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
reception room.


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.


Comments (12)

chelsea | Reply

This whole wedding is so cute. You always find the best ones!

Jeana | Reply

What a super cute wedding!

Rebecca | Reply

Oh my goodness…this wedding looks like it was an incredibly hilarious, fun time. This is the sort of thing that I want to shine through at my wedding. A sense of humour!

laura | Reply

I’d love to know more about where to find (make?) those speech bubble chalkboard – what a great photobooth idea!

Chung Nguyen | Reply

Awesome photobooth photos! The chalkboard speech bubble is genious!

Amy@OldSweetSong | Reply

I am in love with this wedding and will be filing many of these ideas away for my own wedding.

bo | Reply

how pretty and creative!

Amanda | Reply

I was searching up and down the web for ideas on how to use those tiny glass tubes for a wedding. Thanks!

Love the red cover book idea.

Amber + Jeff | Reply

Thanks so much for all the compliments! I’m so amazed at everyone’s positive responses :)

Zoë | Reply

Gasp! This wedding is jaw-droppingly amazing! Great job guys. This wedding MUST be put in a magazine!

cevd | Reply

wow – i just love the details in this wedding. how amazing and lovely and so much fun.

Terra Law | Reply

I absolutely adore all of the wonderful details of this DIY inspired wedding. It feels so fun and fresh! I am going to share it with my readers.