Old Navy Flip Flop Sale

Old Navy is hosting their annual $1 flip-flop sale on Saturday, June 30th.  These make for the perfect bridesmaid or family gift! For my wedding, I put them on the back of each chair for bridesmaids and family.  They were a total hit! 

While supplies last. Limit 5 flip-flops per customer. Excludes wedges, prints, metallics, embellished and leather styles. Limited colors, sizes, and quantities.

Real Wedding: Noelle + Joey

Yesterday, I posted about Noelle + Joey‘s wedding day. Here are the pictures from the reception.

All photos are by Michele Rivera from Mischa Media.

The tables were dramatic with brown and turquoise accents.

The menus were designed by Amanda from Made with Love Paperie.

Noelle had flip-flops for each of her bridesmaids so that they would dance all night long.
It worked!

The bridesmaids and groomsmen each came in to the room with their own funky dance.

One of their close friends performed a solo during the entree course.

The couple raise their glasses to the toast from the Father of the Bride.

Noelle and Joey chose a contemporary square cake: a swiss dot pattern was anything but simple with ribbon wrapped around each layer and roses on the top and rose petals around the edges.

The couple’s first dance. Don’t you love the bow on the back of Noelle’s dress?

It’s becoming more rare these days but Noelle had a bridal bouquet toss. There were plenty of single ladies out on the dance floor.

What is a sweeter way to say goodnight than a cookie?

M+D: Our Head Table and the First Course

When we sat down after our bridal party introductions, I was so happy with our head table.  I’ve seen many head tables that have simple decor.  It just wasn’t my style.  I opted to line the head table with a dozen trio of vases with dyed water that had a floating candle as well as rose petals, the perfect stemware, and place cards.   The table was monochromatic scarlet red with silver accents.

Our gorgeous head table with the stemware that I obsessed over!

Since we were having a formal wedding, we had place cards as well as escort cards.  The calligraphy was done by Marilyn, my Day of Coordinator.

On the back of each chair for the bridesmaids and close family, we put flip flops on the back of the chairs.  My bridesmaids told me that it was better than the Tiffany jewelry.

Our toasting flutes.  I begged my husband for us to register for this crystal to compliment our china.  He doesn’t like the flat bottom style.  I snuck and added these to the registry.  When he saw them on the table, he was surprised but not upset.  The servers pouring our last minute addition, Iron Horse champagne.

The first course was served once the bridal party was seated.  Another nod to my Italian past was our selection of our first course.  We started our totally customized meal with a pasta course.  

Real Wedding: Jessica + John The Details

Yesterday, I posted on the real wedding of Jessica and John.  Today’s post focuses on the details!
If you have never seen the inside of Old St. Pat, then you are missing out.  
It is one of the most beautiful churches in Chicago.

The Bride loved this photo of a cake from a magazine.

She translated the design into her colors.  I love it!

Jessica used Pretty Pen Jen for her pretty and sweet escort cards.

The couple rented out the entire first floor for their wedding celebration.

One of the tables at Maggiano’s.  Since Maggiano’s serves the food family style, the centerpieces are taken away prior to the first course.  Maggiano’s provides the table numbers as well as the centerpieces for all their guests.

A very welcomes DIY touch: Jessica and her Mom bought flip flops for the guests to keep them dancing all night long.  It was a huge hit!