Well, the wedding has come and gone. A full year of planning and prepping and now it's all over. Whew. We're exhausted and at the same time, elated. Everything came together beautifully. Jessica and Randy have wonderful families and a great bunch of very talented friends who all worked together to give them a beautiful day. The bride and groom were happy and that makes all of us happy. So, mission accomplished!
I'm really too tired to write much but I want to share some pics of what we did for this DIY wedding. We will write several posts about the wedding and will share lots of photos but today I'm just going to talk briefly about the help we had from everyone and show you the flowers. Vicki and I had a vision of what we wanted the wedding site to look like but it took a team of willing friends to execute our vision. I, for one, could not have been any more pleased with the way everything looked when all was done.
Vicki and I took advantage of all Jessica and Randy's friends and appreciated their willingness to help with so many last minute preparations. We really put them to work!
I would say the biggest on sight task was getting all the floral arrangements together. The floral designer, Jessica's friend, Sarah, flew in from Texas. Sarah is currently getting her master's in art. She is incredibly talented and worked her magic on buckets and buckets of cut flowers.
Sarah was able to save money by doing a real cool DIY "trick of the trade." We will be sharing this in another post. So, check back for that special post. You will be amazed!
Her finished arrangements were breathtaking!
|All vessels we brought we used for either flowers or floating candles.|
|Table Numbers by Vicki|
|A little peak of the table center piece, with some floral dropped around the table for drama!|
|The flowers were a huge part of the decorations.|
All the center pieces and bouquets were similar but different, and equally beautiful.
Sarah, Jessica, and Amy, the Matron of Honor, worked together on the arbor.
|Jess shows us what she wants.|
|Sarah giving Jess some lovin'|
I was a little, no, A LOT, intimidated about decorating the arbor, so I was really glad they were willing to tackle that! I'm sure all their theater training in set decoration came in handy for this project. It turned out so pretty. Job well done, ladies!
We'll post again soon and show you how we set up for the ceremony and the transformation of the tent (before here) for the beautiful reception. I must say, it's pretty amazing!
|We had BOXES of decorations!|
See you soon! Don't forget to check back and see more of this DIY Wedding.
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