That Wedding: Grand Exit

I was one of those brides who had the unfortunate experience of switching event coordinators at the venue. Donna did an incredible job and the transition was very smooth, except for the agreements previously made about what Hotel 1000 would allow our guests to throw at us at the end of the night. I was frustrated, to put it mildly, when I was told that all of the ecofetti I had invested in was no longer allowed. I forwarded them back the email from the previous coordinator, packed up the ecofetti, and decided that I would instruct the DOC to hand out the packets no matter what.

My rebellion against the system wasn’t even necessary because Donna ended up telling me just before dinner that we could go ahead and do the exit with the ecofetti. I don’t know that it will be so, but I hope that after seeing these photos, Hotel 1000 will allow brides to have this environmentally friendly option at their own weddings.

This was the second time that day that we were greeted by cheers, clapping, and whistles when we walked outside of a building. I absolutely loved it!

In the next 5 photos I can be found smiling, laughing hysterically, ducking, batting ecofetti out of my way, etc. Mr. Avocado has the same look of relaxed excitement on his face the entire time. It says, “I’m so happy this is finally over.”

As you can imagine, my dress was filled with ecofetti. The ‘V’ in the front created a kind of pocket that gathered a whole handful!

I love the warm colors in this guest photo.

Has anyone else noticed that Mr. Avocado really hasn’t been covered in much ecofetti yet? Don’t worry, his time is coming.

If you look closely at my right hand, you can see the custom ring from our cake topper.

As I leaned forward to give Mamacado a kiss goodbye, the groomsmen came out of nowhere and got my new husband right in the face! I love that I’m experiencing this special moment with my mother, while he is in the middle of an ecofetti storm.

Don’t you just love the look on GM Nate’s face in the far right corner of his photograph?

And it just kept coming.

Suavacado couldn’t get away without one last pat on the head by the Best Man to make sure the ecofetti was there to stay.

I love me some in-camera motion blur. Let’s get out of here husband!

Kelli Nicole wound up covered in ecofetti after this experience, as well.


That Wedding: Bridesmaid Party!
That Wedding: Whole Foods (Rehearsal-ish) Luncheon
That Wedding: Harbor Sailing
That Wedding: Putting My Face On
That Wedding: The Gift Exchange
That Wedding: Dressing The Bride
That Wedding: Bridal Details
That Wedding: The First Look
That Wedding: Into The Woods
That Wedding: Woodsy Family Portraits
That Wedding: To Wed! To Wed!
That Wedding: Showered With Love, Coins, and Hugs
That Wedding: Group Shots With a Little Spice
That Wedding: Those Groomsmen
That Wedding: The Whole Party
That Wedding: Me and My Maids (+ Manmaid)
That Wedding: Ring Ceremony Prep
That Wedding: The Ring Ceremony
That Wedding: Let Us Whet Your Appetite
That Wedding: Photobooth
That Wedding: We Dance
That Wedding: Dining Details
That Wedding: Toasting
That Wedding: Bridesmaid Cake Pull
That Wedding: 8 Lovely Cakes


Mrs. Avocado

Wedding Date:
October 2015
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  1. Member
    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 6:47 pm

    The ecofetti looked so fun and what a great find!

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:49 pm

    What a festive way to end your wedding celebration! I love the blurred shots — possibly best!

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    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 6:55 pm

    This just made me think of you…

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    chicagowife 844 posts, Busy bee @ 7:30 pm

    I love this post. Great pictures and what a way to end your amazing day!

  5. quiche Member
    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:46 pm

    Your confetti pictures make me smile. :)

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    springroll 716 posts, Busy bee @ 7:50 pm

    Looks like your guests had a lot of fun tossing the econfetti :) Can you imagine having rice thrown? Ouch!

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    Emily, Guest @ 8:17 pm

    oh my goodness. i am literally cracking up at those pics of suav. LOVE it.

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    kitten 868 posts, Busy bee @ 8:48 pm

    I’ve got to check out this ecofetti stuff! I love these getaway pics!

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    avocado 1538 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:51 pm

    @Lillindy: You know I bookmarked that project long ago! I can’t wait to try it out. I might make it my signature “thing” to give to people for birthdays and such.

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    driftslikesmoke 1224 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:18 pm

    I love that! Those are fantastic exit photos!

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:18 pm

    love the ‘fetti avo! Glad you got your way in the end!

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    MightySapphire 7632 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 9:41 pm

    I love that you were going to do the ecofetti anyway!! It ended up looking great, I love how happy you two look!!

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    mrs. hump, Guest @ 10:53 pm

    you threw a tantrum because you couldn’t have your ego-fetti, went ahead and instructed people to do it anyway so you could smile for the photos. that’s great.

  14. candycorn Member
    candycorn 628 posts, Busy bee @ 10:56 pm

    i love these photos, they are so sweet & kind of dreamy. i especially like the ecofetti attack your new hubs had to endure.

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    honeymyheart 764 posts, Busy bee @ 11:13 pm

    your photos are sooo pretty. the ecofetti adds such a great look to your exit.

  16. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:24 pm

    You totally have me wanting to a confetti exit now!

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    purpleHaze79 874 posts, Busy bee @ 1:12 am

    Yay for grand exits!!! I love the econfetti!

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    pugbride 14 posts, Newbee @ 1:27 am

    so sweet …. !

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    Dawn McKinstry, Guest @ 9:12 am

    I LOVE the photo of Mr. Avocado getting pelted in the face with the ecofetti! Priceless!!

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    LzzNYC 882 posts, Busy bee @ 10:52 am

    The pictures came out amazing! Adds so much movement to them having the fetti thrown around =)

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    shortcake 467 posts, Helper bee @ 11:35 am

    oh! What a lovely exit! I love that you were going to do the ecofetti, prohibitions regardless!

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    avocado 1538 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:20 am

    @mrs. hump: ego-fetti. Quit clever actually.

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:48 pm

    I’m so happy you were able to use the ecofetti- they look great in the pictures!

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    doublemint921 499 posts, Helper bee @ 3:52 pm

    hahaha I love it! It looks like so much fun!! I’m glad they let you use it in the end. :)

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