The Time of Our Lives: Sweet Little Details, Part II

I’ve said before that after the fact, I found that paying attention to all the little details was totally worth it. Even with the craziness of our day (you’d think a table number sign might get overlooked in a hailstorm), our guests made sure to mention to that they loved the favors, or the martinis, or the centerpieces, or even the wine glasses. It meant the world to me.

Here are a few more shots of the details for you””as usual, by the well-loved (by us!) Samantha Warren.

Buckets of flip flops, and evidence that yes, your male guests will sport them too:

Our signature drinks were a big hit. People were drinking our favorite Wild Maine Blueberry Martinis and Dark and Stormys all night.

Our escort cards were CDs – we decided to do a mix of love songs, and asked each member of our bridal party (which included all seven of our siblings), our moms and our dads for their favorites, and compiled them all together with our pick included too. It made for quite an eclectic mix (especially because we didn’t tell them why we wanted their favorite love song when we asked, so a few were caught off guard!), and we loved what it said about us and those we love. From my 13-year old sister’s Natasha Bedingfield tune, to my new favorite “Me and You” by Michael Reno Harris, to the more classic “When A Man Loves a Woman” and “What a Wonderful World”, everyone was represented. We included on the song list who had chosen which song and what their relationship to us is””it was a big hit.

You’re allowed to burn a song seven times when you buy it on iTunes, which made our CD favors cost approximately only $3.

From the iTunes site:
“You shall be authorized to burn an audio play list up to seven times.
You shall be entitled to export, burn (if applicable) or copy (if applicable) products solely for personal, noncommercial use.”

Our wish bowl in action:

Last but not least, the sweetest detail of them all:

Our pretty and delicious cake was courtesy of the European Bakery.

Next time… we take some photos, and hey””didn’t you say there was a storm?

1. The Pre-Game
2. We Practice the I Dos and the Party Part Too
3. The Day is Here!
4. Going to the Chapel
5. We Do
6. Sweet Little Details Part I


Mrs. Tiramisu

Annapolis, MD/Maine
Wedding Date:
July 2008
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    sbush777, Guest @ 9:50 am

    You have officially become my new favorite bee…seriously, everything was beautiful! I love the cd idea and plan on using it at my wedding….in the not so near future…beautiful pictures too! How creative you were!

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    mini, Guest @ 9:54 am

    gorgeous!!! what font did you use?! i love it!

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    mhb, Guest @ 10:09 am

    Your cake was soooo beautiful. Wow.

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    jennred782 371 posts, Helper bee @ 10:53 am

    Where did you find those CD cases, they are so cute and different.

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    Kathryn, Guest @ 11:11 am

    So lovely!! I’m totally stealing your ideas!

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    Soon2BMC, Guest @ 11:19 am

    So pretty!!

    Random, but what font did you use for your signs. cds. and wish cards?? I love it!!

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    CJ, Guest @ 11:26 am

    Beautiful wedding and colors! Can you tell me what flowers were in your bouquet and what’s the name of the blue/s you used for your wedding color? What color of dresses did your bridesmaids where? My wedding is in January 09 and I’m wanting a blue similar to yours…having a hard time finding it tho. Love the cd idea and the flip flops! Altho’ the flip flops won’t be a good idea in the winter here in Idaho! 😉

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    Jennifer, Guest @ 11:32 am

    Your wedding details are beautiful!
    I’ve been thinking about doing the flip-flop thing- can you tell me how many guests you expected and how many flops you bought? I’m trying to decide if it’s worth the extra cash.
    Thanks so much!

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:35 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your CD idea! or your take on the CD idea 😉
    I also have to say that I don’t think I’ve seen a blue wedding turn out as lovely as your did :)

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    Nstar, Guest @ 11:53 am

    Although I’ve been following your wedding planning journey from the first day you’ve been a Bee, I have to say… there were so many deets you haven’t blogged about that made your wedding absolutely breathtaking!!! Everything looks fantastic, and is so well thought out :)

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    hotcocoa 2098 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:55 am

    The CD escort cards are ingenious. Seriously. Ingenious.

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    jennifer0031 128 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:00 pm

    I too LOVE the CD escort card idea. I hope you don’t mind but I will be borrowing that idea! Where did you find the cases from?

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    Karla, Guest @ 12:17 pm

    LOVELY! I love all of your details!

    May I ask where you got your flip flops? I’m having a hard time finding nice, budget-friendly ones… are yours from Old Navy, by chance?

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    tiramisu 390 posts, Helper bee @ 12:51 pm

    @mini:@Soon2BMC: It’s Albemarle Swash- a favorite of me and Miss Cupcake :)

    @jennred782: @jen: Thanks! They are from here:

    @CJ: The bridesmaids wore the Ann Taylor Karen dress in pacific blue. I’m not sure on a lot of the flowers in my bouquet- I know there were hydrangeas, calla lillies, irises- maybe someone else knows? I’m so not a flower person, sorry!

    @Jennifer: @Karla: I ordered the flip flops from Old Navy during a sale they had last September or October. We had 187 guests and got 100 pairs (around 75 women’s sizes and 25 men’s). We had maybe 2 or 3 leftover pairs.

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    Soon2BMC, Guest @ 1:16 pm

    Thank you!! I love that font!!

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    Shelbystar 90 posts, Worker bee @ 1:53 pm

    Did you use a program to print the cover of the CD itself? Did you make those cases yourself??? I love this idea!!

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    tiramisu 390 posts, Helper bee @ 2:22 pm

    @Shelbystar: I used my trusty gocco to do the covers, the inside, and the CDs themselves- Miss Cupcake gave me some great pointers for goccoing the CDs and it took a little trial and error.

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    avocado 1538 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:05 pm

    Asking everyone for the favorite song? Best idea ever! You had me thinking about what song I would have suggested…’s just so hard to choose!

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    lemonade 274 posts, Helper bee @ 5:12 pm

    As always — fabulous!! I am (still) so in love with your wedding!

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    Mrs. SKI, Guest @ 6:03 pm

    Where did you order the CD cases from?

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    maritessb, Guest @ 7:42 pm

    nice of you to put the size like that! who would ever thought! all the details came together quite nicely. you should be proud.

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 8:24 pm

    entirely too much prettiness for meez to handle… even the guest’s writing is nice! dang!

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    goodvoile, Guest @ 10:34 pm

    Everyone else has said it, but . . . beautiful, beautiful! I love all the details, and the blue is fantastic (and I tend to think blue is overdone, but not yours!!). Congrats, and what a lovely wedding! 😀

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    Miss X, Guest @ 12:33 am

    You’ve got me totally swooning over your details. Like many have said before me, I love the CD cases! Also, asking the wedding party for their favorite songs is brilliant…it almost guarantees that everyone at the wedding will have a song or two that they like on the CD.

    Great job!

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    littlefoot, Guest @ 6:16 pm

    beautiful details! the cake looked scrumptious! your cd favors came out great :)

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