Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Vintage Wedding + A Hurricane!

Hey bloggers!

Hope you all enjoyed your long Labor Day weekend (and if you are from my neck of the woods...south Louisiana....that is...you have been off for probably more than just an extended weekend!!) Can we say...Hurricane Isaac....you sucked (even though they only called you a CAT 1) .... many South Louisiana residents are still with out power and our children have been out of school for well over a week!

Thank you Jesus...my family was safe and we fared pretty well in Thibodaux, LA....our little city popped up on the map quite a few times....because the eye of the storm came straight through good ole Thibodaux! Which if you haven't been through a hurricane before...when the eye comes through....the sun comes out, the wind stops, the rain stops, and you get a little calmness for a few hours...in our case...we were blessed....the eye stalled...yeah stalled....I mean practically STOP....and it was beautiful weather at my house for almost 6 hours! Hurricanes usually move pretty fast, so for the eye to stay over us for that long was pretty crazy! I am counting my blessings this week because so many people very near to us...were not so lucky...levees breaching, homes flooding, roof damages, buildings and schools with lots of damages....my prayers go out to them!

Look directly at the center of the storm...you will see how Thibodaux is in the middle of the eye...as Isaac was blowing over Louisiana.


This was me and the kiddos during the eye of the storm...standing in our front yard...despite all the strong wind...our house stood strong and we were safe...thank you Jesus!


So before the storm blew in...I tackled a big project....decorating/crafting/floral design for a friends wedding!! The entire wedding was vintage through and through and of course I love nothing more than that...so I was in my element and I never considered it work at all!! It was just plain fun!! Don't get me wrong...a DIY wedding is a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun to say the least!

So I wanted to share with my fellow bloggers a few sneak peaks of the wedding decor...the pictures from the photographer haven't come in yet, but these pictures are taken by one of my friends who is a photographer and some of them are taken by me. Hope you enjoy and leave inspired!

The cake!! Ahhhh I loved the way the cake turned out!! First, things first...the cake was made by Little Cakes with Big Attitudes which is located in Alexandria, LA. Isn't this just adorable? The entire wedding was full of sweets...not just wedding cake! Every kind of sweet you can imagine...so Little Cakes did her wedding cake below plus lots of cupcakes!!!


 The burlap flower was super easy to make...you can click here for a great tutorial from the House of Smiths Blog. 

The Flowers....awwwhhhhh.....quite a task....a labor of love....but they came out great! I will forever love working with flowers...it is just something that I never get tired of...and each time I do it...I learn more and more! So what kind of flowers did we use...well first and foremost...lots of garden roses (which came all the way from Ecuador!! Yeah...that's right...all the beautiful pink roses you see are a specialized garden rose straight from Ecuador!  All of the other flowers were bought in the US....actually alot of the roses, carnations, and baby's breath were ordered from Sam's...yup...that's right...you can order large quantities from them for a great price and it will ship straight to you!!
This is a picture of some of the bridesmaids bouquets.  

The wedding took place in Washington, Louisiana...have you guys ever been there? Well, well, well if you haven't take a little day trip...it is worth it!! It is about a 30 min drive from Lafayette and I can say I know I will be going back again!! From Thibodaux it is at least a 2 hour drive, but really worth it! I mean while you are in the area you can visit some other great places (maybe...Breaux Bridge too...one of my favs!)
Washington is that kind of town that allows you to step into another time in history...so much of the little town has been preserved and one of the most popular sites there is the the Old School House Antique Mall....which is over 40,000 square feet of antique shopping!! I was so busy doing the wedding that I didn't get to stop by...but I am planning on going by soon!

 Here were some flowers right when you walked into the entrance of the building. The wedding venue was awesome to say the least! It was at an old building that had been completely restored....wood floods, exposed bricks, large wood beams running across the ceilings....you get my drift!!?

 Display set up right by the flower arrangement when you walk into the entrance.

 I used tin cans to also decorate and put flowers or greenery in...the mother of the bride...began saving large tin cans for me a few months prior to the wedding and that worked out really well...besides using vintage bottles and vases we were able to have another type of vase!

 This picture is of me holding one of the bridal bouquets...I just fell in love with those garden roses...plus...they are the best smelling roses you will ever smell!!



 Here is a picture of the bridesmaids...the bride let them all pick out there own dresses...as long as they stayed within the pale pink/blush colors she had picked out! Sad... but I don't have a picture of the bride yet....as soon as I do...I will post Ms. Kira Davidson!!






 I set up a table in which the guest could leave the bride and groom a personalized note...I cut down some vintage file cards that someone recently gave to me.


 Leave a note and then file it back into the drawer!! 

 This table was set up to give away the wedding favors....Vintage Hankies!!
 The sign reads: "Take a hankie to dry a happy tear"
 Through the mirror you can see a little of beautiful building! 

I know that was alot of pictures, but there will be more coming...so I will post a part 2 of this lovely vintage wedding!! 

Vera



1 comment:

Gronny Waston said...

Very pretty flowers. I too prefer these kinds of floral decorations. Event I am planning mother’s day party in quite advance and will send my mom a colorful rainbow themed bouquet through best BloomThat Mothers Day Flowers delivery offers that I just saw on their web portal.

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