Jennie & Nic's Noah's Lincolnshire Wedding - Part 1

Jennie & Nic's Noah's Lincolnshire Wedding - Part 1

t's the new year, and we're looking back at wedding's from last year! When Jennie & Nic came to us, they had a good idea of what they wanted their wedding to feel like - whimsical and romantic. They also wanted to include little nods to The Beatles throughout their wedding, since 'Across the Universe' was one of the first movies they ever watched together. It was such a pleasure to bring their wedding visions to life, and we could not have done it without the amazing Avant Gardenia. Seriously, just wait until you see these photos by Kristin La Voie Photography -- they'll just make you swoon!
 

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You're Engaged! Selecting a Ceremony & Reception Venue!

You're Engaged! Selecting a Ceremony & Reception Venue!

Now on to the fun stuff! Stemming off the budget talk, we suggest picking your top three elements of a wedding day, and making them the priority. Are you foodies? Allocate more money to the food portion of your budget, and maybe a little less on floral. Is photography important? Allocate more to a photographer, and go more budget friendly with a videographer, if you choose to have one. 

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You're Engaged! Now what?

You're Engaged! Now what?

It's that time of year where our social media feeds are filled with proposal photos and diamond rings -- engagement season is upon us! Maybe you're the new bride or groom-to-be, or your bestie just got engaged, or you'll be welcoming a new son or daughter into the family - regardless, congratulations!! After you've taken the time to soak it all in, celebrate over the holidays, and take a dozen ring selfies holding your morning coffee (#DoesThisRingMakeMeLookEngaged?)

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Hannah & Kevin's Ovation Wedding - Part 2

Hannah & Kevin's Ovation Wedding - Part 2

Welcome back! Last week we shared photos from the first half of Hannah and Kevin's wedding day, and now we're back for Part 2! The interior of their wedding venue, Ovation, veers towards an urban, industrial, masculine aesthetic, with lots of exposed brick, metal, and wood. So it was important that we bring in lush greenery elements to soften up the look. Their stationery products created by Side Street Designs included a soft greenery motif and we love these escort cards that were printed on kraft paper for a more rustic look. 

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Hannah & Kevin's Ovation Wedding - Part 1

Hannah & Kevin's Ovation Wedding - Part 1

Hannah and Kevin's wedding was a long time in the making! They came to me in June of 2015 with ideas of a "warm, unconventional, social, and smooth [flowing]" wedding, but opted to wait until May 2017, because that's when their dream venue next had availability! Hannah and Kevin fell in love with Ovation, a modern, industrial loft space that is off the beaten path, and yet highly sought after. 

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Sweetchic's Guide To: Wedding Day Signage

As most couples are planning their wedding, they may think they have all the "wedding details" under control. Ceremony programs, escort cards, menu cards...

But one of the most commonly missed items on a couple's 'Wedding Details to Think About List,' is signage! There are some signs that are (in our mind) necessary, and others are just a nice touch because it's A) pretty B) helpful for your guests, or C) both! Check out our guide below to jog your memory or spark some inspiration!

Welcome Sign
Although your venue might be the perfect location for your wedding, it may not be in the most obvious location for your guests to find. Unless you are getting married at hotel, museum, or banquet hall, the name of your wedding venue is sometimes not visibly displayed. And even if it is, maybe its a large venue and your guests are lost once they walk in the door. Having a welcome sign near the entrance of your ceremony spot helps reassure your guests that they are in the right place, and get them in the door on time. Once inside, consider have signs pointing them in the right direction if it's not clearly stated. 

 Photo by  This is Feeling

CEREMONY SIGNS
There are a few different signs that couples like to use for their ceremony:

Program Alternative
Instead of programs for guests, think about a sign letting your guests know the order of the ceremony, as well as who is in the wedding party.

 Photo by  Rojo Foto

Photo by Rojo Foto

Unplugged Wedding
In the world where we are obsessed with documenting every. single. thing, and not really living in the moment, this is a nice reminder for your guests to put away their devices and be in the moment with you! We know your pro photographers will agree - we think this should sometimes be mandatory!

"Pick a Seat, Not a Side"
There are plenty of cute variations to this phrase, but in the end its a nice way of letting your guests there is not a "groom's side" or "bride's side", and especially helpful if you don't have Ushers to let your guests know.

 Photo from  Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Guestbook
Now a days,  traditional guest books less common,  so it can be important to have a sign letting your guests know how to 'sign' your guest book!

Hors D'Oeuvres
This is definetly one of those that is not necessary, as your guests can simply ask the server what it is -- but look how cute this is (sign/platter provided by Blue Plate Catering)!! Little details make lasting impressions, and great photo opporutnities. Ask your caterer if this is something they offer, or you can always bring in your own.

 Photo by  This Is Feeling

Signature Cocktails
Planning on serving some signature cocktails on your big day? Be sure to have some signs at the bar so guests know to order them. And ask if your servers can tray pass the cocktails (plus white and red wine) to guests at the start of cocktail hour to alleviate the line at the bar! 

Food Stations
Since not all weddings are the same, not everyone chooses to have a plated or seated meal. Choosing stations? It's helpful to have signage letting your guests know what is being served at each station!

 Photo by  Studio Finch

Photo by Studio Finch

Are you having any fun or unique signage at your wedding?