The Little Things

01 June 2012

In wedding planning, there were few things more important than the decor. I wanted an excellent videographer/photographer, a one of a kind dress and handmade decor.

Well, and a one of a kind ring. Natch.

I spent months poring through thrift stores, consignment shops and garage sales for milk glass, blue jars, old books and other miscellaneous decor items to fill our reception with. I hand made countless vellum paper flowers for the gift area and mantles, mason jars for vases, framed chalkboards for menus, upholstered letters, cake stands, mustaches, banners, signs and labels.

And for the record, this was in the age before Pinterest.

Half of the fun was finding all of the little things to add a special touch to our day. We used owl salt and pepper shakers for our cake toppers, I found large blue vintage crystal clip on earrings to adorn my shoes and hand made my birdcage veil. Instead of a guest book, we found a poster by my favorite artist, Masha D'yans for everyone to sign, and it now hangs in our bedroom.

We had some serious snafu's with our decor, as the wedding coordinator threw everything I had planned out the window the day of the wedding and went with her own version of my ideas. I had hand made 70 blue mason jars to place around the venue with flowers, as well as to hold our bouquets and favors, but she went ahead and pocketed those, not using a single one.

Luckily for us, I found/made enough things to fill in the blanks. And I also got all my goodies back in a secret black-ops mission with my mom.

Oh, and I'll be posting a tutorial on how to make those in the very near future, as well as the cake stands!
Our cake, hand made by Micah's cousin Megan to match my dress!

9 comments:

  1. Britt, I just LOVED seeing all of these pictures of your engagement and wedding. You obviously had such a beautiful wedding and you were the most gorgeous bride! That last picture is just precious!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. I love all the special touches you did! I'm so sorry that the wedding coordinator didn't use all your ideas...but I think every wedding has some snafus! Have a great weekend, Britt!

    -Sharon
    Enter to win a clutch!

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  3. you did such a fabulous job!!!!! And I am so sad I didn't do mustaches at my wedding, it was pre-mustache obsession hahaha

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  4. I love your ring! I want an emerald cut diamond sooo much.

    I love the collection of all the little vases, too :)

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  5. I love the licorice and the candy bar.... Seems to have been an amazing day :)

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  6. Beautiful!!! I love the different styles/colors of the vases!

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  7. I think us pre-pinterest brides should get a medal or something.
    Love the decor! You did an amazing job. :) So fun to see everyone's different tastes
    in weddings. Gorg!

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