Nick & I got married on November 8, 2008 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Our ceremony was at the beautiful St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and our reception at Geneva National Golf Club, where I worked as a Wedding Coordinator (convenient, right?!) Since I was a wedding planner by day and by night, I really cared about everything little detail and would love to share some of my favorite pictures and ideas with you!
Velour Tracksuits from Old Navy (do people even buy these anymore?!)
Hotel: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Dresses by Bill Levkoff (you really can't tell from this picture, but all 7 were different)
THE WHOLE CREW:
THE MR. & MRS.
Get a ring shot on the newspaper from your wedding date
Use square vases to add height & dimension to your cake
Sigma Chi Sweetheart Serenade
Fun Fact: I was the Sigma Chi Sweetheart my Junior year in college!
Buy a card box that matches your house decor so that you can actually use it!
(all decorations were detachable!)
"so sweet of you to join us" - Caramel Apple favors from Affy Tapple (great pricing!)
Hot Chocolate/Candy Bar: we had a couple of hours in between the ceremony & reception,
so we hosted a hot chocolate & candy bar before the cocktail hour at our reception venue.
It was a huge hit and highly recommended if you want to keep your guests entertained the whole day!
Centerpieces - Add peacock feathers & glitter picks to jazz up silver branch candelabras. Tables names were all important things to Nick & I and they were all explained in the program.
Glue peacock feathers to a plate for a festive candle holder
Head Table - so fun to sit around a big table with your bridal party rather than a long table where no one can talk to each other! Tip: If you can not afford colored linen for all tables, just get it for your head table and cake table! Makes the room pop without the heavy price tag!
White Rose & Stephanotis bouquet w/ rhinestones
Our bridal party was greeted to the head table by these fancy plastic mugs from our favorite college bar! Not the classiest aspect of our wedding, but one of my favorites! Our friends loved going to the bar with their "house cups!" :)