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 -
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...