My Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty Today!

Luckily, our wedding made it into the Style Me Pretty Unique Weddings  Section today and I felt it best to thank Abby again for including us. This totally helps with my PWPD today.

Some ladies commented for information on our candy bar and table decorations and I thought it best to expand on those items here, rather than answering all comments and clogging up SMP.


The Candy Bar

  • Apothecary Jars were from ZGallerie. We picked up 6 different sizes. Unfortunately, they held a TON of candy, and we ended up still have some random bags leftover.
  • Bags: Paper Mart. I print gocco'd them myself. The brown stickers were from Paper Source
  • Colored M+Ms: Economy Candy. We're lucky enough to live in NYC and got a chance to visit this behemoth of confections in the flesh.
  • Candy legos, tootsie rolls and Swedish fish: The Candy Depot
  • All salt water taffy from Ocean City, NJ where we both spent time during the summers of our youth
  • Barber poles and giant lollipops: Hammond's Candies
  • We also picked up white loose rock candy at Economy and used it in planters (already lying around the house) to hold all the lollipops.

The Tables

My original idea for the wedding was to include anything glittery, sparkly and reflective. Thankfully we had an amazing friend and designer, Barb Salzman who worked direction with us to edit, tone down and control some of the original over the top ideas. It was Barb's idea to incorporate things that would bring the tables to life, and also helping us keep the cost down since we had 18 to decorate in all.

The best suggestion by far, was the idea of incorporating wallpaper as table runners. I spend nearly a full week thumbing though nearly 500 wallpaper books to narrow the choices down before dragging my fiance to the store. Once we selected the paper, we calculated how many sq ft we would need (based on table lengths) and ordered the rolls directly from the wallpaper store. Now, this was pretty simple to do - because we had rectangular tables that were not too large in width. All the rolls were cut in two on a ban saw and candle holders and flowers were laid on top. I certainly would not have entertained the idea with round or oblong tables. Our wallpaper was from Janovic Plaza.

One of the last, diy projects I did for the wedding were the table numbers. My fiance was out of town for a week - traveling for work, and one night after work, I hit the bead store in search of beads and wire and started my table numbers.
Posted on April 26, 2008 .