ok, so two posts left on our wedding for all you brides to be! (don't worry I'll do a summary and then take q&a!) this one on the tables builds on lots of posts you've seen (and i'll re-link to!)
i, from very early on, knew exactly what i wanted dinner to look and feel like. we were going to be in this amazing, historic world war II torpedo factory turned arts center, that was a long, narrow space. it was november. i wanted it to feel like a big family dinner (which it was!)
we wanted two long, rustic farm tables and big old wooden chairs. soft flowers that looked really natural. mason jars for water and metal lanterns to keep the low light. we wanted to serve our favorite sandwiches. and lots of low candle light.
for this, we did something a little different with the placecards. we took small ball jars, really thin yellow ribbon and hung our guests names on little white pieces of paper. we then put a votive in them- so there were 124 low lights on the tables, one for each of our guests, right where they were to sit!
the final piece, was really personal. we wanted to make a donation to the michael j. fox foundation for parkinson's research in honor of each of our guests. so, tucked in their napkin, we gave them a passage from his latest book, "always looking up" on marriage. at the bottom, we told them we'd made a donation in their honor.
for our place cards, i was inspired by these: (can't for the life of me remember which blog i found them on, if you know, please let me know so i can give them a shout out!)