Even though I absolutely love the venue where we are having our wedding reception (and the super-sweet, super-efficient ladies that are in charge of everything), one of the downsides is just how darn strict they are about, well, everything.
The strictness was not at all tempered whenever it came to deciding how do the bride-and-groom send off. My first choice, sparklers, was a clear no-no (flames and newly constructed buildings just don't seem to mix). However, even choices that I was not so keen on (bubbles, birdseed, confetti) were also not allowed.
Enter ribbon wands.
this beautiful (and so unique!) send off.
So, I decided to make some of my own.
I bought three different shades of green ribbon (and I might even add more shades to the mix ... why not?) and spraypainted some dowels.
Here's what I have so far: