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Monday, February 27, 2012

Rustic Chic Wedding

There's nothing better than being a part of planning a wedding. What a crazy week it's been, but so worth it! Here's a peek at our Rustic Chic Event. Guests were greeted by a custom sign Mr. Right built announcing the bride and groom, date and direction of the party. I used an overhead projector to project the words on the wood and then hand painted the letters.

The sign-in table was a $10 buffet I picked up at a yard sale and painted in a creamy white. Mr. Right built the barn wood flower box that held vintage jars filled with hydrangeas and snapdragons.
Guests were asked to sign a tag and share a creative date idea for the couple on the back.
Tags were clipped on a vintage gate with clothespins. Bree and TJ will be able to place these tags on a ring or in their scrapbook and look to them when they need an idea for a night out.
The groom picked up the gift table for free off the side of the road. I gave it a nice coat of creamy white paint and now it will be a fabulous piece in their home.A vintage ice cream maker belonging to the mother of the groom was used as the card holder. I made the burlap hanger using cream paint and a vintage stamp set.

Vintage windows belonging to the bride make a nice vignette.
Pictures of the bride and groom growing up are displayed on a barn wood frame filled with burlap. More pictures of the bride and groom.

The backdrop for the ceremony added a simple touch. I'll be posting directions on how we created the "barn wood" later this week.
Here's a closer look.
Guests sit ready to welcome the bride.
A candid shot of the beautiful bride just before joining the groom.
The centerpieces were another road side discovery by the bride- Large tree trunks that Mr. Right cut down.
Staged with vintage bottles and gorgeous flowers. We also tied old keys with twine to the blue jars.
The food table ready to serve. The menu included Rolls, BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, jalapeno corn and salad.Lamps, crates and vintage items add a nice touch.
Little barn wood plaques with burlap labels identify each of the food items.

This burlap and fabric pennant banner was simple to make and added so much charm hanging over the food table.
The cake was made by the mother of the bride and displayed on a tree stump. The Sweets sign was another "barn wood" treatment.
Homemade lemonade served in mason jars was the perfect finish to a delicious meal. All the signs were hand painted after words were traced using an overhead projector.
It was a gorgeous evening, so thankful I could be part of it. Let me know what you think- we'll have lots of how to details coming later this week. Love, Kelly.


  1. Kelly:

    I have to hand it to you. All of the events that I've seen photos of ALWAYS look so professional, warm, and romantic. The fact that you do it on a budget is just icing on the wedding cake. :)

    Another gorgeous job. I want to be your helper/wedding crasher at these things. :)


  2. I LOVE the buffet. Are you selling it now that the wedding is over? My family and I just moved to Tempe from Flagstaff and I am excited to go junking in a bigger area.


  3. Gorgeous! You have so much talent putting things together and making magic out of it! I especially love all the tree stumps. What a neat idea! You are such a kind and generous woman!

  4. Wow, breathtakingly romantic!

  5. I am so impressed--the prettiest wedding ever!