After the ceremony and cocktail hour, we headed inside for the
reception. To serve as escort cards, we used test tubes containing the
guests’ names and tables which were then placed at the entrance to our
We scoured the local thrift stores for red hardcover books to decorate
our tables. Not only were they in keeping with our theme, but they
helped to cut down on our floral costs.
Our wedding cake was actually a fake one I made from styrofoam,
fondant, and some decorative pieces (the birds and flower) bought from
etsy. Guests were served from a sheet cake hidden away in the kitchen.
I’m not quite sure why I’m making that face, but I think it had
something to do with our confusion on how to fake our cake cutting.
Custom candy buffet bags were ordered from For Your Party.
In the bottom-right photo above you can see the very last diy
project we finished (the night before!), which involved around 30 paper
lanterns ranging in size from 6″ in diameter to 18″ and lit from within
with LED throwies.
We couldn’t be bothered to figure out the logistics of hanging them, so
we just scattered them on the ground around the dance floor.
Lastly, one of our favourite aspects from our wedding reception was
our photographer-directed photobooth, which was a huge hit. We ended up
with over 200 photobooth pics, which is a crazy lot considering we only
had 45 people at our wedding. I made up a box of props which included
geek glasses, red flowers, mustaches, and some chalkboard speech
bubbles my hubby and I made. The pro pics we received were hilarious
and much much better than if we had an unmanned booth.
Wedding coordination: Fairy Godmother Weddings – Kerry Reid
Photography: Lucida Photography – Melia Sorenson
Videography: Vivid Motion Wedding Films – Eric Gan
Hair/makeup: Wedded Bliss
Flowers: Rosalba Buffat
Venue: Brock House Restaurant
Officiant: Brent Sheppard
Linens & chair sashes: Coveted Covers
Amber, your wedding was incredible! Thank you so much for coming on the site and sharing.
In this world of weddings, soft shades, delicate accents, and pretty little details reign supreme. So, we're thrilled to disembark from the typical and showcase a joyous outdoor wedding filled with bold color choices (which still includes its own share of "the pretty").