Puppy Love: It’s In The Details

We already walked through some of the ceremony details and decor, but there was even more once we moved from cocktail hour in the barn to the reception on the (covered—thank goodness!) patio. Let’s start with the tables.


Between the runners, the doilies, the table numbers and their holders, I poured a lot of time during our engagement collecting and sewing and gluing the components that went into these tablescapes. So was it worth it? Absolutely! First of all, I actually ENJOYED these DIY projects. I loved having an excuse to pick through antique stores and leave my sewing machine plugged in. Second of all, not to toot my own horn, but look at how pretty our tables were when everything came together!




If you look above the doilies, and next to the beautiful floral centerpieces, you will spy some milk glass and pink frosted dishes holding strawberries and sugar.


I adored the way this looked on our tables, and on top of that they were freakin’ delicious! Yes, that’s right, I did not hold back and stuffed my face. I did so while sitting at our sweetheart table:


Do you spy a little something on the chair there? It’s the darling sign that adorned the chairs for my Mr. and me.



Okay, enough of the tables and chairs. Let’s take a little peak at the bar:


In addition to the sign I made for the bar, you may recall that my love of chalkboard frames also inspired me to make a frame for our menu.


And to wrap things up, a few details to show a staple of every southern rustic wedding: burlap!





Now that you have seen the scene, next up it will be time to get the party started!

What special details did you include? Did you enjoy your DIY projects? Were they worth the effort?

*All photos by Lotus Blossom Photography


Girls Get Ready

Arriving at the Venue

The Dalmatians Rehearse

Dress Me Up

An Ode to My Bouquet (and the ‘Bee)

The Dalmatian First Look

Solo Shots

The Boys and Girls

Last Photos as Fiances

Prepping the Scene

The Dalmatians Say I Do

Newlywed Pics Take 1

Newlywed Pics Take 2

Cocktail Hour Barn Style


Mrs. Dalmatian

Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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  1. Member
    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 7:00 am

    Everything looks beautiful!! I love the runners and table numbers!! :)

  2. buffalo Member
    buffalo 178 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:32 am

    Your tablescapes were BEAUTIFUL!

  3. castle Member
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:33 am

    Wooooww. Everything looks amazing!!!

  4. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:20 am

    Beautiful!!! I love all of the love that you poured into the little details!

  5. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:28 am

    I looooove the burlap and the colors on the tables.

  6. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 8:32 am

    Gorgeous details!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:20 am

    Your chalkboards are fabulous! How did you get them to come out so perfectly?!

  8. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:34 am

    I love all your details, especially those strawberries and sugar :)

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 12:15 pm

    Your details are so amazing! Everything looks so cohesive and great together.

  10. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:10 pm

    Every time I look at your pictures, I just love them even more. All the details are so unique and so beautiful! And you bet I loved doing my DIY projects!! 😉

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 2:48 pm

    Your details are absolutely gorgeous! It’s really lovely to see all your DIY projects come together!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:29 am

    I love all your details! So cute! The blackboards in particular are amazing!

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