Planning for our big day

My inspiration and finally some reality!!

Table linens

I am provided with floor length white tablecloths from my venue.  For a pop of color/texture, I am going to have plum purple organza overlays.  I ordered my linens from


Picture of the actual tablecloth


LED uplighting and monogram that we have through our DJ (Music to the Max) package.  We will have the uplighting change throughout the night, and have the monogram on the dance floor for the first dance, then put on a wall. Picture from Music to the Max


Draping with uplighting that we will have on the wall behind the dj booth  (the opposite wall is the glass window overlooking the forest)  Picture from Music to the Max


We also have a photobooth for four hours during the reception.  Our guests will get one strip with four pictures and we will get a copy of the pictures for our guest book.  We booked the photobooth through our DJ company.  We are also looking into frames for the picturs so we can utilize them as favors.


An idea of how we would incorporate the frames into favors...Probably go with something similar to the first picture.


We get a free ice sculpture for the cocktail hour from our hall...probably do something similar to this with our monogram.

Plasma tvs

Through our DJ company (Music to the Max), we are having two plasma tvs by the DJ that will have our monogram and also have a slideshow of our pictures and real time pictures uploaded throughout the night of the guests.  Our venue also has four plasmas built into the walls that will have our monogram on them.

Sweetheart table

Instead of the traditional spray or centerpiece, I want my sweetheart table full of rose petals and fat candles.  Very simple and romantic.

For by the sweetheart table

I saw this (I forget where) and thought it would look nice on either side of our sweetheart table.  You can find those branches on



A picture from knottie mrschristine98 of a similar idea of trees by the sweetheart table.



The fake manzanita branches I purchased from  I got them for $30 and free shipping.  They are 42 inches tall and have bendable branches.  I just need to find a pot or something to anchor them down.  (Using them for the escort card table)


Heritage table idea.  I would have pictures of our parents and grandparents all in antique frames.

Inspiration board


An inspiration board made for me by knottie Chrissymaire98 (on the fall weddings forum).  Thank you!!!





My ideas

Belly dancer

Kal is Arabic so we thought it would be fun to have a belly dancer come and perform a few dances.  We are going to incorporate arabic music into our reception music also.


Its Arabic tradition to have a henna party a few days before the wedding (to ward off evil), so I may have one about a week before.  I will do a trial beforehand, b/c I don't want the henna still on my during our wedding day.  From knottie ringpop

Cake topper

I'm not going to order a cake topper until I am 100% decided on a cake design, but how cute are these???



Gold votives that I am DIY for the table tops


Having Arabic tea is a HUGE custom for Kals family, so I will definitly be incorporating that into venetian hour.  Haven't figured out how yet, but I'm going to make it happen!!


 Kal dosen't want a grooms cake at he wedding, so I'm hoping to surprise him with something like this at our rehearsal dinner :)