Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Rustic Wedding

Yesterday was finally the day! I did my first (and last until my kids get married!) wedding. Whew!

My computer is running SUPER slow right now, so I will keep it light on words. Pretty much everything you see in the photos I made from scratch. :)

The welcome area had a homemade chalkboard, my old potting bench, and a huge drawer of fan programs.

Our guest book alternative was a "wedding tree", where the guests would add a fingerprint as "leaves" and sign their name. The bride and groom can frame it and hang it in their home

My talented brother in law sketched the tree for me after I gave him a picture of what I wanted.

I mod podged a engagement picture into a large pickle jar.

The fan programs, with hand-inked edges. (Thanks for your help bridesmaids!)

I bought the french doors from Restore and hinged them together. I LOVE the banners I made out of berlap and lace!!

I made aisle runner sticks by hot gluing apple juice bottles onto them and wrapping with jute.

I bought these slices of wood at Hobby Lobby and made my own stencil with my Silhouette. Then I stenciled them with black paint.

This is the wedding gift I made.
The drawer is also from Restore.

I've been too busy to paint my nails lately. ;) These are the backs of the favors.

The bride picked her flowers and I made all of the bouquets, and arrangements myself. It took HOURS.
The bride had sunflowers, and yellow gerber daisies. The bridesmaids had fall colored gerber daisies, and the junior bridesmaids had lighter colored bouquets.

Emma and Ella earlier in the day.

I used shutters for the seating chart. I hinged them together and made banners to string across.

The front of the favors. Inside was sunflower seeds.

I printed wedding I Spy for the kids off of Martha Stewart's website.

The mason jar was the free shape of the week last week from Silhouette!

Table setting. I made each crate for $5 instead of buying old vintage ones for $20+.
I designed menu cards, inked the edges with distressed ink, and wrapped with jute.

Four of the tables had an arrangement of old bottles instead of crates.

All the head table chairs have name banners.

I stained wooden letters for the bride and groom.

I stained boards for the head tables. The jars are awaiting the bouquets when the wedding party arrives.

I made clay circle tags, and let them dry out a few days. Next, I made a stencil with vinyl and painted Mr. and Mrs. SUPER cute!!

This is the kids table. They have chalkboard signs on their chairs.

I used scraps of wood from the crates, stained them, and cut vinyl words.

I ordered chalkboard vinyl and cut labels for the cups.

I LOVE these banners. You would never know they were made out of berlap and Dollar Tree doilies.

Berlap banner that I stenciled with black paint.

THis is my FAVORITE...the wine barrel drink bar! I saw one on pinterest and knew I had to do it. The groom's parents got the wine barrels and I found the solid wood door for $6 at Restore! I made a berlap and lace strip banner for this as well. It adds so much to it!

The table numbers are address numbers on syrup bottles.

This is a close up of what Caden and Ella carried down the aisle right before the bride walked down. I had a hard time getting a picture because they were walking so fast. ;)

I had the boys set up the hay bales, and I added some mason jar flowers hung from shephard's hooks.

Photo booth fun!

My sister in law set up a fun photo booth.

The bride wanted a small cake for them and cupcakes for everyone else. They ended up doing a cupcake bar and it turned out great!

Isn't this cake lovely? The bride saw a picture of a cake wrapped with berlap (first with wax paper) and my friend Nandie did a FABULOUS job!! I snuck a bite when taking it back in the kitchen too, it tasted WONDERFUL!!!

I made these signs out of scraps from the crates.

I think this picture is HILARIOUS. It was mid-run, when she was going after her new husband for cake revenge! LOL.

Congratulations Megan and David!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Jaime! What a lovely job you did making it such a special day!! I'm super impressed with your ideas and hard work!! I'll email you when Isabella's got a proposal. =)