Wedding Decor Ideas

The Bride

This June, we made our yearly trip east along I-40 (A drive I could almost make with my eyes closed) to visit my family in North Carolina. This year we were celebrating a very special event.  A wedding! 

My niece, Elizabeth, married the love of her life, Josh. It was such a sweet wedding held at their home church. I’m sharing the wedding crafts first but you’ll be seeing more of this beautiful wedding in the next few posts.

Libby’s desire was to have a beautiful yet simple wedding. Nothing elaborate or over the top. She wanted to use hand made, vintage and sentimental items during the ceremony and reception.

Beyond the Screen Door - Wood Art

Personalized Repurposed Wood Art

My Mom commissioned a Personalized Wood Art piece for the new couple. Typically on these pieces I paint just the last name. Since Dean is a much shorter name we chose to paint “House of Dean”.  I was very tickled with how it turned out. Libby and Josh are using this artwork in their new home but during the reception it was placed near the Bride & Groom’s table.  (Special story about this table and the Couple’s Corner coming soon.)

My Soul Loves Scripture Art (3)

Personalized Scripture Art 

A few weeks ago I shared the story behind this piece, scripture art from the Song of Soloman.  Libby and Josh are using this piece in their new home as well but during the wedding it was placed near the reception entrance.

Burlap Pew Bows

Burlap Pew Bows

Libby fell in love with the idea of simple burlap bows to mark the family pews during the ceremony.

Burlap Pew Bows (2)

Vintage TattingWhile making the pew bows I wanted to add a little something. Maybe lace? I asked my Mom what she might have on hand. She pulls out this gorgeous hand made, vintage tatting made by her sister-in-law’s mother. (Did you follow that? My Mom’s brother’s wife’s mother made the lace.) It’s very subtle but I love it!

After tying the bows to the pews with jute and securing them with a couple of glue dots we finished the look by tucking Gypsophila into each bow.

Pew Bows

Wedding Flowers

Handmade Boutonnieres, Corsages and Bridesmaid Bouquets

My daughter, Kaleigh, made all the flowers you see above. Each bloom was made by cutting circles out of polyester fabric, burning the edges and them fashioning them into boutonnieres, corsages and bouquets. No two are alike. As you can image, this was a time consuming process but worth it.

Chipboard Pennants

Chipboard Pennants

During our January trip to help Libby get started on the wedding the girls worked together to make these adorable chipboard pennants.

LOVE Pennant

“LOVE Pennant”

These pennants were hung in several places through out the ceremony and reception.

Mr & Mrs Pennants

Mr & Mrs Pennant

They loved the look of the soft scrapbook letters but later realized we should have probably used a stronger color to show up better. But we still love the way these turned out.

Instagram Pics

Instagram Picture Line

Libby made a Picture “Clothesline” of all her Instagram dating and engagement pics.

Instagram Pics (2) Instagram Pics (3)Wedding Photographs by Cali Lowdermilk 

Dean Wedding Crafts

I’ll be sharing more of this beautiful wedding in the next few posts.

Speaking of Instagram…I’d love for you to join me! You can find me @beyondthescreendoor. You can also find me on Pinterest at Sonya Hamilton Designs, Facebook or Bloglovin’ at Beyond the Screen Door or Google+ at Sonya Hamilton. I’d love to see you there! The more the merrier! 🙂

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13 Responses to Wedding Decor Ideas

  1. Stacey says:

    Everything is so pretty. Congratulations to the sweet couple.

  2. Tyla says:

    Very pretty, and very sweet! I must have missed the post about the scripture art. Headed there now.

  3. Tyla says:

    Okay, just read your scripture art post. Your “EED” sounds like my own daddy. He’ll save and date all kinds of stuff, especially things for/from the kids and grands. I love the piece you did for your niece. It’s so refreshing to see scripture used for young people. So many people anymore do not know of the many beautiful passages in the Bible.

  4. Gorgeous. Sonya you certainly have the vintage LOVE touch! Really pretty. xoxo

  5. Stacy says:

    All these gorgeous crafts made Libby’s wedding exactly what she had dreamed of…simple, vintage, and beautiful! Without you and your precious daughters’ creativity and hard work this would never have happened. Thank you so much making this special day just perfect for Josh and Libby. 🙂

    Love you!

  6. Cindy says:

    Wow Sonya, such great ideas and I must say that sign and those flowers are just amazing! Can’t wait to see more. BEAUTIFUL bride…

  7. Sheri says:

    It was a beautiful wedding… And it was even more special to see the time and talent my sister and nieces had invested to make their day so special!

  8. Paula Chaffin says:

    You have been my inspiration on our sons rehearsal dinner décor. We are doing the name/prayer tags for escort tags, will definitely have to do the chip board instead of cloth. So different and cuter. Everything is just so lovely!!

  9. I so love the wood art…the details of the wedding decor is just amazing..Congrats to the couple!…so you were in my neck of the woods!!….Have a great day!

  10. Jessica Sala says:

    Oh Sonya 🙂 🙂 🙂 I love!!!!!!! What a sweet country rustic wedding 🙂 You know me…all the burlap 🙂 woo hoo!!! Love her photo line too! I’m so excited 38 more days!!!!!

  11. Traci says:

    Can’t wait to see more! This looks like such a unique wedding.

  12. Marty Walden says:

    These are some terrific ideas! Especially love the burlap on the pew bows and the banner. I’m featuring you as one of my top 3 favorites from our Home{work} Wednesday link party. I’m pinning and sharing on my fb page as well. Thanks for linking up!

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