While Mr. Bunting and I were taking a little horse-drawn carriage stroll, our guests were invited up to the pavilion to enjoy cookies and refreshments immediately after the ceremony. I promised a plethora of detail images”¦so be prepared for this photo-heavy post!
Some of you may remember the fabric garland I DIY’ed and my general plan for the cookie table at the park. Well”¦it turned out beautifully. I didn’t get a chance to see the full thing assembled in person, but these photos assure me it was amazing (and not to mention delicious!).
There were bud vases filled with craspedia and hypericum berries, and old porcelain and china plates to hold all the yummy cookies.
We used a borrowed old door to add texture to the table surface, with a custom-cut piece of plexiglass on top so we wouldn’t have to worry about the door’s bevel cuts.
We also had little glass birds and hand-sewn fabric hearts.
The little fabric hearts were all created by my grandma, who cut, sewed, and stuffed each one individually. She did a spectacular job, and I loved having these scattered on the tables of the park and at the reception.
Saltwater taffy filled the two apothecary jars. Yum!
On the opposite side, we had a refreshment table with fresh lemonade and water. Perfect for a hot summer day!
Whoops, we were supposed to take the “Just Married” sign I made and use it in some photographs, but it completely slipped my mind. It still looks good here, though!
My beautiful cousins made sure that everyone’s glass was filled with a cold beverage.
The cookie choices were chocolate chip, molasses, double chocolate, and white chocolate macadamia nut.
Our guests mingled and discussed how gorgeous I was while they enjoyed their refreshments. OK, I admit I have no idea what they were talking about, but I’ll just pretend they said nothing but amazing things about the bride. All right, and the groom. Marriage is about sharing, right?
People really loved the paddle fan programs I had made, especially since the weather was so wonderfully warm.
(The above photo totally cracks me up. “All right gentlemen, how do we kill Superman?“)
Nothing but smiles and laughter all around!
That wonderful woman in the pink above is Grandma Bunting, who sewed all the fabric hearts and our table runners (which you will see in another post!).
Although Mr. Bunting and I weren’t there in person at the time, everyone seems to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I just love how happy everyone looks in our photographs. This last photo about sums up my feelings towards our cookies & lemonade at the park idea. Yay, success!
*Marked photos are copyright Bryan and Mae Photography. Unmarked photos are personal or guest photos.
Follow the adventure:
- We had a fluffing party and rehearsed.
- I woke up and got ready with my girls.
- I step into the prettiest white dress I’ll ever wear.
- Mr. Bunting recounts getting ready at the Man Cave.
- Wishin’ and prayin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ for perfect weather.
- I received the most important Post-it note. Ever.
- We race toward one another for our first look.
- Mushy-lovey photos ensued shortly after.
- We strutted our stuff as one big happy Bunting Bunch.
- Our guests started to arrive: welcome to our wedding.
- I went into hiding”¦ and panicked.
- Our wedding party assembled on time, but the bride was missing.
- I arrive fashionably late in a horse-drawn carriage.
- We listen to a reading and turn to wave at our guests.
- We exchange our vows, which inspire both tears and laughter.
- Mr. Bunting slips on my wedding band, and I his.
- Collected sand and earth offer a twist for our Foundation Ceremony.
- Mr. Bunting just can’t wait any longer to kiss his bride!
- Our horse-drawn carriage takes us for a private stroll.
- Grand Rapids, MI
- freelance illustrator
- Wedding Date:
- June 2011
- Spring Grove Park & St. George Banquet Center