Well, I FINALLY have all the pics from the wedding edited and ready to go! What a treat (and a huge amount of work!) it was to plan/coordinate/decorate this wedding! And honestly, I was amazed at how inexpensively I was able to do it. I'm going to break it down into a few different posts since there are so many pictures. Today is the view of the whole room, centerpieces and flowers.
For those that don't know, my neighbor and her husband are pastors of a small, local church and they are such wonderful people! It was her son that was getting married and so I really wanted to help make it as special as possible! I got together with his fiance Christina and we got to planning! They had an extremely tight budget so basically, the plan was to make it as cute as possible for as little money as possible. Also, the room where the reception was to be held was pretty...ugly, for lack of a better word! Just a big, brown room so I had my work cut out for me! Her colors were orange, red and white which I loved! Here's the finished space. (Please excuse the blurriness of some of the photos, it was VERY low lighting and hard to get crisp photos.)
The recpetion room. I had a discount on the chair rentals from a previous party mishap and the bride borrowed the linens from her work.)
We used paper garlands, streamers, tulle, Christmas lights, pinwheels, paper lanterns and tissue puffs for the decor. Simple, cute and cheap! Just how I like it!
Here are the center pieces - I loved how these turned out! Remember the frames I got for a quarter each and spray painted? This is how we used them. We simply layered them on top of each other and added 3 vases and a few votive candles. Each one was slightly different but still cohesive. I already had all of the candles and white vases from this party so it was only about $2 per table for decor (including the farmers market flowers.) Can't beat that!All of the flowers for the wedding (including the bouquets, boutonnieres, etc.) were from the local farmer's market that is held here on Thursday nights. I went to one of the stands and ordered ten $10 bouquets with the request of "only orange, red and white flowers - no yellow or purple!" and it took them about an hour to get them all ready. Then on Friday morning my mom, the bride and I got to making all the bouquets (3 of them), boutonnieres, corsages and and bouquets in vases.
(Here they are before we got to work on them. I put the flowers in laundry baskets in the bathtub half filled with water overnight so they would stay fresh after I got them home from the farmers market.)
And then here are a few of the bouquets from the wedding but honestly, my pics do not do them justice, they were GORGEOUS in person!
I didn't get a picture of the bride's bouquet but I'm hoping her photographer did so I will edit the post later with more photos if I can. Stay tuned tomorrow for the dessert table!
And I just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for stopping by! It means the world to me!