Broken shards of glass, pools of water and a fire hazard are not exactly the hallmarks of a dream wedding day. Experience has taught us that cylinder vases filled with water and a floating candle lining your ceremony aisle are a disaster waiting to happen. Chances are that one of your excited wedding guests will knock over one of these vases while finding their seat, fidgeting during the ceremony or while applauding during your recessional. The mess created is not only hazardous, but could interrupt your ceremony in a very bad way. Just one easy, pretty and safer candlelit alternative? Try lanterns hanging from wrought-iron shepherds hooks!
We've all seen those incredible photos of couples exiting their ceremony or reception with sparklers, bubbles, confetti or rice. What you may not know is that those moments have usually been carefully orchestrated behind-the-scenes! Here are a few tips:
- -Before you order anything, make sure your venue allows it. Many venues restrict confetti or sparklers for clean-up reasons or fire hazard reasons.
- -If you're tossing something outside, make sure it's environmentally friendly. Rice can be very hazardous to birds. A better alternative is bird seed or a special type of rice that crushes underfoot and dissolves in water.
- -Recruit some "ringers" to start the trend of the bubbles/confetti/etc. Otherwise you'll be down the aisle before anyone has tossed their confetti!
- -Check everything beforehand and unwrap it or open up any seals. Many times bubbles come with a silver seal that will impede timely bubble-making as you head down the aisle.
The best rooftop in Manhattan was the setting for Michael & Christine's sun-filled ceremony. 620 Loft & Garden provided the perfect NYC backdrop for them to exchange their vows. As her something blue, Christine had her baby bracelet pinned to the underside of her gown. With the sounds of the Theme from Forrest Gump, florals by Belle Fleur, a spectacular Pnina Tornai dress and a reading from the Velveteen Rabbit, this wonderful couple said "I Do." These gorgeous photos are courtesy of Karin VonVoigtlander. Stay tuned for photos from their 1920s-inspired reception!
What a great choice for a non-traditional recessional song!