August 1, 2012



Making plans is always part of a good event..but in this case we got to feel like architects as we drafted out all the fun details for Alicia and Aaron’s big day! We created an intimate and welcoming space that could not have felt more like home as they celebrated their vows surrounded by friends and family.

Upon learning that “If my heart was a House” by Owl City was the couple’s favorite song, we were quickly inspired by its lyrics and began to play with imagery of blue print, doors and vintage keys. For those of you that don’t know this song or those that do and just want to hear it again, you can take a listen HERE while watching their emotional wedding video by NR3. I’ll never forget how it made my 5 year old whisper while watching it “this is making water in my eyes”. So cute. This is definitely one worth taking a look at or watching just that one more time.

Then, while in our first design meeting and discussing their concept we also further learned that Alicia and Aaron just happened to have a photography collection of doors from their various around the world romantic getaways. How perfect is that? Now this wasn’t just any collection of door pictures..these were GORGEOUS, colorful and lovely door images that we were just beside ourselves when we saw. We just knew this was meant to be and couldn’t resist incorporating these into the wedding to personalize things a bit more! Brightly Designed creatively worked them into the darling invitations as part of the rsvp cards which later found their way back into the reception that we will share with you more on below. First one to spy them wins! 🙂 

For color inspiration we played to the blue in blueprints while also bringing out the vibrant colors of a feathered peacock (found roaming the grounds) along with pops of pink that really came through in the gorgeous florals by Twigg Botanicals

For a fun way to welcome the guests into the wedding and to their tables we painted this old door blue that we found and added delicate colored doorknobs from which old vintage keys hung and lead guests to their tables. Alicia and Aaron’s wedding date was strategically hidden in the door numbers. Table names were inspired by various rooms in a home and keys led to such tables as the attic, the pantry, and the nursery (where the young at heart were appropriately placed).

Adding another interactive element to each place setting were heart shaped paper knock knock jokes, some that we personalized with the bride and groom’s names and a fun way to bring an easy smile to guests faces.

Did you spy the door rsvp cards and how we re used them at the reception? Take another look up above at a cost effective and fun way to re-purpose those while also adding another design touch to the backdrop.

Sweet Cheeks delivered again with all types of pretty confections and tasties and the weathervane pointed the guests in the right direction while the doily bunting we created added some festivity. 

From the wandering peacocks to the touching moments and  all the tiny details in between, Trevor Hoehne captured it all!  We can’t thank him enough for all of his talent!  We so wish we got to work with him more! Alicia and Aaron, it is clear why you two are nurses and so good at what you do…we are sure you will always take care of one another!  We’re so grateful  you let us in on all the planning fun and allowed us to get to know you.  We know that doors will continue to open in your favor.  Wishing you much happiness!

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