Linked with Love: Reception Details

Welcome to part three of the Bracelet Wedding Details (previously: outfit details and ceremony details)! The wooden walls of our venue limited us to placing decorations on tables, but I really like the clean look we achieved. Lots of white with turquoise accents, and many small DIY elements:


View from the dance floor, with the entrance at the right

Seating chart:


I loved the look of chalkboard seating charts early on in my wedding planning. After finding a nice frame at a local antique store, I spent an afternoon last summer repainting it. The seating chart had been arranged the week before the wedding, but I held off until the last minute to actually write out all the names in case there were unexpected changes. (The bear belongs to the venue.)

Table decoration:


The linens, chair covers, sashes, etc. were included in our venue package and they had a turquoise color that matched our invitation perfectly. The flowers were the same as my bouquet—stock, roses, and astilbe—with the addition of blue delphinium. And you can see our DIY table number hovering above the centerpiece.


The stamp is faint in this picture.

I did the calligraphy for our place cards myself in the weeks before the wedding. We used the same stamp that we used for the programs to tie the look together. The stamp color indicated the meal choice: turquoise for meat, purple for fish, and yellow for vegetarian.

Family photo display:


Twenty-two wedding photos from four generations


My grandmother’s wedding (1949) is located in the middle.

The table with the family photos was located near my parents’ table close to the dance floor. This was one of the first projects that I decided to incorporate in our wedding. We started asking for and scanning photos early on, because it does take some time to locate all the desired photos—and in some cases touching them up when they’re really old. (Thanks so much for your help, Mrs. Wizard!) I also started buying frames early on to collect a variety of frames. I labeled each photo with a strip of pale turquoise washi tape and added the couple’s name and wedding year.

Card box:


That little tooth? A random piece of cardboard left on the inside after cutting out his mouth. It looked too cute to cut it off!

I’m sure some of you have seen this before—I stole the idea from a wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. I was on the lookout for an easy but cute card box, and this little piñata from Target fit our bill perfectly! We cut his mouth to fit the largest card I had…which turned our was much too small for many wedding cards, which come in super-jumbo sizes. Hence the pile of cards in front of him.



This is a wedding project I absolutely love(d)! I decided early on that I wanted to do a quilt which I could cherish years down the road. I picked several plain turquoise/blue/green cotton fabrics, which lightly tied in with our wedding colors. (Or rather, colors that Mr. B and I like. Wonder why we chose them for our wedding….hmm.)


My bridal portrait makes a sneak appearance in the background.

And that wraps up all the details of the Bracelet wedding!

All photos by Legacy Photo + Design.


Missed a Bracelet recap? No worries…links are below!


Mrs. Bracelet

Frankfurt, Germany/Rapid City, SD
Wedding Date:
September 2012
It'll Be 5:30 Somewhere!
Wedding Wine
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  1. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 12:53 pm

    I LOVE your card box! How cute. And I love the blue. That’s Mr. Whale’s favorite color, so it was featured quite a bit at our wedding too :)

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    sinfoniaxid 62 posts, Worker bee @ 12:58 pm

    Dang it, now I want to do all of those things. Better hop to crafting/collecting/planning! Gorgeous!

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    lotto 789 posts, Busy bee @ 1:01 pm

    We are doing so many of these things! Quilt guestbook, family photos, stamps on the escort cards. I’m glad to see it looks so pretty!

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    wkbee 27 posts, Newbee @ 1:11 pm

    The card box made me laugh!

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    blastkiss 229 posts, Helper bee @ 2:29 pm

    The card box is so funny and unexpected!
    I also like the idea of the quilt guestbook. The writing looks so crisp and clean. What pen did you use?

  6. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 2:33 pm

    @blastkiss: We used Sakura Micron 0.5 in black. It’s what many quilting websites recommended.

  7. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:29 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the different generations of family photos!

  8. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:19 pm

    Everything is so pretty, and the card box is adorable!

  9. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:28 am

    Oh my goodness, what a cute card box! I love how creative it is and out of the box. :)

  10. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:33 am

    I love the card box, hadn’t seen that before.

  11. roadtrip Member
    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 11:42 am

    The colors really pop against the wood tones; lovely!

  12. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:33 pm

    I love the family photo table and the pinata, how unique and fun!

  13. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 11:06 am

    I adore your colors!! And that is so awesome that you were able to track down all those photos for the family wedding display table–such a nice little detail.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:16 am

    Awww so gorgeous! I love the colours you chose and the family wedding photo table is such a wonderful idea!

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