Wedding Details: Fireworks, Favors, Place Cards & Menu Cards

I had so much fun planning all of the details of our winter wedding.  We enjoyed every minute of the ceremony & celebration.  I took on the task of planning & designing all of the aspects of our wedding myself.  I spent countless hours scouring the internet & preparing for our big day and ways to make it personal.   I want to share my resources & ideas with you in hopes that it may lead you to find something you might be searching for.  Whether you’re planning your own big day or a special event in your life, I hope you’ll find these resources useful.

photo by Jeremy Brown Photography

To me, a sparkler send off was the perfect way to end our evening.  The guests got a real kick out of it & it made for some wonderful photos!  We placed the sparklers in a vase at our reception with a sign that said “Light the way for Brian & Shay”.  I found the extra long 36″ wedding sparklers here.

This hand molded solid white chocolate cake was our favor to our guests.  It’s actually a replica of our wedding cake.  I found the chocolatier at the Dallas Market Center while I was there for the home & accessory market.  I was so impressed by their work.  I ended up sitting down with them & coming up with the chocolate cake replica as the perfect take home treat for our guests.

photo by Jeremy Brown Photography

Our menu cards were one of my favorite decor items for our wedding.  I had this vision in my mind of what I wanted, but I just couldn’t find it.  So, I began the hunt to find the right items to put it together myself.  Then, I stumbled upon the paper & envelopes at Hearts Desire (a local gift shop in Frisco).  The paper’s edge is tattered &  lined in a metallic gold.  The envelope is a soft light gold.  I also bought the 2″ gold ribbon from them.  I found the rhinestone buckles on-line here.  I think they really make the menu card & add a touch of bling!

photo by Jeremy Brown Photography

I loved our place cards!  I thought the snowflakes added the perfect little touch for a winter wedding.  The lower right of the card reads “Please be seeded”.  The snowflake is embedded with wildflower seeds.  The guests could take their place card home & plant the snowflake & later enjoy their very own flower garden.  So very eco-chic!  I found them on-line here.

There’s lots more to come!  Stay tuned for more wedding details…