Previously on Eels…
Episode 1: The One Where We Kick Off Our Wedding Weekend
Episode 2: The One Where We Get Ready
Episode 3: The One with the Gifts
Episode 4: The One with the First Look
Episode 5: The One with the Bride and Groom Portraits
Episode 6: The One Where We Say “I Do”
Episode 7: The One with the Cocktail Hour
Episode 8: The One with the Reception
My favorite recap posts are ALWAYS the details posts. I love seeing the hard work of planning come to fruition in the little details that not all wedding guests may notice, but truly make the entire wedding picture complete.
Admittedly, the details of our wedding were a labor of love by our wonderful friends and family with a little help from me. We have amazing people in our life who volunteered to help us throughout wedding planning, which not only saved us money, but also helped turn my vision into reality. We could not have had the wedding we did without their help, so for that I am extremely grateful.
Wedding vision come alive
Wedding coordination was provided at a steep discount for us by Mr. Eel’s family friend. Our coordinator helped me with our rentals, day of set-up and coordination, our program, and much more.
Our favors were chocolate chip cookies baked by my mother-in-law. She also designed our favor boxes and offered us a number of options before we decided on the heart-topped box. She purchased all the supplies and cut the box design on her Cricut. All we had to do, with the help of some bridesmaids and family members, was assemble.
My mother-in-law also designed our table numbers using a Cricut template. She filled the “paper bag” table numbers with rice to weigh them down.
Our lantern centerpieces were also designed by a friend. They were cost efficient, and everyone wanted to take one home. At the end of the night we gifted them to our friends and family that helped with the wedding.
Menus were designed by Mr. Eel’s friend who had also done our save the dates, invites, placecards, and seating chart.
Remember those 1,001 cranes I was folding? We hire a vendor to turn our cranes into this beautiful koi fish display. We currently have this sitting on an end table in our living room, and it is an absolutely amazing piece of art.
Our cake topper was handcrafted by my aunty who does eggery. She has done wedding cake toppers made from an egg for all her nieces and nephews that have gotten married, and I was honored that she offered to make us one as well.
Remember those Aloha Dunks Mr. Eel was so desperate to wear? Well, his wish came true and he wore them the entire day. He also wore an extra slim suit and a white satin tie.
My attire, on the other hand, was not as spectacular as Mr. Eel’s.
I’m so happy (and proud) to show you all the final product of all the ideas I had for the wedding. So what’s the final verdict? Hit or miss?
All photos by Keoni Michael Fine Art Weddings