Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Second Wedding

Hello my dears. I thought I'd take a break from Real People in Love this week and show you the wedding I designed this past weekend.

Planning weddings in a smallish town can be tough. Venues are limited and budgets are often tight. Many brides I've talked with like to keep things traditional, don't want to see the groom before the wedding, want to serve home style food at the reception, and assume that flowers will be their only decoration.

I haven't gotten the opportunity to plan a $40,000 wedding in a penthouse suite but I'm committed to making every wedding special.

Two months ago the florist from our wedding contacted me about helping with design on an upcoming wedding. The bride had made all of the big decisions but at the end of planning had decided she needed help with decorating. As soon as I was brought in I knew why.

The bride & groom were on a tight budget and had chosen our local 4-H fairgrounds to get married at. The fairgrounds has several buildings that they rent out and the one the couple chose is basically a large pole barn, which meant that the space I was given to work with looked like this.


After meeting with the bride for several weeks we came up with a plan to try and hide some of the ugly and give their day a soft, romantic feel.











With clouds of baby's breath, tulle & lace backdrops, varying shades of ivory, cream & champagne, and loads of ranunculus & roses we were able to achieve the romantic look the bride wanted.

13 comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

congrats on your second wedding!! everything looked beautiful!!

MeredithDuck said...

Gorgeous! Doesn't even look like the same place!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

You did such a great job, it seriously doesn't even look like the same place!

shelbylately.com said...

I love the chairs! This looks so beautiful! I can't wait to see more of your weddings ;)

steph c said...

I love the baby's breath bunches! Looks beautiful :)

Layla said...

Wow, you guys did a great job - it's totally transformed!

Amanda said...

What an intimidating space! It's just so super huge (and plain). But I really like what you did with such a challenge--the fabric really closes in the space and I like the baby's breath!

Jessica said...

The backdrops make a world of difference!!! Great job. :D

Amylou said...

you did an amazing job! Can't even tell it is the same room! WOW!

i am aubrey. said...

this is awesome! i have looked at so many places for our wedding and thought, 'how the heck can i make this work?!' and you did it!!!

Deidre said...

It looks great and proves my great theory that Tulle solves all problems.

Morgan said...

this is awesome!!! so creative!! :-)

Morgan
Blurts from a Brunette @ ml1277.blogspot.com

Leenie said...

Holy wow. Girl, the room looks faaabulous! You did such a wonderful job!