Any Princess Bride fans out there? If not, the title of this page probably seems a tad loopy, no? Watch and be amused:
Hubby and I were married in December, 2008 but we’ve been together since 2002. We were planning to elope, but our families protested so we had a bit of an un-wedding-y wedding. Here are some pictures from our wedding day:
My dress was based on the wedding dress Grace Kelly wore, but mine had 3/4 sleeves, a shorter hemline and I opted for peach silk and black lace instead of white. I don’t get to wear fancy dresses as often as I’d like, so I didn’t want to waste the opportunity on the obligatory white wedding dress (not that I’m knockin’ it). Although I “designed” the changes I wanted and purchased the materials, I had a dressmaker make it for me.
|Grace Kelly, 1956|
I did DIY my own hair and makeup . . .
. . . and the flowers, plus a gift for each guest, as well as the box for cards and our guestbook/scrapbook (scroll down for details). Our invitations were from Target. We just added our own text and printed.
We were married at city hall in Toronto, Canada. It was cheerily decorated because it was Christmas. Plus it was a Saturday, so there were no people milling about, paying their bills and such. Just us!
|I kind of had a hard time being “serious”.
I just wanted to have fun, eat some cake, then fly to Greece with my beloved hubby.
We then had a very small brunch reception at the Hôtel Le Germain, Toronto.
|Hôtel Le Germain|
|Hôtel Le Germain|
For wedding favors, I made “Christmas Spiders” (because we were married so close to Christmas). According to German folklore, every Christmas tree has to have a spider, a reminder of St. Nicholas turning cobwebs into tinsel. There’s a super cute story that goes with these glittery guys.
I wrapped the spiders in these cream boxes with black ribbon (Our invitations were cream with black text) and they also served as place cards because each had a tag with a guest’s name. I used special scissors to create the scalloped edges on each name tag. I also asked the chef to make a Christmas cake with icing made to look like presents for dessert.
I made our box for cards from an old cardboard box. I wrapped it with fabric and ribbon to make it look like a present (sense a theme?) and then embellished with some handmade ribbon flowers and leaves, made by my mom.
Instead of a having a guestbook, I created pages for our scrap book with photos of us through the years in the middle. We asked guests to write us messages using a gold pen. Then we inserted the finished pages into a scrapbook I made, which chronicled the day.
Our “getaway” car! We left for our honeymoon in Greece the same afternoon. It was lovely to have our family wave goodbye to us as we departed. We were headed someplace warmer, that’s why we were grinning ear to ear. Joke was on us. We brought the cold weather to Greece.
And yes, there were guests in attendance. The pictures look like we just eloped anyway, right? I just want to respect our family by not plastering their faces on my blog. Some would not be pleased. But imagine our guests smiling ear to ear, dressed all pretty.
And now we’re happily mawwied.