When it comes to wedding planning, “they” always tell you not to get caught up in the details. Well I say the details are the fun part! Being engaged got me so excited not only about marrying the man I love, but about all the fun craft projects in store! I’m am HUGE on do it yourself (why buy when you can DIY?) and Geoff was on board with the projects and even willing to help. You already know I made my own wedding dress, veil, bridesmaids dresses and invitations and all the paper goods. Well, there is more, my friends.
Our wedding’s theme was fair / carnival / circus / summer BBQ but mostly the theme was FUN. We just wanted everyone to have a great time, and indulge their inner kid a little bit. Start with the tables. All of our centerpieces were kids board games. We had everything from Operation to Hi Ho Cherry-O to Perfection to Hungry Hungry Hippos to Battleship and so many more!
Our escort cards were High Hill Ranch’s DEEElicious caramel apples.(Ummm…apple farm, no question!) They fit in perfecltly with our theme. We also had homemade caramel corn made by my mother (she makes the BEST) and animal cookies, snow cones, and cotton candy. Cocktail hour was a sugar rush for sure!
Each place setting had a placemat we made, about 140 of them, cut out from different green patterned fabrics. When I get around to it, I want to make a quilt or a picnic blanket from them.
In addition to the games we had our DIY mustaches on a stick at all of the tables and orange and yellow Dahlias in Strauss Creamery (the best dairy EVER, period) cream bottles.
Speaking of flowers Brandi of Party Petals created our beautiful bouquets and ’bouts. She did such a great job, Geoff and I give her the highest recommendation!
Our decorations would not have been complete without the BALLOONS! I loved the pops of color they brought, How can you not love balloons, they are just so fun and cheery.
Geoff took on the task of making our (cup)cake stands. We scoured the thrift stores for candlesticks and platters, pie pans, trays and anything else that was flat and pretty. A couple tubes of epoxy and several cans of spray paint later, and you have our cake stands. I loved how each one was unique and they were all very affordable to create! (I WILL make a tutorial soon!) By the way if you want the BEST CUPCAKES IN SACRAMENTO (ok, ok, best anywhere) check out Babycakes on J street. Geoff and I go there a couple times a month at least. They are sooooo yummy. Easy choice for the wedding!
Our elephant cake toppers were purchased from bunny with a toolbelt on etsy.com. I do plan on buying one of her adorable sculptures for each of our children.
Of course I designed our guestbook! I took the design from our invitations and incorporated it into our own guestbook. Its very similar to the ones we offer our clients. Geoff and I still love reading through all the messages our guests left us.
This post wouldn’t be complete without talking about Geoff’s ring. Or should I say RINGS. Geoff’s first ring, the one he wears the most, we bought from etsy.com seller Stout Woodworks. It is made out of Zebrawood, so beautiful and completely unique. Geoff is always getting comments. Now, although it is a lot sturdier than you might think, a wooden ring is not always practical so that is why we also purchased a titanium ring from another etsy seller Zoe and Doyle. We love that both rings are handmade and one of a kind. I LOVE the ring shots Sarah took of all the rings.
One more wedding post to go! Coming up next…the PARTY!