Monday, January 28, 2013

Wedding Decor; Shabby Chic Do-It-Yourself

The months leading up to my daughter's October wedding
were filled with preparations. My biggest challenge was
the arrangement of flowers for the wedding party.
Above, an antique brooch that belonged to 
the bride's great-grandmother, clipped to the
wrapping of the bridal bouquet.

Silk bouquet in cream, burgundy, mauve,
 soft yellow and sage green.
I had only done flowers for one other wedding, so I was 
nervous about getting the bouquets just right.

The beautiful bridesmaids with their bouquets.

The ring-bearer carried the rings on a bible that the
bride's grandmother carried at her wedding 60 years ago!

L to R: my daughter, my mom, and I.
I think we all look like my mom...

Decorations on the Escort card table:
A crate that the groom made himself,
thrifted vase, doily, antique bottle,
old books belonging to the bride,
and a pillow that I cross-stitched 
with the bride and groom's initials.
Hand-crocheted lace trims the pillow.

The escort cards were clipped with tiny clothespins to 
a jute string and tacked to a chippy old window.
Silk greenery and votive candles were placed
on the table covered in burlap. Chippy white chairs and
pillows sat at each end of the table.
Alas, I don't have a close-up of this...
There were also shabby wooden crates stacked up
near the guest book, with flowers and a silver tray.

Such beautiful girls!

The bride with the adorable flower girls...
I think the burlap bags for the flower petals
looked lovely with their white dresses.

Close-ups of the pillows...

Wreath with shabby roses...

The newlyweds

A day of joy...


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  2. How lovely to get to enjoy some photos from this blessed day!

    You did a fabulous job on the flowers (always a very important of any wedding celebration in my view)

    So many special, thoughtful and beautiful touches

    Love the photo of three generations of you lovely ladies

    The last black n white photo is so classic and stunning too!

    Thank you for sharing ... your post really brightened my day!

    Brightest of Blessings to All

  3. Oh, wow. These photos are so lovely! It's great recognizing the things you made that you shared with us.

  4. You have done fantastic arrangements and decorations but flower bouquet are amazing especially mixing color soft yellow and green.

  5. Beautiful! Congratulations and thanks for posting!
    ~Elizabeth Scott


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