.:Decor & Details:.
- Last updated on August 25, 2008 at 3:46 am
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We're putting these on either side of the chapel doors. There are walls on either side of the stairs leading to the chapel doors and those little walls have hooks underneath the flower box so these will go on either side. I bought two hydrangea stems for $3 ea at Walmart, actually I bought way too many but only used two. I bought these 10" letters from Hobby Lobby, they're MDF and were $3 ea as well. I used a trusty hot glue gun, $1.99 and the ribbon was Martha Stewart Crafts ribbon. Total project time was really 30 min.
These will go on the back of our seats. Our seats are covered banquet chairs so they'll tie around the whole back of the chair. Ribbon was $3.99 Martha Stewart Crafts, $1.99 cardstock cut with my handy dandy $11 paper cutter (I've used it for everything) and the letters were transfer letters from Martha Stewart Crafts $4.99. I put his rank "ENS" and obviously "MRS."
We have a fireplace in the ballroom (I use the term loosely since it was a 1920's mansion, its a smaller private ballroom) with a sailboat model on the mantle. I'm putting some pottery barn garland on the hearth, I picked it up on sale for $25 ea, I have two so they'll wrap around the stair railing and one on the guestbook table.
We'll have family wedding photos as far back as my great, great, great grandparents in her black Victorian dress on the cake table! I also have a photo of my great grandparents from the 1920's in a flapper dress! I'm so excited about it!
Table numbers are aviation letters as FI is a pilot. I calligraphed them and punched the edge with a Martha Stewart Craft punch. The stand is a place card holder from Oriental Trading, bell holders that were something like $3.99 per dz, just absurdly inexpensive. I took place cards from Michaels and calligraphed them.
I hate hate hate the floating hand ring shot. So I found some props. We're taking four ring photos, excessive I know but it just shows how many ideas you can come up with if you try! First is with chess pieces, like the inspirational Tacori ad, another with the FT because FI reads it everyday, another with his sword because it has engravings on it and another on this overpriced wedding rock! I found it at the Bibelot in St. Paul, Minnesota on a recent visit.
Some other creative ring ideas :) I've been collecting them! They don't require the animals, maybe just high quality photos or art paper?
I made my own programs (see "Invitations & Stationary") and cut them to size. I'm displaying them on a table with a table cloth outside of the chapel. I grabbed one of my tea trays. I grabbed two of our crystal bar bowls, one for tissues, one for bells (to be used in the recessional, family tradition). The tissues came from the Michaels $1 bin and the bells were $3.99 for a pack of 50 at Michaels. All the ribbon is Martha Stewart Crafts.
FI liked the idea of offering some cigars so here's a little inspiration photo: