Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wedding Week: Details and Gifts

Our wedding took place in the tree-covered foothills here in Southern Cal, I went with a tree theme for all of our wedding details. Okay, on to the details! There were so many great detail inspirations that I found in my year+ of wedding planning; here are the inspirations and what I came up with!

Here are the Save The Dates - I used old images of our wedding location back when it was used as a community theater in the 1930s (it's currently a historic site):

I put my Advertising major skills to good use and created our invites from scratch, with inspiration from another style I've seen (which would have cost us thousands of dollars). I saved thousands and designed/printed our own invite for less than $500.

Table Numbers
I drew numbers on old vintage European postcards

Guest Book
I also used the old vintage postcards for people to sign as the guestbook - they put them in the vintage glass mini greenhouse, and I still have them in there in our Master Bedroom!

See the vase with flowers? Those are pens! I made them with floral tape and fake flowers.

I used the same candy apple vendor as this one pictured, and I loved the idea of the monogrammed tag. (credit:'s pootiekins)

Here are the tags I created for our candy apples:

**check back for the non-pro and pro-pics for more detail shots!**

I wanted the bridesmaids gifts to fit the theme, but also be function and something they could use past the wedding date. I decided on a Sephora gift card, make-up bag, pashmina, candle and wine glass (some of my favorite things!)

For the moms we did white pashminas and also a travel jewelry case from Tiffany's

The guys got a variety of different gifts, all coordinating with their likes and personalities.

Coming up tomorrow, rehearsal dinner pictures!


  1. everything is SO wonderfully done and so personal. you did a great job!

  2. You are so creative. Love the wedding details!

  3. Wow -- I shouldn't be surprised really, beautiful wedding details! Those invites -- dreamy!

  4. Your "guest book" idea is the loveliest and most creative I have ever seen! I bow down before you!

  5. Amazing! That travel Tiffany's jewelry tote is too cute!

  6. loving the details! getting me excited for next weekend!! :)

  7. Loved your details, and was so inspired by your personal touches. Everything tied together beautifully!

  8. Everything looks adorable, I love how you carried the theme throughout the wedding!

  9. You did a great job with all of the designing! You are very creative!

  10. everything is SO wonderfully done and so personal. you did a great job!


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