Hoppily Ever After: The Details, Part 2

Okay, let’s say you’re a guest at the Wallaby wedding. Cocktail hour (more on that next!) is coming to a close, and the DJ interrupts the scheduled programming (cocktail hour must-play list—duh! 😉 ) to make a brief announcement that dinner is about to start. If you want your mashed potatoes and BBQ, it’s time to take a seat.

A table is set up between the cocktail hour space and the dinner tables, and there are clusters of bottled Coca Cola with name tags. You wander over to the table, locate a bottle with your name and table number (and take a swig…c’mon, you know you love it!), and find your table.


(Okay, crazy b’zilla side note…I would have loved for someone to have ditched the cardboard Coke boxes, uncapped the bottles, and stuck a pretty striped paper straw in each bottle. The cardboard boxes take away from any Style Me Pretty professional escort card charm…But the whole day was incredibly busy for everyone, and in spite of it all, I still got a lot of compliments on the Coke bottle idea…So in the end, it really wasn’t a big deal. Just sayin’. Some things won’t turn out the way you expect on your wedding day, but these small details are not worth sweating over. So here’s a zoomed-out photo where you can see the cardboard boxes in all their glory.)


Each table has a little cluster of mismatched vases filled with wild-looking flowers and greens.




The table numbers are marked by DIY cashier’s stakes.






Each place setting has a blush-colored dinner napkin, but other than that, the linens are pretty minimalist.


(There was also a favor—organic loose tea in test tubes—at each place setting, but I think these detail photos were taken before Teri set out all the favors.)

At the head of the dance floor is a little sweetheart table set up for the bride and groom.




The sweetheart table is decorated with some piles of old books. (If you don’t know me at this point, I. absolutely. love. reading.) Also, there’s a glass teapot to symbolize the Persian love for tea.




Off to the side is an old dresser converted into a cake table. (Hi, unashamed lover of all things vintage here.) There’s a three-tier bride’s cake surrounded by plates of Persian cookies.

Funny thing about the cookies…virtually every second-generation Persian (i.e. girl or guy under 30) I’ve met despises Persian cookies. They’re very strongly flavored with rose water, and since many are made with rice flour, they’re a little…sandy. Mr. W and his sibs call them “sand cookies.” Nevertheless, they’re an absolute staple at Persian weddings. I guess they’re like the Jordan almonds of Iran.





And that’s a wrap on the detail photos. Let’s get back to the action. Someone just finished off not one, but all three signature cocktails. Things are about to get cray.

*All photos by the top-drawer, superb Mustard Seed Photography.


Miss a recap? Previously:


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
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  1. Member
    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 7:09 am

    I love your centerpieces, Bride & Groom signs, and the cake!! Gorgeous!! :)

  2. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:09 am

    I love the Coke bottle idea!

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    missgemini 620 posts, Busy bee @ 7:20 am

    Too cute! Love the details :) AND THAT CAKE STAND.

  4. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 8:18 am

    Bahahaha, “I guess they’re the jordan almonds of Iran.” This made me LOL! Such pretty details…it all looks gorgeous!

  5. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 8:28 am

    How can your wedding be so beautiful?? I could look at your pictures all day.

  6. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:48 am

    I love the wheat in the centerpieces.

  7. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 9:15 am

    Your wedding was seriously so, so gorgeous! If you hadn’t mentioned taking the bottles out of the cardboard I wouldn’t have even thought of it… everything looks amazing!

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    Courtney, Guest @ 9:24 am

    Is anybody else having trouble viewing Mrs. Wallaby’s photos? Some appear as usual, but most of them appear as lines. I am able to click on the “line” and it opens another tab to view the photo.
    Mrs. Wallaby, I love following your recaps and your wedding is gorgeous. I wish it was easier for me to scroll through and view everything. Am I the only one experiencing this? It only happens in your recap/professional photo posts.

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    elibas 245 posts, Helper bee @ 9:40 am

    @Courtney: They are usually like that for me in all her posts :(

  10. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:47 am

    @Courtney: @elibas: I don’t know why that’s happening!! Hopefully the WB tech team can figure out what’s causing that. I usually use Chrome or Firefox internet browsers but I just pulled up this post on Internet Explorer, and it did the same thing you described. Hopefully that will help narrow down the issue. Are you using Internet Explorer?

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    Courtney, Guest @ 10:42 am

    @Mrs. Wallaby: Yes, I’m using Internet Explorer

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 11:15 am

    Love love love love love your details!

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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 11:32 am

    I’m (hopefully) having a cocktail hour (30 mins) and wanting to serve glass bottled cokes. Where’d you get them?!? I can’t really find them easily.

  14. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:35 am

    @bluebelle23: Randalls!! I could never find them at Kroger or any other grocery store, but Randalls sells them!! We had to make 3 or 4 trips, since they didn’t have enough in stock at any one time. I have about 45 bottles leftover – PM me if you’re interested, I’d gladly give them to you since Mr. W and I don’t drink that much Coke!

  15. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:48 am

    @Courtney: I requested tech help, so hopefully we’ll get it figured out!! (I’m not very tech-savvy myself haha). If you have Chrome or Firefox, maybe try using WB on one of those browsers – I’ve never had issues loading pictures from WB on either of them. I have to use Internet Explorer for work stuff, but I prefer Chrome for everything else – it’s nice being able to Google stuff without going to Google.com! Anyways, I’ll keep you posted on this issue!

  16. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:28 pm

    Such gorgeous details, everything is perfect!
    As an aside, I’m very happy the picture issue is fixed! I was happy to read your posts on Mr. P’s ipad, but it’s much easier on my computer :)

  17. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:38 pm

    I always love the details post and I’ve been dying to see yours. the detailing is just amazing. I want you to put my wedding together!

  18. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:49 am

    @Mrs. Pony: Good I’m so glad it’s resolved!!
    @Miss Panda: Aw that’s so sweet :) I’m a little burned out on wedding planning hahaha. Just wait – it’s such a relief when all of the planning is over and you can just settle in with Mr. P!

  19. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:11 am

    super cute! you’re making me feel more confident about my more simple centerpieces…

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