After my book review of The Paper Bride, I got nostalgic for my own wedding. I feel guilty admitting that all my wedding pictures were in my attic before this blog post. One day I will get them into a photo album I swear. In the meantime I thought I would share some of my favorite things from my nuptials. Like my kitschy cake made by Fancy Cakes by Lauren in Dallas. After filming a few episodes of Craft Lab with Elisa Strauss I have a whole new respect for cakes likes this. I wish I had remembered the photo confetti we had sprinkled all over the tables for Tallulah's birthday, next year!
My cake was frilly and the grooms cake was a weenie dog. Yup a weenie dog. We also had a framed picture next to the cake explaining why it was a weenie dog. You can see it has to do with one of Chris's tattoos.
Nobody wants to wear their wedding heels all night long on the dance floor, why not supply your female guests with flip flops. Fans too for those warm summer nights.
I wanted something different for my registry book. I bought a vintage library book off of eBay, sent it to Ex Libiris Anonymous and presto! The book was passed around at the wedding with a Polaroid camera, pens and markers. I still love to look back at all the pictures and read the funny pearls of wisdom that people wrote.
My grandmother was not able to make it to my wedding, but her vintage washing machine was there. We also had a cast iron claw foot bathtub in the backyard cooling bevies for the guests.
Bored with the standard mixed CD souvenir we opted for custom drink koozies. Look closely in the background and you can see the bathtub beer cooler before it was filled up.
It's important to remember your pint sized guests too. Coloring sheets, bubbles, side walk chalk and a pinata kept my wee guests happy.
I have a shelf full of antique wedding cake toppers in my studio and a giant tupperware bin full of vintage tablecloths in my attic all left from my wedding. Each table had a different tablecloth and centerpiece.
Invitations, RSVPs and Save the Date Cards all set the stage for your wedding. I had vintage Pulp Fiction book covers converted into postcards as my RSVP cards. I also asked my guests to request a song so that I was sure the wedding mix would have something for everyone. Let me just say there were so many people dancing and having a good time, my wedding got shut down by the police. No really.
Thank you for coming to my stroll through wedding memory lane. Like I said yesterday, I sometimes fantasize about writing a wedding book. I have lots of new ideas. Did you do anything fun for your nuptials? I'd love to hear all about it.