Monday, June 28, 2010

DIY harvest moon wedding

Take a harvest moon, a warm summer night, a beautiful bride, a breath taking location,
oh and a pretty cute groom,
what do you get?

A too die for wedding.

The bride was in a Carolyn Herrera gown.

I've sewn and altered about a million dresses through the years and this one by far was the most beautiful. It was put together so well, that it was difficult to alter.

The milliner veil was cut from a vintage pill box hat and a bow made from part of the train's ribbon.
Her maids were wearing Anthropologie dresses.
The bride created fabric flowers for all the girls to wear as corsage's, hair ornaments and wrist cuffs.

The bouquet was loose and organic.
We used succulents, orchards, coleus and wrapped them in fringed burlap.

The mom made all the men's ties. Each one in different neutral cotton prints. It was the same print used for the girls flowers.
With the left over fabrics I put together a bridal garter.
Presented in it's own burlap and lace bag with a vintage button.
Burlap was draped with globe lanterns for the ceremony site as well as the dance floor.

The center pieces held mini, numbered chalk boards to let the guests know their table seating.

Succulents were arranged in low glazed planter bases.
The long troughs were vintage bread molds placed upon burlap runners for the head table.

Guests took a numbered brown bag from an easel cork board full of flower seeds.

They scattered the flowers into a prepared flower bed before heading to their seats.

Look at this settee!
A 1900's French love seat white washed and brushed with gold leafing.
It is overed with burlap, silk rushing and small pompon's. The seat is long faux fur.

It was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple.
Congratulations Collin and Jackie!


Jane said...

Everything's just beautiful!

Jane - Jacksonville

jinxxxygirl said...

Lovely pictures and what a lovely idea for a wedding. I hope we can see the flower bed later when the seeds produce flowers.??

I have to tell you loved the song on your blog. I LOVE that song, so nostalgic. I just set back closed my eyes and listened. Thank you!

Maija said...

Stunning wedding!!!!

vivian said...

wow! gorgeous everything!! Especially the bride and that settee!
happy 4th of july

Pam Aries said...

How cool is that wedding ! I love it!

The Rustic Victorian said...

What a wonderful blog, I have backposted for a years worth of posts, and enjoyed myself very much.