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I mentioned in our DIY Farmhouse Patio table post that I was planning on using it for an upcoming wedding. Well, I’m super excited to share the finished project with you!! Oriental Trading helped supply some special finishing touches to make this elegant, simple, nature-inspired wedding reception. I love that Oriental Trading has a whole section of their site devoted to weddings! It’ll make planning your special day easy and affordable.
In my initial meeting with the bride and mothers of the bride and the groom, I quickly was able to piece together that they were all hoping for clean lines and a natural feeling for the reception. Greenery, white flowers, flowy white linens, glass and wood accents.
In the foyer, we added this trellis, stained with a dark walnut color and draped in fabric and lights, to frame the sign in table. A couple of beautiful framed pictures of the newlyweds were set up to welcome guests as well as simple bud vases filled with greenery and white roses.
The main focal point once entering the wedding hall was our gorgeous farmhouse sweetheart table set for the new Mr. and Mrs. Another trellis with greenery atop was placed behind it for added drama. Flickering candles placed in glass cylinders gave a romantic glow.
We also draped greenery across the table. It complimented the dark wood-stained table so well.
The draped white fabric lit with uplights also helped with giving a romantic ambiance.
Isn’t is just so pretty?!
Our table centerpieces consisted of an assortment of Oriental Trading glass vases, some with flowers, others with candles and some just plain empty. I found the grouping to be lovely, clean and classic. (Find these here, here, here and here!)
This is the second time we’ve used these outdoor bistro lights for a reception and we just can’t get over the amazing atmosphere they give a room!
These photo enlargements of the happy couple’s engagement pictures were the perfect addition to this empty space in the hall. Did you know you can get photos printed poster size at your local office supply store for around $4-6 dollars?? Yes, you just have to ask for engineering prints in either black and white or color. They’ll be printed on plain white paper but for a one-time use, it’s perfect! We just stained simple wood trim and cut to size. We then sandwiched the paper between two pieces of trim on the top and the bottom with hot glue. We stapled string on the back to hang and wha-la! Such a great statement piece!
This beauty was made by the Baking Baroness! Not only was it stunning, it also tasted amazing! I’m kinda wishing I had a slice to eat right now.
Even the food tables got the special treatment, being flanked by a double trellis. Yummy marinated chicken skewers, pesto pasta, caesar salad, and rolls were on the menu.
Since we opted for a sweetheart table instead of a head table, we did place the wedding party and parents at special tables nearby. These tables had centerpieces of greenery circles with candles in the center.
One of the hits of the reception was the chocolate fountain! How can you go wrong with chocolate covered anything, let alone pretzels, strawberries and pineapple!
Now I can’t neglect to mention the lovely Susan from Bloomin Couture who created the bridal party florals. This bouquet was heavenly!!
The bridesmaid bouquets were also darling! Although smaller in scale, they were just as beautiful as the bride’s.
The boutonnieres were simple and classy, a perfect touch for the groom and his attendants. All in all, this event was such a pleasure to work on. Best wishes to a long and happy life for Maddie and Devin!!
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