Because our location itself was special to us, we also had our table names reflect the same sentiment. Each table name was a location (city, address, restaurant, etc) that we spent time at together and feel was significant to us. Ex: Torrey Pines High School where we met, Rancho Santa Fe where our families lived when we were in high school, Pipes Café where we’d go to breakfast throughout college and catch up, Board & Brew where we’d go to lunch during our free 5th period our senior year, etc.
We also had succulent plants as favors. They’re a beach plant and we wanted to give everyone something that they would keep for a while and hopefully remember one day “ya, we got this awesome plant from Todd & Kimeya’s wedding”. We used them both as favors and an element to the seating assignment/food choice. Each succulent had a little flag in them that had the guest’s name and a symbol for their food choice on one side, their table name on the back.
2 things: Don’t forget that being engaged and getting married isn’t a show – it’s one of the biggest things you’ll ever do with the most important person in the world. Stay away from trendy things because you’ll look back in 10 years and go “ugh, why did we do that weird thing at our ceremony”. Make sure it’s classic and it reflects both people. Piggy backing off the first point… while it’s one of the biggest days in your life, never lose sight of the fact that at the end of the day it’s a party. The shade of napkin you choose will not make our break yours or someone else’s experience at your wedding.
First Dance: “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
Jacob + Christin
Venue/Catering: L’Auberge Del Mar | Florist: Annette Gomez | Cake: VG Donut and Bakery | Entertainment: Wayne Foster | Hair/Make-up: Paula Mayer | Gown Designer: Vera Wang | Men’s Formalwear: Valentino