I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the past few months while we’ve been remodeling. We had been planning on remodeling at some point, but when my husband’s uncle asked if he and his fiancé could get married at our house, it gave us the kick in the pants to go ahead and get it done. It was a mad dash (that’s putting it mildly!) at the end to get it all together and cleaned up, but I’m so glad we did it!
I’ll show the remodeling results soon, but for now, here are some of the wedding decorations.
This was a very small wedding and the bride and groom were senior citizens. They both wanted something simple and this is what I came up with. The table runner was a neutral woven fabric made from a curtain. The chevron pattern on top was from a roll of pre-printed burlap that I found at Hobby Lobby and simply cut to size and laid across the top. There were three long tables set up in our house and each had the same treatment.
The vases were made from Mason jars. The large one had burlap ribbon wrapped around it and a couple of silk flowers hot glued to the front.
For the smaller jars, I just glued some jute twine around them. The flowers were from Sam’s Club. They seriously have the best prices I’ve seen on cut flowers! I’m not a floral designer, but I liked the kind of random, haphazard way these turned out. I also clipped on some butterflies I found at Michael’s.
For the candles, I used small glass votive holders and scented candles, also found at Michael’s. I put shells in the bottom and filled them with water.
The wedding ceremony took place in front of the fireplace. I decorated the mantel with a Springtime, layered look.
The front porch also got a little mini-makeover. I put my basket of flowers on the door and put ferns in the urns (pardon the unintentional poetry!).
I also got some new outdoor throw pillows from Lowe’s. The slipcovers on the rocking chairs are made from good, old reliable drop cloths. I got so sick of dusting off these chairs, I decided to make a slipcover I could throw in the wash. I do, after all, live in Oklahoma where the wind does indeed come sweeping down the plains, carrying red dirt along with it!
Lastly, I had a metal box on the porch that I gave a coat of chalkboard paint to and wrote a little message to the wedding couple.
The wedding was a very sweet affair and we enjoyed hosting it. And as a bonus, I got to give my home a make-over.
Watch for the rest of the pics of the remodel soon. You can also follow me via email to get posts delivered to your inbox.
Have a wonderful day!