Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wedding ~Decor and Special Touches

We have so many lovely photos from Erika and Tim's wedding that I decided I was going to make multiple posts instead of one really long one.  I'm sure this is going to be picture overload but I can't decide what to share so I'm going to just post alot so that we can remember the day.

The day was absolutely lovely.

The sun was shining.

Earlier in the morning it had been misting and a few people called me or texted me to remind me that rain on a wedding day is supposed to be 'good luck'.
I prayed the sun would make an appearance...and it did.

We knew it was going to be a wonderful day at the lovely Muckenthaler Mansion

Erika planned all of the decorations and many of the things she made herself.
She had it in her head exactly what her wedding would look like and I think she did a good job of displaying the things she enjoys.
A vintage wedding was the goal and she tied the decor in well.
Erika and Tim are both enjoy literature and used old books as the main backdrop for the decor.

The guestbook sign was made with a tray we bought at the dollar store then sprayed with a chalkboard type spray.  All of the frames we bought at the dollar store, Marshall's or Home Goods.

The sign in table:

The gift table:

Some vintage touches

Old books, the flower girl basket, old jars and paper flowers (which we used previously for a 50th wedding anniversary party...they just worked)

The aisle ~ Sheppard hooks with little lanterns that had candles in them

A view of the lanterns (from Pier One)

The alter:
Tim's good friend Antonio made the cross for them as a gift.
It now resides on their back patio and will always remind them of their special day.

 Dinner tables

 The table numbers were photos of the couple, with a number and a special quote.

 The flower 'vases' were old jars that Erika decorated with lace, burlap or twine.
For awhile we were saving every glass bottle at our house - jelly jars, wine bottles, beer bottles and we found some truly old vintage jars at my parents house.
Erika's cousins filled all of the 'vases' with flowers they bought at the LA flower mart. Plus they made all of the bouquets and boutonnieres.
Old books again were used as well as simple votive holders that we got from Pier One.
Erika also made the little bags that held a gift for each guest (yummy chocolate covered pretzel sticks)

More special touches that Erika came up with.
Vintage kerosene lamps she borrowed from my parents.
Decorated wine bottles with flowers.
More photos of the couple

A personalized thank you note

 I will leave you with a sneak peak of photos that will be following in other posts.
I love looking back at all of these photos.  So many special memories were made that day last week~

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