Before our guests headed into the reception, the room was finalized and our photographers got some great shots of the room in all it’s glory.
All photos by Mike Landis Photographer
We had three different styles of tables—two long tables that sat 18-20 guests on either side of the dance floor, four oblong tables that sat 14-16 guests on each corner of the dance floor, and five round tables that held 10-12 guests on the outside corners of the room. Each table style had a different centerpiece (or centerpieces for the long tables). We ended up splurging a bit on the lighting as well, but the chandeliers were our main source of lighting and definitely the focal point of the room, and we had them lit in amber lighting.
You know when I was telling you about how I came across my invitations? I mentioned that I was trying to find Doctor Who themed envelopes to go with my stamps. Well, I never actually got round to telling you about the envelopes, did I?
I don’t know why I needed to Google “Doctor Who envelopes” really, because it should have been obvious. It should have been really obvious, because as soon as I saw them I had one of those hitting-myself-in-the-head moments.
Screenshot from The Impossible Astronaut/Doctor Who/BBC
The letters that were sent inviting River, the Ponds, and Canton Everett Delaware III to The Doctor’s death by Lake Silenco in Utah.
They’re Tardis Blue. And they have lots and lots of stamps on them.
lizdelreal and her fiance pose for engagement photos to use in their save the dates.
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As our special day looms on the horizon, Mr. Palm Tree, MOH Mem and I are busy tying up all kinds of loose ends to get ready for the weekend. Bees like Miss Scepter have written about the day before the day before and I’m here to follow suit. Spoiler Alert: I didn’t get to sleep in and have been on-the-go since about 8:00am. Boy, this shindig and the whole lifetime together thing better be worth it. . .
Please accept my lack of an interesting segue and feast your eyes on All The Things, Palm Tree style:
Many Bees have written about getting their nails did—Mrs. Turkey treated her girls to Nails and a Nosh, Mrs. Boa Constrictor discussed her bold color preference. This girl went to a nail salon in a mall, recommended by a friend, and opted for a gel manicure and pedicure in hopes that the color would last through the wedding AND the honeymoon.
You can’t really tell because of the flash but I do have an accent finger! Some extra sparkle.
Purple is my favorite color and it hasn’t played a single role in our wedding, so I wanted to incorporate it somehow. My fingers and toes are this subtle, shiny shade and I’m super pleased.
(Warning: flower photo-heavy post!)
Last week during my lunch break. Mr. Plane picked me up from work and we went to visit our florist to finally hammer out the details of our wedding day flowers. I’ve mentioned how much I lurve our florist, Tom Thompson, but I haven’t shared much of our flower inspiration yet.
The reason I haven’t talked much about flowers is that up until our visit with Tom Thompson, I really had no idea what I wanted our “floral vision” to be. I spent a nice chunk of time on Pinterest the night before the visit and found some beauties.
Jin is selling a gold birdcage veil. She is asking $40.
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Where has the time gone?!
It feels like just yesterday I was relishing in the glory of being newly engaged and trying to adjust to the feeling of having a little sparkle on my left hand.
I’m happy, nervous, excited, terrified, and a little nauseated to report that we are officially at the 100-day mark until I become Mrs. Camera, and I feel like I have so much to do.
I’ve crossed off a significant chunk of my to-do list, and the big things are well under way—our venue is set, we have an amazing caterer with a delicious menu in store for us, our baker is planning our cupcakes, we have an officiant, and, of course, I have a fiance, so technically we have a wedding!
…and yet I feel like there is still so much left to accomplish.
Early on in my wedding planning, I downloaded a free app called WeddingHappy—one of the many, many wedding-planning apps available for download in the App Store. You program your wedding date, and it brings up a task list with suggested finish dates.
No one will see my wedding shoes unless they happen to be looking in the corner of the reception as I break it down on the dance floor, barefoot. Right? Wrong. Wedding shoes have become such a “thing,” and even though I never intended to let it become anything I waste effort on, it certainly has. And I probably have my sister to blame (sorry!).
My sister/MOH NYC has a good friend who works in the shoe department at Bergdorf Goodman. She made a big deal about how he wanted to help me pick out shoes and that he could get me a good deal, yada, yada, yada. I went in with a pretty open mind and only a few requirements: navy or gold (or neutral) and not too expensive. Have you guys ever looked at the Bergdorf shoe section? Their shoes are certainly not within my regular shoe budget, and I was pretty confident they wouldn’t be within my wedding shoe budget, either. My sister told me just to send her friend some ideas and we would go from there. OK, I can do that! I scoured their site and stumbled upon the shoe of my dreams, the Valentino Jewelry-Bow Couture d’Orsay:
Image via Bergdorf Goodman
You. Guys. Seriously. How gorgeous is that shoe? Well, it is approximately $1,095 worth of gorgeous. Yeah, no. Not happening. I sent him that shoe with the request to find something like that but for cheaper. I wish I was here to tell you that you can get a stunning Valentino gold bow situation for—like—$200. But you can’t. According to my sister’s friend, you can’t really get anything good for “under $1,000.” HAH! Then I guess I will go barefoot?
Back to the drawing board I went. My Gchats were filled with shoe suggestions to and from NYC and Bridesmaid BOC.
We sent out our save the dates in January, and today I’m going to share them with you!
The inspiration for the save the dates came early—it was actually one of the first things I found while perusing Etsy just days after getting engaged. As our plans began to take shape the inspiration that we liked the most seemed more and more like it would work with our wedding.
From He Saw Sparks on Etsy
The string lights jumped out really quickly as being our primary inspiration. It worked particularly well with the venue we ended up picking (and was part of the reason why we went with Sodo Park in the first place).