A groom and his groomsmen pose shirtless with an iron and ironing board.

Funny wedding-related Reddit posts of the week

Here are some funny wedding-related posts we found on Reddit. Enjoy!

Reddit user nfuentes says, “We made sure we only took classy photos for the wedding!”

Reddit user goosse says, “I got married last week, my wife wanted me to only take serious pictures with my groomsman.”

A groom and his groomsmen pose shirtless with an iron and ironing board.

imgur.com via Reddit user goosse

“Our surprise wedding guest. The day couldn’t have been better!”         -Reddit user keckster

A groom dressed in a kilt outfit and his bride are photo bombed by a similing dolphin

imgur.com via Reddit user keckster

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A photo of escort cards attached to terrariums, doubling as a wedding favor.

#TipTuesday How to plan a green wedding: July 29, skip the party favors

A photo of Carlene Smith, owner of Naturally Yours Events, a Chicago company that specializes in crafting environmentally friendly weddings.Every Tuesday, Carlene Smith of Naturally Yours Events will share one easy tip to make your wedding more environmentally friendly.

Tip:  Skip the party favors! I have seen so many guests leave the coolest favors behind at the end of the night and those can often end up in the landfill (even the edible ones). If you do want to have a favor, make sure to select one that can be used in multiple ways- as escort cards, place cards, or decorations. This will reduce the amount of waste your wedding will have.

Carlene Smith is the owner of Naturally Yours Events, an eco-friendly event planning company here in Chicago. After pursuing her degree in Michigan, she moved to Chicago because this city rocks!  When she isn’t planning fabulous events, Carlene is riding her bike around town, exploring new eats & local brews, catching up on the best HBO shows, and taking hilarious videos of her cats Newt and Bug (or at least she thinks they are hilarious.)

Featured image of terrarium favor/escort cards courtesy of Melissa Hayes

Lauren Smith & Henry Densham

North Shore’s ‘Make it Better’ names Best of 2014 celebrations vendors

Make It Better’s Best of 2014 included 90,000 votes from readers on the best of everything in Chicago and the North Shore. Several wedding vendors we’ve featured in Bouquet Catcher were recognized.

A panoramic view of a wedding reception at Astoria Banquets

Hazelton Photography

North Shore weddings and Events took home the win for event planning. Read more about Megan Estrada’s company here on Bouquet Catcher.

Sarah Blecher & Rob Gartzman

Sarah Blecher & Rob Gartzman

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A man proposes to girlfriend at Chicago White Sox game

A Chicago White Sox birthday message turned into a surprise wedding proposal

Like many others, YouTube user Michael Carroll used the Jumbotron at a sports game to propose. It wasn’t a traditional “Will you Marry Me?” message, but a happy birthday message. Watch the sneaky surprise unfold below.

Featured image courtesy of Michael Carroll

h/t Viewsmix 

A small white cake with yellow, orange, red, blue and purple accents on the top

Bold wedding cakes add a personal statement to wedding reception

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and we think the way to a bride’s heart is picking a delicious and visually appealing cake. From traditional cakes to cake pops and cookies, modern brides are serving up creative treats on their special day. With only one day to celebrate, why not do something bold and memorable? We’ve rounded up our favorite bold wedding cakes featuring unique designs, contrasting colors and varying shapes.

A bold 4-tiered wedding cake with red and white frosting

Studio 3 Productions

A white cake with yellow and green flower accents

Ian Borgerhoff Photography

A small pink and navy wedding cake with just married banner

Grand Sunset Princess

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