We Start Today: Ceremony Details

I LOVE reading other bee’s posts about their wedding day details. I’m a sucker for an artistic ring shot or a photo of bouquets in the bride and bridesmaids hands. So, here are all those special detail shots from our big day!

All Photos by Palos Studio


Here’s an artistic ring shot to start us off!

When our guests first arrived, they were greeted by our engagement photo guest book, programs and mad lib cards.




Unfortunately, not many people participated in the mad libs. I think people forgot to go back and grab them after the ceremony. My bad. But we did get a handful of hilariously clever completed mad libs.


Our Programs. They were a pain to make, but our guests really loved them.


Our “UP” card mailbox!


This was a last minute addition. You might recognize those mugs from anthropologie. I went to Osh and grabbed the first orange flowers I could find and planted them in the mugs. I thought it added a little something extra to our gift table.


Our beautiful ceremony site at the Padua Hills Theater


My beautiful poms before they were destroyed.


I was lame and forgot to get a cute hanger for my dress.



My something blue shoes.


My Angels baseball garter.


A close up of my something borrowed bracelet from MOH N.


My something old necklace


I love this shot of our rings.


My DIY sign! It ended up falling apart after the wedding, but it served its purpose!


We used the ring pillow that my parents used for their wedding. My Mom bought it at a thrift store in 1983.

And what’s that I spy attached to the bow?


My Bee charms that were passed onto to me from Mrs. Petit Four.


They took a special ride down the aisle on the ring pillow.


My beautiful bouquet by Cupids Arrow.


I was so pleased with the way my bouquet and my bridesmaids bouquets turned out. I really gave no instructions other than green with some white for the bridesmaids. I happened to mention how much I love tulips and was so happy to see them present in the bridesmaids bouquets.

What was your favorite detail from your ceremony?


Miss a recap? Check it out below!

We start at the end with a surprise wedding video!

We rehearse

Our rehearsal luncheon

We start the day with singing, dancing, and an earthquake

I get my hair and makeup done

We arrive at our venue and Mr. Castle asks for some makeup

With the help of my Mom and bridesmaids I get into my dress!

I take some solo shots of me as a bride

My handsome groom and his men

Some family shots and first look regret

Photos with my Bridesmaids!

I get a three generations photos with my Mother and Grandmother


Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
Gallery of the Day
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  1. Member
    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 7:47 am

    Oh yay! I love detail shots! I love that you used a “Someday My Prince” will come quote on your guestbook, and I love your programs and “Up!” card mailbox, too!!

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    sillyquirky 313 posts, Helper bee @ 8:03 am

    wow great shots and ideas. Lovely bouquets too.

  3. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:09 am

    Love all your details! Everything looks beautiful.

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    fronkinzankinsbride 46 posts, Newbee @ 8:11 am

    Ooh all of your jewelry is so pretty! I love your detail shots. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 8:14 am

    Gorgeous photos!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:52 am

    I loe both ring shots. I really like how the orange stands out, I never imagined it’d look so good as wedding colors.

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    mzjynxie 783 posts, Busy bee @ 8:56 am

    I loved your bouquet, and everything else, lol

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    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 9:00 am

    Gorgeous Photos !!
    Loved all the details.

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    otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:01 am

    The RINGS! Ahhh. :) And I’m still in love with the mailbox, I just think that is adorable.

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:49 am

    What a great ring shots in the succulents! Oooo, love your orange roses!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:58 am

    Your details are so perfect! The ring shot in the succulents is just wonderful and I love all your paper products!

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    MrsPeachMartini 679 posts, Busy bee @ 12:05 pm

    Love it!! This might seem like a silly question… but what kind of pens/markers did you use for the guest book? I’m afraid of ink that smears/bleeds through, but I want it to write smoothly. Thanks! :)

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:01 pm

    @MrsPeachMartini: Not a silly question at all! We used a acid free fine tip sharpie. I didn’t love the way it wrote on the photo paper but I didn’t bleed through. I’m pretty sure it will not fade though.

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:02 pm

    @Miss Toadstool: Thanks! It turned out just the way I wanted, just pops of orange here and there. I didn’t want it to be too overwhelming.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:15 pm

    I’m in love with the anthropologist mugs. I know I’ve seen them before, but I just think they look so fantastic no matter the setting.

    Detail shots are a favorite of mine too. They showcase all those hours of work!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:21 pm

    @ChicagoDreamer: So true about the mugs. I also love that you can re-use them :)

  17. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 9:16 pm

    Your shoes! The orange details! The paper! I love them all. AND I love how you involved the bees! So unique.

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    Alyx, Guest @ 2:15 am

    love the orange details and floral arrangements :X so beautiful! congrats

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:21 pm

    So in love with your shoes! I’m sure I’ve told you that before, though. :)

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:52 am

    I love all your details!! The ring pillow is GORGEOUS!

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 1:11 pm

    Great pictures!

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