Burnin’ Love: The Little Things

We turned up at Dragon Mom’s house with a plethora of boxes and Rubbermaid containers, filled with little decor details that we, with tons of help from my mom’s friends, our parents, the wedding party and family members, used to make our wedding our own.



Dad Dragon made a bunch of these wood rounds, which were intended to be used to give height to our centerpieces. We had too many of them, though, so they were scattered around the tent for decoration as well. Here, they’re with our giant B monogram, which we used as a guestbook. He burned each round with a different message.

You can also see a few of my yarn-wrapped jars on the guestbook table. They were filled with little rocks and tealights, on this table and the dinner tables. And, those yarn poofs made an appearance.



That was a big, big B! A lot of it is unsigned, but we’re thinking about using it as a bit of a guestbook at home—we’ve already had two of our friends who weren’t at the wedding sign it.


The actual guestbook was signed a bit more than the B, though there are a lot of blank spots. Hindsight tells me I should have put in more of the fun mad-lib and fill-in-the-blank pages, because those were way more popular!



Dad Dragon decorated our card box. It’s still holding all of our cards, so I think it’s officially a keepsake!


The mason jar glasses appeared to be a hit. A lot of people mentioned they had fun decorating the kraft sticker and picking out a glass! I’m not sure how the different drinks in the same glass issue played out, honestly, but we also had yellow Solo cups available, and I think a lot of people drank beer or pop from a can or bottle.


You can see the straws in action in this picture from Andrea (also featuring the heart-shaped sunglasses and glitter glasses!).



Each table was set up with a white cloth and a light yellow overlay (I would have steamed or ironed them but we got them the day of and I flat-out forgot). We had disposable wine glasses at every seat, along with the favours Dad Dragon made (hot sauce bottles, with dried peppers and a scratch ticket included).



Inside each tag was a recipe for the pulled pork and BBQ sauce served at dinner.



I put a menu on each table, held up with my yarn spool holders. On the reverse side was an I Spy game. In retrospect I probably should have used a stronger card stock, or laminated them, because they warped almost instantly, but a few people read them so that’s good enough for me.




The yarn jars looked great during the day and lit up at night.


We had twinkly lights everywhere! It’s hard to show an accurate picture of it because no matter where you stood there were trees and plants, so there could be no full-yard shot of the lights, but believe me, it was beautiful. Someone called it a fairy garden, which seems like an apt description to me.


The tent was a 20×40 high-peak set-up. We ran a rope light along the back wall, then added twinkly lights across some of the cross wires. Bunting, with photos clipped on, lined three of the frame edges, with battery-operated white lanterns hung amidst the twinkly lights on the cross wires. My big ribbon chandeliers hung right in the middle of each section of the tent. Our chairs were basic white folding chairs.

The set-up pictured here doesn’t show the little tent, which went up over the altar area in case of rain. We would have preferred to get married without it, but better safe than sorry, right?



This detail makes me giggle. 🙂 I had mentioned to my mom’s friends that Mr. Dragon kept switching our monogram around to S&M because he thought it was funny. We put the yarn letters up at the entrance of the tent, with a pretty planter, in M&S order. Naturally, as soon as GM Jesse saw it, it was switched to S&M. There was a battle for a while—every time I looked it was in a different configuration—until I gave Jesse permission to leave it as S&M for the night. Why fight it?

Coming up next, I’ll show you the little details of our outfits!


Did you miss a recap?


Mrs. Dragon

Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
PaC Man & Wife: Banana Pancakes
We Do(e): It Happens...
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  1. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:11 pm

    I love all your details, the giant B is so awesome!

  2. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:45 pm

    What a great idea to have mad libs in the guestbook (obviously that gem never occurred to me). It was so thoughtful to include the recipe of the BBQ served at your wedding – a sweet (or actually spicy) memento that guests can re-create at home.

    My husband caught the humor in the S&M photo first. I like that funny side story!

  3. camel Bee
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 5:02 pm

    I love all your details! They are awesome!

  4. thimble Bee
    thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 6:16 pm

    The S & M cracks me up. Our initials are MB or BM… so, we went with MB 😉 I love how all your details came together- beautiful!

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    bridesmomma 482 posts, Helper bee @ 7:36 pm

    Your details turned out great! 🙂

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:39 pm

    I love your wedding. So perfect and fun. Sounds like you all had a blast.

  7. doily Bee
    doily 1734 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:47 pm

    I love all of the details D! They all turned out so awesome!

  8. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:40 pm

    I love the look of the yarn letters and the brightness of your favor bags. The yellow brings everything to life.

  9. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:57 am

    @Mrs. Pony: It’s pretty great! We found a good spot to hang it in our house.
    @Mrs. Pain au Chocolat: It was a never-ending battle leading up to the wedding — Mr. Dragon thought S&M was hilarious, so I had to keep switching it on everything, from the guestbook to our wedding website, because he kept changing it!
    @Miss Camel: Thank you!
    @Mrs. Thimble: Haha! Yeah, I feel a bit awkward every time I write about my bridesmaids as BMs…
    @bridesmomma: Thank you! 🙂
    @MrsKeAloha: We did!!
    @Mrs. Doily: All thanks to a whole lot of people co-operating. It was awesome!
    @Miss Toadstool: I’m happy we picked a really cheery colour!

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