We used Pinterest to get a lot of our ideas, so I will try my best to credit what I can...
Our venue was the YWCA in downtown Fort Worth. They have a nice price and an open vendor policy, which we really appreciated. It is a historic building, so it has a lot of details that make decorating easy. The ceremony space is downstairs with the nice big fire place, and upstairs is a ballroom. (I was torn about whether or not to spend the money on chair covers, but ultimately I didn't. I don't regret not covering them because I don't think my guests really noticed or cared, but it does stand out a bit in pictures.) The tables and chairs are provided by the facility, so you cannot bring anything else in.
Martha Stewart's page to get our idea. It really did start a conversation between the guests, and in some cases even inspired a competition. We hid the camera (which was green and did not match) behind the cardstock cards. I made a spot for guests to return the cameras, so that the cleanup folks weren't finding them all over at the end of the night.
We opted not to do a traditional wedding cake, but instead I wanted cake balls (or politely called cake truffles.) I had mine made at Sugar Bee Sweets in Arlington. They were delicious, and my guests loved them. My husband loved shoving a whole one in my mouth during the cake eating pictures also! :)My husband didn't want a traditional grooms cake either, so we made an Oreo tower. He loves Oreos more than most things on earth, so this was perfect. We had the glass beverage dispenser filled with milk once "cake" was served.
Ginger P Designs was incredible! She made this custom design for us, and this was not the first or second or third design she made for me. She also doesn't charge for shipping and these invites are high quality and well-priced!! I loved them and my guests knew exactly what to expect at our BBQ chic wedding.
We had such a wonderful day! All these beautiful pictures are credited to my incredible team of photographers. Camille and Sara of Pureography are amazing photographers. I am also fortunate enough that they are friends of mine. I think my wedding made our sixth photoshoot together, so we were a well-oiled machine. I cannot wait to pick out my pictures and get my flush mount album from them!!
I loved the way our colors turned out, and the way it all came together! I have so many other incredible pictures to share that this may not be my last wedding post yet :)