success. I’m glad y’all don’t think I’m nuts. Freakin’ adorbs, budget friendly and this lumberjill can get this done in about 10 minutes! Give me a chainsaw, STAT!
And why not use a few rounds to use as a center piece stand? Okie dokie!
Last but not least – a bug spray station. Terribly unromantic, but during a summer outdoor wedding? These are a must. Why not toss them int a tub, throw some streamers on there and go to town? With some much better scents on the market than just deet and shame, you can spray away the pesky gnats without smelling like a walking bug-blood bank.
Now, go forth and plan! And if Pinterest doesn’t help – a glass of wine might.
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love all these ideas…but IN LOVE with the smores bar. so jealous you're having that.
Pinterst makes me want to get married again. LOVE that S'more idea.
Love the log cupcake stand; very cool. my cousin did the bouquet thing; she tied my grandparents ring and her brothers fraternity pin to her bouquet to remember them and "include" them in her ceremony.
btw, i have been loving your pins on pinterest 🙂
I absolutely love Pinterest, I wish I had it when I was planning my wedding. Such a stressful time, but it all pays off! That smores bar looks all kinds of amazing
Wow–a s'more bar? Brilliant!! It almost makes me want to get married again . . . almost. To the same man. And with someone else doing all the work. =)
Hang in there–the planning will soon be over!
I love the S'mores bar idea! My little girls name is "Malva" which is Swedish for the "Marsh Mallow" flower, for her namegiving cermony we roasted marshmallows in the evening 🙂
My MOH is getting married next August – just like we got married in August 2010 – and the wedding planning is just too exciting. Seriously. I'm not over it yet. I love the planning. And I love how your style is so similar to the weddings my friends and I love. I actually just saw that cupcake stand the other day and thought it looked awesome.
These are SO great!! I love them! I *only* thing I will say about the smores (because everyone will love them and I WANT!!) is that "things on sticks" tend to… fall off the sticks. Onto dresses. Kind of like chocolate fountains – don't always mix with nice clothes. But still absofrickinlutely NOMtastic.
Otherwise – LOVE LOVE LOVE. And I'm actually going a little nuts about those rounds on the centerpieces – COMPLETELY perfecto.
Hey, Meagan. They make burlap in all sorts of pretty colors now. I just bought a yard of a really pretty blue a few weeks ago. Sort of a grayish cornflower blue hue. It would be gorgeous as a table runner with clay pots full of orange & yellow flowers. There was also a really pretty deep crimson shade. May be time to hit the fabric stores!