Vintage and Sentimental.
That would be the key words to describe Libby and Josh’s wedding reception. When we asked her what she’d like to use in the reception Libby’s wishlist included burlap, baby’s breath, vintage dishes and glassware.
We began in January by gathering vintage canning jars and embellishing them with jute and lace. Other than making burlap runners not much else had been done towards the reception decor.
Libby graduated college a few weeks prior to the wedding. My sister Stacy, a teacher, finished her school year the day before the wedding. They will both be the first to tell you that tablescapes and the like are not their forte. Love their precious left brain hearts!
We quickly realized we needed a bit more to pull these table vignettes together. Luckily my Mom is quite the collector.
One of her collecting loves is dishware including an entire set of this Blue Ridge Pottery pattern called “Ridge Daisy” that once belonged to her grandmother, Libby’s Great Great Grandmother. By raiding the linen closet and various dressers around the house we found more than 20 crocheted doilies to use as well.
During the ceremony, we used more of Mom’s dishware shown here on a vintage dresser which served as an altar and held the communion.
This platter is part of Mom’s original china she started collecting before she married. The 60+ yr old pattern is Amaryllis by Vogue. We still use these dishes today for family dinners.
Libby ordered fresh baby’s breath to fill the jars but they still seemed a bit sparse. The morning of the wedding I raided Mom’s garden to add white Hydrangea blooms and Acuba leaves to the floral arrangements.
The vintage milk jars originally came from my sister Sheri’s farm.
Remember the brick columns? It’s paint!
This wedding was definitely a family affair. Meet Aunt Nita and Aunt Becky, fondly known throughout the family as Butch and Sundance, helping out with the burlap runners.
Notice the yellow, ladder back chair in the above photo…
We snagged these two chairs to complete a little Bride and Groom’s table for the reception. Again, this was a last minute idea. All these items were gathered from around my Mom and Dad’s house. The old screen door (which has long been claimed by my daughter Courtney with NO idea how we’re going to get it from NC to Cali) was pulled from the garage.
The old table with the gorgeous wood top has it’s own unique story to tell.
But that’s a tale for another day.