Details? Oh, believe me, they can be darn tricky! For me, it’s really not about how much money people spent on details, though certainly professionals can help you and money has to go somewhere. However, I think it’s more important when details reflect your personalities, help tell your story, and are things you care about. For some it might be the food, for others reception decor and flowers, and others, paper, favors, rings, and other things. Details do not need to overwhelm your wedding venue – many clients already have fabulous wedding venues – but they can really enhance the wedding experience for your guests. Wedding bloggers are a lot better at writing about details. I’ll just show you photographically some of my favorite details from my 2010 weddings!
Mary and Jason‘s wedding is an excellent example of incorporating the rich red of the Chinese wedding culture into a modern and whimsical wedding at the Henderson House that appealed to young and old alike. The escort cards were hand-punched with the matching double-happiness that you can also see on the invite
And this dessert buffet was irresistible. Right Tammy? ;)
Diana and Greg had table linen with these awesome swirly and sheer table cloths at their MIT Faculty Club wedding. I also adore chiavari chairs – they are the perfect touch for a modern city wedding. Blues were the dominant hue throughout the entire wedding
The talented team at Orchids ‘n Blooms executed all floral details flawlessly
I’m still in awe at all the DIY work that went into the next two weddings. DIY is hard, so when people spend time on it, I definitely want to highlight it!
Luci and Owen infused great style into their wardrobe for their wedding at the Harvard Faculty Club, beginning with Luci’s plum-colored dress from Clair La Faye
Their wedding happened just in time for gorgeous peonies – one of my favorite flowers. Accent flowers in shades of pink and yellow matched the flower stamps on the escort cards and favor take-out boxes – love that consistency! The low arrangements helped keep the room for ~40 guests cozy and intimate
Linda and Daniel had a yellow and grey DIY Cape Cod wedding. Linda hand-carved the rose stamp that you can see on the invites, escort cards, and favor boxes. She also used an antique typewriter to type everything. And I love the fact that Daniel’s socks matched Linda’s shoes
A great dress really makes a statement, and the pleated neckline really made Rebecca’s Pronovias dress
Who can resist marshmallows? From Karina and Bryan‘s New Jersey wedding, they had a dessert spread that included a chocolate fountain. Yum!
Nicole and Lino’s destination Puerto Rico wedding was so incredibly fun. Nicole handmade a lot of these fabulous navy blue and white details, and her candy buffet was a smash hit! The favor boxes included bars of handmade soap
Orchids worked their way on the cake and also hung from the draped cloths that transformed the ballroom
Signature drink and a sorbet served in ice cubes.. some of my most memorable moments
Your venue in and of itself can be a detail. The Grand Allee at the Crane Estate wedding of Lauren and Pranay says it all
Or the Bates Reading Hall at Sue and Ryan’s Boston Public Library wedding
Agya and Salil had gorgeous candelabras and transformed their Indian wedding reception at the Boston Long Wharf Marriott Hotel with chiavari chairs, green table cloths, pink napkins, and golden charger plates
Major props to Table and Tulip who brought Sue and Ryan’s vision of freshness and renewal to life in these floral details with succulents and moss and terraniums
Ruffles and elegant pearls complete a look of romance
Stay in season! Britt and Aaron’s autumn wedding at the Harvard Faculty Club incorporated pumpkins, wheat, orange and red accents, and homemade pies!
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