Tuesday, July 24, 2012

wedding pictures part three: pre-reception

pictures of the details & decor of our reception..
along with wedding party & family photos
this fireplace display was probably my favorite part of our decor..i had the vision of it in my head, and after many attempts it finally came together to be perfect!
we loved our vintage getaway car...it was parked in the driveway
during the reception & later provided the perfect exit.
our darling wedding party!

entrance details
advice, notes, & well-wishes people wrote to us
the cutest groom

i saw this quote years ago and knew right then that i wanted it at the
entrance to my wedding. love was in the air!
display of our wedding china...my cute grandma bought us all of these dishes off our registry, making them even more special!
bridesmaid outfits
groomsmen outfits
bridesmaid pictures

driving the golf cart shuttle
our wedding date sewn into chase's tie...
our perfect cake!
Rigby Family
Dunn family...missing Mindy and brand new baby Taggart!
cute parents who threw the best reception
love you whit!
our perfect menu of all our favorite things 
{crepes, macaroons, and cake were outside!}

the indoor buffet
the outdoor buffet
lemonade stand + striped straws
little ones
we made unique table numbers with facts about us
our vintage getaway car and the added a fun touch
{meet the maids}
we used 8 different vintage shutters throughout the yard to display things like our proposal story, our love story, our college experience, our san francisco things since we're moving there, two bridesmaid and groomsmen "meet the maids" and "meet the men" boards, and a "long line of love" board with pictures of our parents and grandparents on their wedding day, etc. it was fun to have such personal things all around the yard.
we love magelby's famous chocolate cake 
and we were so excited to have it 
as a dessert at our wedding!
it was served along with crepes, 
macaroons, and wedding cake.
i am a french girl at heart and have always wanted crepes at my wedding...
so naturally they were our favorite part! our guests said they LOVED 
these crepes, and luckily our caterer sent us with a few boxes of 
them so we could enjoy them later!

we loved having the reception at my house and in the backyard..it 
made it so personal and unique to us! these pictures 
in this post highlight some of our favorite details..i also 
was so happy with how our bridesmaids and groomsmen 
attire turned out! it was all perfect to us.
one more post coming of the actual reception!


{all images by Tessa Barton Photography}


  1. Beautiful photos, beautiful couple!


  2. Cute pics! I had that same car and umbrella at my wedding ha, great taste;)

  3. sighhh so seriously dreamy! What an absolutely lovely wedding ceremony!
    I only wish my wedding will be half as sweet, romantic and superbly beautiful <3


    Ginger and Lace

  4. Your wedding looked absolutely perfect! Congrats! Especially loved the personal touches of little facts on each table and 'meet the maids' etc. Gorgeous!

  5. I'm looking at your wedding posts (because I LOVE weddings) backwards, and falling in love with it all!!! You are on my pinboard. haha :)

    1. haha good! pinterest provided so many of my wedding ideas so i'm glad you could pin a few things too :) XO

  6. Um this is gorgeous! I love the colors you choose! The bridesmaids outfits are so cute, I absolutely love! I can't even talk about that fireplace - good job, girl!

    1. you are the sweetest..we loved our wedding but it was lots of work since it was in my backyard! the fireplace display was my very favorite and i made my mom keep it up at our house for right now because i loved it so much! love your blog!

  7. OMG.. your wedding was gorgeous! Love every single detail! Seriously, stunning!!

  8. Your wedding looks so beautiful. I love all the decor! So pretty!

  9. That car was perfect for your wedding! Vintage cars never get old for wedding days. I think that your wedding getaway car should fit whatever the color motif of the wedding is. Congratulations to you guys! Great photos!

  10. oh goodness every detail is pure perfection! I think I love the crepe stand the most:)

    thanks so much for linking up and sharing such beauty with us: D

  11. Crazy amazing photos! Love the colors and feel of everything:) you should be proud of yourself

    1. you are the sweetest! it was perfect for us! xo

  12. wow, your wedding is precious!!! I love that style!

  13. So I am Sarajane Beck's friend and happened upon your blog. I'm planning my own wedding and I LOVE your china! Where is it from?

    1. hi! i'm so glad you like our china, we have LOVED it! pretty neutrals are the way to go! it is martha stewart brand and we got ours from macy's. good luck planning your wedding! xo

  14. Such a beautiful wedding Emi! I love the colors and styles you chose!!

  15. You did an amazing job. Perfection! What a gorgeous wedding in every way.

  16. I'm in love with your bridesmaids outfits!!

  17. Oh my gosh, Emi, where did y'all get those pink striped skirts? Did you make them or buy them? I want one!

    1. hi! you're so sweet, i found the fabric online, ordered it, then had them custom made!! i loved them so much i had one made for myself too haha! sorry, i wish i could be of more help in getting you one! XO

  18. I am so curious where the gold striped ties are from! I'm in love!

    1. we found them online! i searched and searched at every store but finally found them on a random website after lots of searches. if i can dig up what the site was, i'll let you know! XO

  19. We held an event here in evening, and I have to say, it was fantastic. The sweeping views were incomparable and the atmosphere was just right.
    Banquet Halls


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