Merry Monday! Today we are feature one of our favorite types of weddings–one where the couple comes up with creative ways to express their personalities. Devon and Ryan thought up wonderfully brilliant ideas to incorporate their hometown roots, favorite foods, and even Ryan’s job! If you’ve ever wondered how a twitter employee might make a nod to his company, check out their place cards, which feature Twitter handles instead of names. They even included the hash tag #LOVE on their dessert table!
Lots more lovely images, ideas, vendors, and a great description from Devon below! Special thanks to onelove photography for sharing their beautiful work with us!
We wanted our wedding to showcase our personalities – we’re total tech dorks. Ryan works at Twitter and most of our friends are in the tech space as well. Our programs and menus had everything listed by Twitter handles and our name cards were also by twitter usernames. Our favors table had #love in large wooden letters. The overall look and feel was supposed to be relaxed and very New England. Nothing too fancy–simple hydrangeas and snowbells (in lieu of lily of the valleys) were our main flowers and linens were kept very natural as well as the rustic chairs. We wanted people to be comfortable but to see a rustic elegance. In order to make our guests feel welcome we did welcome boxes with Ryan’s family recipe of homemade chex mix and salt water taffy from Maine.
Ryan and I are both transplants to Northern California and we wanted our wedding to reflect where we came from, him from Michigan and myself from Maine. We flew in Lobster Bisque from our favorite restaurant in my hometown. We ended the meal with white chocolate covered cherries from Michigan. The highlight of the menu was our favors–whoopie pies–a Maine staple that were handcrafted by one of our favorite food carts in San Francisco that encompassed our two homestates. Steven, the vendor and our dear friend tells the story of the Matching Half Gobs on his blog here!
Also at the ceremony we had our french bulldog, Stella, as the best dog, who despite being very well behaved generally attempted to pull my dress off mid-vows. Our ceremony was also officiated by one of our best friends. We wrote our own vows that not only reflected our love but also our dorky sense of humor and love of tech.
Check out the place cards, which denote attendees twitter names instead of first names!
Resources and vendors — Photography: OneLove Photography // Floral Design: Pat Gibbons Floral // Designer: Weddings by Jonette // Venue: Silverado Resort // Stationery: Love vs. Design // Dress: Novella Bridal // Sweets: Kara’s Cupcakes // DJ: Ingar Brown // Makeup: Sherrie Long // Shoes: Pour La Victoire // Menswear: J. Crew