Wedding Recap: The Details


For a few years, I worked as a Wedding & Events Manager so I ended up picking up a few ideas along the way. Through the many weddings I worked on, I quietly collected a few ideas for when my own big day came along. But from the moment that Eric and I knew that marriage was in our future, I knew that Michigan State would have to play a big role in our wedding day. We met and fell in love on the beautiful campus of our alma mater, so we knew we wanted to have a little MSU element to the big day. We picked green and white as our colors, and carried that theme throughout the day.


Another element we tied in was the monogram J that was featured on our programs, menus and hotel welcome bags. I downloaded the monogram on and added it to all of our paper items.


Whenever I attend weddings, I love it when the menu for the dinner is placed on the table. As a food lover, it is always fun to read about the meal ahead. For our meal, we served:

Tuscan salad with mixed greens, tomato, green pepper, cucumber, garbanzo beans, &  hard boiled egg, drizzled with vinaigrette and served with warm rolls and sweet butter

Parmesan crusted halibut with Dijon mustard, crusted with parmesan, herbs and crispy fried onions, paired with a Prime Filet Mignon topped with a mushroom sauce, served with whipped potatoes and roasted vegetables

For our escort cards, we had a small white box for each guest with their name, table number, and the corresponding MSU landmark that we had designated for each table. The boxes were filled with Reese’s peanut butter cups and tied with a green ribbon


On our tables, we had centerpieces of white hydrangeas and green mums, and had a gold framed picture of an MSU landmark.


I also found these cute “Bride” and “Groom” print outs on Wedding Paper Divas, and I thought they added a cute touch to Eric and my chairs



And our final touch were the welcome bags that we had for each of our guests that stayed overnight at the hotel. In the bags, we included a green Jones soda, some homemade green & white chocolate covered pretzels, green & white mints, and Bettermade potato chips, which are a Detroit Classic. My mom even created the personalized labels which had our names and wedding date.


And with that, my “wedding recaps” have come to an end. I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed sharing them!


2 thoughts on “Wedding Recap: The Details

  1. Thanks for the post. (It made seeing pics from the reception that much more enjoyable.) Everything about the wedding and reception was perfect Colleen! Your planning and attention to detail was obvious….and fun! Hope you and Eric are loving “married life”! Blessings.

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