Sending off a bride and groom at the end of their reception is a classic tradition that lives on today. The sendoff can add an extra bit of style and personality to the end of a couple’s big day. However, keep in mind that many venues have restrictions on what may be allowed. If your chosen venue does not allow sparklers or loose materials (like confetti or flowers) just know that there are a plethora of options for you to choose from. Remember, noise-makers like cow bells or tambourines could make for a memorable exit. You may have to put your thinking cap on, but once you start thinking outside the box your grand exit will become more personalized than you could have ever imagined.
Streamers or ribbons add a pop of color that can tie into your color scheme and are a great idea for a daytime getaway. These wands are an awesome no-mess option and can also become a noise-maker, if you so choose, by simply adding small bells to the top of the wooden dowels. This alternative can complete your day by adding a touch of lightheartedness and whimsy.
Do you love neon colors? Do you want your send-off to illuminate the night sky? Glow sticks may be the perfect option for your special day. These glow sticks can be handed out while guests are still on the dance floor which would give your reception a club atmosphere and delightful pictures.
If your chosen venue does not allow sparklers or loose materials (like confetti or flowers) just know that there are a plethora of options for you to choose from. Remember, noise-makers like cow bells or tambourines could make for a memorable exit. You may have to put your thinking cap on, but once you start thinking outside the box your grand exit will become more personalized than you could have ever imagined.
Image 1: Laura Murray / Image 2: Paula Bartosiewicz
Katie & Wes’ fun and colorful wedding was such a joy to be a part of! We LOVED this day and this couple! This gorgeous wedding is now featured on Green Wedding Shoes! Click here to see more of it!
The couple chose to seat their 75 guests at two long farm tables, which were a real focal point for the evening. The wooden tables were set with vintage china, delicate grey runners, and a gorgeous mix of florals in wood boxes, delicate brown bottles, and beautiful smoky glass and stone urns filled with textural and lush blooms in a deep and saturated color palette. Watercolor painted place cards, loose artichokes and beautiful votives finished off the tables perfectly. Overhead, an eclectic mix of Edison bulbs were hung to give the tables a gorgeous glow.
Some of our other favorite details included a whiskey tasting, Free People bridesmaid dresses, and custom made cowgirl boots for the bride! This wedding is so much FUN. We hope you love it as much as we do!
photography: Connie Whitlock // venue: Crooked Willow Farms Larkspur, Colorado // event design + planning: A Vintage Affair Events // florals: Bare Root Flora // wedding dress: Rivini from Little White Dress // bride’s custom boots: Cry Baby Ranch & Liberty // bridesmaid dresses: Free People // hair: Alicia Cox from Twig Hair Salon // makeup: Liz Wegrzyn Makeup Artist // groom’s suit: Andrisen Morton // groomsmen suits: Studio Suits // stationery: paper & cup design // calligraphy: Taryn Eklund Calligraphy // catering: Biscuits & Berries // rentals: Events Rents // officiant: Gaddy Noi // lighting: Lighting and Design by Scott // pocket watches: Pocketwatch Keepsakes // custom stained glass window: TrickyPeaseDesigns // table runners: La Tavola
Heidi and Paul’s July wedding is being Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!! This couple was very easy-going and so much fun to work with! I love the bright colors and fun details that went into this day. It was great working with Connie Dai Photography, Violet Floral Design, and Epicurean (can’t beat a yummy food truck)! One of the best parts of the wedding was the amazing gelato from Fior di Latte. See the full feature on Green Wedding Shoes by clicking HERE!
Mint Ombre Table Numbers. Connie Dai Photography.
Heidi and Paul chose a 100 year old barn nestled in the mountains overlooking a lake and a meadow where a buffalo herd roams (literally!). Playful invites with a sewn fabric pocket with pinked edges containing an invitation set the tone for the day. The same fabric was used to tie the boutineers. A gorgeous Anna Campbell gown with delicate beadwork and flowing silk chiffon paired with a floral crown was perfect for this free spirited bride. Tricia of Violet Floral Design did an amazing job creating a large, lush and vibrant floral arrangement set atop on a vintage buffet for a simple yet stunning ceremony backdrop. The couple’s American Bulldog Mattie was all dolled up as the flower girl with fresh florals attached to her collar. For the reception tables, Tricia of Violet Floral Design used a mismatched collection of mint glass and clear class clusters packed with beautiful peaches and blush toned flowers. Lovely pastels colors created a whimsical feel. Tucked in the vases were mint ombre table numbers. Selecting the food for their celebration was one of their favorite parts of the planning process, and they couldn’t have been happier with their choices: a delicious food truck and a refreshing gelato cart, which were also huge hits with their guests. One of my favorite details was their wedding hashtag #itstartedwithamohawk. Heidi really wanted to choose an original hashtag, so she went for one of the reasons why she first fell for Paul!
Thank you everyone for pulling it together to create this lovely day:
Photography: Connie Dai Photography/ Flowers: Violet Floral Design/ Planner & Design: A Vintage Affair Events and Rentals / Food Truck: Epicurian/ Gelato Cart: Fior di Latte/ Dress Designer: Anna Campbell from Felice Bridal / Stationary: Teal Typewriter / Guitarist: Chris Webb /DJ: A Music Plus / Hair Stylist: Alex Cox Hair Design /Makeup Artist: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry / Ceremony Benches: Chairs with Character / Venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park