Post # 32
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
Hi everyone! I just saw this (thanks @scottsouth!), but sadly can’t make it. We just moved into a new house this weekend, and have to go clean out our old place and drop off the keys tomorrow night.
Next time though! I’d love to meet you, or see some of you again!
Post # 33
I have to know, how did you make your birch poles stand up in those little boxes? We’re trying to do something similar and that is such a pretty and elegant solution!
Post # 34
The trick is that the cute little boxes are heavy as mess. They are cinderblocks filled in with fast-setting concrete and then mounted onto a piece of plywood to give it a larger base and keep it from tipping over. The actual process is pretty easy, but we wouldn’t have known how to get it done without help from the guys at Lowe’s. (Thanks, guys at Lowe’s!)
1. Get a half-cinderblock – it’s a cube.
2. Put down a tarp on a HARD, LEVEL surface – we put the tarp on carpet and it caused problems – and set your block down on it.
3. Stand your pole up inside the block and tie it to a chair or something so it won’t fall over.
4. Mix up your concrete and then very quickly fill in the block.
5. Wait overnight.
6. Glue the block to a flat piece of plywood with liquid nails or whatever the people at the hardware store recommend. We were able to get the wood for free because it was just leftover scrap wood.
After you’ve got the construction done, you can paint the blocks however you like. For ours, we used brown paint on the bottom and a roll of moss to wrap the tops. Here’s a closer picture just in case you need it:
Post # 36
Ahh i’m so so mad. I’m in Fayetteville and i’ll be on my honeymoon! Schedule another one! 🙁
Post # 37
So everybody ready?! Should I give someone my phone number?
Post # 38
I think it’s okay. The reservation is under “Bee”.
Post # 39
Can I get in on the meet up? I live in Durham but am getting married in Seattle?
Post # 40
Sure. We’re meeting at the P. F. Chang’s by Southpoint tonight at 7.