Want to see a wedding that just oozes love and gorgeousness? Here you go…
Nicole & Seth’s Wedding Day
Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln was the perfect canvas for this Jenny Yoo wedding dress. Nicole was stunning and we want to thank Brighten Photography for the amazing pictures! The luscious greens and the log cabin just made these pictures come to life. What could be easier to capture, the combination of beautiful brides and great locations or the combination of beauty and love? Oh, wait they captured all of that! 🙂 We couldn’t be more thrilled to have been a part of such a sweet brides special day.
Check out the full post from Brighten for even more pictures!
We couldn’t resist one more creative guest book idea featured this week on one of our favorite local blogs Lovestru.ck Social Events. Candace Kalasky of Lovestru.ck wrote a post detailing all of her creative (& DIY) touches she did for her wedding this past Labor Day weekend – including her memorable (& humorous) guest book.
As our final edition of guest book ideas we have asked Candace to go into more detail about how she pulled together this awesome idea.
Candance of Lovestruck
The inspiration for our guest “cards” came from my idol, Martha Stewart. Martha suggested writing thought-provoking questions on the cover of notebooks and placing them on each dinner table as an ice-breaker for wedding guests. I wanted to add some playfulness to this idea, so I decided to make a nontraditional guest book by printing six questions on pieces of card stock. Our guests were encouraged to answer a question of their choice in a “thoughtful, humorous or clever way”.
When my mother-in-law, Julie, was pregnant with Rich’s younger brother, her dad (Grandpa Don) gave her a list of baby name suggestions that included some interesting choices like Duke, Wolff, Bubba and Bo. Julie still has the original list in a baby book. I knew I had to get the updated version of Don-approved baby names, so “What should we name our kids?” was one of the questions we chose to put on our guest cards.
We got over two hundred responses from our guests, and they were a great mix of good advice and comical nonsense. We spent the morning after our wedding entertaining our immediate family by reading the cards out-loud. I still laugh reading the cards two months after our wedding, and I think it’s so special that we’ll have these cards to read for many many years to come.
What should we name our kids?
Axel, Calvin, Iris, Hope, Beauregard – Grandpa Don (he had 21 total names listed) 🙂
Phinneaus, Ox, Trinity, Neo, Ishmael – Greg and Michelle
Jermagisty – Tom
What is the most romantic place we should visit?
The back seat of your car – Kyle
Denny’s – Skip
Kennard – it’s beautiful this time of year – ?
Your living room with popcorn and a movie… nothing better than a night anywhere with your best friend – The Hartmans
What is the best marriage advice you have ever received?
Rich, she’s always right. – Anonymoous
Angry feelings do not solve anything. Time will solve issues and patience. Create the space for growth. – Mary
Don’t wear big grandma underwear! – Mercedes
What is your favorite memory of us?
When you had a dinner party at your apartment and we stuffed ourselves with booze and whoopie pies! – Rachel A
I have so many, it’s hard to choose. I actually think our trip to Wisconsin was it. It was a huge opportunity for us to get to know Candace and welcome her into our family. I loved to see the three of you (Jake was the bonus) singing in the backseat of the car! I knew at that moment that Candace was for sure a keeper. – Julie and Ken
Where do you see us in 25 years?
I don’t know, but I truly do hope I will still get the chance to see you in 25 years. – Scott
Rich will be an old man who complains about “kids these days” and insists that it “use to be simpler”. Candace will be running a self-built corporate empire. – Paul
Happily married, cultivating a kick-ass garden in your backyard. Raising stellar children. still loving, laughing at each other – Maggie
Not on Mars (thanks Obama) – Paul
On a high-speed rail? (thanks Obama?) – Paul
When did you know we were meant for each other?
I called Miss Cleo – Nate
Facebook, duh. – Rachel
Tip from Candace: Find an album to display them in prior to the wedding, so you know exactly what size to make the cards.
“Lovestruck Social Events focuses on creating events that celebrate love, friendship, and all that life has to offer. Candace is a social event producer specializing in coordination and design.”
See more of Candace’s amazing wedding on her blog.
Do you have a unique guestbook idea? We’d love to hear it!