Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Our Wedding :: Reception Details

After changing the entire direction of the theme and colors of our wedding AND anemones being out of stock (except for a few in my bouquet), we were very happy with how the look of the reception turned out. What do you think?

And remember the wedding favor I wanted to make in honor of Philip's parents? We had them set up right next to our candy boxes (inside we had a little note "Hugs & Kisses from the Mr. & Mrs.").


The pink sign you see in the photo said, "Please take a recipe card in honor of Sande & Robert LastName".

I got the recipe of Philip's favorite childhood meal his mom used to make from his sister and made damask-themed recipe cards. While going through all of his family's old photo albums for our slideshow (which was a HUGE hit by the way - some people stood there for 30 minutes just watching it through!) I came across a photo of his mom and dad that I absolutely loved. His mom looked the prettiest I'd seen her and his dad looked so healthy. I converted the photo to black & white for a classic look and to match our theme. I think they were in a restaurant in Europe...


After taking our formal photos, Philip and I had a moment alone before making our reception entrance. I took him over to where the favors were set up to show him the surprise. I told him that his sister helped by getting me the recipe and that I wanted to surprise him by doing something to honor them. My words were short and his eyes welled. I saw the appreciation in his face and knew that my subtle choice was the right way to go. We hugged as he tried to gather himself. After a couple deep breaths we went into the reception happy as can be. It was a special moment.
All photos except the last one by Edward Zeltser Photography.

5 comments:

LauraAnn said...

Wow! What a special thing to do in honor of your husband's parents! I started to tear up just reading about it!

Future Mrs. H said...

Your reception was absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did for his parents - what a great wife you are =0)

My Dream Ring said...

So gorgeous, I love the colors you picked, the floral arrangements were fab!

Halsey said...

sooo pretty! I love the flower choices

From Marriage to Motherhood said...

Totally endearing~ !!