Going back to the time when my life was consumed by wedding planning, one thing I always thought about was what from that day I would still have around in the years ahead (other than the husband, of course). One year later, it makes me happy to see that a few pieces are still being used to decorate our home.
One thing is this sign. Rather than doing typical table numbers, I decided that I would label each table according to a special moment or phrase that related to our relationship. I thought this sweet saying (found at Moonbeams in Kirkwoood http://www.moonbeams-kirkwood.com/) was the perfect way to pull each idea together. It was placed on the table which held our seating cards.
Since the wedding, the sign has sat on the table beside our front door.
Another thing I loved from the wedding were these tiny, silver elephants. Since our reception was at the St. Louis Zoo, they were the perfect accent piece. Plus, they say elephants are a symbol of wisdom and good fortune on your wedding day.
I used the elephants to hold up the descriptions of each designated table. I think I bought about 80 of them, and 40 were left (and collected by my mom) at the end of the night.
And now, these little guys keep the good fortune coming around the house…
And I couldn’t help but add this “3daysbeforetheweddingandallthisstuffmustgosomewhere!!!” shot. I took it just before they were all shipped out to the Zoo…
Of course there were also a few gifts that have been on display in our home since the big day, as well.
I love this needlepoint pillow my cousin/godmother made for me. The pillow is navy, which was my main color, and accented with tulips. However, tulips were not my wedding flowers, but they were the flowers I wish I could have (but August in St. Louis meant tulips were not an option).
And, finally, I love this picture. It was given to us by our good friends, Brian and Susie, and I think is such a fun, personalized wedding present.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already! I love going back and remembering the fun we had that day!