It’s hard to believe that our first wedding anniversary is already upon us. It’s been a great first year! I loved wedding planning, I really wanted our day to be unique and fun. Our wedding was featured on two wedding blogs, which you can find here // Southern Aisle and Groom Sold Separately.
We chose this pavilion, which was built before the Depression in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park, for our wedding and reception.
Drew and I had a great time finding vintage pieces for wedding decor (now used as home decor!). A few of my favorites are a pretty blue glass Japanese fish float, blue mason jars, skeleton keys, and an old mailbox that was used for collecting wedding cards.
A lot of creative work went into our wedding. Drew and I made fun signs for the park. My mom made all of the tablecloths. I planted succulents instead of using traditional flowers for table centerpieces. Drew designed all of our wedding stationery. I bought colorful vintage stamps which we used for postage on our invitations.
In keeping with the vintage theme, I asked for our invitations to be hand-stamped when I took them to the post office. While they don’t do it often, the post office will use an old fashioned hand stamp to add a postmark over postage stamps if you ask!
Putting together the menu for our reception was so much fun. My mom and I made cheesecake in jars which were served along with homemade sugar cookies, berries and cheeses. Instead of your average wedding cake, Drew and I chose Lemon and White Chocolate Raspberry bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. We also had a s’mores bar, complete with homemade marshmallows.
Staying true to our fun and relaxed theme, we chose to include lawn games in place of dancing. Ladder golf is one of our favorites!
I may be biased, but I think our day was absolutely perfect.
Drew & Shae Pendleton