Hometown Love Story

‘Tis the season for love, laughter and happily ever after. Wedding season is a great time of year to reconnect with friends and family while celebrating the ones you love and care for.  Fancy dresses, ties, high heels and smiles fill the room while the bride and groom’s closest friends and family witness the beginning of their lives together as husband and wife—who doesn’t love to be a part of this? I road tripped it up to my home state of Wisconsin multiple times this summer to take part in the celebration of a few of my friends tying the knot to their significant others.

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                                                Cake was made by a bridesmaid’s sister!

I grew up knowing both the bride and groom in this wedding. The groom, Macaulay, lived at the other end of our alley; and the bride, Abby, and I share many memories playing volleyball, basketball and softball together. Growing up with and witnessing your friends mature into adulthood and begin a family together is a really special part of life.

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Mac and Abby kept things simple and trendy for their wedding. For starters, Abby altered her own sister/matron of honor Betsy’s wedding dress for the big day. How significant for Betsy to be able to contribute to her sister’s wedding in such a special and unique way—while saving a little money! 😉 Abby’s nephew was the cutest mini ring bearer—isn’t he adorable!?

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The ring bear with his auntie (the bride) and mom (matron of honor)

For decor, Abby used our classic 3 ply amethyst cocktail napkins on her dinner tables, as well as placing them on the cake and snack tables—they added the perfect pop of color to the decor.

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                                                                       Dinner table decor

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                                                                    Pre-dinner snack table

Succulents have become a favorite, not only among plant lovers who aren’t such good plant mothers, but as an earthy, trendy decor. Abby used terrariums for her centerpieces, and mini potted succulents as mini wedding favors for her guests to take home and enjoy. The amethyst napkins were the perfect touch to this earthy color palette.

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                                                                               Guest favors

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                                                Amethyst 3 ply cocktail napkin with shiny gold foil

The bar was lined with our 4in round white coasters that sparkled with a foil stamped message in our shiny 18kt. gold foil—a ForYourParty favorite. Adding these personal touches to the decor lets you shine light on your big day—and who doesn’t want to see their names shining on their wedding day?

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                                                White round coasters with shiny gold foil

Another fun bonus at the reception was a photo booth—props included!

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Abby & Macaulay had a marvelous day and wanted to share a few words with our FYP bloggers: Abby’s advice for future brides-to-be is to not get caught up in getting things done and just enjoy every moment. She said, “Your big day can get stressful with all the planning and details, but have fun with it, and enjoy the time with your bridesmaids and family planning.” Mac wanted to tell all the future grooms out there to enjoy the day because the next thing you know you’re on the dance floor and your groomsmen are hitting on your sisters and cousins—thanks, Mac. 

Congrats on your hometown love story, Abby & Mac! 💞

Newly Weds

Photo credit: Tara Edwards Photography, FYP

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