Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kate's Wedding Decor

  Kate's wedding was at 2pm Sunday afternoon.  We had from that morning till then to decorate for the wedding.  It was very hectic and crazy but amazingly enough, I did manage to stay sane! If I hadn't had my 5 BFs to help, it wouldn't have happened! They were amazing!  Kate didn't really know what she wanted, she was very busy with school and Kailyn so pretty much left it up to me.  Now, I'm not saying we didn't have a couple of meltdowns, only 3!  Example, at one point she thought she wanted a "black and white" wedding!  Meltdown #1 on my part!  The whole point of her having a fall wedding was cuz of all the beautiful colors, right?  Fortunately she came to her senses, (after much debate), and went with the gorgeous colors of fall!   We were on a very tight budget so this was a very "thrifty" wedding.  Most of the things we used, I already had.  Most everything else, I shopped Hobby Lobby's 50% off days and used a lot of their 40% coupons.  Love that store!  What I did purchase was mainly small things such as ribbon etc.  Since the food they wanted to serve was bar-be-que, we choose to use clear plastic plates, cups and utensils, all bought with HL coupons.  The chairs, tables, tablecloths and overlays were all part of the venue package.  Wrapping the beams above the reception area with white twinkle lights was something I debated doing because of the time it would take.  In the end, we did and it was so worth it! It just made it magical, even in the daylight! 
Sorry these photos aren't better, I was a bit crazed that morning and didn't think about photos till it was almost to late!  Be prepared, there are a lot!
You know I've got to start with a wedding pic!
Kate and Josh
This at was the entrance to the  farm, wedding sign painted by
Kate's BF, red metal arrow, half price from HL.
This was the Bridal party table, the Mr. and Mrs. was painted by
 Kate's BF.
My winter wreath and candle sticks on the mantle unit behind the Bridal table
(candle sticks bought at yard sale last summer for $2.00)
My pumpkins and garland

Kate's Bridal bouquet, put in vase on Bridal table after ceremony
(We did all the flower arrangements and bouquets)
All the fall flowers were picked out and ordered from
Kroger's for an amazing price.  All the ribbon was HL,
at 50% off
All the Bridesmaids bouquets were used as  arrangements
on the Bridal party table, middle, Kate's, the other 2, were
her bridesmaid's bouquets
 For the centerpieces on the tables I used a mix of fall flowers in
clear ball jars with burlap ribbon.  We put them on my vintage
ironstone platters with shredded paper and pumpkin pods
which I already had
View of some of the tables

I used vintage windows and antlers on the back wall.  Windows are
 from the flea market, $5.00 each, (already had), the antlers I borrowed
from Josh.  (using Josh's antlers was a surprise for him, and he loved it)!
Close up of antlers

This is the cake table.  It was very warm and the icing started
to melt which caused the top layer to slid a bit.  The cake,
cupcakes and groom's cake were all made by Josh's sister, Julie.
Julie's husband made the fabulous log cake and cupcake  stand
 and log slice for the groom's cake.  The large moss piece under
  the cake was purchased at a local décor shop with a 20% off coupon. 
 Silver mint julep cups (which I had) were used to hold the utensils

Kate found the cake topper on Etsy, it was perfect!

The Groom's cake
The guest sign in and favor table
Julie made little pumpkin breads for us to
give as favors to our guests
dry erase boards, 50% off, HL
Instead of a guest book, I bought some plain cards from Michael's for 
50% off and then stamped them with images that fit our theme, 
deer, bear, pumpkins, acorns, pine cones, etc.
(Some of the advice they got was quite interesting and funny)!
I used one of my vintage suitcases for cards.
I made the card sign out of  scrapbook paper from
HL, 50% off
I used on of my windows as a frame for pictures of
Josh and Kate from different periods of their relationship.
Easel was borrowed from my next door neighbor
My swan was the centerpiece on the food table which
unfortunately I didn't get a photo of
This is a shot of the rotunda, in the center I  used some of my
vintage wicker furniture.  Not shown on the left side was the drink
table and on the right was the food table
Josh and Kate didn't see the reception area till they entered after the ceremony and thank goodness they both loved it!  The process was very stressful and nerve wracking but also fun and very rewarding!  My next (and last) post will be the wedding photos.  
Till next time.....


Sarah Adams said...

Very pretty!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your post brings back memories of our daughters' weddings, Rebecca! It all looks beautiful, and all the more so that you did it all yourself with help from friends. I love all the unique ways you thought of to make the day special for your beautiful daughter and her handsome groom! Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

Creations By Cindy said...

I enjoyed looking at the pictures! So darling and rustic. My niece is getting married in May and wanting to do simple and rustic and I love the ideas I am getting from your pictures. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love frugal weddings! They are always the most original and enchanting of all. You did a beautiful job! The colors are wonderful, and I love the cupcake wedding cake!


Everything is so beautiful, you did a great job. And i love the colours.

Jann Olson said...

The bride and groom are darling and the Fall colors are just perfect! Everything looks wonderful Rebecca. You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, my gosh! I have to go back and read more about the wedding. I had no idea, Rebecca! I think I fell off your follower list which has been happening a lot lately with everyone.

Aren't wedding just fabulous these days? Who needs a wedding planner with all that's available on etsy and the ideas on Pinterest. Kate did a lovely job...I can't say what I love the most, it's all wonderful. My son had quite a great outdoor/farmhouse style wedding, haystacks and cowboy boots and all! So I just love how this is so big now.

Going back to look some more!


Katie Clooney said...

Rebecca... great photos. What a beautiful wedding it was. Love the "advice and wishes" ideas for the bride and groom. Have a great week!

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful fall wedding.

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Yeah, what a beautiful wedding...I am wondering for talented wedding planner those assist and search cool wedding venues. Please suggest and give great recommendations.

Karin Brosnan said...

So many great ideas for weddings!! I love the cake..it is gorgeous elegant and rustic! Please come join us for Centerpiece Wednesday Linky party and share you post with us. Centerpiece Wednesday is live tonight http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/03/centerpiece-wednesday-spring-ideas.html

Sarah Shumate said...

This is incredible, Rebecca! You put so much hard work and love into this wedding and it really shows! You thought of everything! I really love the theme and the colors, and the antlers! Very creative! :o)

Jody and Stan said...

Rebecca, What a beautiful wedding! I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Katherines Corner said...

absolutely lovely. Wishing them every happiness. Thank you for linking and sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Gorgeous! Simply and wonderfully done, Rebecca. What a perfect setting for them.
Cake, please!
Looking forward to the next post with the wedding photos.
More of the tiny boots, please!
Fabulous photo of the three. :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I loved this...they should be very pleased with the results and it gave the rest of us some great ideas. I really liked the Mr. & Mrs. on the head tablecloth. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!!

Alice Wingerden said...

This is my first visit here...came by way of Share Your Cup Thursday. That looks like an amazing wedding! Love all the rustic details. Thanks for sharing!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Goodness, everything was so lovely. Isn't it fun to put together a wedding?! Anyway, I think one of my favorite things was the cupcakes on the wood slices-so creative!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I loved, loved, loved this. Even if you hadn't used the twinkle lights I know it still was magical. The pumpkins on the stumps at the ceremony site....sheer genius!! xo

Olive said...

You did a splendid job Rebecca. I love the antlers. You made terrific memories for those kiddos. xo, olive

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Pleased to know about this exquisite dinner. Planning to conduct our boutique's fashion show at one of the lovely DC wedding venues next month. Will hire one of best caterers and drink providers to impress all clients and customers. Looking forward for some unique stage and table decorations too.