We are coming up on our second anniversary and I realized I have yet to post about our wedding and our experience getting married! So today, it’s all about the details :)
Let me start by saying, half of the stuff we did for our I would have NEVER thought would be included on our wedding day (like the colors, and a theme) but as planning got underway things just started falling into place!
Our main vision for our wedding day was to make it personal. We wanted to include a little slice of us to share with our family and friends. While interning the summer after we got engaged, it came to me. Our invitation design was going to be our own element (yes, chemistry element…)! My (now) husband, Benjamin, was finishing his masters in Chemistry and loves science so I mean, why not? :P
Now I definitely didn’t want to go overboard with the whole chemistry thing (let’s be real I went to film school… ) so I wanted to find a way to include my interests as well! Little did I know, the key had already been given to me a year before when Ben proposed!
Benjamin found an antique camera, fitted foam in the film compartment with the help of his dad and brother and hid the ring! (I totally almost ruined the proposal… But that’s a story for another day!) That camera started my antique collection and I had already acquired another two! When I put the word out to family that we were looking to include older cameras in the centerpieces, my Nanee and Grandfather came through! They showed up at my parents house with a big box of cameras of all different sizes that they had from over the years! Talk about luck! We ended up using most of them too :))
To keep the theme of “science meets the arts” we had half of our arrangements include old science books, complete with wooden test tube racks and test tubes :) Our favors were even test tube racks filled with sunflower seeds! And on the tag (I thought I was sooo clever :P) was another “chemistry” element to signify our union. Our photographers, Matt and Nat were absolutely amazing and did such a wonderful job capturing all of our details throughout the day :) (Check out their website here and the blog the posted on our wedding here)
Our vendors included:
Photographer: Matt and Nat
Florist: Florals by Heather Ann
DJ: Titus Touch Music
Venue: Riverdale Manor
Cake: Berries and Butter Cakes