Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Bike Ride and a Party

I'm not one of those girls who has always daydreamed about her wedding day, planning everything from the dress to the entertainment. I'm sure I'll have ideas about what I want when the time comes, The only thing I'm sure about right now is that I don't want a huge, long ceremony. Maybe when I get married someday I'll not be nervous to stand for a long time, and I'll have more stamina when I am anxious, or maybe I won't be anxious at all!

My issues aside, this cute wedding caught my eye. In fact what a cool idea for any kind of party!! They rented bikes for all of their guests to ride to the reception picnic at a park, then to an ice cream shop for desert, and later on to a botanical garden for the final toast.

I love her dress! tiers of ruffles with a yellow sash

Her bouquet is made out of enamel broaches and pins
The bride and groom rode a tandem bike

The guests decorated their bikes before the reception

Vintage sheets were the picnic seating

What a causal and fun reception!!
So cute.

 All pictures from Martha Stewart Weddings


  1. I wanted a short wedding too. I do NOT like people staring at me for long periods of time! I wanted just vows, but my pastor insisted on doing a sermon (and I didn't want to be bridezilla so I didn't put my foot down about it), so the ceremony was about 15 minutes instead of the 5 minutes that I wanted, but it wasn't too bad. I was very aware of everyone looking at me the whole time, though :)

  2. I agree with Stacey, I did not want to be stared at so we had a small private wedding...short as possible!


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