The folding chairs belonged to the Athenaeum. Our groomsmen and ushers set them up before the ceremony. As much as I drool with desire over a pretty Chiavari … these were free. And, after all, people just sit in them. (Or so I kept telling myself!)
When we visited a week before the wedding, the gallery was highlighting huge black-and-white paintings that were graphically striking but not at all in harmony with our wedding style. Luckily, the day before our wedding, they switched to charming, slightly-vintage-y botanical paintings.
I was in love with our aisle runner, an “art-silk” sari I purchased through eBay for $25 (after shipping from India). The ends were unfinished, but I just folded them under and stuck them down with double-sided carpet tape. The sari fabric was attached to the floor at each end with the same tape.
(Now, to figure out what to do with all that beautiful fabric! Tablecloth? Throw pillows? Any suggestions?)
I’m a wedding cryer, so I have a fascination with the whole Tears of Joy concept. But Kleenex = eh. And these handkerchiefs have a vintage feel that went beautifully with our wedding style. I wasn’t sure how to word the accompanying sign, but Mr. T provided a winner: “In the event of tears….”
Next to the hankies: a photo celebrating the memory of my father’s parents (at their own “vintage” wedding).
(All photos by Punam Bean.)