Saturday, June 28, 2014

Another First... Part One: Projects and Details

My son got married on May 31st! I helped make much of the decor as my future daughter in law was living here in St Louis, and her family was back in Kansas. The ceremony was in a beautiful little church in Kansas and the reception was held on her family's farm in Kansas. It was such an honor to be involved! I loved every minute of it. She picked things out and I tried to make them! Julie and Justin both cut burlap, wrapped wine bottles, and whatever else I could delegate. Julie learned to make some of it herself! (She swore she wasn't crafty, but she's catching the bug now!) These are some of the projects and details.

The gift table
Vintage suitcase for cards
Justin's cousin in Indiana and her husband make wine.
They made a special wedding blend for the couple with customized labels.
It was kept in ice in an old water trough. Perfect.

Julie's dad was about to move this old trailer out of the way
until everyone decided it would make the perfect photo booth.
Julie's old wagon was filled with the props.
Table Decor: burlap & lace runners, yarn & pearl wrapped wine bottles
filled with paper roses, decorated large jars filled with baby's breath, lace wrapped votives,
and painted tins filled with mints.

Julie and her dad made the cupcake stands with wood from their property.
I made the burlap banner, and many others scattered throughout the reception.
Julie's bridal bouquet included one of her grandma's earrings,
one of my mother's (Justin's grandma) brooches, some of Julie's
broken jewelry pieces, a tiny bunny brooch hidden in the back to make her smile
and relax, a few miscellaneous brooches/earrings, and Julie's grandma's rosary
wrapped around the base. (not visible in this picture) I used lace and feathers to add some dimension.
This was kept a surprise for Julie until the wedding day.


The bunnies are a ring holder that Justin bought for Julie for Christmas because she loves bunnies.
I saw it used as a cake topper on Pinterest, and sent the Pin to Julie. Serendipity! We dolled up the couple
with bowtie, pearls, a bit of old lace and one of Julie's broken earrings. Her Grandma made the cake.

Mason jar drinking glasses with thank you tags attached
doubled as drinking glass and take home favor.

The Programs


1 comment:

Scrap for Joy said...

All of your homemade touches made the festivities so much more personal. Love the suitcase trim and all of the burlap projects. The bridal bouquet is stunning, I love the addition of personal pieces used among the flowers. The bunnies on the homemade cake are the cutest. Everything about this wedding reception was great customization! Thanks for sharing these pictures!