Friday, February 8, 2013

Winter Wonderland Wedding

This year I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of an old friend of mine on New Year's Eve. Anne is a very creative individual and there were so many original DIY aspects of her wedding that I knew I just had to share!

It all started with a teapot. Anne had asked for a Teavana teapot for Christmas and Clark had her unwrap it Christmas Eve. After the gift was opened Clark said to Anne,
"Actually, we're still not quite done yet, did you notice the dragonfly on the tea pot?"
"Yeah it's cute!" said Anne, "Thank you!"
"I want you to read what that means" as he pulled out the tea pot along with a small brochure that the tea pot came with which Anne had overlooked. He had highlighted the meaning of the dragonfly.
"It means 'Good Fortune, Infinity, Love, Romance, New Beginnings'"...
Clark had pulled the ring out of his pocket and got down on one knee.
So naturally, the dragonfly at once became a very special symbol of their relationship and new life and family they would be making together.

Anne's dress was made by Casablanca's Bridal from Wendy's Bridal and was simply stunning!

They incorporated their special symbol in the arch under which they said their vowels.

These cool dragon lights were found at Target!

The bride planned ahead for her decorations, cutting these trees down in the spring. Then, with the help of her mom and a young cousin they added the "snow" and glitter.

Another unique idea was the wishing well next to the cake. Instead of giving their gusts favors that would most likely just be thrown away, the couple gave each guest a dollar bill folded in the shape of a heart. Guests were encouraged to use their dollars to make a wish for the New Year in the wishing well and the money would later be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Also since it was a New Year's wedding the guest were directed to their seats with festive decor.

Overall, I would have to say this was the best winter wedding I have ever attended!

(Photo credit: Various wedding guests and Rose DeVore Photography)

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