Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our wedding decorations and details

My hand painted signs were spread out through the ceremony and reception sites.

Silk flower petals all along the aisle. We gave people little pouches with blue and orange petals which they tossed during our recession.

My brother Martin build this BEAUTIFUL cedar box for us, it has our wedding pattern laser engraved in the lid and 2 locks with two keys on each side. We used this as our unity symbol, Scott and I wrote love letters to each other prior to the ceremony and locked them unread inside this box. Each year for our anniversary we will add another letter. If one day we should come to a rough patch or on our 25 wedding anniversary we get to open the box and read the letter together.

Our wedding programs. More photos of this one to follow in a later post.

Orange Cala lillies were my wedding flowers my maid of honour and I made the bouquets and the boutoneers ourselves the night before. For the bridesmaids we mixed orange and white cala lillies since their dresses were Orange.


Little fabric - flower  garlands showed you the way to the bathrooms.

Seating Chart


I made TONS of these fabric flag buntings, with orange, blue and white fabric on which i printed my orange and blue pattern, there are all held together by blue and orange satin ribbon.

I printed the napkins with the orange as well as the blue pattern.
The little favours were handmade fabric pouches filled with our own mix of Chrysantheum and Green tea. The label was also the seating card.

The I sewed 8 blue and 8 orange table runners each about 10 feet long.

The center pieces were more than 30 herb plants, we had everything there from different types of parsley to lemon balm, basil, rosemary and many more.
I also had different kinds of glassjars filled with candy, dried peaches and oranges.

The table numbers where all handpainted onto different shaped and sized pieces of wood.

There were mini-flag buntings around the dessert table.

 The wedding cake was made by our AMAZING friend Nicole Grinstead, with a beautiful caketopper made by the wonderful Marigold Santos. The two of them incorperated our colors and wedding pattern into the cake design. It fit breathtakingly into the entire setting. The cake was a vegan and nut-free moist chocolate cake with raspberry filling, buttercream and fondant on the outside.

There were many more details of which I haven't found any photographs yet. They might follow in the next post!

Photographer: Kes Tagney
Except for the cake and the boutoneer photo that was taken by Martina and Kirkor Cinarli. 
Wedding cake: Nicole Grinstead and Marigold Santos
Design of any printed writing and the program: Fiona Clark
Wedding pattern, printing, sewing and making of mostly all the decorations: Maria Doering
Assistants: Scott Fisher, Fiona Clark, Suzanne Kennedy ... and MANY MORE! 

We did have a TON of friends and family help us throughout the last 6 months with production of decorations, invitations, set up, etc. EVERYONE pulled together during the last 4 days before the wedding to ensure that it would be the MOST beautiful day of our lives. THANK YOU to ALL!


Anonymous said...

Maria, everything was so beautiful! You did a wonderful job. Congratultions to you both! God Bless!
Best regards,
Gina Vitarelli

Maria Doering said...

Thank you so much Gina!! It was most definitely the most beautiful day of our lives ( so far!) !!!!