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When I lived in Chicago, one of my favorite things to do was go to a Cubs game.  To sit in the sun and drink beer, and probably (who am I kidding? Definitely!) have a hot dog… it was the best!  Going to a game in LA just isn’t the same (sorry LA natives, but it just isn’t!)  They don’t even have beer guys at Dodgers Stadium!  WTF!?  If I can’t get endless quantities of bad beer brought to my seat every inning it just isn’t worth it, am I right?

The point of that little tangent is that I’m featuring today’s wedding in honor of the opening of baseball season.  And because every once in a while I like to mix it up and feature a wedding that, while personal, lovely, vintage, or DIY, is also a bit different than most of the weddings I feature here.  It’s like cleansing the palette.
Another take on the cootie catchers – cootie catcher programs!
*cuteness overload*
Love that Conan made an appearance 🙂
Here’s some info from the bride on the DIY and details from their day:
Tell us about the DIY elements from your wedding
 
Since I am a graphic designer I was most excited about creating all the printed pieces for our wedding, including the save-the-date, invitation, place cards, table name cards, a “cootie catcher” style wedding program and signage. Our wedding had an overall theme of Vintage Baseball and I tried to carry that feel throughout by naming each table for a classic baseball stadium and creating a vintage ticket design for the place cards.
Another project I took on was to collect vintage Planter’s Peanut Tins and Vintage Cracker Jack Tins for the flower centerpieces for each table. When I contacted my florist with the idea she ran with it and created beautiful and unique arrangements that I just loved!
Because The Sports Legends Museum is in a converted train station, originally Camden Station, I also searched out and found old suitcase to use as our card box.
Instead of getting a professional photo booth, which was on the pricey side, we created a do-it-yourself photobooth by using a instant camera and setting up props such as” vintage baseball player-style” mustaches-on-a-stick and lips-on-a-stick for the less adventurous. We also included some baseball caps and jerseys. We encouraged guests to put the photos in our guest book/photo album and write us a note, which has become one of our best and most entertaining mementos from the evening. We now have an album full of our friends and family donning mustaches and lips!
Aside from the DIY, how did you make your wedding YOU?
 
I feel like a wedding isn’t just about the union of two people, but also a joining of families and their collected history. We celebrated that idea by using the same cake topper that my grandparents used on their wedding cake and we displayed all of our family’s wedding photos from over the years. I wore my grandmother’s necklace and Greg wore his grandfather’s cufflinks.
I just love how the theme was carried throughout the wedding in subtle ways, like the peanut and cracker jack tins for the florals!  And the paper goods are just too perfect with the cute signs and the ticket escort cards.  LOVE.  And you know I love those cootie catcher programs (if you haven’t seen my wedding, I had cootie catcher menus!)  This is how you do a theme without making things too themey.  You know what I mean.  So tell me, what are you loving from this vintage baseball wedding?
{Vendors} Photography: Sweet Pea Photography via Two Bright Lights / Venue: Sports Legends Museum / Caterer: Atlantic Catering / Ceremony Music: Greta Thomas (Violin) and Joe Johnson (Guitar) / Flowers: Bella Fiori Couture Floral & Events Design / Dress: Pronovias from Juliet Bridal Boutique / Hair piece: Unveiled Bridal Designs / Bride’s Hair and Make-up: Salon 8736 / Custom Ring Pillow: Clover Lane Boutique / Mustache and Smiles on Sticks: Whisker Works
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