Friday, September 14, 2012

How I Spent My Summer - DIY Wedding!

 Don't they look happy?

My daughter and her fiance tied the knot in a simple 
but beautiful rustic wedding on September 1st.
Simple doesn't mean we didn't spend countless hours 
planning, sifting through Pinterest, and searching for those 
special pieces that would set the tone just the 
way she wanted it though!

Centerpieces for the reception tables were a mix and 
match of both new and vintage jars, bottles and cans, 
dressed up with bits of burlap, lace and dried flowers.  
Flameless votives and cedar buttons added 
touches of light and woodsy scent.

Guest tables were dressed in burlap table covers 
topped with vintage tablecloths. Serving 
tables were covered in old quilts.

No ushers - so a sweet way to invite everyone
to seat themselves.

No gift table - just an antique gift-barrow!

A pretty way to remind guests to save the front rows for family.

All the gals in the family helped out - my multi-talented daughter-in-law arranged all the flowers - love this one in its vintage aluminum pitcher!

The beautiful barn venue had this big blank wall 
(right where the minister, bride and groom would stand).
The perfect canvas for a large cross 
made of old barn wood to hang! 

Aisle seats dressed up with burlap pew cones filled 
with mums and wildflowers.

Darling toasting flutes!  Wooden hearts have Mr. & Mrs. 
woodburned on them, and then were attached to a band 
of burlap and then the stems wrapped in jute.

 And what a wonderful dessert table!  Cake made by the 
groom's aunt, decorated with sunflowers from my 
garden.  And pies galore!  Cherry, apple, peach and 
cheesecake - all homemade by the bride herself.  
Her brother and Dad cut those maple 
slices to showcase it all on.

It was a wonderful day - 
and afterward I wanted to sleep for a week!

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1 comment:

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Oh, my daughter is getting married in Dec. and you have a treasure trove of ideas! I'm pinning away. Thanks for the inspiration.

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