We Start Today: Reception Details

I shared our ceremony details in an earlier post and now it’s time to take a look at our reception details! Cocktail hour was coming to a close and our guests were ready to head into the theater. But before they went in they had to grab their “ticket” escort cards.

Photos by Palos Studio


Our escort cards were placed on my DIY zig zag holders. They surrounded a “Will Call” sign telling guests to pick up their ticket to find their table.


A different view of our escort cards on their holders.



A close up of our ticket escort cards.

After our guests picked up their ticket they headed into the theater. When they looked to the left they saw our custom wine favors on display.


Our custom red and white wine.



When our guests entered the theater this is what they saw.


Our cake table!


A different view of the room.


One of our centerpieces with our musical table number.


A close up of one of our beautiful centerpieces by Cupids Arrow.


We had two different kinds of centerpieces. Some tables had three tall vases with white tulips, orange gerbera daisies and green “buttons.” I don’t know the technical name for the button ones…


When our guests found their table they saw our tic tac place cards. Each guests name was on their tic tac container.


Our kitties who were back in New York even had their own tic tac place cards which were displayed at our sweetheart table.


Another shot of our amazing cake by Chantrelles catering.



Our vintage Barbie and Ken cake topper.


And finally our kids bags which were a huge hit with the kids and their parents!

Coming up next, we enter our reception! What were some of your favorite reception details from your wedding?


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
Ceremony details
Waiting for the ceremony to start AND how our amazing vendors saved the day!
The Processional and my walk down the aisle
The Ceremony, vows and rings
We take a huge group photo with all our guests.
Lovely family formals


Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
Lives Intertwined: Recessional
Something Borrowed”¦From a Bee!
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  1. bat Member
    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 6:09 am

    Wow, I love all your details! Everything looks really sharp together: I just love the pops of orange, and your cake is incredible!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 6:11 am

    I love all the little touches!! Your reception looks beautiful. :)

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    marthan6 148 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:39 am

    These are amazing! I love details and think they can make or break a wedding. All you’re hard work definitely paid off!

  4. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 7:11 am


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    anjanette.thomas1 166 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:18 am

    So in love with your venue and decor! Crush!

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 7:20 am

    I love detail posts~ yours are so pretty! Your cake is amazing!

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 7:25 am

    I love everything! And especially that cake topper… where did you find that?

  8. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:43 am

    So many beautiful details, I love how you pulled in everything with your theater theme and that fun orange!

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    x0jlynn03 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:52 am

    Everything looked so nice, I liked how it was simple and not over-done.. I’m also loving the orange! That’s awesome your favors were a bottle of wine, what a great favor!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:47 am

    @Miss Blue Whale: Thanks! The cake topper is actually an old hallmark Christmas ornament. I was able to find it on eBay. :)

  11. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:56 am

    Gorgeous! I love everything!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:02 am

    I love how everything connects with he orange, and the cake it’s amazing!

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    missgemini 620 posts, Busy bee @ 9:04 am

    OMG your details are AMAZING! Any photographer’s dream to shoot 😉 Totally cohesive look & the flowers are gorgeous!

  14. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 10:23 am

    I love all the details! What a beautiful venue!

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    fronkinzankinsbride 46 posts, Newbee @ 10:25 am

    So pretty!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:32 am

    Everything looks fantastic together!

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 10:53 am

    All of your details look amazing! I LOVE the orange!

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    sweetcherrypie 133 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:18 pm

    I love it! I love the tictac place cards. It’s great to see how your details came together.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 5:09 pm

    I just showed my actor boyfriend your reception and he fell in love, haha.

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:28 pm

    your orange accent color is gorgeous! you pulled it off well!

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    Gemstone 21826 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 9:53 am

    I love all of these so much. You did such a great job!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:14 am

    I love all your detail posts they are awesome! I really love how the tic tacs turned out!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:02 am

    i bet there were a lot of OOOHs and AAAHHHS when your guests walked in!

    also, not the point of this post but do you have a friend named benjamin linus?!?! i hope he’s a lost fan!

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    Amanda, Guest @ 4:11 pm

    Your wedding is BEAUTIFUL!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:42 pm

    @Miss Gray Wolf: Our cats name is Bejamin Linus and we made him a place card. Lol we are huge LOST fans and we are crazy cat people who had to include them in everything we made for the wedding!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:07 am

    Everything looks so gorgeous, and so classy and sharp!! It all came together so well!

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 9:52 pm

    The room and details look absolutely beautiful! Love the color.

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    D, Guest @ 7:43 am

    Love it! My main color is orange too. Where did you get the wine favors? I just bought the cake topper ornaments from eBay. So happy I saw this post. How did you paint it?

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:55 am

    @D, Guest Thanks! My Dad provided us with the wine favors and Mr. Castle designed the labels. For the cake topper my Mother in law bought some craft paint from Michaels to paint the bow tie orange. Glad to see another Orange loving bride :)

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