We gathered with our closest friends and family in mid-September for our wedding reception. Neither of us have been to too man weddings, so we spent a lot of time talking about the "vibe" we wanted at ours. Casual, laid-back, and very us. Naturally, I made all the decor (who wouldn't want to fold hundreds of pieces of paper for one event?). I made the centerpieces, the cuff links R wore, the earrings I wore, a paper garland curtain for the ceremony back drop, and cranes and stars for the cake and dessert buffet. I also worked with a very close friend of mine, Allison of Utilitu Sewing and Design, and we custom designed R's tie, and my entire outfit. Enjoy!
Photography: Rachel Cadman
I'd been designing my outfit with Allison in secret, so I thought it would be nice for us to do a first look with each other before the reception, and have a nice quiet moment with each other.
We also opted for photos with the family pre-reception when we were all looking our best ;)
All chalkboards by Chalked Creative.
Neither of us are huge cake people, so we asked Nickol of Foxtail Bakeshop to make us a cheesecake topper (we LOVE her cheesecake). I was inspired by an origami cake I saw online and so I made some origami cranes for Nickol to decorate with.
Our officiant, my best friend, was even wearing some original LeeMo Bamboo Oridama earrings ;)
It was an absolutely magical day, and although it was a lot of work to plan and design the whole thing, I wouldn't have had it any other way! We had friends and family come from across the country (literally - Hawai'i and DC) just to spend the weekend with us. We love all of you, and we're so happy to have been able to share our day with everyone!