Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wedding Continued: Groomsmen!

      Next up we have our groomsmen!  They wore turquoise ties and napkins to match our bridesmaids dresses.


     Picking out gifts for them was a little more tricky than for our bridesmaids. For the girls, I knew all along that I would like to get them jewelry, it was just a matter of deciding what style.  For the guys, we really had no idea and it took a lot of brainstorming.  Each guy is so different and we didn't want to settle and just get them a monogrammed beer mug, which they might already even have. 

     We were really going for "timeless" with the gifts we gave our bridal party - we wanted them to be special first and foremost, but also last a long time and be used again and again. 

      My husband came up with the idea to get them pocket watches.  I loved it! The timelessness, the revival of something "old and lost." I knew most of them probably wouldn't have one already, so it was perfect. Luckily, they loved them as much as we did!

To match the champagne flutes I got for my bridesmaids, we also got our groomsmen these fun whiskey glasses from ArtsyAsh101.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wedding Details Part I

I'm a pretty detail-oriented person, so wedding planning for me meant personalizing every single little detail possible.  For those who follow my blog, you may remember we asked our bridal party to be part of our special day via cookie (how else?)  with these little guys:

My bridesmaids' dresses were turquoise chiffon with a darker turquoise sash. The dresses alone were beautiful, but needed a little something extra. So my mother and I picked up some really pretty rhinestone brooches and she gave them as gifts to my girls at my bridal shower.

It gave the dress a nice focal point and blended nicely with the jewelery I gave each of my bridesmaids as a gift for being part of my wedding.

Brandy at hotmixcold made the lovely swarovski crystal bead and pearl necklaces, with matching earrings.

I got my sister, the matron of honor, something a little different so she would stand out.  From luxedeluxe

The necklaces looked so pretty on them! I also felt they were classic looking enough to be worn again and again.

 I also gave my bridesmaids these great champagne glasses with dresses painted on them to look like their dresses - from samdesigns22.

Next up: Groomsmen!