The cake topper was in reference to Harry Potter – another favorite of ours. The words ‘Always’ with a doe and stag standing together.
The colors were pastels (blush, grey, french blue), gold and a rich navy for contrast. The table runners were a dusty rose, with the silverware and chargers being gold and the napkins navy.
The flowers were wild. Majestic rose, eucalyptus, white delphinium and pink scabiosa. The bridesmaids bouquets were simple: baby’s breath. The ribbons all had different quotes—a surprise for the bridesmaids. I asked them what their favorite quotes were beforehand, and mine had one of mine on!
The table flowers also had that wild aspect to them, and were held in vintage tins that I’d found in various places—Vermont antique stores to garage sales.
For a bit of fun, the groomsmen all wore Star Wars socks of different characters, with Brian wearing Star Wars cufflinks!
We also had to have a little fun with our guests—an American vs. Brits quiz!
I also loved having a first look with my Dad. Last year he was diagnosed with MS, and I wasn’t sure whether he would be able to walk me down the aisle. He did, and he and I were very emotional. He is such a great man.