Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding Snapshots: Table Numbers

You could definitely say that I was one of those girls who has dreamed about her wedding since she was five years old. During the year leading up to our engagement, we were invited to, and attended, at least five weddings. Once we got engaged, I think we attended at least five others. This was an awesome thing for me, because it allowed me to see so many different themes and ideas, so by the time I was really into planning our wedding, I already had a pretty good idea of what I wanted.

I was also lucky enough to have a sister (my Maid of Honor), and Mother who have an unmatched eye for design and decor. I like to say that I planned about 95% of our wedding on my own, but the truth is that I couldn't have done it without the two of them, and I will never be able to express the gratitude I have for everything they did for me during that special time in my life.

One of the elements of our wedding that was most important to me was photography. I knew that the pictures would be one of the only physical memories we would have to keep for the rest of our lives. Again, I was lucky enough to have multiple friends that felt the same way and were either photographers themselves, or had someone fabulous to recommend. When I chose Dana Duncan, my plan was to choose our wedding date around her availability. Yes, I was that girl. Fortunately for us, it was not hard to find a date that worked for everyone, and next thing I knew, we had a wedding date and an engagement shoot scheduled!

B wasn't a huge fan of the idea of an "engagement shoot," but being the wonderful man that he is, he put on his sweet smile and tried to make the best of it. And, of course, being the lovely woman that I am, I made sure to include a quick stop for drinks along the way. We chose Baltimore for our engagement shoot because we live in Maryland, and the wedding was in New Jersey (near my hometown), so I thought it would be perfect to add a little Maryland flavor into that aspect of the wedding.

One of the ideas that I had seen and loved was the use of pictures of the bride and groom, accompanied by a number, and framed to use as the table numbers. I decided that the engagement session was the perfect place to capture these pictures, and Dana obliged. The pictures turned out great, and it was so much fun to see them adorning each of the reception tables. And, even better, we got to keep them and have a few of them around our house today.

So, whether you're wedding planning right now and looking for ideas, or you just love weddings like I do, I thought I would show you a few of the table number photos that we used.

We ended up with 16 tables, which was actually a relief from the 20 we had originally planned for!

This picture was taken right along the Inner Harbor in Baltimore - love.

If you know me (or have read my "About Me" section), you know that I'm a huge NY Jets fan, so we thought it would be a cute addition to use our football jerseys to represent numbers 5 & 6.



So, there you have it; a little glimpse into our wedding. I promise to post some more ideas and pictures. All of our hard work paid off, and it is so much fun to look back on our big day!!

15 comments:

Cait said...

ohmygosh girl i LOVE this idea- i'm always looking for new and exciting 'unique' ways to make our wedding stand out..er i'm not even engaged yet haha..so clearly you get that i've pondering the day for a while ;) xo happy thursday pretty girl!

mrs.mfc said...

I LOVE using pictures for table numbers. At one point I thought I was going to do that........ but as often happens in wedding planning, that was something I had to scratch off the list because I ran low on time!! They look fantastic!

Whitney said...

What a cute idea!!! I wish I had come up with something like that. :)

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

What a fanstastic idea! I LOVE this!

Elizabeth said...

Love it - such a great idea!

Risley said...

LOVE that idea!!

Laura said...

What a cute idea! I love it. The photos are gorgeous - what a cute couple! :)

Erin said...

OK. Officially the CUTEST IDEA EVER!!!

Jillian said...

THat is such a cute idea!! Now I want to get married again so I can steal it!

Mrs. Jones said...

These are simply beautiful! :-) Love the idea, love the pictures!

Raven said...

I absolutely love that idea!! Those pictures are amazing!!

Meghan said...

When I see awesome ideas like this, it makes me want to plan another wedding! I love it!

Jennifer said...

I absolutely adore this idea! I will be lovingly-copying it when we do our engagements later this summer!
I really love the frames as well ~ very pretty touch!

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