Wedding Planning WeekendPosted: May 12, 2014
A couple of weeks ago James and I took a weekend trip to Rhode Island to take care of some wedding planning details. We only had two full days in Rhode Island to get things done, but we successfully accomplished everything we set out to do. We came back home feeling productive, and excited from the decisions we made over the weekend. Now that we have a lot of more of the basics covered, we not only have a better idea of the complete picture, but we can have breathing room to focus on the smaller projects.
The first appointment we went to was to pick out our reception rentals – i.e. linens, tables, chairs, silverware, chinaware, etc. We played around with a lot of different variations of blush, champagne, and ivory before we were able to come to any decisions. Before walking in, we thought we wanted a blush table cloth, with ivory napkins. However, once we started seeing different options, we decided on a champagne tablecloth with an ivory lace overlay, and damask champagne napkins. Picking out our chairs and chinaware was a much faster process. We went with a natural finish on our chairs, and ivory china with a gold rim. For the glassware, we decided to break wedding tradition by going with champagne saucers instead of flutes to keep with a vintage inspired them.
The next leg of our trip involved cake tasting. We knew that we wanted to go with cupcakes instead of having a large traditional wedding cake, so I selected a couple of cupcake bakeries with good reviews and pretty cupcakes. We had two tastings, and ‘The Cupcakerie‘ blew the other bakery out of the water. Not only did we absolutely love the delicious cupcakes, but the customer service and design detail were exactly what we were looking for. We picked out four cupcake flavors to feature at our wedding, and are also having a couple of macaroon trays as part of our sweets display.
Later in the afternoon we took a visit to our wedding venue, a lovely patch of land in the forest. The reception itself will take place on a grassy field surrounded by trees a few hundred feet from the above picture. We’re so glad that we will have these trees to walk through for our photos.
Other parts of our wedding planning weekend included picking up my wedding gown and getting my first set of alterations. However, since those images must remain a secret from James until the wedding day, I’ll reserve those for after the wedding. Our next trip will be in July where we’ll tackle some more planning details, meanwhile we’re staying busy and productive doing what we can from home.