You’d never know you weren’t on a vineyard by the looks of Kellye and Sean’s reception! After their Catholic wedding ceremony, captured beautifully by Timmester Photography, guests were greeted with wine cork place cards, a delicious meal and mini wine bottle favors! Kellye and her mom got their DIY on for the reception to both personalize it, and make it budget friendly! That’s what we call a win-win situation!
From Kellye: My mom and I made the menu cards, programs, favors, and place cards. I do event planning as my profession, so details are very important to me and doing these elements on our own was a way to cut costs so that we could splurge on other things.
Our Table numbers were on wine bottles that we had shared together, place cards were in wine corks that we collected with family and friends, and favors were bottles of wine with personalized labels.
We splurged with the band and solo pianist for the grand piano during cocktails. We also splurged on a lighting package, it was worth every penny. It definitely transformed the space.
Kellye’s advice to other DC-area couples:
Don’t sweat the small stuff, seriously. There is so much planning that goes into a wedding and SO many little details. Something is bound to not go exactly as planned and chances are, none of the guests will notice. Don’t get wrapped up in all the details and forget what the day is about. Take it all in and enjoy every second of it, it only happens once!
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Kelly and Sean’s wedding:
Ceremony Venue: Holy Cross Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Columbia Country Club
Photographer: Timmester Photography
Floral Designer: The Delighted Eye
Rentals + Linens: Perfect Settings
Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting
Reception Music: Retrospect Band
Cake: Custom Cake Design
Stationery: Allison Barnhill Designs
Hair: Hey Red!
Makeup: Le Mariee
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor
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Photo Credits: Timmester Photography