This topic has been talked about; and discussed; and debated; and at this point it’s probably like beating a dead horse on Weddingbee, but guess what? I’m adding my two cents. I made the choice to take on Mr. W’s last name when we jumped the broom in April! No moving my last name to my middle, didn’t think about our future kids, nothing. I just did.
People asked was I going to miss my old name, and I would tell them “heck no!” and I would get this reaction:
The main reason for my choice in the name-change department is due to the fact that while my maiden name is not common (mainly because of the spelling), unfortunately I have found three other people thanks to the magical powers of Google and Facebook that share my name. Have you Googled your name before? Sometimes the people you share a name with isn’t a good look. There’s a woman in Texas (whose crimes I’d rather not expose) who I just couldn’t wait to stop being namesakes with. I always had this strange fear that when I went to job interviews or something like that, I would be stuck in the middle of some weird mistaken identity case and they would smack down this woman’s rap sheet on the table and tell me to get the hell out of their office. I know it’s super ridiculous, but sometimes I think the dumbest thoughts.
I thought that I’d interrupt the posts about the sequence of our reception to give you a closer look at some of the reception decor details. A lot of the decor is DIY (I’ll link to projects as I show the final product), but none of it would have been possible without our florist/coordinator extraordinaire, Beth at Wild Flowers Inc. She did all of the flowers, executed our vision perfectly, and took care of plenty of details that we didn’t even consider. If you are in the area and looking for a florist or day-of coordinator, she is definitely your girl.
Here you can see the directional arrows sign that Mr. Coral built. It points to some of our favorite places in the world. We saw guests taking photos with it, so we know they loved finding their hometowns or special places on it, too.
Now that that’s out of the way…when I first started thinking about getting gifts for my bridesladies (which was—surprise!—way earlier than it needed to be), I became obsessed with getting them LL Bean totes with their names embroidered on them to hold all their other present-bits in.
We couldn’t think of a better blogger + icon match than this one! Our newest blogger, Miss Black Cat, is planning a Halloween themed wedding on, you guessed it…Halloween! Join me in welcoming her to the hive.
Miss Black Cat, Jekyll Island, GA Age and Occupation: 25, Designer Fiance’s Age and Occupation: 25, College Success Coordinator Engagement Date: August 10, 2014 Wedding Date: October 2015 Venue: Villa Marianna About Me: I help women and families improve their lives with technology and design, while my fiancé helps people face-to-face by working with youth in at risk communities. His family is from Mexico and my family is from Haiti and the Philippines. Our intimate, multicultural, bilingual Halloween wedding has a somewhat bizarre theme—as well as an overabundance of descriptive adjectives. This has created a lot of unique challenges for the two of us so far. I can’t wait to write about them for you all. While our wedding will reflect our crazy diverse interests and backgrounds, I suppose we still think of ourselves as two well-adjusted people deeply in love, with just a bit of a rebellious streak.
Now for the lists: I am a total fangirl for Firefly, Adventure Time, bunnies, pastel goth, and indie covers on Spotify. While he’s all about small comic book publishers, action-adventure video games, comedy podcasts, and bunnies too (of course).
Hope you’re not hungry if you’re planning to read this post! If you remember, we did our food tasting at the end of last year. We were very blown away by the different options that our venue had and didn’t really think we could go wrong with any of the food we could have ordered, but we really wanted to give our guests a Southern experience. We wanted them to get the Charleston feel to their whole trip to our wedding weekend, so our food was going to be a big part of that.
We decided on doing stations and spreading them around the venue so that people could start at different stations and there wouldn’t be a backed up line anywhere. From our understanding, everything worked out great.