It is so hard for me to grasp the fact that we are just 12 days out from celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. I have no idea where the time went! I do know, that planning our wedding was one of the most memorable things we’ll likely ever do as a couple and we have no regrets. Over the course of the next month or two, I’m going to be creating some wedding related content on here to help any upcoming brides who are in their wedding planning process.
After we got engaged, we were unsure that we even wanted a wedding. Did we want to deal with all of the planning, the drama, the spending a ton of money? When we made our minds up and finally started wedding planning, I had no clue what the final product would come together to look like. All I knew was our styles, and I wanted our wedding to be such a representation of who we are as people, as well as a couple. As you all know by now, I have a true passion for party planning and knew I could make it perfect all on my own. I decided early on I wanted no color involved at our wedding except for the green on the stems of flowers, but I was also over the all white wedding trend. Our wedding would be black and white, two classic and timeless colors that I’ll never regret using.
Our ceremony and reception would both be hosted in the same venue, but I wanted them to feel different. Our ceremony, which would happen while the sun was setting, needed to be bright and airy for a heavenly feel. Our cocktail hour and reception, needed to feel sexy and sultry. In my mind, I saw more white for the ceremony and more black for the reception.
There were few things I knew I wanted for sure. One was mirrored tables, so that all of the decor would be reflected, making the room look brighter. I also knew I wanted our wedding to give me big city vibes, a lot of glam, black, chrome, like being up 60 floors on a rooftop of the fanciest hotel in New York City. I hadn’t seen anyone do a black and white wedding, so I of course, started digging on Pinterest for inspiration.Wedding details are small ways that can make a big difference on your special day. For us, our wedding was more of a huge event we were hosting, as opposed to a typical wedding.
It was important for our reception to feel both fun and sexy, but also maintain it’s sophistication. We had an assortment of long tables, round tables, long bar top tables and lounge seating for a cocktail feel. That allowed us to do different styles of floral arrangements on each. The smaller round tables had tall and large arrangements, while the longer tables had low lush arrangements all the way across. Symmetry was crucial for me and I loved the look of mixing high’s and low’s in different spaces. Knowing what our wedding look was from the start of our wedding planning process allowed us to include it in the majority of our wedding details. You can see what we put together for our bridesmaids and groomsmen in this post here. Wedding questions? Leave them below! Happy to answer them for you!