I decided to do a quick recess from the order of recaps, and instead of jumping right into the processional and ceremony, like I had promised, I'm going to take you on a tour of all the church details. This way I can go into depth about them a little before you get a chance to glance at them during the ceremony recaps. I gave you guys a glimpse into the decorations when I set up the week of the wedding, but there were things that weren't quite finished yet, and detail pictures always look better when taken by a professional with great lighting =]
We'll start with the outside of the church and work our way inside.
wood sign I made pointing our guests in the right direction. You'll see this sign again in future recaps...
wreaths and painted letters I made. These wreaths recently underwent a transformation and were used for the wedding of family friend. She added some purple flowers into the mix and took off the letters. They were gorgeous, and now the work is done for me for my cousin's wedding in October. I was planning on adding in purple for her, and now I don't have to!
briefly here. You can get a glimpse of it fully signed in the picture below. It was a nice alternative for a guestbook at the church.
program. Even though I hated them at 2 o'clock in the morning the week of my wedding, I'm really glad I put in the time and effort to pull off what I initially wanted. Our guests loved them, I got to keep one, and the back page actually ended up being extremely helpful in getting through our family portraits.
unity candle, altar arrangements, and the "table runner" I made as well. I never did do a DIY post on that, but it was very easy. I printed out the design on my printer and laid it under a piece of white material. Then I traced and painted the design. Then it was just a matter of hemming the white material and attaching it to the green material, and then hemming those edges as well. I actually used Heat N' Bond instead of sewing it together. It held up wonderfully throughout the day, but it never made it to the reception hall like I was originally thinking. It just wasn't worth the hassle of taking it over there and finding a spot for it. Anyone have ideas of what I should do with it now?
And as a sneak peek to our ceremony, here is a picture of the whole church decorated and filled with our friends and family.
Next up: This time I'll actually do the processional!
Unless otherwise stated, all pictures are by Brandy Swartz of Photography by Brandy.
In case you've missed anything...
Heading To The Church
Slipping Into My Dress