wedding stationary

Our 'save the date' set the Irish theme for our wedding. We used a celtic knot that parelleled the tying the knot tone. We also loved that our initials were T and K of course!

The flip side of the T and the K

I kept the font and color scheme the same as the 'save the date' and made the invitations, too! My favorite part was the folder portion. The celebration part was the invite to the reception, the rsvp was a postcard to be sent back, and info included registy and website info.

detail of the invite

This was one of my favorite aspects of the wedding. We had the best chef ever and worked with us on the amazing menu. All the guests liked the creativity and deliciousness of the food! Check it out, we had baileys creme brulee (irish inspired) and served in the cutest espresso cups and  the midori chilled soups  were light orange colored and served in the coolest cone stemware. PRESENTATION points!


Clover Green and Papaya Orange

Our wedding colors were clover green with touches of papaya orange and saffron yellow. We kept it modest at the church with mostly neutral ivory and the clover green. At the reception we added all of the orange and yellow to make it have a brighter, party-feel. The colors were perfect for a June, Irish -inspired day.

The centerpieces consisted of various heights of glass vases with bold, fresh flowers of daises, wildflowers, and bells of Ireland and other greenery. We also put in LED lights in the water and it offered a warm ambiance throughout the room.

The Tapas Bar was decorated with orange and green of course!

I loved my bouquet! The blue ring, from my grandmother, was my something blue. I also added other charms that represented personal moments and memories to the bouquet.

Simple and fun describes our cake. Buttercream cake with nutella filling and orange, green, and yellow confetti of course! The best part is we served it with cartons of Ben and Jerry's ice cream for every guest!

The table runners were made by my mom, grandma,and me. I was looking for an anthropologie, picnic- feel.
our signiture drink was called absolut wedding. it was made with absolute vodka, citron liquor, lime juice. It was served with an orange slice and proved to be a hit! ( ps. I ll share the menu cards and favor next week!)


Our anniversary...

June 12, 2008 : We met.
June 12, 2009 : We got engaged.
June 12, 2010: We got married.

Kirk and I have a very special day. I was shocked when he proposed to me on our one year anniversary of dating in 2009.  When we got around to figuring out a potential wedding day, we realized that June 12, 2010 fell on a Saturday. We went with it.   

I like many different styles, themes, and ideas but I felt that I first needed an overall vision before moving on with the planning. I immediately got out my sketch book and started an idea board full of colors I love, flowers that make me smile, and traditions that mean so much to me. I also thought about what kind of wedding I wanted so I made a list of words : intimate, warm, meaningful, spiritual, creative, fun.  Kirk and I sat down and discussed what was most important to us (good food, making our guests feel special, music, dancing, honeymoon, and making it personal and full of love) and what we could do without ( doves, white shoes, and the electric slide)  and most important: BUDGET.

We got some engagement photos taken and shared some important information with guests six months before our wedding on our wedding website. Check it out at : www.mywedding.com/kirkandtracy

Six months prior we also sent out 'save the date' cards and I'll share those in my stationary week blog! We also had the church, reception venue, dress and suit, DJ, photographer, and florist booked. WHEW!

one of my sketch book pages full of ideas and inspiration.

my favorite engagement picture

engagement pictures = great practice for wedding day!

It's wedding season!

Kate and I got married last summer (not to each other).

We bounced ideas off each other, attended bridal shows, and shared many experiences and laughs along the way. In honor of the upcoming wedding season, I will be posting some aspects throughout June of my wedding that I enjoyed, details that I thought were most meaningful and ideas and thoughts that might help someone along the way of event planning in general. In August, Kate will be sharing her beautiful wedding ideas, too. We both served as our own wedding planners.  I created and came up with most ideas for my wedding. Kate did the same. We each had modest budgets and big ideas. I feel proud with how both evenings turned out.
My wedding in June

Kate's wedding in August