Monday, July 18, 2011

The Countdown Has Begun!

Okay, folks! We're at 6 days and counting! We got our marriage ceritificate (yay!), finalized the head count, drafted the schedule of the day and the transport list! I've already begun sending "thank-yous" out and got my passport for the honeymoon!

This week is all about R&R!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ceremonial Site

There is a superb redwood tree at our site that we've decided to get married under. My sister and I created these music sheet flowers to place on the tree,

and I've since decided to add a tulle arbor to drape down the tree.

Reception Set Up - Practice

We recently went to our reception site to see if our table decor would work. We decided against renting linens, as they're expensive to rent in the first place, and prices double if they snag (which would be likely in the woods). So, we debated several ideas, including making tablecloths, then making wide burlap runners, to finally using kraft paper runners. I was going to go with plain kraft paper, but then I spotted these from Cake Vintage:
These rolls of their Cutlery Table Runner brought the ease and vintage detail we were looking for! Plus, how easy is it to clean up afterwards when all you have to do is recycle them??

 Here are a few previews:

This picture features the runner. (Please ignore the hammer!)

We wanted to go with something easy, yet elegant. I can't wait to see them all on the Big Day!