DIY wedding wine labels printed by my stepmom on wine bottled by my grandparents.
One of my favourite pictures from the wedding. Our photographers were awesome, I can’t wait to work with them again. I had this idea to do pictures of us reading wedding themed comics and this was the favourite from that series. No one does a WTF face like Jagger does.
Our centrepieces were simple and done on the cheap. My dad cut the wood for the bases and I borrowed about a million mason jars from a coworker. Some sand, some candles and some cheap store-bought flowers and we were all set. I think we ended up making like 25 centrepieces for about $80.
Chocolates and CDs for favours. The night before the wedding was spent at my mom’s kitchen table with my mom and sister tying those little tags onto the bags of chocolates.
Our Link and Zelda themed cake topper that I made just for Jagger. Originally I wanted Princess Peach and Mario, but Jagger wanted Zelda, so I went with it. It was such a fun detail, and we loved seeing who realized what it was and who just thought it was elves on a cake.
The programs that I decided on somewhat last minute. I had all these leftover bits from making our invitations, so rather than see them go to waste, I whipped up these programs.
Another last minute detail – using the Scrabble tiles for a little thank you sign by the favours. Of course, it didn’t stay like this for long. Every time I walked by, someone had rearranged the letters into something lewd. You would be surprised at what people can come up with!
The tarp. We were so worried about the weather. Would it rain, would it be too cold, would it be too windy? We didn’t know what to expect. So, on the day of my brother, dad and some guys rigged up this tarp (see it?) that rolled up to the roof of the patio for the ceremony and then rolled down to provide some shield from the wind later on for the reception. It might not have been the prettiest solution, and I’m sure some people would have freaked out about it, but I loved my tarp!
These guitar picks were a hot commodity. We ordered 100 personalized guitar picks from a guy on eBay thinking that only our musically inclined friends would pick them up. We were terribly wrong. These ended up being the treasure of the night. We don’t even have one, they all got scooped up immediately. I keep thinking we should order some more, and we considered ordering more and sending them out with the thank you cards because so many people said they didn’t even see them, let alone manage to snag one. One never know what’s going to be a hit!
And I got the morning of getting ready process that I wanted. It was chill and relaxed getting ready at my mom’s house and having her do my hair while my grandma flitted around in the background making sure everyone had enough to eat.
And I got pictures of me getting ready for my wedding while repping the Dharma Initiative. Awesome.