Monday, March 8, 2010

Sneak Peek , Wedding Planning

I'll show you what has been keeping us so busy lately. We have been crafting projects for Shawn's wedding. This bucket holds little calico bags I sewed up and we filled with birdseed for throwing. She is having a relaxed, casual, rustic style wedding in April.
The building in which it will be held is quite plain and rustic, so we are going to have to gussy it up a bit. She doesn't want anything to really be matchy matchy, but to coordinate. Hence, the mismatched fabrics and ribbons, and even twine and raffia.

This little menu I printed off the computer and placed in a frame I found at the Goodwill. I painted and glazed and distressed it a bit. So shabby chic.
You read right, we are having fried chicken, mashed taters, mac and cheese, corn pudding, fried green tomatoes, pork tenderloin with crabmeat dressing, deviled eggs, green bean bundles, and banana pudding. Instead of wedding cake we are having cupcakes, ...from Muddy's Bakeshop, no less. Comfort food!

I sewed this ringbearer's pillow from burlap. (Jackson will be the ringbearer.) I embellished with some scrap pieces of lace and buttons I had found at yard sales and thrift stores. I don't throw much away. You never know when you might need it. Ha. Notice the bleached peacock feather. She is using peacock feathers, both bleached and colored ones throughout her theme.
I stripped and recovered a guest book and pen set that I purchased half price from Hobby Lobby. I also covered them with burlap and lace scraps.

Here is a little collection of the items we have made. The cake stand was made by Shawn's fiancee, Darris from an old tree stump. He is making more for the cupcake table. We also made a peacock feather pen and glitzed it up a bit with an old rhinestone earring.
We are saving jars to place tealight and votive candles in. I want to make a very large letter W for the mantel, covered in moss. Has anyone ever done this? Did you use styrofoam or thin plywood? I'll let you know how it turns out.

Well, I can't wait til the wedding. I think it will be beautiful. And yummy.


Deb said...

oh it sounds like a wonderful wedding...I love the cake stand...such a unique idea...I'm having a Wild West birthday shower in May for my daughter in law and future is so much fun planning...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You are very talented! Love the combination of burlap and bling. Menu sounds good to me. I know someone who did BBQ/grilled food for their wedding.
I have not been to Muddy's yet, but the hybrid BLT with pimento cheese sounds good. I would just have to be sure and not eat it close to the time I have to have my cholestrol checked. :-D

racheld said...


This looks and sounds absolutely charming! It's the best of both worlds---DownHome Elegance, with a lot of love stitched and polished and glued and nailed in. I envy your guests this wonderful experience (especially that Wedding Dinner, which may be just the most tempting one of all time).

My very best wishes to your two lovebirds, and I'll look forward to more and more details.

Details. Details. Oh, and PICTURES!! Of everything.

Oliva Ohlson said...

So impressed! I love every single well thought out detail! I love weddings that have a meaning to the couple!

Cindy said...

I love every bit of the style for the wedding. So wonderfully original!