In addition to making the flower girl dresses (blogged here) and a suit for my son (blogged here) – I also helped my sister out with a few of the wedding décor details. The venue she was married at was gorgeous and didn’t need a ton of decorations but we added a few that made it perfect for my sister and her husband. All photos in this post are courtesy of Here & There Photography, the wedding photographer and good friend of my sister’s.
They were married at Willow Lake Estate in Brush Prairie, WA – my sister’s wedding (June 2013) was actually the very first wedding at this venue as they had transitioned it from a home/furniture store to a wedding venue. It was a little bit stressful since the reception room was finished a week or two before my sister’s wedding! But as you can see from the picture below, it was gorgeous! The wedding ceremony was held outside by the man made lake, complete with white church pews and a friends arbor that my Mom made a beautiful floral garland for.
For the reception, we added simple décor. Blue mason jars (borrowed from family) with a small bouquet in each placed on a burlap runner and surrounded by tealights wrapped in jute twine. Simple but very elegant.
My sister (the bride) and my Mom actually tied all of the table bouquets themselves the day before the wedding. The tealight holders were a simple DIY that I did a few weeks before the wedding, just wrap double stick tape around the holder and then wrap with twine and tie off with a knot or bow! So easy and really cute!
My sister found a few chalkboard signs at home stores – like Ross and Home Goods that we used for a table reserved sign, thank you sign and a fun through the years display with pictures of the bride and groom growing up.
For the wedding favor, my sister wanted a fun beer coozie that she had seen on Pinterest – so I found one on Etsy from Rook Design Co. for a great price. They were awesome favors for her wedding, since they are more of a beer crowd. My sister found a cute wood bin that worked perfectly for the favors, which we set up in the bar area where people would be getting their beverage of choice. The cake was made by one of my middle sister’s friends – simple but so elegant! Complete with mason jar toasting glasses! The morning of the wedding my Mom and sister (the bride) made my sister’s bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. They were gorgeous! Yes that’s me on the left with my sisters! My Mom made our bridesmaid dresses as well!
It was a gorgeous, laid back and fun wedding (we had BBQ for dinner)! My sister and her husband were so happy with how it all went, which is all that mattered to me! I know I am biased but seriously is my sister not the more gorgeous bride ever! One more picture, here is my sweet family before the wedding! I just love this picture! It was fun to help my sister out – but a tad stressful to help with a wedding AND be in the wedding (and have your kids in the wedding). So happy it all turned out gorgeous!