This sweet couple chose the historic Surrey House in downtown McKinney, Texas for their wedding venue.
White fireplace mantles were a perfect background for the wedding cake area. I decorated the mantle with ornate white iron scroll work pieces adorned with pearl and rhinestone appliques and a lavender tulle bow. Fresh greenery from my yard surrounds the scroll work. On the sides of the mantle, I placed photos of the bride and groom.
Pretty and fun at the same time!
Here is the mantle in the next room.
This wreath is made from vintage beaded gowns including wedding gowns. I pieced them together all around this simple wreath form. (Yes, I hand-sewed each piece onto the wreath.) Then the bride emailed me photos of the family, and I printed them all on simple card stock, cut them out and placed them on the wreath with white pearl corsage pins. Weddings are all about family, so this was a good way to celebrate happy family moments.
I was going to keep the bow fairly simple with just lots of ribbons and lace....but it just needed something extra - so this vintage rhinestone shoe clip was perfect! I hung the wreath at eye level so that everyone could enjoy the family photos.
Centerpieces were lavender water beads with a floating candle in the center...see those rhinestones around the edge of the bowl? Must have sparkle at a wedding!
The bride chose to alternate two centerpieces on the tables for variety. I created this boxwood topiary centerpiece with greenery from my own yard. The shape is one I created with a strong wire, and I reuse it in different ways. This topiary sat upon clear water beads with submersible lights, and we inserted purple tulips in the water beads. Last, a chandelier crystal pendent hung inside the topiary from the top center.
Okay, now let's go outside!
The back porch was a nice shady spot for guests to escape the hot Texas sun. Simple draped tulle around the edges was all it needed.