Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vintage Nuptials

A few months ago I was asked to put together vintage inspired decor for the wedding reception of a wonderful couple.  I was excited to do it, and it's something I hope to be doing more of in the future.  Yesterday was the big day.  Even though it rained all morning, and reception was moved from the garden to a very cool horse arena, the sun was shining for the reception, the huge windows in the arena were open, and the evening was magical.

Here are the photos I shot of the centerpieces and decor.

Hydrangeas were their flower.  These are silks so that we didn't have to worry about the very delicate real flowers.  Plus, much of what I did with them could not have been done with real flowers.

You know those dated old multi-photo frames?  Some paint, glaze and dry brushing gives them new life.

The centerpieces were arrangements of painted picture frames, vintage lace, ironstone, and vintage mirrors painted to coordinate with the hydrangeas.

I found several pair of these sweet little birds.  I though they added a sweet touch of whimsey.  

You know I'm a big fan of empty frames. 

I took two of my own vintage chairs that happened to match their colors and finished a church pew type bench to match the hydrangeas.  

My apple crates, milk crate, and wire basket made appearances.  

The sign in table was a favorite.  They had one of their wedding photos, along with wedding photos of each of their parents and all four sets of grandparents.

I've been working on my chalk board lettering.  I think it's getting ever-so-slightly better.  I'll keep practicing.  

Congratulations, Jackie and Cole.  I love you both.  Thank you for allowing me to help with your celebration!


  1. This is breathtaking, Megan!!!! And so original and creative!

  2. Good job! I remember you telling me you had to do decorations for a wedding. Well done! Things like that would stress me out. Glad some people love it. :)

  3. Looks awesome, especially for silks! Everything looks fab!

  4. Totally love the pictures and the decorations that you put together.

  5. I ditto every other comment! I am beyond impressed. I wouldn't even know where to start with something like this!! Wow

  6. Thank you so much for making our special day so beautiful! The decorations were so gorgeous!!! We really appreciate all the hard work you put into making the venue breathtaking.

  7. This looks amazing!! Everything is so beautiful!!


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