I've been neglecting my blog a bit lately because I've been swamped with projects! Most importantly because my daughter, Megan, got engaged just after the holidays. If you read my blog back a year ago she was on her way to a new job in Atlanta. Well, wouldn't you know, less than a week there and she met the man of her dreams and they are getting married in June!
They chose an unusual engagement ring, a blue diamond. Gorgeous!
Weddings are fun and exciting, but can of course be very expensive! I've got several family members in the wedding/catering business and I've helped with several weddings myself, so this will be a bit of DIY affair with lots of help from family and friends. I thought I'd share our ideas along the way.
One of the first projects I started on was the centerpieces. I found 10 of these lovely pots a couple of years ago at a garage sale for $2 apiece. They still had the $20 price tag on the bottom. I knew they would come in handy someday! Meg has chosen sage green, cream and chocolate brown as her color palette and she loves hydrangeas. We've decided to use bird's nests as a theme so there is a little nest tucked into each arrangement. Can you see it?
I chose to go with silk flowers instead of fresh for the centerpieces. That way I can do them way ahead of time and it is much cheaper. We'll use fresh flowers for the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages.
Into each centerpiece I've inserted a card with the table number on it. A seating chart will be placed at the entrance to the reception center. I've used vintage silver forks to hold the cards and merely inserted it into the floral foam. These cost about a quarter each.I downloaded the bird's nest graphic from the internet and will use the same motif on the invitations.
More ideas to follow!
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Show and Tell Friday
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Vintage Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Open House Party
Time Travel Thursday
Wow Us Wednesday