Boxes of lace, a fridge full of flowers, thirty (ish) sets of china, a shipment of berry baskets, pounds of candy... these are a few of the things that I spent months collecting to decorate our tables for the reception.
Each table had a berry basket of question books, a bouquet of book flowers (most of which had been made by my super talented mother-in-law), some taffy, some straws, some candles, and a kids activity bucket.
photos by Christian Unser
Each individual place setting had a unique plate, a dip-dyed napkin (which we let them take home), a favor bag, and a menu that was taped to a paper bag for their chips (mmm nachos).
photos by Morgan Rosenberger
There were some moments when we were putting together our mock tables where I was worried that it would look less whimsical and fun and more just... cluttered. But I pulled in my design team (aka my mom and my grandma) after a little tweaking and some more arranging, we were able to get everything looking balanced and fresh.
On the day of the actual wedding, I had time to put together one example table, and then I had to designate people to put together the rest. I'm not going to lie, it was hard for me to walk away. (I always want to make everything just so.) But, of course, the people I asked to do it did better than I could have imagined. I mean, you've seen the results. Don't they look like something out of a dream?
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