Good Sunday to ya!
Here's what all the Centerpieces looked like for a week before the wedding - it was like living on an orchid farm and little by little all of our regular everyday stuff got stashed making room for everything wedding.
Two days before the wedding we filled the containers with sand so you couldn't see the pots insisde at all - during our 'Morning After' Brunch we emptied the sand cuz I think the sand was suffocating the orchids. Bought the orchids at the Farmers Market and they were gorgeous!
We had so much fun making these - a few months before the wedding I started to buy up all the glass containers at the Thrifts and we decorated them. They cost me like 2.99 a piece. We wrapped them in twine (got a huge bolt at a garage sale for a buck) then we lined the twine wrap with rhinestone trim, and added vintage rhinestone jewelry and shells to each side. I've been collecting vintage rhinestone jewels for as long as i can remember - brooches, necklaces, earrings, shoe clips, sweater connectors, bracelets, and buttons, and didn't know it, but this was what I was saving them for....
Started off with this mess - bringing all the little drawers out to the table to figure out exactly what to do!
Went downtown and bought these bolts of rhinestones
separated and organized everything
painted and decorated the shells too
then decorated all 4 sides of the vases
we used these shorter and taller containers for candles and flowers all over the place
Two nights before the Wedding we set up the tables and started checking stuff out
Our vision was coming alive - I was standing on the band's stage...
NOTE: About a month before the wedding, we decided to paint the kitchen. Can you imagine? We emptied the entire kitchen out, laundry room too, lived with everything spread across the dining room and further, painted and spruced up, then put everything away with 3 weeks left till the wedding. Crazy, but so worth it!
I'm blogging that right after this...