Just about a year ago, I got married to a really nice guy. Because we were on a tight budget, my friends and I did all of the decorating. Since it wasn’t a big wedding, that wasn’t a huge deal. We had fun doing it. All in all, it turned out nicely.
The overall venue looked like this:
Yep, those are different colored tablecloths. I guess I should mention we got married on Easter, so that influenced the colors… I went to the local thrift stores and snagged as many different colors and shapes as I could. I also got different plates and as many napkins as I could lay my paws on. I had sooooo many napkins by the time I was done. I crocheted the “centerpieces” because I was told that I needed centerpieces. I guess the look I was going for was “shabby chic”. Anyway, here are some close ups of the tables:
So, I crocheted roses & hearts, rose petals from fake flowers, little plaques with mushy sayings, punch out of paper hearts, and fairy berries inside the roses (which looked so cool when it got dark). The little card was information on how guests could upload pictures to an online album. The plates all held rosebuds made from chocolate kisses and the stems from the fake roses. Oh, and those heart salt and pepper shakers… I got them off of freecycle. Someone bought them for her wedding and never used them. I freecycled nearly everything from my wedding. I had a ton of candy left over from my candy table. I didn’t think anyone would take it, but they did. Who knew?
The ceiling we decorated with these:
I also crocheted my bouquet, and I loved the way it came out. Okay, just one last detail and I’ll stop. Someone asked about the cake. A good friend of mine made it for me and we decorated it on site. I wanted something different and cool. So we made this cake. It was way too big for our little ceremony, so the hubs took the entire bottom layer into work with him when he went back to work. Ha! That’ll teach me! But it was delish and I enjoyed it. Here’s the cake:
No, wait, there’s one last thing… This was for my nerdy, game-playing husband (that’s a game the “couch potato” wedding topper is playing — it says “game over” on the screen). I saw it on Pinterest and said, “We’ve got to do this.” So we did. We designed it on the computer and it didn’t cost much at all to get it printed at the local print shop. I blurred our officiant’s face out because I don’t have his permission to plaster his face all over the internet. ^_^
That’s about it. We had fun. We partied for a few hours after our vows and everyone went home (after we cleaned up that is). In a little less than a month, it’ll be a year. Wow, time flies. Seems like we’ve been together forever now, but like we met just yesterday. Hope you enjoyed my post. I promise not to bore you with my wedding again, but people have asked, and I, well, it would be rude not to answer. ^_^