L’Chaim is for Lovers: All the Small Things, Reception Details

As we take a little breather from all that dancing, I thought I would take this chance to show you a few of our reception details.

Our place cards, with calligraphy by the wonderful and talented Fran Heider of Little Flower Calligraphy, who did our envelopes

Our guestbook—you may recognize this from our table numbers—I scanned each number and compiled them into a book with white space for guests to sign, and so that everyone would have a chance to see all of them. It was cute—some people signed by the age when they met us!

I may have showed these to you already, and you have definitely seen them in tons of pictures, but these turned out to be one of my most favorite details from the whole day—our kippot, or yarmulkes, traditional Jewish headcovering. This is one thing that Mr. HC picked out all on his own, and I happened to love it, and our guests really enjoyed them!

Mr. HC’s special kippah, hand embroidered by his friend’s mom. It says our names in Hebrew.

Low centerpieces

Tall centerpieces – and you can see the wooden table number in the front

A photo of the tall centerpiece that my cousin took. I thought you might get a better idea of the colors, and you can see the table number that I worked so hard on!

A shot of the room. The flash makes it look a little washed out, but I absolutely LOVED how everything came together. The centerpieces really exceeded my expectations and took my breath away! The room was magical.

Although unfortunately I did not get pictures of the (delicious, so I’m told) food, we got this shot of the granddaddy of desserts:our chocolate fountain. It was awesome!

Hermit Crab wedding tip #22:

Make sure you have a list of all the details that you want photos of. There are many things that I feel we don’t have photos of because there was so much going on! If I had just written a list, this probably would not be the case.

Hermit Crab wedding tip #22.5: If you have a chocolate fountain, make sure it gets put out at the END of the wedding. It’s a messy (read: absolutely delicious) affair!


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Mrs. Hermit Crab

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    Mrs. Penguin 3448 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:16 pm

    Love the centerpieces—so colorful!

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    Mrs. Tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:19 pm

    Holy moly, your reception is beautiful! The table numbers are so fun, and the tall centerpieces that have a birch (?) trunk? Amazing!

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    Coffeecake 347 posts, Helper bee @ 3:27 pm

    Those centerpieces are fabulous! And maybe it’s my blood sugar talking, but I want some chocolate fountain RIGHT NOW.

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    PitBulLover 8411 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 3:36 pm

    Wow your reception space is beautiful! And now Im hungry for chocolate fountain! I totally agree with tip #22- there are several detail photos we did not get because I never made a list!

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    Mrs. Brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:37 pm

    Your reception is freggin GORGEOUS! I love it all and the calligraphy on those escort cards makes my heart skip a beat! Chocolate chip cookies + chocolate fountain does too!

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    Mrs. Pug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:56 pm

    so beautiful, hc!

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    Courtnee 153 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:58 pm

    LOVE the detail shots! Thank you so much. You Bees work so hard on your details and often times the only time we see them is in the background of another picture, if at all. Love it. Great job

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    Mrs. Husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:06 pm

    So pretty! And great tip about the chocolate fountain. :)

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    Mrs. Cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 4:50 pm

    I love, love, love your escort cards! That calligraphy is incredible!

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    sparks 649 posts, Busy bee @ 4:54 pm

    I love your details, especially your wonderfully colorful flowers!

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    Mrs. Barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 5:14 pm

    Awesome details, HC. The caligraphy placecards are a nice touch.

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    Mrs. Buttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:31 pm

    Oooh these details are all so lovely! I adore the calligraphy on the escort cards, and your centerpieces were spectacular! Also – I can’t help but have a soft spot for your pintuck green table linens…they remind me of ours!!!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 6:32 pm

    Oh man, that choco fountain is to die for. And those flowers. Wow is all I can say. WOW!

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    Mrs. Earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:45 pm

    Your reception looks gorgeous :)

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    Mrs. Cotton Candy 436 posts, Helper bee @ 12:04 am

    I love the simple elegance of your escort cards. Your reception looks beautiful

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    Mrs. Elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:54 am

    That chocolate fountain looks awesome!

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    Mrs. Taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:29 am

    I love all of your details!!!!!

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    giammaca 31 posts, Newbee @ 11:01 pm

    I’ve been trying to figure out for the past 20 minutes how to send you a direct message. and as you can see i decided to just comment on one of your blog posts haha. I have been searching for table numbers EXACTLY like yours. do you still have yours? and if so do you want to sell them? or rent them out? i’m getting married may 30th and I could ship them back to you the day after haha. I’m in NJ, and I think I read that you’re in NY so we’re pretty close?


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