October 25, 2010

Jen & Ryan's Wedding

Jen & Ryan's Beach Wedding -

The Chuppa is my Grandma's Tablecloth - we had bamboo poles in old french buckets, topped them with chandelier bobeches and an old glass doorknob. I beaded 5 long strands of white beads and crystals for each bobeche and old very long crystals from my other Grandmas Chandelier.   My brother performed the marriage ceremony - which was really special for all of us and so heartfelt - plus he was really funny and made the entire ceremony more memorable than you can imagine.

They did the mixing of the sand -

The Programs - we added a vintage button to each one...

Love this Cake - My neighbor owns the local bakery that is out of this world - I knew they would nail this cake and they did - I was beyond thrilled.  I found the vintage wood Sea Horse at a yard sale $1 - it has a plastic base and I'm pretty sure it was a canister lid - I added the rows of rhinestones.

Jen & Ryan with their Wedding Party - I've known these girls since they were little and I love them so much - that's my son Tony on the far left, and the guys are Ryan's best buddies and brother -

So Cool

But they just had to be real - 

Personalized Water Bottles on the beach -

Bride and Bridesmaids bouquets were Calla Lillys  - Jen's had some special little
momentos sewn onto the braided white satin wrap on hers- and the guys all had minis -

 Candle Holder with the date in vintage rhinestones -

I washed and ironed 150 vintage damask Napkins - added a ring of crystals to each - and boy did they get commented on...

We put Orchids in the glass containers and filled them with sand -

Lori & Tim Prepping while we were on the beach...

We had the entire yard fenced in and hung 44 sets of Ikea curtains on bamboo rods attached at the top - the breezes were perfect!

We had a swag of whitewashed driftwood to sign - it's hanging in Jen & Ryan's home now 

It was a perfect night - 

You can kind of see we had the whole yard fenced in and hung white sheers from Ikea all the way around the yard on bamboo rods - it was so great when the breezes would billow out the curtains -

The morning after...the kids all stayed at a Hotel and then they came home for a brunch with about 40 other friends and family -

Thanks for looking at one of the best days of my life -

Now back to the kitchen blog and a blog about the incredible chairs I got at The Little French Flea Market over the weekend...



  1. What a dream Wedding is all I can say. Every detail was thought upon and I can only imagine how good the food must of been also. Love the use of the Ikea curtains have a great day and thanks for sharing Sandy xx

  2. It looks spectacular, all your hard work paid off!
    The married couple look stunning!
    Lucky you had beautiful weather.

  3. Perfection!!!
    It looks as though the event was a beautiful success. I know that you guys worked hard and it shows - look what you did!!!
    The bride is absolutely stunning-love her dress.

    Lovin' the driftwood swag that the guests signed.What a great idea.

  4. Dear Marsha,
    Well, I am not going to single out anything as it all looks so PERFECT. What a wonderful day you all must have had.....our son was married 2 years ago and, I have to say, it was the best day EVER and went all too quickly.
    I am so happy that it all went so well for you..... and, the photographs are beautiful. XXXX

  5. Beautiful!! Every single thing is just beautiful.....memories....are wonderful...

    Lou Cinda

  6. My idea of THE perfect wedding! Casual elegance! Beautiful bride, dresses, wedding party, orchids on the tables and billowy curtain. Oh, and on my birthday...xo My best to you all! It's such a blessing to have a growing family

  7. Beautiful every single detail beautiful!

  8. How absolutely wonderful . My daughter wants to have a white 16th birthday and you have given me plenty of inspiration. Love it and wish them a happy life. Mel xx

  9. Hi Marsha,
    Thansk soo much for the sweet words ..it truly means alot .. Gosh, what a beautiful family my friend, and the special day looks truly FAB !! Such a beautiful day for a beach wedding, and your home looks gorgeous as always !! LoVe everything you create !! Soo refreshing, charming, and beachy !! Have a happy, sweet day my friend ~
    Big HuGs ~Tea~ xo

  10. I think this is the perfect wedding. If I had been wise enough to know what I wanted at 20...this would be it. Of course, I just did what my mom told me to do...and it was her dream wedding!

    Everything is so gorgeous, including the bride!

  11. what a gorgeous wedding.... I just got lots of ideas from you. I love all the details from the napkins to the curtains... you thought of everything and it looked like a perfect day. What wonderful memories.

  12. I just siighhhed through this whole blog post. What a glorious wedding!

  13. It all looks completely fabulous:)

  14. Wow, that was absolutely gorgeous. I thoroughly enjoyed that whole post.Im helping a friend's daughter with her wedding and her dreams are for something very similar.Fiona

  15. Wow Marsha, what a wonderful pics!!
    Reading you profile I imagined myself!
    Thank you for share your images

  16. you've won my giveaway Marsha!! Please contact me.

  17. Absolutely stunning! Just the right amount of sparkle, nature, beach, and white! You really did a beautiful job, and what wondeful memories you made for your daughter and family!

  18. This is my first visit to your blog and OH HoW I lOvE iT!!!! I do not live by the beach, only in my dreams, but our current home I decided to make our 'beach home' because who knows if we will ever get to live at the coast. We do have a vintage travel trailer that we take many trips to the sonoma coast in (2.5 hrs away). I really really like your style...all the white and light wood floors. Your daughters wedding is amazing and so much inspiration! I have four children(15-20yrs old) so we will be having plenty of weddings in the near future. I am now a follower. ox`kerrie of Sea Cottage


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