For the reception we moved inside into a quant sunny room. Earlier that morning my MOH and I scurried over to the grounds to take care of all the decorating for the event to come. The majority of the wedding was DIY and revolved around the unexpected theme of "I Dew". Everything was dew covered fruit, lots candles to reflect the little droplets, and a sprinkle of autumn leaves throughout. When I originally started my wedding search I had a more common theme in mind of yellow and red representing the joining of love and friendship. Until I discovered the most delightful wedding favors of two tiny silver pairs used as salt and pepper shakers that stated "The Perfect Pair". I could resist them and from that irresistible purchase our theme was born. From the filling in our cake to the petite framed place settings (where the fruit behind your name was the servers indicator of what dish you'd be having) I went nuts for fruit! haha
One of the most drawn out discussions we had, in regards to the wedding, was seating arrangements. I was pushing for creative seating while Christopher Robin had a more tradition vision in mind. In the end I won and with CR agreeing (after all was said and done), that my decision was the right one, was only icing on the cake. We went with a round sweetheart table in the main bay window with CR's family to our right and mine to our left. In front of us was a long table which consisted of our bridal party and all of our friends. It was nice to be able to enjoy some of our first conversation as husband and wife with a little intimacy. It also made for easy navigation and smooth conversation.
Our main goal was to ensure our guests had an amazing experience. By DIY-ing and saving money on things most go extreme on (my dress was a $150 Ebay find!) we were able to pour our funds into amazing food, endless champagne, cigar bars, and lots of little parting gifts. It's so common for weddings to become all about gifting the bride and groom but we had already received the greatest gift of all by finding each other.
We are still so grateful, everyday, that we were able to find each other so young in life!
Love & Lollies...
PS I was a tad confusing in my last post. Christopher Robin and I will be celebrating ten years together and four married tomorrow. We were wed on the same day we became a couple six years later.
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