Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Wedding

A dear friend of mine called me to tell me that her daughter was getting married, (the first to marry of her 11 children!) I told her I would love to help her in any way I could, but didn't hear back from her. Then the week of the wedding she called and asked for help setting things up. I told her I was willing to offer decorating help if needed, so with just a few days this is what I came up with...
I was pretty nervous when she gave me the colors, mostly because I don't usually use bright colors and I wondered if I was capable of doing anything outside of my comfort zone. Although I was less than confident with the colors, I ended up having so much fun with it!

We went to a thrift store and bought a whole bunch of inexpensive frames which I spray-painted white, you would never know what they had been!

I had a bunch of deep gift boxes which I dressed up and put on the display table with the initials of the Bride and groom.

My friend found this little basket at the thrift store and thought it would be nice for holding gift cards. I sprayed it as well and it turned out nicely (wicker can be stubborn to paint sometimes).
Adding a ribbon and a small flower made it look like it belonged.

By far the biggest make over of all was to this Mexican tapestry-type picture which I bought only because the frame was just the right size....
To make this sign with the names of the Bride and Groom. This is the fourth one I've made (to see the others check out my older posts under weddings.)

They had done a lot of cute things with Thule and Gerber daisies.

After helping with that wedding ( a real switch from what I have been used to ) I feel like it really is possible to create things that are not your own style as long as you have a clear idea of what you need to do:)


  1. I have never seen a 'mexican tapestry' so well tranformed!

    You did such a good job on this decorating. I like the consistent theme and seasonal appropriateness with become repetitive or boring.

    Well done!

    Of course, this means that even more people will ask you to do the same for them =)