From the goody boxes for the kids, the succulent favors to the bocce ball set up, Chris and Sara thought all about how to make their wedding day enjoyable for their guests. The couple wanted their big day to be simple, personal and beautiful, so they made every detail count.
A little from the bride…
“Being a (slightly) older couple it was important to us to keep our wedding simple and personal with a lot of DIY touches. I had fallen in love with the idea of using succulents as inspiration for our wedding when the trend was first emerging (we had a long engagement). I loved the idea that the plants used in our wedding could live on in our garden and our guest’s gardens long after the ceremony. My uncle and aunt own a greenhouse in Green Bluff and they donated hundreds of succulents for our centerpieces, wedding backdrop, and guest favors. A friend at work created succulent themed invitations while another friend created succulent boutonnières, corsages and my bouquet.
Other DIY touches included a backdrop my dad made, hand painted table numbers, goody boxes to keep the kids busy (a life saver), custom made Packers corn hole games (they didn’t exactly match but my husband and his family love the Packers), signs for our pie dessert table, and homemade napkins (my mom sewed 120) and a photo backdrop. Instead of a guest book, a gentleman on etsy make us a customized game of aggravation and our guests signed the back of the game.
We used a German bridal cup for our toast as a nod to our heritage. My grandma and grandpa passed away, so we used diamonds from my grandma’s rings to make my wedding band and we drove away in my grandpa’s Cadillac. My husbands mom passed away from breast cancer when he was young, so in lieu of gifts we encouraged donations to breast cancer research.
The night finished off with an after party at the Post Street Ale House, it gave us a chance to spend more time with our out of town guests.”
Venue: Trezzi Farm
Photography: Matt Shumate Photography
Dress: Marcella’s Bridal
Music: Just Plain Darin
Pies: Pie Hut
Make-up: Modern Apothecary
Hair: Sandcreek Salon
Rentals: Event Rents
Succulents: Roening’s on Green Bluff
After Party: Post Street Ale House
Accommodation: Hotel Lusso