Two weekends ago my third wedding came to fruition. I had been working with this couple for the longest amount of time and had so much fun thinking of ways to enhance the bride's ideas.
The couple has a sweet six month old daughter and wanted to include her in the wedding so we played up a youthful, vibrant feel with bright yellow & black, a playful candy buffet & the theme of three little birdies in their nest.
Again, please excuse the crappy photos, my camera sucks and I am DYING for a DSLR.
The bride & I made over 130 tissue paper poofs to hang from the ceiling of the reception hall (which, as you can tell, was lacking in appeal)
The groom & the bride's step-father built this pergola and replicated the birds from the invitations as decoration to the arch. I made the tissue paper pansies based on a tutorial from the Paper & Craft book. The table in the middle of the pergola holds sand for a sand ceremony.
There table centerpieces alternated between branches lying on the table & branches standing in vases. I spray painted the branches a high gloss black & adorned them with small tissue paper poofs & small yellow birds hung by bakers twine.
Each of the table numbers had song quotes from the couples favorite songs. I think that the couple should make a gallery wall of these quotes in their home!
The bride ordered over 80 pounds of yellow, white & black candy for the candy buffet. We titled it "Maddy's Candy Shop" in honor of their daughter and used small shovels as scoops. I made the giant flowers from this 100 Layer Cake tutorial.
I added yellow tissue paper flowers to the cake table.
Yellow pennant were the perfect way to top the chocolate cupcakes.
The wedding cake design was simple and we added yellow roses & black branches to it.
So there you have it, my third wedding. I ended up working over 30 hours the weekend of the wedding but all of the hard work was worth it when I saw the couple exchange vows, celebrate with their friends & family, and dance the night away.