A Wilde Wedding: Send Me a Postcard

I’ve always thought the traditional wedding guestbook was kind of strange. I love the idea of looking back and reminding myself of who was there to share my special day, but the book itself is strange. You’re not going to display it. It’s going to be put in a keepsake box and never looked at again.

Knowing I didn’t want to that to happen with mine, I decided to do something a little less traditional and have guests sign their name and give their advice on a vintage postcard. I sourced the postcards from various sellers on Etsy and Ebay. There was a good combination of locations and each card was unique.
When we got back from our honeymoon we had a blast reading everyone’s advice. And their vintage feel was not only perfect for our reception, but can be framed and displayed perfectly I. Our home. . . 906971_10100240286717224_116354661_o

Photography by Burnt Exposure

A Wilde Wedding: All in the Details

We never had a conversation–it was just a given that my mom and I would DIY my wedding. We are crafters. It’s just in our blood. Also, years of scouring wedding blogs and designing wedding stationery just does that to a person. I’m not sure how long after my engagement was announced I started “pinning” ideas, okay it was probably months before it was even official. My mom literally went through my Pinterest board and researched and printed resources to make each centerpiece idea I had mentioned. That’s no small feat–I had at least a dozen ideas. So what did I decide on? As confusing as it sounds, it was a mixture of all of them and none of them at the same time. Huh?!

You see, matchy-matchy is not my thing. Some say it’s a good thing, other’s say it’ bad. I’m indifferent I decided each table would have a different combination of bottles+dried wild flowers+other miscellaneous rustic themed items. In that sense, each table’s centerpiece was different from the rest. However, they were all grounded with a bottle or jar with wild flowers. So they were all the same. Huh?! I know, my head’s spinning too. But really–it’s true!

Best part is–we had most of the items on hand! My mom and I joke that her life of hoarding collecting decorated my entire wedding reception for a relatively low cost. Thank’s mom!

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Photography by Burnt Exposure

A Wilde Wedding: Sitting at the Kiddie Table

One of the most exciting things about marrying into the Wilde family was becoming an Aunt! Here’s how we kept those kiddos entertained and occupied during our wedding reception–a coloring table that was covered in paper for them to make their mark on.

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It also didn’t hurt that we were outside so they could burn off some steam…and climb a tree?!

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A few more of my favorite ways to keep the kids involved and having fun are custom coloring books, goodie bags and snacks. Kids are going to be kids, there will be a tantrum or two, but don’t sweat it, the kiddie table is always the best place to be!

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