Wedding planning is stressful, and no one is afraid to tell you that. In fact, most brides have heard horror stories of cancelled vendors, wedding disasters, and bridal catastrophes.
I thought they were all overreactions and tall tales. That is, until we entered this final stretch of wedding planning, and I suddenly found myself buried under a mountain of wedding anxiety and somehow developed a stress-induced eye twitch while I was at it.
The twitch is gone, and, thankfully, so is much of the stress. From what I have heard from former brides, each of us reaches this bridal breaking point where your stress level peaks, for a mere moment you think you're going to completely lose it, and then you overcome all of that and realize you are the super bride you hoped you'd be.
Along with that realization comes a lot of the fine-tuning and finalizing of details, and so I thought I'd share with you some of the details of our peacock-themed North Shore wedding. Enjoy!
1. Our Peacock-themed invitations, which we did ourselves (and blogged about for you here.)
2. Peacock-themed gift bags and customized stickers for the guests gift bags.
3. Handmade peacock boutonnieres, which I blogged about here.
4. Vintage bags with peacock feathers added, which I discussed here.
5. Our Save-The-Date cards, which featured engagement photos taken by Matt Sepeta Photography (we discussed the engagement photo process here). We designed and printed them through FedEx, and documented the step-by-step process for you right here.
6. The wedding brooch I'm adding to my wedding dress,
7. A peek at some bridesmaids and flower girl hair accessories (available from LovMely on Etsy).
8. A little peek at some of the colors and patterns for the guys (teal, blue, and paisley).
9. Swatches of the different materials and colors that the bridesmaids are wearing and other colors used throughout our wedding. I discussed the trend of mismatching maids here.
10. The girls are also wearing assorted shoes; here are some fun options available from DSW.
11. A preview of our centerpieces . . . on some tables we're doing 24" cylindrical vases filled with branches and peacock feathers and adorned with hanging candles. On others we're doing shallow glass bowls filled with Lake Superior rocks with floating candles and peacock feathers.