Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Wedding!

so last month i had the privilege of helping a friend of mine do the entire decor for her son's wedding. it sure was fun!! it was a rustic style wedding, so right up my alley! hubs and i were busy for weeks prior making chalkboards from plywood and framing them with old wood, among other projects, like sewing all their programs together. it was a for sure DIY and without the help of hubs and the groom's family and friends i wouldn't have been able to pull it all together with such ease. it was absolutely perfect from my end. i'm pretty sure it was for the bride and groom as well! enjoy!

i had made about 5 signs leading up the driveway to the location of the wedding. here was the last one they saw before heading into the grove. 
 we wrapped jars and jars with twine, burlap and lace for hanging in the trees and the centerpieces. these ones had rosemary and lavender in them. some had electric candles for the night. these ones lined the trees as the guests entered the ceremony amphitheater.
 this was where they could grab a program. 
 each one was hand cut and then hand stamped with the bride and groom initials and then sewn together by machine. 
 drink table. mason jars with cream and white paper straws
 the bride and groom had a special wine, so i made sure to make a chalkboard stating the cause of it. as well as their entire bar menu

 this was on their gift table to collect their cards.
 for their "guest book" we decided to do notes for the bride and groom. 
 i borrowed this old screen and put twine in between the slats and used mini clothes pins to hang. 
 each card was cut and hand stamped with the same image from their wedding invites. the pencils look like tree branches and i placed them in a rusted bucket that were actually from my wedding day!
 the seating chart was a linen pin board i made from plywood, a roll of cork, and linen. the cards were hand stamped and the names of everyone were listed in the same font that was used in their invitations.
 each table was set with a linen table cloth and white napkin from La Tavola! the centerpieces were cut tree stumps with three different sized mason jars wrapped in burlap, twine and lace. all the flowers were different "wildflower" type flowers by SR Hogue. And the table numbers were stamped on a kraft tag with the same stamp as the seating chart.
 the ceremony. look at that ocean view. each girl had a different cream dress of their choice and all different types of bouquets. they all looked stunning. the groomsmen all had white shirts, khaki pants, and suspenders. it was a perfect look!
 the 4 ft menu i created from plywood, old fencing wood, and chalkboard paint. i wrote all the chalkboards so my handwriting definitely was put to the test!
 we did a kids table with little kids chairs and shorter table. we also hired babysitters to help with the kids so the parents could enjoy the reception. 
 the bride and groom table. i brought special chairs just for them and created hanging chalkboard signs for them. 
 the bride and groom cake! topper was linen/canvas flags i cut and then hand stamped with their initials and hand sewn onto hemp cord.
the dessert table had a variety of different desserts, like tarts, bars, and cookies. i made a few flags for the tarts, we do, hitched and love.
 for the favors we filled small mason jars with the bbq sauce from the caterer that was a part of the menu for the night. we tied them with these tags i created from card-stock and put them on with bakers twine that we also used for their invitations.
 the stunning and absolutely gorgeous bride and her handsome groom.
 my favorite dance shot of the night.
 after the sun set beautiful bulb lights shone over the dance floor and reception area.
 mason jars through out the area were set with electric candles. there were also some hanging from trees. 
 and then to top it all off the bride and groom left to glow sticks (no fire could be up at this location so sparklers were out) and i passed them out 30 mins before departure for everyone to dance with. it was a BIG hit!! 
there were a few other details i wish i had captured from the day...the women's bathroom i tried to "spruce" up, the wagon i decorated for the kids to walk down the aisle in (we had 7 kids in the wedding, 2 of which weren't big enough to walk), and the bride's dresses and bouquets. i will post a link to the photographer if i get one to show you more of the beautiful day!