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… And the Reception

January 25, 2012

Here’s a glance at the decorations for my wedding ceremony and reception. Perhaps it will give some of you some good ideas if you are planning your own wedding or helping someone else plan theirs. The cute card holder above is by Wilton. It is very modern and cute. It has a little heart-shaped lock on the front and looks great on a gift table.

We swirled silver tulle and purple chiffon ribbon together and attached them to the altar railing in the church sanctuary.

Our unity candle was very plain and I loved its simplicity. I got an ivory pillar candle and two ivory taper candles at Walmart and put a ribbon around the pillar candle to match the wedding colors. I wanted something that would not detract from the service itself. Plus, I figured that only the people in the first couple rows would even be able to see the details if I got ornate unity candles.

We had a small, intimate wedding and reception. Since we had a very small wedding party, we set up our head table in a not very traditionl way. We sat the wedding party as well as both of our immediate families with us.

Since the theme for decorating was “winter,” I focused the decorations on pinecones, candles, snow and tree branches.

These large vases are from Ikea and I filled them with pinecones from the backyard and amazing (and cheap) Ikea potpourri.

We also sprinkled tiny iridescent snowflakes and glitter over the ivory tablecloths.

I absolutely loved this arrangement of four pillar candles of different heights tied together with purple satin ribbon!

We had three vases like this one in front of the head table. I sprayed tree branches from the backyard with fake snow, put clear and silver marbles at the bottom of the vase and added some silver glittered curly branches.

I put the taller branches in a couple of larger vases in the corners of the room. I used white sand at the bottom of the vases to look like snow.

We got purple napkins with our names printed on them. These were actually pretty cheap through David’s Bridal and they helped pull the look together.

I absolutely adored these tealight holders from Ikea! With lights coiled around them, they really sparkle.

Our wedding favors were snowflake ornaments with tags. On one side, our names and wedding date were printed while on the other side our theme wedding Bible verse was printed.

Our cake was simply… AMAZING! We had a buttery white cake with fudge filling and chocolate icing. The baker piped white frosting to look like lace and draped real flowers that matched my bouquet down the side.

(Once again, thanks to Abby at Studio A Photo in Detroit Lakes for the amazing pictures!)

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