It’s been a lot like being in some alternate universe, this whole wedding thing. For about the past eight weeks, I’ve gone to bedding and gotten up thinking about what needed to be done next. I know…..that’s just part of it.
Now, it’s over. Unfortunately, other than tornadoes or some of the crazy hail storms we’ve had lately, we had the worst possible weather. HEAT! It was hotter than you-know-where here last weekend. Added to that was the extreme humidity and absolutely no (none) wind.
I’m not whining. Really! You get what you get and that’s what we got. Even with fans, it was sweltering inside the barn. Meaning that there was mostly one thing on everyone’s mind, including ours. Get the heck outta here as soon as possible.
Despite the heat, everything was beautiful. My pictures are few and pretty miserable. We should be getting some beautiful pics. from the photographer soon.
Our decorations looked just as we had hoped. The bright colors toned down considerably against the dark interior and looked perfect.
We didn’t do much of anything huge or elaborate, and that seemed to work out just fine. It went with our simple barn theme. We were fortunate to be able to use wood benches at the long tables. And just tried to ignore the metal folding chairs. You can only do so much with a small budget. Chairs, tables, and benches were provided at the barn.
I did digital images with love quotes on them (two sided) and glued them to bamboo skewers for the table decorations. All plants on the tables were planted in our gardens afterwards.
I incorporated vintage elements whenever possible. Like the baby shoes, linens, and the French sheet music. All candles had to be battery operated.
And old lunch box. Sweet potato vine provided an extra punch of color. I used birds and birds nests quite a bit.
Part 2 coming soon!