Friday, April 10, 2009

Current Inspiration/Progress Board

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From top left to bottom right:
1. Baby's Breath bouquets for the bridesmaids. The bride's male attendant will probably have a baby's breath boutonniere.
2. The bridesmaids will be wearing solid chocolate brown tea/knee-length dresses of their own choosing.
3. The groomsmen will either be wearing boutonnieres of non-floral natural elements or the glass flowers that I blogged about for my fascinator.
4. The reception will be all about the candlelit ambiance.
5. Centerpieces will include candles sunk into coffee beans in homage to our meeting through Starbucks.
6. The Groom's Cake will probably be Carrot or Rum cake aaand delicious.
7. These are the earrings that the bride and bridesmaids will be wearing in 3 different finishes.
8. The bride (hey, that's me!) will be sporting finger waves.
9. This is me, in my dress, with my tattoo!
10. The groom and groomsmen will be wearing tuxedos, most likely in espresso brown or slate gray.
11. The Bride's "Cake" will be a pie buffet.
12. A contender for our wedding bands.
13. I'm considering getting a red parasol to match my shoes, although I'll be carrying a wheat bouquet in the ceremony.
14. I think a little handpainted sign like this would be a lovely way to guide folks from the parking lot down the path to our venue.
15. I'd love to include either family wedding pictures or pictures of us over the years somewhere, likely at the guestbook table.
16. These are my shoes! And I love them!
17. Our ceremony & reception venue.

Most of this is old news to anyone who has been reading my blog for a while, but I figure a little pictorial summary can't hurt.


Anonymous said...

I think your idea for the centerpieces is too cute!! Not to mention the fact that they will smell fantastic!!

Do you have any thoughts as to where you're going to get the Groom's cake from or is someone you know going to bake it?

Sweet Lorraine said...

@Jess - Thank you. :] The top shelf of my pantry is quickly becoming ridiculous. I'm not sure how many pounds of coffee I have stored up there, and that's probably still with forgetting to get my partner markout about 50% of the time! We haven't really researched (By research I mean eat cake. Sounds strenuous.) where we want to get the Groom's cake from yet. We've had a few family members volunteer to supplement our store-bought pies with homemade ones, but no one has volunteered for the cake and I don't think I'll push the task on anyone.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what your budget is or if they'd sell you a full cake, but Truluck's has THE BEST carrot cake I have ever had. So good!

As of right now, we're actually planning on getting our cake from the Cheesecake Factory which I'm 99.9% sure is "illegal" in the wedding world. Ha. Brian and I love the chocolate truffle cake and figured we might as well get something that we really like!

Sweet Lorraine said...

Ha. I initially pushed for cheesecake too. Noooothing wrong with that. The "wedding world" can just shove it. I checked Truluck's website and can't seem to find any info on ordering cakes (though their reviews certainly rave about it) but it might be worth checking out. Thanks for the tip!

Lmarie said...