This past Thanksgiving weekend a dear friend of mine got married, at my house!
I've been planning and decorating this wedding in my head for months and now I can't believe it's over.
The bride lives about 4 hours away so all the decor and planning discussions happened over facebook messenger and she didn't see anything in person until the day before the wedding. Lucky for me she is super laid back and totally trusted my vision - plus...I was free ;)
The maid of honour whipped up these "Bride & Groom" signs the night before the ceremony.
We went with a rustic, simple decor to fit with the simple back deck ceremony. The reception to follow was also at my house and it was a lovely Thanksgiving family meal.
In case of rain, we had the tables pushed against the window to make room for guests inside, but it turned out the rain held off...just enough!
Baskets of flowers and a mix of tin cans and mason jars wrapped in paper doilies and twine made up most of the decor.
I'd like to thank my hydrangea tree for giving up almost all of her blossoms.
table decor was burlap hearts, paraffin leaves, and paper hearts
Our fireplace had a strand of paper hearts and craft paper bunting.
inside scoop: that center candle is in a glass Tostitos salsa jar wrapped in burlap ribbon!
The blue frog ring holder was the bride's aunts, who is no longer with us.
I found old, glass milk bottles and covered them with scraps of lace curtain.
add some branches, et voila!
we normally have guitars hanging on the wall, so I replaced the guitars with mason
jars holding dried hydrangeas
Thankful for my mum lending 2 sets of dishes and silverware and her glasses
Mum also lent me her cake stands. We used them for pie stands at our dessert bar :)
these are some of the leaves I collected and dipped in paraffin wax. I had them strewn on the tables
We made really simple place cards with just card board and cute labels.
The maid of honour did the honour of wrting all our names on the placecards
all set and ready to be filled with Thanksgiving dinner!
This is maid of honour extraordinaire
She painted this fabulous cake toppers on Jenga blocks
The bride and groom meet playing board games, so they decided to do a Jenga block guestbook to celebrate that.
I was super excited to use my test tube Dean & Delucca spice rack as a flower holder.
Yay for thrift store finds
I made a wall of floating leaves with more of the waxed leaves.
Then I used them as a backdrop in my little china cabinet behind all the teacups.
this is my favourite creation. I took the wiring out of an old floor lamp and re-purposed it
as a flower hanger
this pattern is called Bride's Choice. how perfect.
more heart garland
I feel in love with the paper hearts
I feel in love with this heart swag - I may keep it up all the time!
charming vases; I might keep them around too
Hot Tip: tuna cans are the perfect circumference of large pillar candles.
Use a little hot glue and twine and who is to know!
The happy couple and some of the guests!