(Closed) Rustic-ish Reception help

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Start searching yard sales and such.  You never know what you will find.  I went to one that was being held by a company that had bought an old nursery and they were selling off everything that was left.  I was able to buy 2 big antique windows.  They have 8 smaller panes, and I am going to “frame” a picture in each frame and nail them to a tree.  I also got two big, antique wooden boxes (about 2’x2’x4′)  I am going to make some cushions to go on top and they will serve as a couch in the “lounge” area.   I spent $14 on all 4 pieces.  Another thing we found was two small wooden chairs at goodwill, like what you may have found in a classroom 30 years ago.  We are going to place them by the stand holding the menu and put potted plants on them.

It took me a while to be able to visualize what to do with stuff, so I was afraid to buy anything.  Just keep looking at websites for inspiration and going to yards sales/thrift stores.  Eventually “great finds” will speak to you and your creative side will kick into gear!  Good luck!

Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Have you seen Mrs. DG’s wedding pictures?  She posted them in this thread.  Click on the link to her photographer’s blog and scroll to “Vicki and Chris.”  I think they had one of the most beautiful and stylish weddings I’ve seen.  🙂  Especially look at DG’s style (her dress, her accessories, her bouquet, etc…), which all scream “vintage” to me.  Anyway, I hope she doesn’t mind me whoring out her pictures, but I do think her wedding was beautiful.  Maybe you’ll be inspired, too!

Post # 5
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had our wedding at a State Park Lodge and went sort of rustic.  I don’t have all my pictures back yet, but for the most part I decorated with mason jars with flowers and candles and used lights and more candles all over.  I think it really came out nice and went well with the lodge.  When I get more pictures, let me know if you want to see more of what we did and I can send them to you.

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