A few weeks ago, October 2nd to be exact, I attended a close friend’s wedding. I was really excited to go (not only for the actual marriage of two people I adore) but because the bride is a designer so I knew the decorations were going to be awesome! Of course she far exceeded anything I could’ve imagine (on a really tight budget, too) and I couldn’t stop taking pictures. So here are a few of my iPhone shots – but definitely some amazing ideas to take from.
Now, let’s talk about my favorite thing…the details. As I mentioned before, the colors of our friends wedding were two tones of green with yellow. They did an amazing job by selecting just the right tones of green and yellow for their country wedding.
The following is what I am very passionate about and that’s cakes! The cake table was sweet and classic. Our friends focused more on flavor and they nailed it! They had marionberry or peach filling with orange cake. This was my first time tasting orange cake and it was out of this world. The cake was made by Mike’s Amazing Cakes, one of the most famous bakers in WA State.
Their cake topper was the initial of the groom’s last name.
After their first kiss, then they were officially announced by the officiant as Mr. and Mrs. in front of their friends and family.
Since the wedding was held outside, the guests were mobilized inside the Pickering Barn. The receiving line was short, but sweet. The guests only got to say hello to the bride and groom; no need for long waits at the receiving line.
I’m not really sure where to start talking about my sister’s wedding, so I think I’ll show rather than tell. However, to sum it all up, last weekend my sister had a fairytale wedding in High Point, North Carolina at the High Point Country Club, Emerywood and got married in a church in Greensboro. She wore a STUNNER Monique Lhuillier gown and from top to toe, she was gorgeous! There were about 180 guests in total with 8 bridesmaids/groomsmen and it was a night to remember.
Some highlights of the evening were: Incredible band out of Atlanta, GA called Livin Large, who kept the guests on the dance floor ALL night, a fabulous cake/cheesecake buffet with cakes from Maxie B’s in Greensboro, and heart-felt speeches.
Check it out for yourself!
Before the ceremony started, I headed back to the house with my brother to keep away from the soon-to-arrive guests. It was the calm before the storm.
Choosing your photographer is very important, because he/she captures the special moments you’ll have forever. When I was going through our wedding album, each picture showed the love between Lavender Dude and me– and ultimately that’s what you want each photo to portray, right?
Having a perfectly even wedding party was something that I thought would be vital to a wedding day. It ends up, having our wedding party perfectly uneven worked out better for us. After the ceremony and before dinner was served, we had a little bit of time to take the wedding party portraits. Granted they weren’t the most formal or organized, but we love how they turned out!
After some crazy miscommunication and a little bit of panicking (we were almost an hour behind schedule!), we all piled in to a few cars (photographer and videographer in the back of the SUV – totally illegal), and made it to the Public Gardens.
Love the reflection in this shot
The second “oops” was that, because there was no parking, one of our ushers had to stay by the double-parked car, and thus missed out on all the garden shots. We had 3 groomsmen/ushers, and then 2 regular ushers, so he wasn’t standing up with Hydrangea Dude as part of the official wedding party, but we still wish he had been in some of the shots with all the men. This is where we wished we had better planned for a friend NOT part of the wedding to be available to drive/monitor cars during the Public Gardens photo shoot. Lesson learned: plan all transportation – timing, who will be there, etc. We treated transportation as an afterthought since our entire wedding was all in once place (except the photos).