Wedding Scrapbook

Was putting together a wedding scrapbook necessary? No.
Do I even like scrapbooking? No.
Did I inexplicably hoard items from our wedding in dreams of a scrapbook anyway? Yes.

Six months after our big day and the wedding scrapbook is finally done.

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Our San Diego Wedding :: Summary

We were so happy with the way our wedding turned out! I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of the line – but I’m out of blog posts about it. Haha. It’s been fun reliving our big day though and I hope you’ve found a few nuggets of inspiration.

Below is a summary of our posts and information on our vendors, in case you missed something!

Venue: The Thursday Club
Caterer: Epic Catering
Photographer: True Photography
DJ: DJ Sound Express
Flowers: San Diego Wholesale Flowers

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0108jennifer_henry_hankWedding Program

0101jennifer_henry_hankBar Signs

0096jennifer_henry_hankEscort Cards

0099jennifer_henry_hankQuote Signs

0122jennifer_henry_hankMr. & Mrs. Signs

0116jennifer_henry_hankChampagne Bottle Centerpieces and Table Numbers

0113jennifer_henry_hankMenus

0142jennifer_henry_hankTable Settings

0151jennifer_henry_hankThe Food

On to the next adventure!

 

 

Our Wedding :: Table Settings

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When it came to putting our table settings together on our wedding day, I was ecstatic with the way our vision came to life. Over the course of planning, we had boxes of candle votives, printed quizzes, wood boards, candles, etc that we had never actually laid out on a table to visualize. So when the day came, I was nervous. What if the center pieces weren’t full enough? What if we didn’t have enough time to piece everything together? What if it looked cheap and silly?Read More »

Our Wedding :: Menus

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Ah – the wedding dinner menu. Some people have them, some people skip them. Those who have them either print cards for the place settings or have a board up with the food options written out. The option brides and grooms chose depends heavilyΒ on how their food is being served. For our wedding, we served food family-style (large platters of food served to each table) so we decided a family-style menu would work just fine!Read More »

ο»ΏOur Wedding :: Champagne Bottle Centerpieces and Table Numbers

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By far, my favorite project of the entire wedding was our centerpieces / table numbers. In fact, using champagne bottles as the centerpieces was the first decoration idea and decision of the event. My husband and I both love champagne and were more than willing to make the great sacrifice of drinking a bunch for the sake of the wedding. Haha!

With limited materials, these champagne bottle centerpieces were surprisingly inexpensive and easy – once the bubblies wore off, of course. The best part was the majority of bottles used were gifts from our engagement. How’s that for meaningful upcycling?!Read More »

Our Wedding :: Mr. & Mrs. Chair Signs

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As cheesy as this sounds, I was unbelievably stoked when I realized we had the perfect set up for “Mr.” and “Mrs.” chair signs. Most table layouts put the bride and groom’s backs to a wall which makes chair signs a little silly.

I have seen some really adorable signs. Wood cut-outs. Chalkboard signs. Even really beautiful floral displays. We opted to stick with the aesthetic of gold lettering but made a few slight mistakes along the way.Read More »

Our Wedding :: Quote Signs

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I am a total sucker for quotes. You can bet that I have Pinterest boards upon Pinterest boards filled with motivational or sweet, sappy quotes saved for a rainy day. I definitely have a few hanging around the house. I even kept a journal growing up to hold all of my favorite quotes (before the age of Pinterest) that I still keep handy.

So when it came to planning our wedding, we knew we had to include a few quotes to help capture our delightful and weird love. We selected three quotes. One that we both loved and one each to represent the way we felt.

The one we both loved is pictured above.

We are all a little weird
and life’s a little weird
and when we find someone whose
weirdness is compatible with ours,
we join up with them
in mutual weirdness
and call it love.

Dr. Seuss

My husband and I both openly embrace our weirdness and find that our individual weirdness blends well together. We both enjoy the little things in life and celebrate the momentsΒ that make life fun. Whether it’s playing in bubbles at Disneyland or taking goofy photos to get on the video board at baseball games, we always strive for laughs and fun, even if others may think we’re weird.

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Our Wedding :: Escort Cards

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Call them what you want… escort cards… seating cards…place cards. All the same, helping guests find their seats has become one of those most creative design choices at weddings today. Gone are the days of simple place cards and table maps. Today, we see everything from elaborate displays of photos to clever, theme-related tokens of the day. I have seen some really inspiring solutions both in person and online.

However, for our wedding, we went for a simple DIY solution that was personalized but didn’t break the bank on budget.Read More »

Our Wedding :: Bar Signs

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In January, we got married in a venue that required us to provide everything, except tables and chairs. In booking our caterer, we had the option of having the company stock the bar or providing our own alcohol. Given the venue’s liquor license limited the type of beverages we could serve (wine and beer), we opted to stock our own beverages. Who wouldn’t want the leftover wine?!

Our guests were, for the most part, from out of town so we decided to play up the “We’re from California” aspect. We stocked the bar with wines from California and craft beers native to San Diego. A little local flavor to delight the crowds.

Self-stocking the bar and straying off the normal course of selection meant we needed to provide some guidance to our guests. Thus, we dreamed up these signs for the bar. In theory, they were awesome! In execution… oof.Read More »