Thursday, September 22, 2011

i want to share with you some pictures from my niece, courtney's wedding. courtney just started working as an assistant wedding planner.  boy, does she come up with great ideas!  the company she works for is in northern california called a savvy event.   i flew from oregon to southern california to help out a few days before.  she had collected lots of old wood pieces and rusty this and that from either barns or swap meets or wherever.  it was at the ranch/reservoir of my sister kim's and her husband, bud's friend.  it all came together amazingly.  she didn't know where she wanted anything and we all just helped make vignettes and areas that were so cool.
this area was where everyone would write down on a slip of paper how to keep the love alive. they would then slip the paper in the cubby...
this is my sister painting the labels for the refreshment area.  how cool is this?  she is known for her handwriting and calligraphy...as well as her art.  visit her at her blog.
this is one of the centerpieces for the tables and the table numbers on blocks of wood...she used clippings from the plants for the men's boutenneirs.
everyone picked up a small potted plant with their name and table number to find their place.
 their wedding table...
instead of a cake, they had a smores table.  they had gourmet flavored marshmallows and graham crackers...
it was a huge hit...they had a bon-fire with long sticks...


one of the table scapes...
 ok...is this a lounge or what...hay bales placed in old rusted bed frames...
on the coffee table...she had these old rusted pipes cut and her husband filled them with cement...they became candle sticks...
this is the cupboard that the place card/plants were in...someone else would discard this cupboard...but look what it can become to someone with a vision...
the window in the lounge...
they had a picture her cousin...my niece, miriam painted...a beautiful tree.  everyone placed their thumb print and signature on it...she painted the same amount of limbs as there were people.  if you know someone who would like that for their wedding, let me know and i'll have her get in contact with you.
that's my mama and aunt mary signing it...
the chandelier above where they said their vows...
and they had an amazing blue-grass band playing all night...
courtney and aaron.

6 comments:

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Gorgeous, I love everything. Those homemade marshmallows looked so yummy! Love the blues and greens for the tables. Hope all is well with you Lori!
Much Love,
Jenny

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet lori, WOW that is such a gorgeous wedding!! I love love every bits of details in this wedding. I love the idea of a small potted plant with guess's name and table! Those marshmallows are soo yummieee!! Jusr beautiful! I always admire the job of the assistant wedding planner! I guess i wish to be a part of it too. :)
Thank YOU so much for your sweet kind words on my little journal creations. You made my day a happy one! Have a lovely merry happy friday and love to you!

Rusted Wings said...

loved being able to work together with you on some of these wedding stations, and for your sweet comments on me & miriam's contributions. what a family affair it was...sweet love!! love you lori!

Rusted Wings said...

loved being able to work together with you on some of these wedding stations, and for your sweet comments on me & miriam's contributions. what a family affair it was...sweet love!! love you lori!

Terri said...

lori, this was so amazing. thanks for sharing.

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Hi there - I just stumbled on to your blog from fb. Your avatar caught my eye so, I came over for a visit. So glad I did. I love the wedding vignettes. Great shots of all!