You’ve seen the bridal party…and behind the scenes the day of the wedding…my favorite wedding day photo…wedding decor ideas as well as the bouquets so it’s about time you actually see a few photos of the ceremony.
I loved this sweater vest. Especially the fringe.
But it didn’t like me. Every time I wore it I felt frumpy.
As I was relegating it to the garage sale pile I had second thoughts.
No second thoughts about keeping it to wear…thoughts about what I could make with it.
My two oldest girls, Courtney and Kaleigh are 2 1/2 years apart. Growing up they were as different as night and day. Yet sometime during their late teens/early twenties they began to look more alike. People began having a hard time telling them apart.
They would go through spurts of looking alike then one of them, usually Kaleigh, would cut or color her hair and then friends would say…“Oh, good. Now I know which one is which”.
While they have so much in common and love many of the same things, I realized early in the wedding planning process with daughter #2 that wedding #2 would in no way, shape or form resemble wedding #1.
It was an unwritten/unspoken rule that we would be avoiding those things which looked too much like wedding #1.
So, today I’m sharing a few of the creative wedding ideas that Kaleigh chose for her special day.
It truly was “the day” of the wedding. One day.
We had from 10:00 am until midnight to unload numerous trucks, cars and trailers with wedding paraphernalia, set up the ceremony, decorate the tables, have the rehearsal, host the rehearsal lunch, clean up the rehearsal lunch, relax if possible, dress for the wedding, have a wedding, a reception and then break everything down, load up and head home.
And believe it or not…we did it! With an hour to spare.
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An empty bedroom.
With four children this is a rare occurrence at my house.
Now that two of those children are married I have a guest bedroom for the first time in 28 years! Slowly but surely I’m working on pulling this room together by using much of what we already have.
Giving an old table a fresh new look with Vintage Decor Paint by Martha Stewart Crafts was one of my first projects.
If you’ve ever been involved in planning a wedding one of the most important decisions is whether to use fresh flowers or silk, fake, faux or some other form of not-real flowers.
Kaleigh chose to use both.
The bridesmaids carried fresh flowers while Kaleigh carried a bouquet she created herself from Sola Flowers.
Creating these bouquets involved many things including a bride, bridesmaids and a bathtub.
Thousands of tiny colorful squares.
Painstakingly cut with one object in mind.
To create an amazing photo opportunity.
Two sofas. Two chairs. A poof. A table. A trunk.
Traveled across town with one object in mind.
To set the stage for a wedding.