Right from the moment my Pandora station spit out Gotye and then followed it with Ingrid Michaelson’s “Sort Of,” consecutively, I knew it was going to be a good day.
And then I thought to myself, “wow, this Pandora station is positively nailing my taste in music right now!”
And then I thought to myself, “I wonder what station this is! Lemme see…”
And that’s when I realized I’d been listening to my iTunes playlist THE. WHOLE. TIME. *mind blown up from stupidity*
Anyways, even though that really happened, I’m still having a great afternoon/evening, and I hope you are, too. And if you’re not, I hope this wedding I’ve got here cheers ya right up. And if you need a little extra cheering up, Bambino’s at the end of it all to push you over that cheer edge. DOUBLE RAINBOW OF CHEER!! all the way. So intense.
So, the fabulous Annika of AE Pictures Inc. submitted what you’re about to see, and… you guys?
You are gonna LOVE, this wedding. Love it. Like, you’re gonna be attracted to it, its pheromones, and then it’s gonna draw you in and make you wanna cuddle next to it in bed while it smokes a cigarette and says, “GTFO of my apartment.”
… but that was just my Sunday night, and it might have been Don Draper, and it might have only been “What?” that he said. So you could totally have like, a different experience. A better experience.
No but seriously, on a serious note. The lovely lady whose words you’re about to read, says something in her write-up that hits home for me– and even though I preach this kind of stuff all the time, even *I* (whoopdedoo) need to be reminded of some basic things as I plan for my own nuptials…
“The more your ceremony and reception reflect you as a couple, the more meaningful it will be to the people who share your special day with you.”
So true. It’s so easy to get caught up with trends and suggestions from others, and all of it can quickly overwhelm you. Happens to the best of us. So Jen’s words are an important reminder of what’s best for everyone!
Ok, let’s get to those words from our gorgeous bride, Jennifer:
Kent and I got engaged on the Storybook Land at Disneyland, which helped set the tone for our wedding. We wanted it to be youthful and fun, as well as incorporate stories we love as well as our own love story. Our ceremony included a reading from Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go” and meaningful moments from our love story. The best part of our ceremony was walking through the doors of the church and being completely overwhelmed by all our loved ones being there and making eye contact with my handsome hubby to be for the first time.
The reception centerpieces were marked by chapters and each table flag reflected on a significant memory from our love story. The colors were green, pink and purple and all the decorations were whimsical and rustic. My favorite part about planning the wedding ceremony and reception was figuring out how to include our love story and the people we love in unique ways. Take the time to hand-make as many things as possible and give your decorations personality. Choose songs that are significant to you for the ceremony. Have a photo booth – guest love it!! Don’t worry about what is traditional or expected, plan everything with the mentality that its a big party celebrating you! The more your ceremony and reception reflect you as a couple, the more meaningful it will be to the people who share your special day with you! Don’t sweat the small stuff!
And now, back by popular demand… A Day in the Life of Bambino McPuppypants:
In today’s installment, Bambino realizes he desperately needs more than a landline.
Ok, so tell me…
1) Any favorite elements of this fab event, in particular? I’m digging the trikes, for starters. And then of course there are the incredibly lovely and ethereal (I never know if I’m using that word correctly) florals floating in little masons. S’koot! Kootest!
2) Speaking of kootness, how freaking cute is this couple?! Eh? AMIRITE?
3) Also also, did you miss Bambinoface? He’s such a diva.
xoxo - Alison
Photography: AE Pictures Inc. / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Caterer: Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club / Event Planner: Affrunti Events / Floral Designer: Shelby’s Garden / Reception Venue: Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club / Dress Designer: Pronovias / DJ: Denon & Doyle Entertainment / Shoes: Max Studio / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse