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our wedding

Our wedding day was awesome! I had so much fun and felt so special to have all my family and friends together in one place. It was one of the most amazing days of my life and I couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect for us. We got married in our backyard and then went for dinner at a local theater. Dancing and drinks followed back at our house and we partied the night away. I made the flower bouquets for my girls and my sister made their dresses. We went with shades of grey and a convertible style that could be tied a bunch of different ways. She is a such a talented girl. wedding bouquets made of fabricOver the course of our engagement I set myself the (obsessive) task of finding/buying old chairs from secondhand shops, curb-sides and kijiji. I set myself a $5 limit per chair. I ended up with 95 in the end and after the wedding I was able to sell them all to a restaurant for $10 a chair. Not a bad profit for something I normally would have had to pay for. wedding ceremony with vintage chairsWe made buttons with magnet backs for each guest to mark their drink with. We used jam jar for glasses so the magnet stuck to the metal top and kept the flies away.  vows on spools, button drink markers, vow wine boxWe hand wrote our vows on ribbons of paper and wrapped them around vintage thread spools. I placed a little lace around them to hold them closed. We figured they could serve double duty, and by attaching a button and some elastic the rings could be securely fastened, yet not difficult to open with nervous hands :)wedding animal place setting We took a different approach with our place cards and seating chart. The place cards were actually small toy farm animals from the dollar store that I had cut in half using a Dremel, spray painted, and glued on card-stock name tags. Our seating chart was what we called a Seating Family Tree, where each guest was able to follow the flow chart to find their name and seat. As a thank you gift for coming I spun a quick piece of pottery for each guest on the wheel (I am a novice, at best). Overall, it was an amazing day and I will always remember every moment.  wedding cake, pottery, and caricature artista family tree wedding seating chart
A special thanks to Keith Little from Little Bite Different for the amazing food (people are still raving about it!) and Mirza and Rachel from WanderingEye Photography for preserving the memoryxoxo

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