My brother and new sister had the greatest time at their wedding. Looking forward to hearing all about their honeymoon when they return.
Here are some pics of the decorating we did for the wedding.
We call it "Simple Rustic Elegance"
Handpainted sign for the guest entrance of the beautiful Three Village Inn, Stonybrook, NY.
The cocktail hour rooms. Here we just put white pumkins and golden acorns on the tables.
Inside the cocktail room we set up the wish tree table. In lieu of a traditional guest book. The tree diplays the guests' well wishes - which are written on cards ( or hand cut leaves by the bride) and hung on the branches. My husband and I created the tree by anchoring the branches in plaster inside the urn. The manzanita branches were purchased from a wonderful lady at Dry Nature Designs in NYC.
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Here is a closeup of the Wish Tree Poem.
The flowers all fit inside my car (thanks to my husband!)
I would also like to thank my mom and my brother's new mother-in-law for painting 350 acorns gold. The bride's sister is an amazing artist and painted the invitations, menus and table numbers. If it weren't for them and the bride's dad and brother, I don't know how we would have created, delivered and set up 16 tables with centerpieces, 350 acorns, 200 white pumpkins, 200 jars of jam, 36 ball jar candles, 188 menus, a 36" wreath, 4 foot wish tree and various signs and decor - all before a 10:30 am mass!
Be our guest! I found this place card wreath idea on Martha Stewart's wedding site. I just happened to have the perfect size in my stock room. The bride cut out each and every leaf and we hung them alphabetically around the wreath. I just added a few fall berries to the beautiful manzanita twiggy wreath.
The reception room.
The bride and groom table. The urn is where the bride kept her bouquet.
A couple of more signs I painted.
My husband made the boxes out of pine. They were 3 feet long, and we distressed, stained and painted on a number of finishes to create the final look. They are filled with burgandy bi-color preserved hydrangeas. They are placed on burlap runners and surrounded by gorgeous white pumpkins, golden acorns and simple ball jar candles. Sixteen people (special to the bride and groom) received one to take home. We now carry these in our shop in various sizes/finishes. You can also find the burlap runner fabric in our shop.
Beautifully painted by the bride's sister Larissa who is an amazing artist.
The food...tasted as good as it sounds!
My brother and new sister. How beautiful is she and her dress!!
has some beautiful pics of their day.
Here are a few of my favorites!
Love the bouquet with the hydrangeas, berries, pods and wheat!
I also want to thank Laurie, Allison, Felix and Ginger of Hicks Nursery for coming through and getting us those beautiful white pumpkins!! They weren't easy to find! Thanks to you too Mary!!
Also, thank you Susan for doing an amazing job on our hair at 6am!
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