I have to admit that flipping through all of these wedding photos has been really fun. What a blast we had! As I’m sure most people would say I wish we could go back and live it all over again just one more time. I wouldn’t change a thing (well, I would have taken a sleeping pill the night before to get better sleep…I was too excited to sleep!) but I feel like I would savor each moment just a wee bit more because it was so special. When people tell you your wedding day will be one of the best of your life it is true. So without further ado below are the last bits and pieces of our special day. Oh, and if you missed it there are more details HERE and why we chose Whistler HERE.
Instead of flowers we used stumps and candles to create an alter space filled with twinkly lights.
Old tree stumps with cushions provided seating for our parents and grandparents.
It may sound unusual but besides the tree stumps we had an entirely standing ceremony. We asked everyone to step in close together and get cozy and it created such an intimate and special atmosphere. The ceremony ended up being my favorite part of the entire experience.
Probably not a shocker to hear I’m all about the food, so for dinner it was important to me that it felt casual and comfortable, like we were having everyone over to our house for dinner. The long farmhouse style tables were the perfect way to make that happen. Also, candles. Lots and lots of candles in mercury glass votives. It was so romantic and dreamy, especially with the snowy mountains right outside the windows.
The “dinner at our house” feel also meant having some food on the table to start. We had bread with dips, bowls of olives, open bottles of wine and salads ready for people to dive in when they took their seats.
The table setting was simple, and I loved it. A linen napkin and navy ribbon with a sprig of rosemary, a nod to my love of cooking.
The winner for thing I cared about the least in all of wedding planning…the cake. I know, some people are probably thinking I’m crazy but I’m just not a sweets person. I asked for something tiny for us to cut and we instead provided some sweet bites next to the dance floor for late night cravings.
The winner for thing I cared about the most…the dance party. I take them very seriously and am happy to report this was the best one ever. I imagine I’m probably serenading my new husband with something classy like Britney Spears (no seriously).
Almost forgot, if you’d like to see more pictures you can check out some of these blogs who were kind enough to feature our big day.
Petite Pearl Events
Tutu & Fru
Rocky Mountain Bride