I know it’s been over six months and I am still blogging about our wedding haha. BUT it was so busy after the wedding with the holidays, our honeymoon and NOW I am working on growing our baby girl 🙂
Anyway, I wanted to share the reasoning behind our table names. We ultimately decided to go with our favorite locations but had tossed around the ideas of our favorite hiking trails, words relating to love, words related to marriage, favorite places to eat or favorite vacation spots.
Our table names:
Salt Lake City – Where Chris’s brother Andy got married which doubled for our first family vacation with the Halls.
Schuylerville – Where we bought our first home together.
Caroline St – Where we first met 🙂
Malta Drive In – One of our favorite date night places and also where we attempted to take Patty and she jumped out the car window and ran into the snack stand kitchen!
Pharaoh Mtn – The first time Chris met my mom and brother on an overnight hike which turned out to be a complete nightmare of black flies and squeezing four people in a two person tent!
Saratoga – When we first started dating we both had an apartment in Saratoga.
Amigos – Our favorite Mexican restaurant. Best margaritas ever!
Dog Park – Patty’s favorite place.
Myrtle Beach – Where we got engaged 🙂
Congress Park – One of our first dates we spent walking around downtown Saratoga and ate lunch in Congress Park.
Virginia Beach – Our first vacation together.
Race Track – One of our favorite places to go in the summer. We never win anything but always have a great time!
Stadium Café – One of our favorite restaurants in Saratoga.
Canal Trail – One of Patty’s favorite trails.
Battlefield – Where we took Patty on her first long walk and one of our favorite places to go walking and talk about everything and nothing.
Maine – Our healing trip after the loss of our baby girls.
I can’t take credit for the beta fish centerpiece idea…that was ALL Chris! We did half of the tables with fish and half of them with lemons. To give away the centerpieces, since we didn’t want to go home with like 10 fish, our DJ announced that whoever had the next birthday at each table got to take home the centerpiece. For the table names I bought wooden hearts from the craft store and wood burned the lettering. Then we had our florist add a floating flower to each of the fish ones.
As far as the rest of the table goes, my mom graciously offered to make all of the table runners. I had no clue what I wanted when I went to the fabric store so we just picked what jumped out at us. The candles are actually citronella candles to keep away any pesky bugs. Good thing yellow was one of my wedding colors because I could not find any white ones!