Monday, July 15, 2013

Project Wedding: The Decor

Welcome back to my Project Wedding series where I've highlighted aspects of Carla and David's country, rustic wedding. Today I'm bringing you the decor, much of which we did ourselves. 

The centerpieces were just too cute, but were really easy to make. Carla and I went tromping through the woods behind her parents' house to find trees that were just right for the wood slices. We found the perfect size tree, and her dad cut it into rings with a chainsaw. Note: use a fallen tree if you can, because a younger, live tree has to dry out. After drying out, these wood slices cracked a bit, but they were still usable. We also cut up a smaller tree for the C+D hearts. I originally used a wood burner to  burn the image into the wood, but it didn't look very good. I then went over it with a brown paint marker. Sometimes, simple is better. 

We also used tin cans with burlap, lace ribbon, and jute to hold baby's breath and roses. Floating candles in mason jars completed the centerpieces. 

Other flower arrangements were done using tin cans, burlap, lace ribbon, and jute twine. Mason jars hung from shepherd's hooks also held baby's breath. 

The wreathes were one of my favorite projects. I made flowers out of tan and ivory fabric which I glued to vine wreaths. I then painted Carla and David's monogram onto a wood shape I found at Michaels with a brown paint marker. I lightly brushed brown paint over the monogram to give the wood an aged look. 

I also made a few chalkboards for the occasion using the same technique I had for my faux chalkboard art. I absolutely love the "Our Love Story" chalkboard, which as Carla's idea. I just made it happen. I also painted some of the wood slices with chalkboard paint which we used for food labels. 

A plain chalkboard was used for the beverages. Carla ordered very simple but cute koozies for the beer and put them in a rustic basket. 

Carla and David wanted to honor David's father who had passed away. A table with a lantern lit for him was a special way to remember him on this occasion. 

Thanks for joining me for my Project Wedding series. Click below to see other projects from Carla and David's wedding.

1. Carla + David, A Rustic, Country Wedding
2. Invitations and Programs
3. DIY Rustic Wedding Signs
4. The Decor
5. A Country Flower Girl
6. The Cakes
7. A House Divided Candy Bar - Alabama v. Auburn

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  1. Pick a seat and Our love story boards are super cute! Pinning to my wedding ideas board:) I posted fabric flower refashion to the Mod party. Stop by

  2. Honestly these are some really cute and great ideas. I love the sign about not choosing a "side" -- how great is that. No weddings on the horizon for me but pinning to my wedding board :)

  3. Love the pick a seat not side board! Love all the chalkboards that were used! Super sweet~would love to have you share this at my link party!!

  4. Gorgeous wedding decor! Love the wreath with the monogram! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  5. Love how you unified all the jars with burlap and fabric..looks so nice. I also love the wreath with the pretty fabric flowers.Come link up to my linky party going on right now and share this post with us.

  6. I love it! Great job! Stopping by from Monday Funday!

  7. I LOVE the simple but elegant monogram sign on the wreath! Beautiful!
    We used a lot of similar ideas at our wedding- see the post here!

    Found you over at the inspire me please weekend blog hop!

  8. Love all your wonderful projects for the beautiful wedding! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    New Follower!


  9. Elizabeth,
    What a charming many wonderful ideas. You will be featured at my party on Monday. Please be sure to grab my starfish feature button for your blog. Thanks so much for coming by.


  10. Love love love this wreath! Stopping by from The CSI Project!

  11. Beautiful wedding ideas. May I ask did you paint the wood pieces with a stain to make them look so nice?

    1. Nope. That's how the wood pieces were when we cut them. They were perfect to use just as they were!