I was thrilled and honored when Kelly asked me to coordinate the decorations for her wedding. I had so much fun working with Kelly and I miss her so much. The idea for these tissue flowers came from a visit to Anthropologie. There was an amazing display with a tree loaded with tissue flowers. I texted Kelly the picture and we both loved it.
So I began making tissue flowers. I made zillions!
My husband was working on a landscape installation and trimming some trees. I swiped a few limbs off of his trailer (with his help, of course) and stored them behind the garage. Then with a can of spray paint I lightly frosted the branches. The limbs were bigger than they look in the picture -- they reached the ceiling!
This tree was my favorite!
The reception was a lovebird theme (kind of) but not too theme-ey.
I love the color combo the bride chose. Turquoise & Ivory with "pops" of Red.
The centerpieces were branches collected from our neighbors woods--also dusted with spraypaint, and bursting with turquoise tissue flowers.
Comargo camp dining room was transformed from a dining room to a fairytale :)
The chinese lanterns were hung with double sided tape and Kelly's dad performed a magic trick and hung all the cafe string lights. WOW! What a difference the lighting made!
And then there was the wall. Ahem...good thing none of us realized how much work this was going to be going into it. I 'LOVE' the finished product! This idea also came about from a late night browsing Anthropologie displays online, and a quick experiment in the morning with the wire on our pigeon loft. The backdrop started as a roll of chicken wire.
But ever so s--l--o--w--l--y it was transformed
We gathered more helpers along the way
Twist, push, pull, repeat. Whose idea was this???
Seriously, doesn't it look amazing!?!
Truly original, one-of-a-kind and unforgettable--just what Kelly had requested
We had 2 'trees' set up in the corners
The back of the "wall". We took turns pushing and pulling.
We added a subtle monogram J (for Jones) in the middle of the wall.
The beautiful bride. She is beautiful inside and out and was SO excited to get married.
Almost finished...Notice the table numbers Kelly made which also showed the menu on the reverse side. She also made all the flowers for the bridesmaids' and flowergirls' dresses. And cookie wedding cake favors for all the guests. And that's just the beginning of the stuff she made!
Standing back to admire
The rehearsal--My girls were beyond ecstatic to be flowergirls in the wedding. Ella practicing with Sean.
The church was beautiful so we kept the decor very simple. Willow wreaths and ribbons.
And the bride & groom's monogram for the front doors. (Erica's picture)
Ella & Sean
Abby & Duston
Don't you LOVE her colors! (Erica's picture)
Maybe I'm biased but could they be any cuter!? (Erica's picture)
Back to the reception. My mother-in-law did the dinner and as always it was exceptional!
Here is the bridal table, complete with bird cages.
Notice the cookie wedding cake favors at each place setting and the amazing salad waiting patiently for the guests.
Another close-up of the centerpieces
In addition to the cafe lights we also had votive candles scattered every couple inches--almost. The lighting was ah-mazing! (Erica's picture)
Below are the birdseed buckets Kelly put together. Did I mention that all the kids sat outside? In a tent...with butcher paper for their table cloths...and individual crayon bundles wrapped with ribbon...and heart-shaped/ wedding cake-shaped play-do (red & turquoise of course) wrapped in cellophane...that Kelly made...and baby-sitters outside so the adults could enjoy the reception inside.
And the cake, an icecream cake, with 2 lovebirds! (Erica's picture)
Kelly & Brandon Jones
Carl & I at the reception
At the end of the night we found Ella under a table, back in her playclothes, in a pile of ribbon, exhausted.