I spotted these photos on the One Love blog, and I just knew Damiana and Lex's wedding was something special. Hello, CUSTOM TEMPORARY TATTOOS? GLOW STICKS?
Turns out the crafty groom was responsible for most of the details. Here's what the bride told me:
Lex and I went into planning the wedding with the mindset of wanting to make sure everyone that came would have a lot of fun. The goal was that everyone would have something cool to do, and I think it worked out since there are things I saw in wedding photos that I had no idea were even going on (People went out in boats! People actually used the putting green!) It all seemed to magically go off without a hitch (thanks to my 7 to-do-lists I made and amazing bridespeople not telling me about little hiccups) and it was what we wanted it to be, a cool party with tattoos and rad 90s music. Although frankly, after actually getting married, everything else was just the icing.
Most of our details are thanks to my crafty husband who worked at Michael's Arts & Crafts at the time and had a leg up on even knowing what type of stuff is out there. It turns out you can print out your own temporary tattoos! They're in the iron-on section, so you just print it out and they're sort of more like stickers, and you cut around the design and peel it off and stick it on. Lex's best man drew them because he is a like-minded crafty man.
[Editor's Note To Self: Really hope I'm never getting married again, but I HAVE TO borrow this idea. Nephew's birthday party? My birthday party??]
We got the glowsticks from glowrus.com. We got 5 colors (meant to go with our color palette, as much as anything neon CAN go with a wedding color scheme) and 100 each, which I thought was excessive, but Lex was REALLY into them, and he turned out to be right! In the end we probably only had 3 or 4 left over.
(Photos by One Love Photo)