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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Katie and Matt's Wedding

When Kim's step-son Matt and his fiance Katie began planning their wedding, they had a few unconventional ideas along with a tight budget (due to a luxury honeymoon in Antigua). They both had a lot of close friends, so they had a large wedding party with 10 bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen, six ushers, a flower girl and a ring bearer. Katie and Matt are both hip, edgy and artistic, and they wanted their wedding to be unique. So the two of them, along with a couple of their friends, designed this graphic wedding invitation.

Since the wedding party was so large, the rehearsal dinner was a huge event for 80 people. Keeping in mind Katie and Matt's desire for a unique wedding, Kim designed this dinner invitation featuring some of the couple's engagement pictures that were taken in an historic area of downtown Birmingham and the Song of Solomon verse that was the theme of the wedding.

The rehearsal dinner was held at a home renovated for events, and ScrappyLegg was excited to add some unexpected personal touches. Staying with the royal blue, black and white color scheme, we dressed the tables in white table cloths, chair covers, and tall white floral arrangements. We then draped the chairs in royal blue satin, and added royal blue crystals and floral lights to the clear vases on the table.

We etched two sides of each vase with Katie and Matt's names, and the vases sat on mirrors that were etched with their wedding Scripture verse.

For a sweet ending to a lovely dinner, each guest took home a favor box we made with Katie and Matt's name on it filled with M&Ms stamped with their engagement picture, their names and their wedding date. (The favor boxes turned out beautifully, but it took hours and hours to hand place over 2,000 royal blue crystals, not to mention the centers of the A's and E on the cutout names on top of the boxes!)

Since Katie's bridesmaids came from several different cities, her Bridesmaid Luncheon was held at Kim's house which was a mid-point for everyone. Kim moved the furniture out of her living room and brought in two large tables. The tables were dressed similar to the tables at the rehearsal dinner, but a gladiola blossom and a fluffy white ostrich feather were attached to each royal blue chair back. (The ostrich feathers were a nod to the large arrangements of ostrich feathers Katie put on the tables at the reception.)

These are the invitations we made for the Bridesmaid Luncheon. The bouquet on the front represented Katie's wedding bouquet of white roses and peonies accented with white ostrich feathers and tied with a royal blue satin ribbon. (By the way, Jordan caught the bouquet at the reception! Boy, does she have a long wait!)

This is a casual shot of the wedding party.

The wedding was beautiful, and Matt and Katie are very happy! Although we hope it will be a while, ScrappyLegg is looking forward to creating baby shower invitations and party favors for future grandbabies!

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