Monday, December 12, 2011

Wedding Crashing: Home Spun

Well friends, we have run the gamut of weddings this season;  on September 17, 2011 JEGs and I attended the wedding of Tim and Lisa.

The ceremony was outdoors at Hibernia Park in a tucked away picnic area.  It was quiet and so peaceful.

Decor for the ceremony was minimal;  a small trellis with bright autumnal leaves served as an alter, and the congregation of 75 people were invited to be seated on picnic benches and chairs, although many opted to stand.

The bridal party walked down the aisle to instrumental versions of Smashing Pumpkins "Today is the Greatest Day" and "Something" by either the Beatles or Elvis (the guy who was in charge of the music and I were having a disagreement on who sang the song).  I know right now you are thinking.."Whaaaaa?"  but I promise you, it worked.

The ceremony was officiated by Tim's brother-in-law, and was very touching and personal.

The bride wore a tea-length satin gown with a flattering ruched bodice.  At her waist was a pink sash offset by a beautiful brooch for just the right amount of sparkle.   Her bridesmaids looked coordinated in pink tea-length dresses in different styles.  They carried bouquets of soft yellow roses interspersed with mums, astramaris and greenery.

The gentlemen wore simple black suits and mint green ties, with the groom being distinguished by a pink tie.

The small and intimate reception was held at the Bistro On 10 in Honey Brooke, PA.  Place cards were printed on brown card stock with a heart shape punch out and hung from a board by ribbon with the bride's pink and green color scheme.

The table next to the escort cards featured photos of family members on their wedding day as well as favors of drink coaster with the word LOVE etched on glass.  There was also a guest book that had photos of Tim and Lisa through the years.

I loved the cake's swirls and ribbon decoration.

Seriously, this cake topper.  Lisa, you are so lucky my last name does not begin with a 'K', otherwise that would have some how "mysteriously" made it's way into my purse ;)

The room in which the reception was held is the dining room of a restaurant.  Tables were put together in casual groupings, each with a mason jar of flowers and accented with raffia.

The whole event was so sweet and just a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon.  There was great food to eat (god bless Lisa for springing for the mashed potato bar), great friends and just over all really well pulled together-- I even got my ten-days-till-due-date-self on the dance floor for a couple jams.

Best wishes and many happy years to Tim and Lisa!!

Always & Forever,

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