One of my very best friend's got married yesterday. The wedding was outdoors right on the water at sunset.
The venue was absolutely beautiful, here is what the site looked like before everything was setup.
The wedding started at 6 o'clock but I came 4 hours early to help with things. I was in shock for a minute when arrived & was asked to make all of the centerpieces.
All of you ladies out there know how vital the centerpieces are to the wedding.
It's not that I minded making them, I just wish I could have made them 2 weeks ago so I didn't have to worry about anything going wrong.
Start with a tall cylinder vase, these particular ones were purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I'll have you know one of the first vases I pulled out of the box broke in my hands.
Of course there were no extras, that's one of the downfalls of making them at the last minute.
One of the tables couldn't be without a centerpiece so I had no choice but to jazz it up like the rest of them & place it on a table hoping that no one would notice the vase was missing a side...
Here's how you can make one, take some good ole rubber cement.
Glue a one inch ribbon at the top of each vase & place an LED light at the bottom.
Take a wide band of construction paper & attach a strip of fabric & a different color ribbon than what you've placed at the top. Affix the adorned construction paper to the bottom of the vases.
And add your flowers.
At least the Bride had the flowers arrangements already made so all I had to do was place them on top of the vases.
To make the flower ball she took an inexpensive half ball of styrofoam.
The cheapest fake flowers she could find, & then actually spray painted the flowers all one color & cut the long stem & arranged them in the half ball of styrofoam.
For extra jazz the Bride added a 5 inch long strand of beads to the bottom of the styrofoam ball so it would dangle over the LED light. To attach the strand of beads to the styrofoam I would use a pen to make a small hole, put hot glue in the hole & then put the strands of beads in the hot glue.
These centerpieces were so inexpensive & simple to make but the end result was fantastic.
I'm happy I was able to finish them all in time for the wedding & will definitely be making some for my next event.
The Bride also made her own wedding favors as well.
The boxes were filled with different shades of pink breast cancer awareness M&M's that she found on deep clearance.
The ceremony was beautiful & went off without a hitch. I wish that I had an actual camera, I take all of my pictures from my cell phone & unfortunately my battery went dead pretty early into the night. Below are the pictures that I was able to snap:
This just goes to show you that you don't have to break the bank to have a nice wedding, creativity & hard work go a long way.
Hey y'all I'm Courtney, people always tell me that I have the craziest stories & that I should chronicle them. I consider myself a mix between Carrie Bradshaw & Martha Stewart, with a little bit of crazy mixed in & a lot less finesse. Welcome to my blog.