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
- Nashville, TN
- Pediatric Nurse
- Wedding Date:
- May 2012
- Historic Cedarwood