Brandin's wedding continues to dominate my creative thoughts and is truly an amazing experience. Each week we refine ideas and crystalize plans; I whispered softly to the bride that I am quietly trying to micromanage her wedding and she didn't fire me so I guess I'm good & all is well; I still have a job.
As I mentioned before, I've decided I will not be showing completed projects until after the wedding so that anyone who is attending will be surprised. In the mean time I can't help but share small details.
The center pieces will include these gorgeous blue mason jars. Brandin and I are planning a vintage romantic wedding with lots of pretty details. The jars will hold peonies-maybe some hydrangea- or candles. I hope that at twilight, with all the golden candle light flickering, we will have a beautiful, romantic space. The mason jars will of course be embellished; tags, seam binding bows, crystals, and anything else that catches my eye.
Originally Brandin intended to rent vintage furniture pieces. The idea was to add to the decor and mood as well as provide relaxed seating for guests outside of the barn, give us a cool space to setup the dessert buffet and use some for photo props. After we heard about the cost for the pieces, my husband and I immediately decided we would offer to help in the form of looking for furniture pieces and painting anything that needed up dating. You see, my hubby LOVES the hunt. He spends hours searching for a new car, house hunting or scoping Craig's List for furniture. In fact, we furnished our cottage through Craig's list two summers ago. Rick has been on mission since Brandin showed him some of the furniture pieces we wanted. Within 24 hours he had found buffets, chairs, sofas, chandeliers, and even more mason jars. I decided to purchase the mason jars because the price was good- $25 for 18 jars; 10 blue and 8 clear. I'll keep them after the wedding or if I don't want them sell them on Craig's list.
I've already shared the pictures of the ribbon but thought it needed to be included in this post as well. I purchased the rolls (below) from Zipper Stop. Zipper Stop sells a huge variety of colors of Snug Hug seam binding for $9.95/100 yards. Yes, that is 100 yards. You can't beat the price. I usually purchase white or cream colors and dye them to match my project but decided that since I need a ton of ribbon -and it comes in gorgeous colors- and it's not worth my time to dye it.
Imagine what a hundred poms or more will look like floating below the ceiling of this beautiful barn. The lights that are hanging are permanently hung and run by solar panels- I love this concept. We will be hanging more lights and tulle "walls" to create the romantic mood that befits Brandin and Bill.
|Stacks of poms waiting to be trimmed and opened. I have sooooooo much more tissue that needs to be folded.|
All of these photos were taken in my kitchen/dining room. It is quickly becoming wedding central as my studio space is full of supplies need to make all the pretty stuff. I'm hoping I can complete projects, pack them neatly in the totes and pass them off to Brandin and Bill to get to the venue....or we'll be tripping over it until June- let's be real, THAT is more likely to be exactly what happens. Watch your step.
So, I have lots of work to do and several tutorials to complete for you. Don't forget you can check out my Pinterest Board for this wedding as well 57 other boards. I do PIN mostly from blogs rather than Pinterest so you always will find unique and interesting pins and ideas.
Have a great weekend and find something to glitter.