“What does it mean?” is a continuing series where we ask a blogger how they brought meaning into their wedding. Today we are honored to hear from Alison Faulkner and her husband, Eric Robertson. Alison is the one woman show of The Alison Show, a blog and series of DIYs.
“My husband and I are very different, but we both place a lot of value in two things: creativity and making others feel included. I think we brought meaning to our wedding by showcasing our creative talents, and by creating what is still talked about (almost 5 years later) as an epic dance party.
My husband is a composer and musician, so at our wedding he played the song he wrote and used to propose to me. He played it on a keyboard for all of our guests, and the parts he couldn’t play live, he recorded digitally. I loved watching my friend’s and family be in awe of his talent, a talent I continue to be in awe of.
“I’ve worked in advertising, design, and now write mostly about crafts and how to party with style. I didn’t want just a wedding; I wanted a full-blown conceptual masterpiece. We went for “Lovebirds” concept with a 1940’s feel to reflect my vintage engagement ring. I was able to put my creative touches on almost every detail, with the help of the wedding planner so I wouldn’t turn into a crazy dictator. I worked with so many creative geniuses that the whole thing turned into a creative love fest, and this was really meaningful to me. I loved hearing people “ooh” and “aww” at all the little touches.
At the wedding dinner the night before the wedding, we taught all of the wedding party and relatives a choreographed dance, and this was KEY in getting everyone up and dancing when it was time to party. That and I think the invitations telling people they were coming to “Eat, love and boogie” didn’t hurt either.
Looking back I’m so glad I reached out for help even though planning and crafting are things I love so much. If I hadn’t asked for help I would have been too wrapped up in the details and crafts and I would have forgotten about the people. And that’s what a wedding’s all about, right? People coming together and having a giant love fest.”
Thank you, Alison and Eric, for being a part of “What does it mean?”
“What does it mean?” is a continuing series where we ask a blogger how they brought meaning into their wedding. Today we are honored to hear from Charlotte Rivers and her husband Daniel. Charlotte is a design and lifestyle writer living in England by the sea. She is the blogger of Lottie Loves, a blog featuring the lovely things that inspire her.
My husband and I married in the winter in a beautiful church in West London. We then piled all our guests onto London buses and took them to a local pub where we ate amazing food, drank lots of fine wine and had our friends spin some records late into the night. It was the most special day made all the more special by our amazing family and friends that were there with us… Aside from the memories of the day itself what we really loved about our wedding, and the lead up to it, was that we involved as many of our creative friends (and ourselves) in the process as possible. We designed the invitation, order of service, menus and coasters ourselves and had them letterpress printed (of course!). My best friend wrote on the black boards in the pub in her beautiful calligraphic handwriting. She also wrote the heart shaped signs for the tables which were named after different towns in Australia (where my late mother and her family are from). Another best friend came from India with a bag full of beautiful silk butterflies she’d made which she dotted around the walls of the pub. My little brother and his fiance created all the confetti cones and handed them out to our guests. Two of our friends sang during the service. My husband’s auntie created the beautiful flower arrangements that we had on the tables and around the pub, and my seven (!) wonderful bridesmaids created all of their bouquets, and mine. Finally my best friend’s father created our super original cake topper (he is a Royal Academician you know) which sat on top of our simple white wedding cake which was made by Meg Rivers Cakes (a company started by my late mother).
Hey Brooklyn Bride readers! My name is Michelle Edgemont and I’m a wedding designer based in Brooklyn, NY. This is the start of a new series I’m writing for Brooklyn Bride called Pattern Pretty Palette. As a trained textile designer, I love, love, love patterns. A fun design mixed with a modern engagement or wedding image equals one fab palette. – Michelle Edgemont
These particular colors in this post scream September wedding to me. That time right when the wind turns chilly but I’m still wearing bright flats from the summer.
Have you ever had a videographer stick a camera in your face at a wedding so you could do a video toast to the happy couple? Its kinda annoying right? You never have a chance to figure out what you’re going to say, then just end up waving, saying congrats, and looking totally awkward. Now what if there were a way to get that video on your own terms, when you can figure out something meaningful to say to the couple, without all the noise and craziness of a reception….or maybe you’re unable to attend the wedding, but still want to sent a personal note to the couple conveying your happiness…well, now you can! Evergram.com is the perfect way to capture heartfelt wishes, audio and video messages, and even texts from your guests thats delivered to you on your wedding day in 1 perfect package. Its the ultimate wedding album!
All YOU have to do is sign up, set up your page, and send the link out to all your guests…the rest is up to them. What you’re left with are memories you can go back to over and over again…its kinda priceless!
And now, if your wedding is between October 15 and December 15, 2012, then you’re eligible to try Evergram.com Beta for free! Plus, the first 100 qualifying respondents to invite their guests to participate will receive a $20 Starbucks giftcard. Click this link to receive an exclusive invitation to use Evergram today!
[images from Evergram]
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