Category Archives: Weddings

My Sisters Wedding: Flowers!

I LOVE fresh flowers, when we were 1st married, I received a gift from my friends grandma, a beautiful glass vase.  With it was a note which she said that you should have fresh flowers often as it is good for your heart & spirit! Over the past 5 years it isn’t unusual to find fresh flower arrangements throughout my house, sometimes just one, sometimes in every room!

For the wedding, Shannon hired, Tamara of Purely Flower.  She did an amazing job! When she dropped off the flowers on the wedding day, we were all blown away.  She incorporated several different flowers & textures and really captured the look Shannon wanted to achieve.

At the reception, we only had floral center pieces for decorations on the tables, simple and perfect!

Here is a picture of my bouquet and the head table center piece.

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My Sisters Wedding :: DIY Chalkboards

As many of you know, my sister recently got married.  There were a few projects for the wedding I did that I’ll share over the next little while.

One was chalkboards! I love chalkboards (as I’ve said before).  They can be used in so many different ways and are effective, sweet and fit the theme of the wedding perfectly.  Here are 2 of the 4 chalkboards that I had made for the wedding.

This one was displayed at the entrance of the park where they got married to direct guests down to the ceremony site.

This was at the back of the seating to encourage people to sit together and not worry about choosing a side but rather to choose a seat.

To make the chalkboards, my husband bought 1/2″ plywood which he cut into 2’x3′ pieces.  I primed the board and then painted them with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  He cut baseboard for me, which I glued around the edges for the boarder.  It took about a day to do so that the paint was dry, but it was a very simple project and had a big impact!

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My Sisters Wedding – Our Beautiful Hair!

There will be a few posts of this very special day, I’m sure!  My sister got married on Sunday, it was a perfect day, the sun was shining, a light breeze flew by, and we were surrounded by family and friends!

My friend Sharon of Exquisite Make-up & Hair, came to my house and did our hair and make-up for the wedding. It was wonderful, we had a fun, relaxed and such an enjoyable morning getting ready! She brought coffee, mom and dad brought mimosa’s and we had breakfast.

My hair piece was made by Maureen Patricia who designed Shannon’s dress.

Shannon’s hair had wax flowers and hydrangeas that matched the floral arrangements in her hair.

My sister and I on our way to her wedding!

Our hair and make-up was amazing, this picture was taken at the end of the night – it sure held up all day!  So, 66 (for Shannon) and 57 (for me) bobby-pins later our hair was perfect!

Sharon, you did an amazing job! Thank-you so much!!!

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DIY: Chalkboard Platters

Lately I have really been into using chalkboards for decor around my house and for party decorations.  I find them super cute and classy, but also quite functional.  Today I was on the hunt for silver platters at thrift stores and was pleased to find 7! I found 5 little ones for $2.50 and 2 large ones for $7.

What you need: Silver platters, spray paint, Martha Stewart chalkboard labels (or you can use chalkboard paint), a stand to place the platter on (or you can use ribbon to hang it).

I washed down the platters before I painted them.  You can choose not to paint them and just paint the bottoms with chalkboard paint, but I wanted the painted look for mine.

Choose your spray paint color – it can be whatever you want! I chose ivory because I plan to use these at my sisters wedding and also wanted them to be versatile at home for different uses.

Spray paint the entire platter (especially if you are using the labels as the label doesn’t completely cover the bottom of the platter).

The chalkboard labels can be found at Staples.  I liked the edges for use on the small platters.

I purchased these little stands at the dollar store for $1 for a package of 2, its a perfect way to display the chalkboard platter.

Small chalkboard platters done!  I have the big ones left to do and will post those another time once they are completed.


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Wedding Shower Bliss

My sister is getting married and last weekend I threw her a bridal shower in celebration of her upcoming day.  The theme of the wedding is vintage-romantic, so I wanted to try and pull that theme through the shower too.  The shower was held on Sunday afternoon, out on my back deck and together with 10 ladies we celebrated!

When you arrived to the house this cupcake banner & simple bridal shower signed welcomed you in.

I wanted the feel of the shower to pop up as soon as people entered, this was the welcome sign at the door.

I used tea-cups & teapots with hydrangeas to decorate. The teacups all belonged to my grandma and the doilies were crocheted by my other grandma.

The food table! I made the ‘chalk board’ from cardboard and flat black spray paint. Mason jars filled with hydrangeas decorated the deck railing.

Bon-bons for treats served in tea-cups.

Tulle pom-poms lining the overhang for some added decor.

I had some left over broadcloth so I used it to tie around the chairs.

Used scrabble tiles to make fun little saying for on the table – So In Love, Bride to Be, Future Mrs & Wedding.

And the wreath that I posted the DIY in the previous post.

It was a lovely day and my big sister was celebrated. We laughed and shared in many memories and now I am looking forward to the wedding day even more!!!

THANK-YOUS: Sharon, for letting me raid your hydrangea bush – the flowers were perfection! Photo-credit, Amy, Thank-you so much for coming and taking photos of our special afternoon!

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