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our wedding: welcome~

welcome to compass rose gardens!
we found out about this venue through word of mouth while staying at the lodge one weekend, side note: i happen to grow up crabbing with my family in bodega bay~ c&c gate initials purchased here
i originally planned to do large hurricanes but found out it was way too pricey so went with mason jars~ i filled them with sand to tie into the escort table ~ mason jars purchased from here, candles from here
welcome book from here
for our welcome table sign: i cut out the flowers from our invites, glued them onto the back of our invites, and then wrote with a white gel pen in the navy stripes, and framed 
for the welcome book: i had multiple sizes of cards made by minted with love notes to c&c using the same floral design from our invites, and then a coral border on the others
pencils: i had love notes to carlee & chris pencils made from here
champagne was served before the ceremony started
passed apps & drinks for after the ceremony
drinks- east meets west- our time in boston represented by the pahkd cah (parked car~ in boston accent) and a sanfran-ito ~navy & white paper straws ~ signs are navy paper with a white gel pen ~ vase from here
coral napkins embossed with a heart and then our initials in gold- turned out to be a much more tedious project than i had expected. took hours...
escort cards: minted printed "eat...THEN DANCE!" chris' idea :) and then we hole punched the cards, wrote with a VersaMarker pen, embossed, then chris tied reef knots on all 120 of the cards- he's a keeper~ placed the cards in two wooden boxes filled with sand

all of these details would not have come together without the help of our awesome team that day, thanks again to our caterers and lovely ladies from enjoy events!

next up, reception details!

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  1. Love love love all of the little details! Thank you for posting where you got all of the little items. Helps a lot!

  2. I love the blue and white bows - so chic and fun! :)

  3. I'm obsessed, everything you've posted so far is SO cute!

  4. Oh My God! All the stuff you guys did is amazing! I love it all. So gorgeous!

  5. love all the details-especially the napkins..too cute! Funny drink names too!

  6. You made it on the top 25 best escort cards! ;)

  7. I am in the process of planning my wedding & have been trying to find everything wedding related so your blog is like inspiring to me at this moment!!Thank you!!!


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