Post # 1
I recently had to change my reception to a more rustic-style than what I origionally thought we were going to do (which was a tented reception). So, does anyone know some ways to class up a rustic style environment? I need some ideas in color schemes (it’s a spring wedding), or if you know of anyway to incorporate a vintage feel into that, I would greatly appreciate it!
Post # 3
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
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
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.