Sunday, December 13, 2009

Step by Step: All About the Details

It's a sad day when I have to say that my recap posts are quickly winding down! But, it's a fabulous day because I'm sharing a lot of the little detail shots that didn't end up in the other posts, yet are oh-so-spectacular.

Even though I experienced massive dress envy along the way, I still can't help but love the floaty, dreamy feel of my dress. After asking for no beading, no lace but some sort of detail and all for under $1,000, I really lucked out.



Swoon. I'm a sucker for shoe shots, and I simply adore this one.


Another glamor shot of my wonder necklace. I love how it makes a heart!


And, what's a wedding day without the obligatory ring shot?


Remember the vintage handkerchiefs I bought for my girls? They worked perfectly since their dresses had pockets!


If I can have shoe shots, so can Mr. S. We debated buying Chucks for all of the groomsmen, but ended up just having a pair for Mr. S. He wore black dress shoes for the ceremony and quickly traded them in for his Chucks.


I debated so long and hard about our flowers! In fact, I posted about it here, here, here and here. Whew, that's a lot of flower talk. And probably not all of it...I'm embarrassed to say that I think there might a few more posts out there.

Anyway, in the end we stuck with our green and white scheme for the flowers, featuring hydrangeas and dahlias.

Each of the bridesmaids carried one of these babies down the aisle. Simple and (hopefully) a little chic with the black and white ribbon loosely tied.



My bouquet was a larger version. When I'd originally met with my florist, we had discussed using all white flowers for my bouquet to keep it different than the rest. So, imagine my surprise when my green and white bouquet arrived! I was a little frustrated at first, but sucked it up. However, I absolutely love that mine featured green as well. It's MUCH more visually interesting in all of the pictures, and I love it!

Hmm, does that stem look somewhat familiar? Let's take a closer look.


Why, it's my Mrs. Lovebug-inspired stem! Remember hers? Mrs. Lovebug was my first introduction into Weddingbee, and I simply had to have L-O-V-E on my bouquet, so I picked up the typewriter keys off of Etsy waaaaay before I decided on anything else.

We gave the florist a piece of lace off of my mom's wedding dress and had her wrap it around the stem as well. I loved these little details!


Mr. S rocked a pretty great bouttonniere with some sort of white mum-flower-thing with some green accents, and all the rest of the guys had little pops of green kermit mums.


I worked on our programs up until two days before the wedding. Remember my program inspiration? Unfortunately I think these ended up looking better in pictures than they did in person, considering I printed them on our home printer and cut them with my little $10 Cricut paper cutter.



When I posted about our guest book plans, I was still doubting it all. Polaroid cameras and film are crazy expensive. That factor combined with concerns over a lot of our guests not even participating in the fun had me stressed.

But, it was SO MUCH FUN! Even though some guests never made it over to sign the book (which I'm sure happens at most weddings - I know I've been a guilty guest and not signed!), we still ended up with pictures of everyone. And, toward the end the night I took one of the cameras out on the dance floor and we took a ton of great dancing shots!

All of the pictures of our guests were so great, including that of our fabulous photographers, Laurie and Maggie. Seeing them posed there with their cameras is just the cutest thing, and you know you've got some great vendors when they take the time to sign the book!


*Please note: All photos from Laurie Peacock Photography

Next up - Review of Laurie Peacock Photography

Previously in our wedding recaps:
Step by Step: Girls Get Ready
Step by Step: Guys Get Ready
Step by Step: First Look
Step by Step: Gettin’ Ready to Walk
Step by Step: We Get Hitched
Step by Step: Strike a Pose in the Park
Step by Step: Urban Love in Oak Park
Step by Step: Lookin’ Sharp - Reception Details
Step by Step: Cut a Cake and Dance a Dance
Step by Step: Some Toasts, Thanks and More Dancing
Step by Step: Get Low

1 comments:

Savoir Weddings December 17, 2009 at 10:25 AM  

I love the little touches that make this so personal and cute! Your bouquet is so beautiful with the lace and the L.O.V.E is adorable!

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