Want to see some pics? There are a lot, and they’re not great because I was busy enjoying the party, but we don’t judge. right? First off, it was such a treat – and by far the most involved I’ve been in a wedding from start to end (besides mine). I appreciate that they let a rookie* take over the design and some of the planning.
First up, at the beginning of the year the initial print items were developed, including the invite, RSVP postcard and information card. Aimee sent me an inspiration board on Pinterest and we talked about fonts and colours that best matched their taste but also complimented the venue, which was a pavilion at a vineyard in the valley.Once the invites were sent out, more pieces were developed for the wedding day including signs, the seating chart, a guest card and a mad libs to keep the guests entertained. The table numbers were attached to corks and labels were put on the wine bottles for each table.As mentioned, the wedding took place at a vineyard and the weather was hot, sunny and there was a full moon at night. The Bride was smart to suggest making the programme a fan – the guests certainly appreciated the gesture although I am sure her assembly crew (aka bridesmaids) did not enjoy all of the cutting and hole punching.
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The day before the wedding, we arrived on site at lunch and started putting the space together. There were already strings of white lights up but everything else was brought in and the girls made the bouquets, boutonnieres and table arrangements on site. Tim, the tulle man spent the day on the ladder while the tables were set and most everything was put out.And here is the room coming together. Because the floor was cobblestone, the couple provided flip flops for dancing. A special bouquet and candle were put on display for Aimee’s mother. On the morning of the wedding, a few finishing touches were done outside while the music was tested and the wine was poured. Finally, the Bride arrived (on time!) and the wedding began. Once the ceremony and dinner were over, me my lovely friends (and team) and I took a few photos.Sparkles were lit when the sun went down.And the tables moved to the side for dancing. I wish these photos turned out, wrong lens, wrong settings, but you get the picture. Good times.Congratulations Aimee and Caylum.
*Rookie as a professional wedding planner, not a rookie at anything else wedding related including design and styling. Call me.
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The third wedding shower post this week is all about the banner.
When we (the Bride and one of her bridesmaids) visited the venue in March, I noticed there was a great place to hang a banner along the beam that separates the raised platform from the rest of the pavilion. The head table will be up on the platform with the Bride and Groom at centre stage so I thought it be fun to hang a lovely message over their heads: CAYLUM LOVES AIMEE. And, to make things easy for the guests, it will be the official hashtag of the event. #caylumlovesaimee
<My mom says what? A hashtag for an event is a basically a method of linking common communication through social media. If you want to post a remark or photo of the big day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. use the selected hashtag so you can share your stuff with fellow wedding guests and their network.>
Anyway… back to the banner.
Aimee and Caylum’s wedding is at a vineyard so imagine gold, cream, champagne, corks, burlap, barrels and wine. With this in mind, I decided to go with a burlap backing and printed letters on top. Here are the steps:
It is Aimee and Caylum’s wedding in three weeks and to celebrate the bride, we hosted a shower this weekend at my place and I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of the day.
Here is the invitation I made which was sent out by email. We started the day off at the spa getting mani and pedis.Then we went back to the house. The evening was spent with a great group of Aimee’s friends, family and family-to-be.
The baby’s breath will be at the wedding so we filled the house with arrangements.And added some corks because the wedding will be at a vineyard.I made a banner for the shower and wedding venue – plus, it’s a reminder of the hashtag for the event. #caylumlovesaimeeErin made the Barefoot Contessa’s Rossinis as the custom cocktail.And she made three amazing quiche (mushroom and fontana cheese, spinach red pepper and feta, and arugula and bacon)The menu also included
Hot goat cheese dip and baguettes
Roasted red pepper dip with pita
Green salad with lemon dressing
Brownies (Aimee’s mom’s recipe)
Feta, mint, water melon and tomato, basil,bocconcini skewers*
Aimee is getting married! What does this mean to you, my dear readers? It means you’ll get a front row seat in my part of the planning for the big day (mostly print and on-site coordination).
Aimee and Caylum are getting married in July at a vineyard in the valley. To give you an idea of the theme, you can refer to a previous wedding inspiration post here. On Saturday, the bride, one of her bridesmaids and I drove down to check out the site, take some measurements and sample the wine … when in Rome…
It is hard to visualize a hot day in July with lots of flourishing grape vines, green grass and flower gardens when you are standing in a unheated room for two hours but, despite the snow and cold hands, we saw a lot of potential in the space are are very excited to put everything together.
Here is a sneak peak of the space. The wooden beams are already covered with white lights but the plan is to drape off-white fabric on the sloped ceilings leaving the sky light in the middle exposed. Mason jars filled with candles will be in abundance along with wine barrels and fabric covered chairs. The tables will be covered in off-white table clothes with craft paper liners and baby’s breath in jars. The white lights will also continue outside and into the gardens.
Stay tuned for a few DIY projects, the printed pieces and the big day!
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I love thinking about a great wedding palette and am going to start this new series(I Thee Wed) with a romantic vineyard setting for a mid-summer’s night wedding. A little bit of gold, pewter and blush combined with sparkles, lace and baby’s breath.