Our very close, long time friend's son recently got married, and this is the card that I made for them.
I used all the wedding papers I already had in my stash from my own daughter's wedding eight years earlier. The hearts were all cut with Spellbinder's Nestabilities Heart Dies. I put adhesive pearls around the edge of the largest heart. The smallest heart was cut using embossing paper.
I added a Prima Flower for embellishment and then put a large adhesive pearl in the center.
I cut a sentiment tag using a MFT die and stamped the sentiment on it with VersaMark, followed by gold embossing powder.
The background paper is a metallic gold print. I added a gold foil designer paper behind everything to highlight the gold elsewhere in the card.
And here are some decor pictures from the wedding. The wedding had a bohemian/rustic style as it was held outdoors on a hobby farm in the country. Upon arrival to the wedding, all the guests had to enter under this trellis. I "helped" my friend with this trellis, and I use the word "helped" loosely as she did all the work and I just stood back and was her pair of eyes to tell her what it looked like. It really was a two person job though because when you were up on the ladder, you couldn't tell what you were doing. The grapevine was so hard to bend and wrap around the posts. Would you believe it took us hours to do this? We both got so hot and sun burnt. But, I think it turned out quite lovely in the end, and it was a great dramatic entry point to the wedding as the rest of the decor was much more simple.
The focal point of the trellis was a chalkboard design of the date and the bride and grooms initials. The bride hand drew it herself. Once the focal point was on, we wrapped the grapevine around the trellis, followed by the tulle. It was so hard to get the tulle on because it kept catching and ripping on the grapevine. Ugh! Finally, we stapled some faux flowers to the sides of the trellis.
The galvanized containers were planted in pinks and whites to coordinate with the wedding colors. A pretty wreath was hung on the gate. A container of water bottles for the guests was placed at the entrance.
The guests walked through this country field on a mowed patch of lawn to get to the wedding ceremony location.
Cute little tulle bows and flowers were placed on barb wire fence posts. Underneath each post was a scripture verse on chalkboard.
Another chalkboard sign greeted guests at the entrance to the wedding.
The ceremony was held under a large oak tree draped in white fabric with lanterns and lights dripping from the branches. I must say, my favorite thing about this wedding was how this tree was decorated. The fabric especially was so pretty.
Another great feature is how the sound speakers were hidden by these fern stands. Two potted ferns were placed on white plant stands specifically designed for hiding speakers.
The chairs were simple folding chairs with white chiffon fabric draped over the top and tied on the side. Flowers cut from the bride's mother's garden and placed in clear jars lined the aisle.
This is another arch I "helped" decorate. The entire concept was the bride's idea. She wanted a focal point to enter through. The lace panels were closed right before her entrance and then held open so she could enter. Tulle was draped across the top. And I must say, it was a lot easier to drape the tulle without the grapevine to snag on. haha! The eucalyptus wreath was my friend's idea. I said the trellis needed some type of focal point and we were looking at different options and trying to come up with ideas, then she went in her house and came out with this pretty wreath and we all loved it. It complimented the simple Boho design theme perfectly.
On either side of the trellis my friend placed two urns. She said those tall plants were willow shrubs. I thought that was such a great idea to plant a shrub in an urn. My friend said in the fall, she will take the shrubs out and plant them in the ground. I think I will try this next year in my own garden as I love the height and the dramatic look.
Alethea loved running through the lace panels and playing "Peek-a-Boo" with her mom after the wedding was over.
The reception was held inside a white tent. The tent was decorated very simply with eucalyptus, white candles, and willow reeds. At the top center of the tent a large floral wreath was hung. The bride designed the wreath herself.
Willow reads and white lights were put behind the back of the bridal party table. More willow reeds were draped over the front of the table.
On the guest table, eucalyptus ran along the center with tall battery operated tapers and little white votives as well.
One idea we thought was very clever and practical were these fans that were both the wedding programs, but also very practical for a hot, outdoor wedding. Trust me, we really used these fans to keep cool, and I saw other wedding guests use them as well. Great idea! Only one word of caution: Proper wedding etiquette is to always have the bride's name or initial first. After the marriage it switches over to the grooms name or initial first.
This is my husband and I with our granddaughter and son.
And our granddaughter with her parents, our daughter Ashley and her husband Jason.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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