Our engagement party was June 4, so I thought I’d share a few of the photos. We made all of the decorations ourselves (Note: don’t ask your bridal party to make paper pom-poms. They won’t forgive you). ;-)
We used a Martha Stewart lace hole punch to make the paper chains, and used one of her super-easy pom-pom kits to make the white pom-poms. The kit made seven of them, and was only $14 at Pat Catan’s. Worth getting everything all in one.
We put old fashioned hard candy along the tables for guests to munch on and picked bright balloons to add some character.
Clothespins and twine = lifesavers. We actually tied our decorations to the beams instead of bothering with tape/thumbtacks.
I stamped paper bags with a bunting stamper, and then we filled them with peanuts in the shell. The little cups were ice cream cups from Michael’s that we thumbtacked to the table and used as anchors for the balloons and candy.
Cake one, from Bella Christie’s bakery in Pittsburgh.
Cake two - it had the Intermediate Value Theorum written on the flowers.
We (Rusty and I) wore white, while our party wore summer versions of our colors, which are dark pink and rusty orange.
Overall, it was a totally laid-back picnic type of deal. I spent a few months making decorations, (we made our own invites, too, you can see them here), but it was worth it in the end. By that day, it wasn’t too much of a headache, and all of our bridal party really pitched in to help out!
The photos you take home from the big day, in my opinion, either make or break the way you remember it. I’m all about creative, vintage-style photography (and it helps that Russ has a ‘72 Plymouth sitting in a garage at home…)
These are the photos I’ve collected that speak to me in one way or another…the way I want to remember my day.
I love this series of the classic “Men Asking For Directions” issue…