10.25.2011

Wonderland Wedding

Months of planning have come to an end, and the wedding day went off without a hitch. It was a beautiful day, and everything came together perfectly, more perfect than I could have ever imagined. Here is a glimpse!



"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break." —An ancient Chinese belief
 
   


These are the rings my parents used in their wedding in 1976, they had his engraved with Once Upon a Time and mine engraved with And They Lived Happily Ever After — and told us that it is up to us to write our story! To top that off, we had a ring warming ceremony at the beginning, where the rings were passed around to every guest so that they could say a blessing or a wish for us — after making it around the circle, they were warmed with love and ready for us to use in the ceremony!





Prior to the wedding day, I had a hatmaking tea party with a few of my close friends to prepare for the day. We asked all of our guests to wear a hat (both a homage to our hometown of Louisville with the Kentucky Derby hats and fitting for a mad hatter tea party!!) Here are a few of the fabulous hats from the day!







I also asked each of my friends and relatives to contribute a brooch to my bouquet. It really is so special to me, because it represents all the people that I love!





The Wonderland theme was carried into the table decor, and it was filled with whimsy. Each person had a teacup and saucer as a wedding favor. We collected them for months at thrift stores and antique malls, along with tea pots. The tea pots were then gifted to family members as a reminder of our special day. Each teacup was adorned with a "drink me" tag with the guests name on it!





 
 
Another favorite part of the day was our DIY photobooth. With the help of friends we created our own photobooth props perfect for our wedding! We drew and painted them with watercolors, backing them with foam core and pasting them on a wooden skewer to complete them. Other props were chalkboard though bubbles created using chalkboard contact paper and black foam core and frames from the thrift store that I spray painted in bright colors. The back drops were also from a thrift store, and were simply brightly colored curtains! I placed my camera on a tripod, hung the remote shutter release within an arms reach, and Voila! A photobooth!
 





 
Our guest book, incorporated both of our passions, mine is art and his is drumming. We decided it would be perfect to have everyone decorate a drumstick to commemorate our day. They turned our beautifully!




 
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our special day!!

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. I love all the creative additions you two put into the wedding. LOVE your bouquet idea! Thanks for sharing your special day. May your marriage be deeply blessed.
    Kelly

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  2. What an awesome, personalized wedding--definitely the most creative! And that's what it should be, something meaningful and memorable and fun! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your man; blessings to you both, now and in the years to come!

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  3. What a wonderful post - so lovely to see and congratulations to you! I particularly loved your bouquet, what a fab idea : ) x

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  4. What a totally cool wedding! Yay for you doing your own thing and it all looks like a barrel of fun. I especially love the photo booth idea. You need to be sure to show us those in another post. Congrats!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL photos!!! Love the pics & the blog too!

    Kim
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  6. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the atmosphere of what looks like a marvelous day!

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  7. very sweet, very fun, and thanks for sharing a peek - enjoy love!
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  8. Nice pictorial blog. The photographs in the blog were fantastic, are you a photographer by any chance. Any way it was awesome.
    Keep Posting
    Great Post

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  9. Thank you for all the congrats! It was a beautiful day, and we are truly happy!

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  10. WoW! such a wonderful pictorial .. love it.

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  12. Very sweet and full of color! Very Good.

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  13. i DID enjoy a peek into your special day! what a wonderful celebration! i love the drumsticks - so creative - and your photo booth was excellent! i love that everything shows your personalities - how special is that!

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  15. I like the drumsticks! Awesome idea

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  17. I'm totally having a mad hatter theme for my wedding! LOVE THIS!! Thank you SO much!

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