If there’s one item that I knew I wanted to splurge on from the beginning, it was food. Remember how I said that I couldn’t remember things like napkin details from a single wedding I’ve ever attended? Well, I remember the food clear as day. (I can feel my tummy rumbling just thinking about it!) We love barbecue and thought it would be a fun direction to go. I’m noticing more couples going that direction recently, and I’ve got to say, that’s a trend I can get on board with!
Side note: Our very favorite is Hawaiian food. We have a couple really good, authentic spots around town that we overeat at all the time. We eventually decided that Hawaiian food may be too “theme-y” and backed away from the idea. We have not, however, slowed down on our consumption.
I’ve been researching caterers for quite a while, and several of the BBQ joints in town are restaurants, so we knew going in what their food was like. I found a place in Tumalo, Oregon called Bad Boys BBQ that sells meats by the pound and beans by the gallon, and immediately thought that they might fit the bill. Well, these pictures helped convince me, too. *mouth waters*
Seasons greetings, hive! Mrs. Mouse brought back the hive-wide holiday card swap this year, and we’re thrilled to see that so many hive members participated! We’ll be showing off the hive’s awesome cards right here on the blog, in two parts! Today, part one…
donna_saur – Bought ornaments from Kirkland’s and used the backs for my holiday greetings!
I never really thought that drawing up a floor plan would be a major dilemma. Of course, table assignments might be a headache after RSVPs come in, but I always thought that the tables just sort of…placed themselves. Well, as far as our venue goes, I thought incorrectly.
I didn’t much consider the floor plan until we discussed it with the catering manager at our tasting. OK, that’s not exactly true. We talked about it during our initial walk through—“the dance floor will go here!”—but we never sat down and counted seats and tables or anything like that.
Now we are starting to actually think logistically. Our venue is slightly unusual in that the reception area is two stories—a main level and a balcony/loft on the second floor. I actually love the second floor—it has sweeping views of the creek and allows for a bird’s eye view of the main level. This was a huge selling point to me.
Well, hive, it’s five days until our RSVP deadline and I’m itching to know which remaining invited guests are going to come to our wedding. I know I shouldn’t follow up until after the deadline passes, but I’m dying to know who is coming! The good news is, this close to the deadline we’re confident all of our guests have their invitations in hand, so it’s a great time to reveal them to the hive!
Just like with our Crabby Save the Dates (here and here), I’ll reveal the invitations in two parts, this time starting with the outsides first!
Raise your hand if you love detail posts! Really? Me too!
It’s fun wrapping up how some of my buys, crafts, and ideas turned out, and I hope it’s enjoyable for you, too. Today we’ll be talking about a lot of my accessories—basically anything that was in the hotel room with me the morning of (I’ve got another post lined up later for details featured at the reception). It’s been a while since I’ve been able to obsess over teensy little details, so excuse me for the extended explanations on some of these photos!
Hi bees! Chunk here, reporting for duty. The girl asked me to pop by the hive while she and the boy are on their mini-moon getaway. Sure, it’s probably uber romantic, but let’s be real—how much fun can they be having without me?? Obviously, not THAT much. I’m not bitter though because while they’re frolicking on the beaches of Mexico, I’m enjoying the exotic grasslands of New Jersey. It’s quite lovely and, I must say, the treats here are top notch.
Anyway, I digress. My boy and girl are officially married!! Our photographer, Erica Beckman of Clean Plate Pictures, shared some teaser pictures with us already, and guess which one got the most Facebook likes? Yeah, the one with me in it. No surprise there.