So as she and Daniel started planning their marriage years later, it was a natural fit to weave a
“I’m a huge
As the big day neared in the summer of 2012, Chelsea and her mother, Linda Davidson, collected Coke bottle caps and gave them to the florist to weave into sunflower arrangements and wedding-party boutonnieres. They tracked down old-fashioned Coke glasses to give to guests as favors.
And Chelsea and Dan chose
“We just loved the idea of having an old-time vintage feel to the wedding, of making it feel like simpler times,” she said.
"It starts with the basic premise of
The idea for a
Hosting a do-it-yourself Coke float bar and using glass-bottle Cokes tied with red-and-white baker's string as favors or seat assignments are other fun touches, Warwick added.
Other event planners suggest starting with the color of Coca-Cola red and letting one's imaginations run from there. A blog created by South Africa's largest wedding directory urges couples to play around with Coke's signature red-and-white color palette: "This bright and joyous colour combination has so much to offer in terms of flower options, dessert table goodies (cherries, candy canes) and festive decor (streamers, Chinese lanterns)."
Courtney and Heath Cline's wedding celebrated the groom's roots as a
“I began gathering his expired
On the big day last fall, Courtney's all-red bridal bouquet featured local dahlias, cabbage roses, Red Mikado spray roses, mini calla lilies, and orchids. Red napkins urged guests to “Eat. Drink. Be Married,” and glass containers of red-and-white straws were strategically placed near the drinks. They were even able to borrow a vintage replica ice tub from the convenience store, which Heath's dad still runs, and fill it with ice and frosty bottles of Coke.
"It happened to be 96 degrees in October, so they proved to be a big hit," Heath said. "It was a unique extra touch that put a smile on our guests' faces while celebrating our special day."
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