Friday, March 30, 2012

The Ultimate Wedding Week: The Details


It's the finale of The Ultimate Wedding Week...and personally my favorite day: the details!

We all know that the details are what make an event "special".  It's the little touches that people remember.  While my wedding was not DIY savvy {this wedding was pre-Pinterest days...dinosaur I know!}, I am still so proud of all the little things that went into our big day.  I really wanted a rustic-organic-chic wedding, with vintage touches.  Succulents, mother of pearl, ruffles, pearls...it was all incorporated.

One thing I did do, was scour every single local nursery to find succulent plants.  I must have gotten 20-30 flats.  But it was a huge money saver...and I just dropped them off at the florist for them to trim and handle the day of the wedding.  


We used willow branches for the center pieces with hanging crystal and candles.  


Lots of succulents were used throughout the day...in the centerpieces, on the cake, at the place settings...I just love them!



I was in love with my cake...


Love the rustic cake topper!


We also used navy blue to tie the lake in.


 Our escort cards were pretty traditional, but we included photos of loved ones that weren't able to be there with us and one of my grandparents on their wedding day, 61 years ago!


For my bouquet...I really wanted to avoid traditional flowers...so we pulled in peonies, gardenia, garden roses {there is a difference!}, and freesia.  I loved how natural and organic it looked...not too formal!



For favors, we did mini chocolate cupcakes, which was a nice transition from our lemon buttercream wedding cake.


Here are some of my bridal details:
My jewelry was handmade by my friend...the mirror compact was a gift from one of my bridesmaids, and the handbag is vintage.

And to showcase the dress...

Sometimes when life gives you lemons...or in this case-mounted deer heads, you just have to make lemonade.  I think this photo perfectly capture my rustic Tahoe wedding...don't you?

Thanks for indulging me the last two weeks!!  Now head on over to Fresh & Fancy and link up your wedding details or inspiration!  And thanks to all of you who have been playing along!  It's been a blast!!

xo natasha

35 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! Love all the details of your beautiful Tahoe wedding!

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  2. I love all of the little details! Your bouquet and cake are gorgeous! And I love, love, love your invites!

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  3. love that last pic of your dress!! amazing! i hope you framed it!

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  4. wow. that last photo is stunning.

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  5. Oh wow that last photo is amazing Natasha and I love all of the succulents! Kind of wish I had incorporated them into my wedding!

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  6. that dress and deer head is amazing!! ;)
    such a lovely wedding! and those succulents on your cake are perfection!

    xo, vanessa

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

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  7. So pretty. I've always loved all your details! Just perfect.

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  8. Just love the ladder wedding dress picture. I haven't seen anything like it before!
    And of course I love all of the succulents :)

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  9. Oh. MY. GOSH! I think your's is my favorite! Sorry if that is a tad creepy! I love ALL of your details! I love the flowers and succulents! I absolutely LOVE the shot of you on the ladder! PS. Seriously LOVE how you displayed your photos in this post... creative and organized! Love it! Ok... done being a creeper! lol

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  10. Everything was SO GORGEOUS. And your dress? I DIE! It's perrrrrfect!

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  11. gorgeous details! :) What a special touch that your friend made your jewelry!

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  12. I die over your dress every time. I requested garden roses in my bouquet as well! I actually like them better than typical roses.

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  13. Gorgeous pictures! I went for peonies in my bouquet as well. I paired it with hydrangeas :)

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  14. such a timeless wedding. love all your details, especially your cake and cake topper :) thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos. hope all is well with little baby schue kicking around in your tummy!

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  15. Every detail is just beautiful. Magazine worthy!

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  16. Girl, you did succulents PERFECTLY! Everything is so gorgeous, and I'm kind of obsessed with your wedding cake...amazing :) Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  17. The devil is in the details, right? Good thing yours are absolute perfection (c: I just love that you pulled in succulents for the scheme (and if I'm not mistaken, that was *before* everyone jumped on that bandwagon! Bravo, girl!) Love it all...and want a piece of that cake (c:

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  18. I love the last pic! Totally unexpected. Beautiful detail post. :)

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  19. I don't think one's wedding photos are complete without a taxidermied animal.

    Everything is so beautiful! I love your bouquet and centerpieces. Great idea buying the succulents and having your florist prepare them.

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  20. Loving all your pictures!! Your dress was/is stunning!

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  21. OMG - your pictures were amazing! You really paid attention to every detail and everything was so beautiful! You make me want to plan another wedding! Maybe I will talk my husband into renewing our vows with another wedding - yeah, like he would really go for that! But it is nice to dream!
    -Shelley

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  22. I love all your details! I am going to pin all of them like crazy after I write this comment (for my niece :)....the succulents are so different and pretty - along with your bouquet. Love all the green & white paired with the navy....such a fresh combination. And your wedding jewelry - the earrings & bracelet - love that!

    An event is all about the details and you nailed it Natasha - everything is so lovely!

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  23. PS Aren't Hanky Pankies the best??

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  24. I of course adore following your blog and have awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award! When you have a chance check out my page. Love today's wedding photos!!! xoxo A-

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  25. your wedding was SO gorgeous! wow!

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  26. So gorgeous Natasha...love the last pic, it is simply wonderful. Have a great week x

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  27. Your wedding was so fantastical!!! Love all the deets, the succulents, and your dress. You are beautiful!!!

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  28. Your wedding was so fantastical!!! Love all the deets, the succulents, and your dress. You are beautiful!!!

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  29. Lovely details!

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  30. I'm planning my wedding at the moment and this has given me some amazing ideas.

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  31. Our bouquet's were almost identical!! Mine looked just like that :) And looks like we had really similar colors...cobalt blue with white & green flowers!

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