I am back with more wedding photos! Classes start this week, so things might start to get a little quiet around here as my program picks up. I promise to stick to a consistent blogging schedule! However, it may only be three days a week instead of the five I am currently posting! Happy Monday!
My favorite photos from our wedding are those of all the little details. I feel like they capture the end result of all the hard work we put into our day. I will be forever grateful to all the friends and family, as well as our decorator, Sarah, who made all of these little details come together!
You can read more about our venue HERE. It really is a unique story.
The Ceremony Space
The vintage doors with the backdrop were a last minute idea. We hadn't really done a lot of planning for the aesthetics of the ceremony, and at the last minute we realized we really did need some sort of back drop. I am so happy with how this turned out. And a big thanks to my dad and brother for helping to prop it up!
I just adore the uniqueness of these shots!
The Marriage License Signing
We had NO IDEA what we were doing.
One of my favorite little touches to our wedding was our wood stain world map that we had people sign. We now have it framed in our bedroom and I absolutely LOVE it. Not to mention a friend of M's made it for FREE for us!
We wanted gifts that would be unique, practical, and easy to transport for those who had to fly to the wedding. This proved to be a challenge. Luckily, we agreed on reusable tote bags (which doubled as seating cards)! Since our venue was "Buffalo Lodge" (where they actually have buffalo) we decided to add a buffalo silhouette! I am so happy how they turned out (thanks Totally Promotional)! It has been fun to see people using them!
The Paper Goods
My mom and her friend, Tonia, did a GREAT job designing our program fans and mad-lib activity. Not to mention they saved us a TON of money! And let me tell you, the fans were SO necessary the day of our wedding!
The Gift Table
The burlap garlands were another DIY project that a sweet friend of mine helped me with. We made others that said "desserts" and "bar." They were really easy to make and SO much cheaper then buying them online. I gave these to a friend of mine from elementary school that just got married and I can't wait to see the photos of them being used on her special day!
The Tables and Center Pieces
Again, we wanted to keep these simple and let the beauty of the vintage places take center stage. We also added touches of books, cameras, significant table numbers, and flowers.
We did not want to spend a lot on flowers. Thankfully I found a lovely little local flower farm that created the beautiful arrangements I want for a GREAT price!
The Sweetheart Table
I almost wish we would have decked out this mantel a little bit more, but we really wanted the venue's beauty to shine through by having simple decorations. I am really happy with how the Mr. & Mrs. garland turned out for this space.
The Cake & Desserts
We opted for a small cake (since I am gluten free and we aren't huge cake eaters) and a variety of small desserts as well!
HUGE props to our photographer for capturing the PERFECT ring photos for us.
All photos c/o Melissa Lin Ellis Photography