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I realize that my “details” might not be quite as exciting as some people as about a month or two before the wedding, I just kind of stopped caring about them and I was too busy doing other things.

First, let’s start with some florals:

This is my tossing bouquet with the type of wine we ended up choosing. It was pretty good!

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Our semi-economic centrepieces – 12$ each. I kind of wish I did something a bit more original, but in the end, it doesn’t really matter. But I can stil wish…

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My gorgeous bouquet. I dried it by hanging it from one of our lamps and now keep it in a vase in our kitchen.

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I love Shirley Temples. I’m not a huge alcohol drinker and I didn’t want to be drunk on my wedding day, so Shirley Temples it was. But, I’m not the only one:

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Most of the paper related items in our wedding were very simple: usually a white paper with information on it with a red or black frame. Here is our Reception schedule:

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Here is kind of what each table was set up like: flowers and electric candles on mirror (we weren’t allowed any open flames), one bottle each of red and white wine, reception programs and place cards.

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We had really funky looking napkins. Originally, they were supposed to be erect cylinders, but you know how well that would go over with a bunch of engineers *rolls eyes*.  You can kind of see part of a place card on the bottom left.

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Here is our dessert table – too bad I couldn’t really eat anything from it! (We also had a fruit platter. And I ate cheesecake with the crust cut off, for that’s how I roll.)

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How much effort did you put into “the details” at your wedding? Did any one notice and/or appreciate them? If you’re not married yet, is that a priority for you?

Next up: A Penguin mini theme.

All pictures taken by Kathleen Goertzen of Precious Portrait.

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When Mr. Bean and I got engaged, my parents were quite pleased. (They knew it was coming as Mr. Bean won brownie points by asking permission from my dad first!) However, Mama Bean did have a few requests to make us on our big day:

  • That we were not allowed to elope – it’s going to be a celebration!
  • That we would get married in a church.
  • That there would be a champagne toast to the bride.
  • That every table would have a glass of wine.
  • That we not move in together, etc. now that we were engaged.

Dad Bean was very specific:

  • Do not choose the house wine as your red wine as it is disgusting (… and you don’t want to have your guests remembering the bad wine, etc. etc.)

Given our traditional christian backgrounds and the fact that my parents are helping us pay, Mr. Bean and I acquiesced to their agreement. I wouldn’t want to elope anyways, planning is too much fun!

What requests have your parents/family made of you and what have you done about them?

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