Thursday, July 19, 2012

{our wedding: the little details}

In the time that we were engaged, I think I was consistently following over 20 wedding blogs on a daily basis (my favorite one being this one).  Since we nailed down a lot of the big vendors early on in our engagement, I became obsessed with looking at all those little details that wedding blogs capture so well.  Here are some of my favorite little details from our wedding:

  {the rings attached to my bouquet were my Grandmother's wedding rings and 
they also served as my "something old" & "something borrowed"}

 {my mom embroidered our wedding date in blue thread and sewed it into the back 
of my dress to serve as my "something blue"}

 {I created these little mint green hearts to be sewn inside all the groomsmens' jackets 
as well as a special one for Chris with our wedding date.  I followed the same method I used to create these bags}

 {maybe this one isnt such a little detail, but I definitely want to share details on the ceremony backdrop we created by following this tutorial.  It was originally supposed to all hang down like a solid back drop curtain, but hours before the wedding we almost got rid of it completely when we realized the wind was making it look incredibly messy.  Our amazing bridal party fixed it by making it into a pulled back curtain!}

 {for our guest book we asked our friends and family to write us little messages from the categories: past (a memory) , present (marriage advice) and future (an idea for our 5 year anniversary).}

 {little gold heart garland I created for the back of our chairs at the head table}

{my favorite macarons from Bottega Louie served as a great platform for our ring shot}

{these swans might be my favorite thing ever.  I purchased the pair almost immediately after we booked our venue (get some for yourself right here).  They hung out in the smaller pool next to the cocktail hour and then stepped into the spotlight during our day after pool party the next day- here & here}


  1. Such sweet details! Those swans are too cute!!

  2. dear natalie, you had the coolest wedding ever. love, jacin

  3. love this post. so glad that backdrop made it to the ceremony!

  4. WOW. I love everything! I love your heart garland!
    Thank you so much for sharing everything!

  5. Is that a David Yurman ring? Its beautiful!!! So is everything else too! Can tell your hard work paid off!!

  6. OK, You have got to google photos from the Traditional Home Hamptons Showhouse- They totally copied you and put blow up swans in the pool!!!

    I like yours better :)

  7. Hi
    Just wondering the colour name and source for the mint and gold ribbons/paper in your ceremony backdrop?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Kelly

      I purchased the mint green crepe paper streamers from and the gold streamers were purchased off Ebay, but I have seen them in craft/party stores before.

      Hope that helps!