To add to the overwhelming pressure of making a bride's special day perfect, I only had a WEEK!! After putting together her Bridal Shower, and it being a success; the Mother-of-the-Bride asked me to step in and help them with the wedding after the Wedding Planner bailed.
I won't bore you with my internal turmoil. I'll just get on with the details and pretty pictures.
The color scheme of the wedding was plum, black, grey, and white, of course. Such an easy pallet to work with! I found most of the decor at Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Most of the paper items (programs, tissue poms, etc.) on Etsy. Again, with little time to work with, I had to make exceptions and do the things I had time for...skip things I normally would have done, and make compromises. So, this is what is looked like when it was all said and done...
There were twenty 85 inch round tables that sat ten people, one extremely long head table, and three food tables. Plus, a side bar for drinks. All of those surfaces had to be covered and decorated. So, we went with white floor length table clothes on the round tables and put black organza overlays on them. The long head table and all of the food and cake tables had floor length black table clothes with black and white damask table runners.
I did all the flowers myself. I stopped by Sam's and seriously bought them out of white flowers. Then, I looked for anything "plum"...and then picked up a few green stems, greenery, and baby's breath. I think I spent about $150 all together and I was able to make 10 mini arrangements for the head table, a large arrangement for the food table, and 10 more "small" arrangements for the guest tables...I also make 22 tussy mussy bouquets that went down the center aisle in the sanctuary. (I wasn't in the ceremony, so I don't have any pictures yet. BOO. I made 30 of the tussy mussies (paper cones with a ribbon handle)...I'll have to do a post on them when I get some pictures from the photographer.)
The bride loves vintage. So, I tried to put little touches of vintage wherever I could...like the pearls and the black and white photographs...I also those the candelabras were a bit "vintage-y".
They are from onefabday.com - amazing site for wedding favors!
All in all, I think the wedding was a huge success. Everything pretty much went off without a hitch...the bride and groom were happy, which is all that matters.
- I Spy Game for the guest tables (Paired up with a disposable camera, this is a great way to get some candid shots of all the guests!) - WeddingsbyJaime on Etsy
- Monogrammed Napkin Rings - EyeCandyEventDetails on Etsy
- Wedding Programs - iheartstationaryshop on Etsy
- Personalized Guestbook Art - PERSONALIZEDprints on Etsy
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