2.19.2013

A Bit of Wedding Awesomeness

Whew!

I'm sorry for the lack of blog posts lately– last week I had a business trip in Phoenix and a personal trip to Florida for the wedding of one of my oldest friends. We got back last night. The week before that I was in Washington, DC for work. There wasn't really time to take a breath, let alone blog!

Anyway, I fell in love with a particular element at my friend's wedding and couldn't wait to share it with you today. She was going for a classic, Southern plantation-inspired wedding with lots of cream, white and burlap. She told me she would be using a lot of magnolias, but I had no idea it would look like this:

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The florist transformed the poles of the tent into magnolia trees using grapevine and the branches of real magnolia trees! Isn't the effect fantastic? It's the coolest wedding element I have seen in a long time. They had four trees surrounding the dance floor.



The southern theme carried into the bridesmaid bouquets, each of which were wrapped with a monogrammed handkerchief. As the matron of honor said, "The only problem was that we couldn't use the hankies when we teared up!"


The sweetheart table had a beautiful flower arrangement and monogram, too. There were potted magnolia trees on either side of the table.



The entire wedding was stunning! Here are a couple of other fun ideas I stole from the event:

• Use pictures of the bride and groom at different ages on each table to correspond with the table numbers (bride and groom at age 7 on table 7, age 14 on table 14, etc). 

• Give out fun, personalized sunglasses to keep the party going late into the night. They make for great photo opps!


The best part was reuniting with my best friends from childhood! I haven't lived in Florida since 8th grade, but I can pick up with these three like I just left. It's an incredible blessing to still be friends 13 years later.


I hope you had a lovely weekend! I'm grateful to have a bit of downtime between road trips so I can catch up on things around the house. The husband has his spring break coming up, so we're working on a list of honey-do house projects I can share with you on this blog. 

* Tired Tuesday *

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6 comments:

  1. Love, Love, LOVE the decor! The bride is stunning as well. Also, love your red dress.

    There is nothing like friends from childhood. My best friend is someone I met at daycare when I was 4, still best friends today. : )

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    1. I agree! And thanks for the compliment on my dress. I got it recently at TJ Maxx! I'm a big fan of the "Lauren by Ralph Lauren" jersey dresses they sell there. They don't wrinkle so they're perfect for traveling, plus they are double lined so they smooth out imperfections. Win win!

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  2. What a beautiful wedding!
    Is it possible to give me the name of the florist who made the trees?
    Great blog...glad to find you (through Pinterest!)

    Thank you!
    Lisa Moran
    lisa@bilanciadesigns.com

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    1. Hi Lisa! The name of the florist is Dan Truluck from The Petal Pusher. http://www.petalpusherfloristocala.com/

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  3. Thank you so much!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Lisa

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  4. Hooray!!! It makes me feel so awesome to read this and know that shamelessly I will pin it to my own pinterest "event planning" board hahaha. We are so happy you were able to come and celebrate with us on our BIG day. I can't wait to see you next month!

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