Wednesday, August 28, 2013

wedding recap: reception details

Details seriously make a wedding reception, am I right?

My mom and I, along with our decorator Cricket Newman really put a lot of thought and effort into all of the details.

The Cinema isn't the most exciting venue, but we really tried to make it work. Cricket and her staff are so good at what thy do and seriously transformed this old movie theater.

The lamps and console tables came from my mom's office and we displayed the guest book here for guests to sign.

I ordered these cocktail napkins through my friend Elizabeth's boutique, Formosa.

My dad and uncle came up with the signature drink idea. I thought of a "his and hers" but it got too complicated. We didn't want a full bar for many reasons, but I wanted at least one drink other than beer and wine. A madras was perfect because we could pre-mix the vodka, crandberry, and orange juice and unlike soda, it wouldn't go flat! It also helped make the lines at the bar go more quickly! We didn't want a slow bar at all.

Beef tenderloin.

Mini caesar salad bites. After the wedding one of my friends tried to recreate them and sent me a picture of the ones she made. They were a HIT!

This is such a classic Cricket Newman display!

Brownies- can you ask for more?

Open face cucumber and tomato sandwiches.

Southern ham biscuits.

I loved the centerpieces! The peach tree flowers made it!

We have leftover pecan pie bites and the maple cookies (frozen) and dang it they are still as good today as they were on March 23!

Beautiful fruit display!

This table cloth was my maternal grandmother's Army-Navy tablecloth. The silver goblets are also my paternal grandmother's.

This draping was beautiful! It covered the kitchen that we didn't want guests to see. Thank you Cricket!

These were our favors for our guests. I really wanted to do boiled peanuts or some sort of peanut but our venue doesn't allow anything peanut because of allergies. These Nams Bits Chocolate Chip cookies were a hit! My mom's company was able to order them wholesale for us! You can find them online here on Amazon.



ryann said...

the food was delicious and the venue was gorgeous, for sure! It was a great evening!

Amanda aka Manda said...

Love all the little details!! So pretty!

Annie said...

Perfect details! I love your cocktail napkins too!

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Megan said...

How fun and adorable are those favors? Totally taking some mental notes for when it's my big day!

In the Pink said...

This whole post made me so hungry hahaha! I love the favors - we did cake pops and I think food-related favors are the way to go! My baby shower is Peter Rabbit themed and I think my mom is going to make little chocolates in the shape of carrots and rabbits for the favors!

Kristin said...

Gorgeous center pieces! And the brownies look amazing

Whitney said...

boiled peanuts as a wedding favor? oh my gosh. that would have been adorable! haha. I texted my mom today that I wanted boiled peanuts as soon as I land on Sept. 27!