Our Wedding: Part 3 | The DETAILS!

September 22, 2009

When it comes to wedding planning, “they” always tell you not to get caught up in the details. Well I say the details are the fun part! Being engaged got me so excited not only about marrying the man I love, but about all the fun craft projects in store! I’m am HUGE on do it yourself (why buy when you can DIY?) and Geoff was on board with the projects and even willing to help. You already know I made my own wedding dress, veil, bridesmaids dresses and invitations and all the paper goods. Well, there is more, my friends.
Our wedding’s theme was fair / carnival / circus / summer BBQ but mostly the theme was FUN. We just wanted everyone to have a great time, and indulge their inner kid a little bit. Start with the tables. All of our centerpieces were kids board games. We had everything from Operation to Hi Ho Cherry-O to Perfection to Hungry Hungry Hippos to Battleship and so many more!

Our escort cards were High Hill Ranch’s DEEElicious caramel apples.(Ummm…apple farm, no question!) They fit in perfecltly with our theme. We also had homemade caramel corn made by my mother (she makes the BEST) and animal cookies, snow cones, and cotton candy. Cocktail hour was a sugar rush for sure!

Each place setting had a placemat we made, about 140 of them, cut out from different green patterned fabrics. When I get around to it, I want to make a quilt or a picnic blanket from them.

In addition to the games we had our DIY mustaches on a stick at all of the tables and orange and yellow Dahlias in Strauss Creamery (the best dairy EVER, period) cream bottles.

Speaking of flowers Brandi of Party Petals created our beautiful bouquets and ’bouts. She did such a great job, Geoff and I give her the highest recommendation!

Our decorations would not have been complete without the BALLOONS! I loved the pops of color they brought, How can you not love balloons, they are just so fun and cheery.

Geoff took on the task of making our (cup)cake stands. We scoured the thrift stores for candlesticks and platters, pie pans, trays and anything else that was flat and pretty. A couple tubes of epoxy and several cans of spray paint later, and you have our cake stands. I loved how each one was unique and they were all very affordable to create! (I WILL make a tutorial soon!) By the way if you want the BEST CUPCAKES IN SACRAMENTO (ok, ok, best anywhere) check out Babycakes on J street. Geoff and I go there a couple times a month at least. They are sooooo yummy. Easy choice for the wedding!

Our elephant cake toppers were purchased from bunny with a toolbelt on etsy.com. I do plan on buying one of her adorable sculptures for each of our children.
Of course I designed our guestbook! I took the design from our invitations and incorporated it into our own guestbook. Its very similar to the ones we offer our clients. Geoff and I still love reading through all the messages our guests left us.





This post wouldn’t be complete without talking about Geoff’s ring. Or should I say RINGS. Geoff’s first ring, the one he wears the most, we bought from etsy.com seller Stout Woodworks. It is made out of Zebrawood, so beautiful and completely unique. Geoff is always getting comments. Now, although it is a lot sturdier than you might think, a wooden ring is not always practical so that is why we also purchased a titanium ring from another etsy seller Zoe and Doyle. We love that both rings are handmade and one of a kind. I LOVE the ring shots Sarah took of all the rings.

One more wedding post to go! Coming up next…the PARTY!

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mostlydetails posted the following on September 23, 2009 at 12:01 pm.

I’m sure you’ve been getting all kinds of mail since the 100 layers post.. but I just had to say…

You are an inspiration to all DIY brides and those who wish they do/work this kind of magic. What a beautiful wedding for such amazingly talented couple. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful details with us. : )

I will be an avid reader of you blog from now on. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! : )

Mrs. Hayes(aka ashley) posted the following on September 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm.

it looks so beautiful yet so much fun!

danielle posted the following on October 9, 2009 at 6:02 pm.

LOVE YOUR WEDDING. It gives me hope that you can really do something interesting, creative, and festive – all the while sticking to your DIY routes.

I have to say I love the engagement ring and would love to know where Geoff found it. Its beautiful and timeless!


--> LisaWelge posted the following on October 9, 2009 at 10:28 pm.

Thanks Danielle! We purchased Geoff’s ring from Etsy seller Stout Woodworks. It’s really an attention getter! :)

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Jillian posted the following on November 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm.

We are having a “county fair” themed wedding in the summer and I have been looking all over for the big round balloons like you have in your pictures. What are they called/where did you find them??

VoteAudrey posted the following on January 16, 2010 at 10:59 am.

Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the details of your fab retro wedding. Definitely inspired now ;)

Kathleen M. posted the following on February 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm.

You truly are an inspiration!

My fiance and I are having a carnival/fair theme wedding this summer! What’s also neat is that we were planning to have our wedding party walk out to All You Need Is Love (the Blackberry commercial version). Let’s hope our wedding will look and be as FUN as yours! :p

Jessica Regalado posted the following on July 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm.

Hi there Lisa! I’m Jessica from the band UNEAQ. You and Geoff took amazing photos of us a few years back. I just happen to stumble upon your blog, how funny. I was searching ‘Mustache stencils’! Small world. I just wanted to say your wedding was AMAZING…LOVE IT!!
I hope all is well, you and Geoff were so great to work with. I would love to set up a photo session again, this time with my little family. My husband is deployed and is currently in Afghanistan and my beautiful daughter is 15 months old. Once he comes home for good, hopefully next February, I would love a family photo.
Talk to you sometime soon~I’ll keep your blogsite in my favorites!

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