Our reception was pretty casual. For dinner we had salad, fruit, and a build-your-own burger (or veggie burger!) bar with fries! It was awesome! We didn't want to do cake since it's so expensive and usually no one eats it anyway. So we ordered sugar cookies frosted to look like baseballs from a local non-profit - Cookie Cart! They were delicious and it's such a great program to help teens in a not great neighborhood learn life, work, and leadership skills by running a bakery!
We ordered a cake topper from here despite not having a cake. It's a loon (the MN state bird!) marrying a bear (the MN Twins mascot!) I threw some extra flowers and lanterns on the table, along with some felt pennants I made and a few of our extra mini-bats.
I had picked up a bunch of cake plates and platters at thrift stores over the past few months.
For our centerpieces, we grew grass in galvanized tubs. We put an old baseball, one of the mini-bats we lathed ourselves, and a tealight in the grass. Then we hung a star lantern with a tea light over it. The table numbers were photos of Nate and I at that age, from 1-13.
For our seating assignments/wedding favors, we gave everyone a photobooth picture frame that they could use later when they took a picture in the The Traveling Photo Booth! The booth was a huge hit and it was also our guestbook. The booth prints two copies of your photo strip every time and the attendant put one in a book for us, which everyone then signed by their photo! It's amazing!
For our card box, we found a vintage PBR box for $2 at an antique shop. We put An Awesome Book of Love out after the ceremony so people could look at it along with a photo from my parents wedding and Nate's parents wedding. Our moms both wore big hats to get married! Go 1970s!
All photos DeBruyn Photography