{Play Ball}

What better way to honor the World Series, starting today, than a post with a Baseball theme! I am a tried and true Baseball fan, as is my Husband. Had I had the foresight, creativity, and {let's be honest, GUTS}...I would have gone with this fun, yet gorgeous theme for our wedding. Styled by the Amorology Weddings team, this is proof that a wedding can infuse the bride’s and groom’s characters into the day’s design.  Because sometimes, you just have to have a little fun… for Josh and Nicole, that meant dedicating their big day to the very thing that brought them together… {BASEBALL}!


Here are all the amazing details brought to life, courtesy of the incredibly talented Heather Balliet, of Amorology Weddings:

While playing college baseball and softball, Josh and Nicole met and fell in love.  In their spare time they would travel to new cities, making it a point to visit different ballparks.  It seemed only fitting that we shared their love and passion for what brought them together with their guests at their wedding.  We chose a palette of wine, soft pink and chocolate brown to work as a backdrop and compliment the ballroom at Estancia.  I loved how the curtains at Estancia so perfectly seemed to mimic baseball stitching and diamond fields.
Following a beautiful Catholic ceremony, guests gathered at Estancia for cocktail hour.  They were greeted by a display of a baseball bat, mitt and glove that sat upon a bed of peanuts and were asked to leave their autographs.  Candy Concession workers tray passed traditional ballpark favorites like peanuts and crackerjacks with custom designed labels by Brightly Designed.  We also filled the custom trays that Amorology created with chocolate baseballs, color-coordinated jelly beans and big league chew that were reminiscent of childhood favorites.
In continuing with the baseball feel, guests were escorted to the “Will Call” Table to pick up their tickets and find their seats.  Tickets sat in alphabetized boxes of peanuts and indicated which section and seat the guests were to sit in.  We specifically created the table names as sections that were displayed on paper baseballs.  Each guest also a seat number tied to their chair with ribbon.
Robin Mathis of Twigg Botanicals created centerpieces made up of textured large florals such as dahlias, hydrangea, roses, calla lilies and orchids that sat atop tall glass vases filled with real baseballs.  Smaller Trophy vases filled with grass, flowers and baseballs also ran the length of the banquet tables.  The flowers really helped pull all of the fun elements together, including the flower girls’ pomander balls of carnations and rosehips that were constructed to replicate the stitching pattern on a baseball!
Mini coke bottles sat at each place setting and added a playful element in addition to the paper pennant flags that sat at each chair.  One of the most magical moments of the evening was when the bride and groom were welcomed into the room by all of their guests cheering and waving the pennants that were customized with their names and wedding date.  It was such a delightful and warm reception where you truly felt the love for them in the room.
For their favors, we combined the grooms love for morning pancakes with their love for baseball. We gave each guest buttermilk pancake mix with a recipe in a box labeled “hey batter, batter”.
The gorgeous cake sat atop of a custom cake box Amorology designed and built for Nicole and Josh.  We incorporated their wine colors and also added a beautiful soft pink ribbon to the cake.
As a nod to the bride’s favorite movie ” A Leauge of Their Own”,  Amorology designed and created a custom Photo backdrop that read things such as “Play Ball”, “Safe!”,  ”Knock it Out of the Park”, “homerun”, etc.  We collected various props for guests to have fun with while getting their pictures taken.  All of Nicole and Josh’s guests had so much fun with the backdrop and really got into character with the bats, baseballs and gloves!
As a late-night treat, Nicole and Josh wanted their family and friends to build their own ice cream sundaes!  Brightly designed created a “Bases Loaded” sign for us that listed all of the scrumptious ice cream toppings! Between the cake, concession trays filled with goodies and the loaded ice cream station, there was no shortage of delicious and playful treats!
Photographer, John Schnack of Schnack

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