Walking on Sunshine: the Little Details

Time to share all of the little details that I put a lot of thought and hard work in to! Our seating chart was one of the first things our guests saw as they came upstairs. I still love the idea that we came up with:


Our guest book sign in a simple frame from IKEA with one of my favourite milk glass vases.


We didn’t have a slideshow but I did put out a couple baby photos of the two of us.


Our upstairs reception room at the Brock House. We fit the maximum number of people in there that we could—50 people in the main room and six people with a photo booth in a connected room. I loved the fireplaces, the beautiful molding, the chiavari chairs…


We kept the decor very simple with our zinc letters, photo frames and milk glass bud vases.


I wasn’t too concerned about keeping up our purple theme for the flowers in the bud vases, I was more interested in keeping them inexpensive. The day before the wedding my girlfriends and I went to Costco to raid the roses in the flower department. The flowers there are great quality and a great value.


Our bouquets rested in larger vases on the head table.


For the wee ones I left a colouring book with stickers and crayons at their seat.


Our favours of Russian Earl Grey loose leaf tea with homemade shortbread cookies rested on our guests’ bread plates.


I made a sign pointing the way to our photo booth with the free download from The Wedding Chicks.


Our cake topper was so adorable.


I loved our wedding cake which was exactly as I envisioned.


I gasped when I saw our reception room. It was just as I hoped it would be.

Did your reception space come together just like you imagined it?

*All photos courtesy of the amazing Sakura Photography*

Get caught up with the Gazelle recaps!

Walking on Sunshine: Cocktail Hour

Walking on Sunshine: the Gazelles Get Married

Walking on Sunshine: Posing Party

Walking on Sunshine: Our First Look

Walking on Sunshine: Guys Get Ready

Walking on Sunshine: Becoming a Bride

Walking on Sunshine: My Somethings

Walking on Sunshine: Getting Glam

Walking on Sunshine: to the Salon!

Walking on Sunshine: Step by Step

Walking on Sunshine: Last Night as a Single Gal

Walking on Sunshine: Our Rehearsal Lunch

Walking on Sunshine: We Rehearse

Walking on Sunshine: Let’s Hike Up a Mountain

Walking on Sunshine: We Arrive in Vancouver

Walking on Sunshine: Pre-Wedding Vacation


Ms. Gazelle

Wedding Date:
July 2011

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    Mrs. Honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:15 am

    I’m still so smitten with your seating chart and how it carried through to the reception, so perfect! Just love detail posts :)

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    Mrs. Dragon 2891 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:21 am

    I’m in love with pretty much everything you’ve shown here. I can’t believe those roses are from Costco! The cake, the favours… perfection.

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    Mrs. Coyote 1478 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:42 am

    Oh my goodness I am in love with your cake! And the flowers from Costco? So simple and beautiful!

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    Miss_Manda 301 posts, Helper bee @ 9:03 am

    I’m with @Miss Dragon — loving pretty much everything! The letters… the roses in milk glass… love! One question: your sign for your guest book – please tell me that’s not your handwriting, and if not, what font did you use?? :)

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    Mrs. Trail Mix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:12 am

    Beautiful cake!!

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    Mrs. Candy Apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:51 am

    It all came together beautifully, G!

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    alphagam84 281 posts, Helper bee @ 9:56 am

    I love the ampersand-I have been on the hunt for one to use at our wedding and haven’t had any luck! Where did you find yours and is it metal? Thanks!

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    Ms. Gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:57 am

    @Miss_Manda: Sadly my handwriting is not that neat and pretty! I found this font for free from Font for Peas and it is Pea Aimee (http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/pea-aimee/).

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    Ms. Gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:01 am

    @alphagam84: I found our letters at Anthropologie!
    It is backordered online but you can call their customer service to find out if any stores have it in stock. You can then get the store to send it out to you. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions on the process!

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    RobynD99 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:13 am

    I’m using the same Photobooth sign, it’s SO perfect and I love that you can customize your colors. I was going to order flowers online from Costco but i didn’t need so many :( i will be raiding my Costco for roses and crossing my fingers for gerbera daisies before i check our grocery store floral depts.

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    Mrs. Ladyfingers 1256 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:42 am

    Beautiful! The reception room decor is so classy and pretty :)

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:20 am

    So beautiful! Your seating chart is my favorite, so cute!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 11:20 am

    That cake is to die for. So pretty. I love your reception venue. It looks beautiful.

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    Mrs. Crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 1:37 pm

    that cake is ADORABLE!!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 791 posts, Busy bee @ 7:58 pm

    I love detail posts! Awesome details, especially love your seating chart and that beautiful cake!

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