Chinese lanterns, and strings of white lights hung every where. My main color was yellow — but I had some white & green accents here and there also. The backyard was full of greenery, and white & yellow flowers. We purchased mason jars from Publix to hold some of the flowers, but mostly to hold white candles. Online we purchased bottles & jars from Specialty Bottle. We used 4 different sized bottles to hold flowers for each centerpiece. The bottles sat on top of wood planks we rented from our florist.

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Our menu was pretty much a huge salad bar. You would go through the line picking out what toppings you wanted on it. There was chicken & steak strips, as well as other basic salad toppings like onions, peppers, cheese etc. But you could also eat the meat separately from the salad if you wanted. The sides were baked potatoes – sweet & regular, wheat rolls or biscuits with homemade apple butter. To drink we had water with lemon, tea (sweet & unsweet), and lemonade. An old friend of ours catered. She’s catered other friends’ weddings before but she doesn’t have a real business, it’s sort of an at home thing. She really loves to cook!

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Because alcohol is so expensive, and Nathan & I aren’t huge drinkers we had a coffee bar instead (we love coffee). We used Cafe Ala Carte. The guests could order any drink they’d like from lattes to cappuccinos. The jars we ordered from Specialty Bottle were used to hold our favors — Starbucks coffee beans! Another favor we had were Tazo tea bags (for the non-coffee drinkers). We used 3 different flavors — Wild Sweet Orange, Green Tea, & Calm – which I believe was just a plain black tea. We put them in ivory favor bags we purchased at Michael’s craft store.

Angela, thank you so much coming on Once Wed today to share your wedding. We wish you and Nathan a lifetime of happiness!

[Images c/o Beulah Anne]

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Comments (15)

kathleen | Reply

Where did you get the jars for your favors — same place as the others? Those look like the ones I’ve been considering for our honey favors. It’s nice to see them in context and with stuff in them as opposed to floating on a white background. I’d love to know where you got them! ps – everything looks amazing!

kathleen | Reply

ok, another ps – you rock! that site charges $.19 less per jar than the one I had looked at before! you win.

Page | Reply

I love the simplicity of the centerpieces juxtaposed with the phaleonopsis orchids! Awesome!

Autumn | Reply

I’ve been loving yellow recently, and this wedding just took my obsession up a notch. Love the groom’s sunglasses too – the two of them look like models! Sure you didn’t get this from a magazine?

chandra | Reply

More flower pics please! I would love to see more centerpieces and the bouquets!

Ella | Reply

your wedding fills my heart with happiness, how beautiful and simple–I’m sure your guests were able to focus in the important thing of your love! I wish you joy!

Elizabeth | Reply

this wedding screams LOVE!!

BEAUTIFUL!

Karen - The Last Detail | Reply

Such a sweet couple…and I ADORE her dress!!!

BridalWeddingBoutique.com | Reply

What a georgous setting! Congratulations!

Christine | Reply

Such a sweet wedding! I love how she said the dinner was basically a huge salad bar… it sounds awesome. Also love the coffee station they had! Oh, and her hairpiece!

kelley@myislandwedding | Reply

I love baskets and jars with ribbon. What could be better than that? Oh, maybe a bride that is to die for, like this one?

Love it!

Jennna | Reply

I love the jars with coffee in them. I was just wondering where you got them at. Thanks!!

Angelica | Reply

These ideas are simple, clean and fresh. I absolutely love them all!

Angie | Reply

Simply beautiful!

Tara | Reply

Which Jar codes did you use? We are getting ready to order them but want to make sure we get different sizes? My email is TaraBellman@gmail.com

Thanks!!!

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