30 Before April 30 Project 23 Completed!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Once upon a time I was skimming a promotional catalog for Sonoma weddings and I found the perfect centerpiece - a lantern frame spilling with fresh flowers. Luckily, I have an incredibly talented brother who took a small magazine picture and created the exact same lantern.

I had a back-up IKEA version. And as you can see, it doesn't compare. He sprayed a semi-matte bronze paint on each lantern.

The talented floral work of my cousin's amazing wife and a candle from the Dollar Tree completes our centerpieces. These turned out much better than I ever imagined.

Photo by Stephanie Baker Photography

We also had tables in the dance area and I really wanted to make sure that we stayed low budget with this project. I found this idea at two twenty one. Instead of adding candlestick "pedestals" to each vase, I used only one vase with a pedestal. Two vases were filled with split peas and candles from the Dollar Tree. The last vase held up the flower balls used at our wedding ceremony (we hung them on the pews). Total cost without flower balls: $55 for 10 tables.

Photo by Stephanie Baker Photography

30 Before April 30 ongoing list ... (this list changes a lot)
- DONE! Totes for the bridesmaids
- Guest bags and all of the pieces that will go inside for out-of-towners
- DONE! Save the dates
- DONE! Wedding invitations
- DONE! Letter pillows for 2 chairs at reception
- DONE! Wedding programs
- DONE! Bags for Program Attendants
- DONE! Bridal shower invitations
- DONE! Bridal shower party favors
- DONE! Reserved signs
- DONE! Escort cards for wedding party
- Photobooth props & sign
- DONE! Rehearsal dinner dessert
- DONE! Rehearsal dinner invitations
- Rehearsal dinner menus
- DONE! Fabric bunting flags for bridal shower
- DONE! Thank you gifts along the way ...
- Groomsmen gifts
- DONE! Bridal Party Table initial
- DONE! Bridal Shower Cake Bunting
- DONE! Dessert bar components
- Sign in *surprise* area (we can't give everything away)
- DONE! Bird cage for cards
- DONE! Signs for reception site
- DONE! Centerpieces for reception
- DONE! Headbands for program attendants
- Bouquet bling
- DONE! Sign for pictures
- Toiletry kits for bathrooms
- DONE! Thank you cards

1 comment:

  1. The lanterns were one of my very favorite details at your wedding. Welded with lots of love :)