It’s All in the Details: Our Wedding

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“JUST SO YOU KNOW…

  • PAPER AIRPLANE WELL WISHES: For Taylor who likes old maps and flies awesome planes.
  • DECO TEA ENVELOPES: For Mal’s IMA family who made her realize tea time brings people together. The dancing couple represents Mal’s love of ballroom dancing, a creative outlet which brought fabulous new people into her life.
  • PAPER ‘CONVERSATION’ SPOONS: Represent how the relationship began while they were long distance. Taylor’s question game allowed them to get to know each other better. Every time they talked, they would alternate asking questions–no matter how silly or deep. Taylor’s favorite color is blue.
  • TABLESCAPES: The art nouveau inspired centerpiece frame stands were a handmade Marty family collaboration artfully constructed to represent Mallory and her love of art and Dutch still-life paintings. ‘The feeling will be that of a continuous tableau in a Dutch Master painting. Lush and gorgeous–a feast for the eyes!’ –the beautiful words of Autumn Keller, our imaginative florist
  • MUSIC SHEET CUPCAKE HOLDERS: In honor of Taylor’s father, Billy, who was a sweet and wonderful singer and musician. The song that Taylor and Cherie walked down the aisle to is a recording of Bill singing ‘In the Sweet By and By.’
  • CAKE BANNER: ‘I Choose You’ is a song that Taylor sent to Mallory as a part of a series of love letters he wrote while they were apart.
  • NECKLACE: The bride’s Art Deco necklace from the 1920’s was a special gift from her mother years ago.
  • HONEYCOMB: From our friends at Wildflower Ridge. Eat it! It’s delicious.
  • LINEN NAPKIN BIB: Hand embroidered by Mallory to her father to keep his shirt clean. A must see!

THANK YOU FOR COMING! LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!

At the last minute, we decided to print out these mint green cards to include explanations of all the little details we put together for the wedding. We placed them at each guest’s seat paired with the menu and we figured our friends and family will then have something fun to read before dinner.

We did not necessarily want a “theme” for the wedding per se, we just wanted it to represent us as a couple as well as who we are as individuals, but many of those details would have been lost on friends and family that did not know these things about us. It was a fun way to share the things we love and our experiences with everyone. Thanks Cherie and Cindy for the suggestion 🙂

Photos by Shireen Dadkhah

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Coffey Wedding-425PAPER AIRPLANE WELL WISHES: For Taylor who likes old maps and flies awesome planes.

These were so perfect to represent my husband. It doubled as some something fun for guests to do during cocktail hour. We put out colored pencils (to represent me as an artist) and people had fun with them, writing messages of advice, well wishes and even some drawings. We found them here.

12003902_707392757700_5901974136303622817_n12030265_10102984281772408_1939716085092301757_oDECO TEA ENVELOPES: For Mal’s IMA family who made her realize tea time brings people together. The dancing couple represents Mal’s love of ballroom dancing, a creative outlet which brought fabulous new people into her life.

I was absolutely ecstatic in finding these tea bags with envelopes. The vendor even had a little personalized tea tag at the end of the string. I thought the girl kinda looked like me with the red hair and the 1920’s look of it all. My mom and I hand applied all the teal colored crystals on each and every envelope, which might seem crazy to you. Why would you put yourself through that? Why would you do something so tedious and teeny and tedious?? It was a very busy time before the wedding and I knew we needed to prioritize what exactly we want to DIY, but when it came down to it, there was a day I needed an activity that was monotonous and ended up being quite therapeutic. I’m a weirdo though, and monotonous things don’t bother me in the least.

We bought these from ThatVintageChic on Etsy.

Coffey Wedding-447PAPER ‘CONVERSATION’ SPOONS: Represent how the relationship began while they were long distance. Taylor’s question game allowed them to get to know each other better. Every time they talked, they would alternate asking questions–no matter how silly or deep. Taylor’s favorite color is blue.

Coffey Wedding-355TABLESCAPES: The art nouveau inspired centerpiece frame stands were a handmade Marty family collaboration artfully constructed to represent Mallory and her love of art and Dutch still-life paintings. ‘The feeling will be that of a continuous tableau in a Dutch Master painting. Lush and gorgeous–a feast for the eyes!’ –the beautiful words of Autumn Keller, our imaginative florist

Autumn herself is so sweet and seemingly magical, just like her floral creations. Brilliant, brilliant work. You can see more of her work here on her website, but I also recommend following her on Instagram.

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MUSIC SHEET CUPCAKE HOLDERS: In honor of Taylor’s father, Billy, who was a sweet and wonderful singer and musician. The song that Taylor and Cherie walked down the aisle to is a recording of Bill singing ‘In the Sweet By and By.’

These delightful cupcake holders are from TheDreamPeddlery on Etsy.

Coffey Wedding-340CAKE BANNER: ‘I Choose You’ is a song that Taylor sent to Mallory as a part of a series of love letters he wrote while they were apart. This beautiful banner was made by Kris Shoemaker and you can find here other creations here.

Coffey Wedding-449NECKLACE: The bride’s Art Deco necklace from the 1920’s was a special gift from her mother years ago.

Coffey Wedding-424HONEYCOMB: From our friends at Wildflower Ridge. Eat it! It’s delicious.

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LINEN NAPKIN BIB: Hand embroidered by Mallory to her father to keep his shirt clean. A must see!

My dad is notorious for somehow spilling something on his shirt, like, every time we eat. He doesn’t eat like a beast so I’m not sure how it happens so often. It’s definitely a joke now. My sister and I found the idea of turning a napkin into a bib with a buttonhole before my sister’s wedding, but there was so much to do that we ran out of time. Now that I was getting married, I wanted to make sure it happened! It was for my dad to wear, but it was for the whole family, really. I embroidered a design consisting of a family tree with the initials and wedding date of all of us in the family. Maybe we can even continue the tradition and one day, when we have children, we can stitch on their wedding dates. I’m getting all choked up just thinking about it.

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