Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sneak Peek

Sneak peek from the photographer.... cannot wait to see it all!
Melisa Draper Photography

Trying to get everything unpacked and back to "normal"....

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Beautiful Day


A beautiful day...

I'll be back after a much needed 48 hour nap or so....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wedding Wednesday #16 - a picture is worth a thousand words

And perhaps a couple of pictures are worth more?

Cutting, cutting, cutting....

Gluing, gluing, gluing...

Packing, packing, packing...

Painting, painting, painting...

Building, building, building...

Measuring, measuring, measuring...

Lifting, lifting, lifting...

It's going to be beautiful!

The final Wedding Wednesday... but not THE finale.

Just 44 hours to go, I'll see ya next week...after I catch up on my sleep...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wedding Wednesday #15 - Let them eat cake...

First off... Wedding Wednesday is a bit late this week.  Yes, I know it's Saturday but we've been having internet issues and a lightning and thunderstorm last Tuesday did our wireless internet in... right down to our computer!  But we're back in business!


Just up the road from us is a home that is a venue for weddings.  A beautiful home on some acreage with views of Mt. Baker.  The homeowner is a pilot and has his own plane and hangar.  The hangar is the "indoor" part of the venue.  Every summer, May through September, when you drive by on most Saturdays there is a wedding going on.  Yesterday on my way to our little town of Lynden I passed by this sign for the days wedding.... if you've followed along you know that my daughter's initial is "K" and the groom to be's is "S"... so I couldn't resist!

As I've already said, we're incorporating vintage furniture pieces into the wedding.  Last week I found this dresser, already in the perfect state of white and chippy-ness... and it's larger size (almost 4 feet long) made it perfect for the cake "table".

I plan to use a little of my vintage lace tablecloth and runner collection...

Of course some zinnias from the garden...



And we won't be forgetting the cake stands...

Since we'll be having mini cupcakes and just one small cutting cake I think this will be just fantastic...

I thought about busting out some mini cupcake wrappers to fill up the cake stands to see how many they could hold but then I decided my neighbors and the folks driving by probably already think I'm crazy when I set up a little display like this in my driveway!

I figure we can even store the extra cupcakes that don't fit on the platters in the drawer or drawers for easy restocking throughout the night!

The plan is for the cupcake table to be in the huge tent at the wedding... don't want those little babies sitting in the sun (fingers and toes crossed).

And I have a little idea for something behind/above the table... with ribbons and vintage silver... and a few battery type votive candles... a la the Junk Gypsies of HGTV fame.... and a chalkboard or two, of course.

Since the cupcakes won't require plates or utensils... we did get some fabulous striped napkins... one of these little drawers will be the perfect place to tuck them in!


I have a number of other furniture pieces that will need to be transported the 2 hours and a ferry ride to the south... I'm not sure exactly what my husband is going to say... well actually I'm pretty sure I do know what he'll say!


But in the words of Scarlett O'Hara... I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.

Just six days and one more Wedding Wednesday to go... I think I'd better get started packing!



And PS to Holly... you can borrow ANYTHING you'd like for next summer!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wedding Wednesday #14 - Leaving no stone unturned...




Or perhaps, I should say no store... online or brick and mortar... unshopped!  This wedding has been planned and shopped for using just about every source imaginable... thrift stores, garage and estate sales, antique stores, gardening shops and nurseries, boutique stores, hardware stores, ebay, etsy, the fabric store, Amazon, online wedding supply shops... even Ikea!

The lanterns that will be on the stairway where the bride will enter?  Ikea, of course.

But the galvanized look wasn't what we were going for....  a bit of spray paint, high heat for candles...

And three lanterns!  I must say, it took me FOREVER to tape these for painting... the glass panels were not easily removable and I didn't want to chance breaking any... so one roll of painter's tape later!

And that cute little luggage rack from the thrift store?

All ready to go...


Compliments of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a bit of torn drop cloth strips... both items purchased in my local little town, at a fabulous boutique shop and the local hardware store

Another item from that boutique?  This old drawer lined with flash cards... love the crazing on that drawer!

Put it on top of a little wicker table from the thrift store (already in the perfect not-quite-white-shade of white) and voila... a holder for glasses.

Maybe I'll change up the flash cards for a bit of vintage lace paper doilies... or maybe not?

And why a little wicker table holding a drawerful of glasses?  Well to go next to this little wicker desk/vanity... The stopping place for a bit of lemonade or iced tea!

I'm thinking it will be a fabulous spot... and I might even keep some of the purple and green striped paper straws (purchased on Amazon) ready and waiting in that drawer!

I couldn't ignore my local antique stores for great deals and inspiration!  I finally finished this chippy little yellow table a shared with you a few months ago.

Painted with multiple layers and colors of ASCP to be a creamy white.  The painting part has been done but I finally got to the sanding, waxing and buffing this past weekend.  Isn't the garage setting a great back drop for my photo?

Of course the garden shops have helped... both online and in person, for my vast array of zinnia seeds.  Although we'll be using white or green zinnias I couldn't resist filling the jars up with something! (And there is a lot of pink to spare in my garden)

The iron hooks were a steal at the fabric store last February... $2.00 a piece!  We didn't want tall ones to obscure the ceremony and I personally don't like something hanging off of my chair so these were just right for the aisle.

I got 12 of these screw on flower frogs on etsy... and used my own quart canning jars.  The bands even hold the ribbon on securely!

A little mock up in the front yard... I wonder what the folks that drive by think of me and my photo/planning sessions?

The purple ribbon came from Paper Source... they sell gorgeous double sided satin ribbon and the color was perfect!

Can't you just picture it?  Well, without the pink that is...

And annother etsy find?  These hand stamped, vintage silver forks for the bride and groom... I'll mix them with some vintage silver spoons and knives I got at the thrift store.



So I must say... I think I used just about every resource available in shopping and planning for this wedding...


Can you believe there is just 2 1/2 weeks to go?