Post # 1
So I’m working on coming up with DIY decoration ideas for my rustic-elegant reception. Its taking place in my in-laws backyard (they have 60 acres on a mountain), and their house is a gorgeous log cabin. The guests will all be seated under big white tents behind the house, FH and I will be making our grand entrance down the staircase off of their back porch.
My dilemma is – how do we decorate the porch to make it wedding-y and festive, but not bubble-gum princess frilly (again, we’re going for a sort of rustic and elegant feel.) My mom had suggested making tulle bows and wrapping tulle around the posts, but I just don’t think that’s going to fit the feel we’re going for. We got hanging fiber baskets and will be planting orange gerbera daisies in them, but what else can we do to spice it up? (See the attached photos to see the porch and the baskets we already bought.)
Thanks in advance for your help!!
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Post # 3
Oh, and our colors are orange (mango) and green (light sage)!
Post # 4
What if you wrapped some kind of greenery or twinkle lights on the bannisters? It would add elegance but not be as kitchy as tulle. Perhaps, if its in your budget, you could do some clusters of flowers every 4 feet or so. Hope that helps!
Post # 5
SUPER JEALOUS OF YOU That is drop dead Gorgeous!!! Help us out a little bit are you getting married during the day, at sunset, in the evening, etc… What are the guests wearing? Barn chic – Country casual – Etc….
Post # 6
Thanks so much!
@jackie-o, to answer your questions….we’re getting married in the afternoon in a local church, then coming out to the house for the reception which will start at 5-ish. so it will start during daylight, and by the very end it will be dark (which means we’ll get to see a killer sunset!) Another fun tidbit….my father in law just informed me that not only is there going to be a full moon that night….but there will also be a lunar eclipse. How cool is that!?
Anyway, in terms of what guests are wearing…probably going to be a big variety there…but there will probably be lots of sundresses.
I haven’t picked Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses yet, but they’ll probably be in cocktail length tangerine dresses (picture this: http://www.favorideas.com/com_images/196/lg_196345_1.jpg).
My gown is the Bahamas model from Aire Barcelona (http://weddings.theknot.com/Dresses/57457/detailview.aspx?id=57457&type=31&Dresses+Gown+Gown+Designer=Aire+Barcelona&TM=31&Dresses+Gown+Type=Wedding+Gowns)
And we’re doing milk/mason jar centerpieces – see my post on that here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-centerpiece-idea
Hope that helps!
Post # 7
Oh! What about using mason jars filled with flowers or something to decorate the deck bannister? You could put candles in them or if it’s not dark enough yet, just some cut wildflowers or something. (:
Post # 9
I like the ideas of mason jars hanging from the posts or placed across the deck. You could do pinecones, tree leaves or greenery around the posts for a natural look or maybe some vining flowers.
Post # 10
Wow, that’s really, really beautiful! There are a ton of rustic-y weddings online, and I think Mrs. Cowboy Boots wedding was awesome.
Post # 11
I would wrap some lights around the railing. Or string lights from the railing to the tents (but that probably isn’t very rustic).
Post # 12
I love the votives in mason jars! It would totally tie things in with our centerpieces, and its DEFINITELY rustic.
Thanks ladies! Any other ideas are welcome…I’m also intrigued with the idea of greenery, but want to make sure it doesn’t look too much like Christmas garlands…any idea where to find stuff like that? Fake from Michaels? Splurge for real vines?
Post # 13
hang some glass lanterns with candles in them, or hang mason jars off the posts with candles or rustic flowers in them.