Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Wedding

Ah, weddings!  Don't we all love a beautiful wedding?  Whatever the season of the year - love is always in season!  I have a small business decorating for weddings.  Not coordinating, just decorating.  DIY brides hire me to decorate/rent them some of my creations for their big day.  I ask the bride to send me a few family members to help me set up; I give them all a job for the day, and we get the place decorated!

This sweet October wedding was in Dallas, at a place called Party Off The Grid.  It is the former Power and Light company in Dallas; now it used for weddings and events.  It has a very industrial/warehouse/exposed brick kind of look.
The bride's father built the backdrop structure out of PVC pipe.  (He was quite an amazing and terrific dad!)  I hung the white tulle all over the frame to make the backdrop for the vows area.  It's difficult to see, but I also had chandelier crystals hanging down from the chandelier all the way to the tulle backdrop.  The bride and I experimented with different ways to hang the tulle on the guest chairs.  She chose this look, and I love the way the fans blow the tulle - quite ethereal.
The groom's mother helped me hang the tulle in the reception area. (photo below)  (I put everyone to work!)

Since this was an October wedding, I suggested using a white pumpkin for a dip container somewhere on the buffet table.   So I scooped out the pumpkin, and we placed the dip for the crackers inside it. The greenery and flowers are a combination of vines/flowers from my yard and the bride's grandmother's yard.  (I say use what you have!)
 Of course I had to embellish the pumpkin with rhinestones, pearls, and jewelry!

I placed a champagne bucket under the pumpkin, added a beaded fabric on top of the bridal fabric table cloth.  A pair of my silver candelabras with beaded shades complete this entry table.

Oh!  And I added jewelry to the actual champagne bucket as well!

The bride's mother, grandmothers and aunts decorated the tables, I can't take any credit for those.
 I just love the cake table!  I hung a white canopy from the ceiling to surround the cake.  Then I dressed the cake table in bridal linens and white fabric.

I even hung chandelier crystals on the canopy over the cake.  Inside the canopy is a candle chandelier.
Musicians played classical music while the bride walked down the aisle.  I decorated this arch with tulle, lights, crystals, pearls and jewelry. 

The bride's aunts were caterers - lucky for her!  They did a beautiful job with the food.  I added bridal fabrics and a mix of greenery from my yard and the bride's grandmother's yard. 
  I used a gold urn filled with white/glittered twigs, and crystals hanging from the sides of the urn.  Then hung candle chandeliers above the buffet table.  (Actually the bride's brother hung the chandeliers - I really do put everyone to work!)

 The column holding up the urn -- I wrapped this column in silk fabric, then wrapped it again with gold ribbon, then embellished it even more with pearl appliques and rhinestone jewelry.


The bride's dad also built a photo booth for a fun activity at this wedding.  Wish I had photos of it!  Such a fun wedding!
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  1. Everything looks magical! I got my gorgeous pumpkins just couldn't give feedback yet until tomorrow, but truly, they are a gem! Thank you! Love the table cloths you used here as well!

  2. Thank you, Vel! So glad you are happy with your pumpkins! Send me a photo of how you display them! Hugs, Catherine

  3. Very beautiful and unique! What a great service you offer!

  4. OMG everything is gorgeous, very different. I love all the bling and my fav is that pumpkin
    Marlene .

  5. Every thing is gorgeous and very different. I love the pumpkin, you did an amazing job.

  6. Just beautiful! Love the contrast between the industrial and the elegant chic! I live in contrasts, and unexpected things! The dip bowl is fabulous!! Wonderful idea, and beautiful execution all the way around!!
    Have a lovely day!

  7. what a great venue, love the industrial vibe combined with your gorgeous decor! just beautiful!!

  8. This is my favorite kind of pretty especially in the brick warehouse setting. Would be so pretty also in a barn! Visiting from Be Inspired!

  9. Hi There,
    I just love your amazing decorating ability! Wow! My son is getting married in June at a golf course near our home called Swaneset. I hope that our decorator is able to make my son's wedding as beautiful. Thank you for visiting me and such kind words. I want to be a follower but have limited computer skills. Lol. I hope I can figure it out. Have a wonderful weekend. Take care,

  10. I love what you did! Everything looks amazing. You came up with so many creative ideas.
    Like the fabulous pumpkin for dipping, you are incredible!

  11. Catherine, Wow! Everything looks amazing, elegant, and fun! What a sport you are to have handled so many know the old saying..."too many cooks". I admire your ability to handle that many people at such a tense time. Congratulations on a beautiful wedding!

  12. It all looks perfect. I know the bride and groom must have loved everything. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Oh yes, love is always in season and everything looks beautiful. I love the added bling and there's nothing quite like tuelle. I bet it was a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  14. My favorite is the jeweled pumpkin. What a beautiful wedding reception.

  15. Catherine,
    Simple elegance at its finest, dear one!!!
    The pumpkin brought to mind the Cinderella Fairy Tale type of Wedding!!!

  16. Oh Wow, what a beautiful reception......not an easy task with the background of that bldg,
    but you did a marvelous job.........everything look beautiful. Love the wedding gown table
    clothes, gorgeous! Amazing what tulle can do, huh! Great job.
    Blessings, Nellie

  17. You did a great job decorating that wedding, so pretty. I like the pretty pumpkin.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  18. What a pretty event! How fun to decorate something like this! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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