What to wear?.....
My Blush colored TuTu!!!
Aviana is taking care to listen to Ryan give her last minute instructions before she goes down the aisle (check out his finger shaking in the background), and Gavin seems to be saying "I've heard this a million times!"
Aviana's darling tutu dress was ordered from an ETSY shop called AylinkaShop. The quality is wonderful and she looked oh so cute!
Oh!... Yeah.... the truck load of furniture frames I just bought!
We wanted to do something special for the out of town guests who joined us for the wedding and thought that a goody bag would be a nice treat. I used the left over linen that came off the side of the tablecloths and created these drawstring bags with the "Eat, Drink and Be Married" saying that the kids used throughout the celebration. For the script on the bag I used Lesley Riley's
TAP Transfer Artist Paper. Good news is, this product is great for paper as well as fabric!
One of the arrangements for the outside tables at the cocktail hour after the wedding.
Here I am putting together the 75 small centerpieces that were used on the tables for the dinner.
It was good that I was able to plant the outside centerpieces, card box and bucket list container early so they'd have time to grow.
This was the video booth that Brent designed with succulents in the top.
An iPad went in the hole so guests could record messages for the bride & groom.
Here's a close up of the table candle holder centerpieces before the wax flower was added. Brent made them from boxes and conduit pipe he painted rose gold.
These arrangements were used on outside tables during the cocktail hour. They were planted in terra cotta saucers we spray painted to look like concrete. Dollar Tree vases, a candle and they were ready to go.
The bucket list was used in place of a guest book. They invited their guests to suggest places for them to go and explore, priorities for them to accomplish, and bits and pieces of advice for a great life together. These are all things that they will cherish coming from people that mean so much to them.
Since the wedding was on a Thursday, we were able to get into the event space early to decorate. This was a good thing since the tablecloths were linen and they were able to hang for a few days after I ironed them all.
The white inset in the tablecloths was sewn into the center to widen the fabric without extra seams. Necessity for economy gave us a great focal point. An easy fix for fabric that was not quite wide enough.
Check out the bride and groom to be. Love the fact that they dug right in for set up because they wanted to have everything just the way they dreamed.
And the lines were straight!! A white strip down the center for an instant table runner!
More succulents... down the aisles in rose gold painted 99cent IKEA buckets.
Of course there was a kids table for the two cuties in the first picture..... complete with Play Dough and noise makers!
The box arrangement to the right was made for the head table.
The chargers were all painted rose gold to match the candlesticks. Check out the names on the napkin band. Again, this was done with the TAP Transfer Artist Paper. A tin of tea with a tag that says, "Brewing Since 2003" is under the napkin band.
Finished wedding table... ready for a party and time to spare! I love it when a plan comes together.
Take care of each other and you will have a great married life!!
I don't know about all of you but to get my family to stand still and have their pictures taken is like pulling teeth. So glad to have these special pictures to share. It's amazing how we all clean up! Tee shirts and jeans are every day staples for all of us.
Top Right: My three men... Brent, Jeff and Jason.
Below: Jeff and I in a rare moment where the two of us are in the same place at the same time :) .
Center Right: Love this picture of Lydia, my first daughter- in-love, and me under the Banyan tree.
Lower Right: And of course, Brent and two of his very best friends, Mike and Becca. What a wonderful night!!
After the wedding... there was the clean up. While the kids were in the Maldives on their honeymoon, I was washing, ironing, boxing up and replanting all the succulents (4" x 10' worth of succulents!) that we used in the wedding. They came home to a lot cleaner house than when they left. The fact that it rained like crazy while they were gone made my cleanup that much easier since I wasn't tempted to get out in the sunshine.