Hi there everyone!
We are officially back from vacation and it is time for me to get back to work!
Today, I am a sharing a diy garden themed wedding.
A few weeks ago I talked about a new friend in our lives Julie. You can read about her story and how she found true Love.
A few of my friends and I had the honor of helping her create her dream garden wedding come true.
Her venue was at The Ivy place in South Carolina., circa 1850. Some neat history there indeed.
Tucked away sort of in the middle of nowhere.
Enchanting, beautiful and the grounds could not have been more perfect for what her husband to be were looking for.
Weddings sure are costly these days no doubt!
I can tell you things have changed since my husband and I were married twenty years ago.
Things were simple.
Monogrammed napkins, match books, and a simple little champagne bottle with a bell on it.
That’s about all the fuss I remember.
Now the ideas are endless.
I thank Pinterest for that.
In fact, a few years back when My sister was getting married her Vintage style wedding was Pinterest inspired.
Julie and Hernan are simple, low key sort of people.
They didn’t want fuss.
They wanted fun, simple and pretty and of course budget friendly.
With a touch of sentiment here and there.
Each table had a painted frame and picture of a family member.
This one happens to be Julie and her Dad on her first wedding who has since passed away.
The food was simple, and delicious..well in a sense it was simple,
until it rained for a short time and I saw some boxes thrown on the pigs roasting here.
Julie wanted color and lots of it.
You know that is right up my alley.
The centerpieces are all upcycled cans, bottles and jars.
Obviously collected over time. The larger ones were from tomato sauce I believe from the school cafeteria where her Mother-in-law works.
All painted with chalk paint in an array of color.
She had a lot of chalk paint on hand, and I also had some Americana deco art chalky paint on hand.
Each can and bottle was embellished with a touch of burlap, twine, ribbon and some vintage linens that were handed down to her or that she has had for many years.
The bouquets were all diy and done by our friends Natalie and Laurian.
They did a beautiful job and I can’t imagine how much these would have cost if she had them professionally done.
Some of the flowers were freshly cut from the grounds in which the venue took place.
Julie truly glowed with happiness and beauty!
Hernan was not the usually groom.
He surprised her and wore a Star treck uniform.
Julie, the bride, absolutely loved it.
My husband was the best Man.
At this point Mike had changed from his dress clothes and got comfy because it sure was a HOT day here in the South.
and NO, he did not where anything TRECKY!
Simple white chairs lined up in the garden with some of our diy cans and flowers also tied in burlap to the end of the chairs.
It looked simply gorgeous.
And what wedding doesn’t have a Godzilla cake topper?
Something so angelic about this photo.
All the photos I took here I will be making a little book for them. I am sure the professional young gal they had will have many many more gorgeous ones.
I think I did OK for a rookie.
Congratulation to Julie and Hernan for many, many years of Happiness, health and Joy!
Thanks for stopping over today.
I suppose I should go unpack now.
Back to life, back to reality!!
Stick around and browse awhile. If you are new here, welcome. I sure hope to see you again.
I love the simple decorations and the humor they obviously have. Looks like it was so much fun instead of stiff and formal. I have a hot outdoor one to attend in August. Ugh!
It is a hot time of the year for sure!
OMG that tent and those flowers are amazing. What a beautiful day 🙂
It truly was!
Laura Ingalls Gunn
Oh I had to pin the hanky embellished vase. So simple, yet darling! I adore that the groom was able to be exactly who he wanted to be. The bride is lovely. Best wishes to the happy couple!
yes, it was sweet that Julie had those on hand. They looked darling indeed!
What a beautiful day and the flowers and the centerpieces are gorgeous. It is amazing how pretty you can make the wedding and stay on a budget. After all it is all about the day and the two souls uniting. This was so personal and pretty for her wedding. Love this. When my daughter gets married I am having you come up and do the wedding with me. Wooooo Hoooo we would have so much fun.
Fly me down Kris, I would love to help!! And of course be in Chicago with you:)
Great website i love it.
Thanks David, come again!
Lola Gardner from Abbey Wood
I really like the idea of a simple garden DIY wedding. I feel that this way the whole thing is a way more natural and has personal attachment which is the main idea for this important and memoriable day. Spring is the best season for garden weddings because the sun is shinning and the Nature is waking up for a new life. The Julie and Hernan’s wedding is amazing and I wish wish them long and happy life together. 🙂
It was very natural and felt so special and personal!
Gorgeous job on all the decorations! I think you probably were a tad bit exhausted the day after! Love the flowers! Just perfect.
My body was aching from head to toe Lori LOL!
Everything turned out so darling! Love the tin cans and jars as you know! It looks like the perfect day! Now to read their love story~ Hugs and blessings, Cindy P.S. YOU DONE awesome with the pics!
What a beautiful setting and the flowers are gorgeous! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!!~~Angela
Thanks Angela, we did. Just trying to recoup now!
What a most beautiful wedding…I love the simplicity of it all . . however, it was not short on beautiful table settings with those gorgeous flower arrangements and that tent was amazing!….You and your friends did a great job to help create such beautiful memories for the beautiful couple!!!
When you told us about Julie, I didn’t realize we’d get to see wedding pictures! Very pretty–you girls did a great job and thanks for showing the Godzilla cake topper. 🙂
what a fun wedding your photos blow me away 🙂
Ricki Jill Treleaven
What a sweet wedding! They sound like a fun couple….Star Trek costume, LOL! LOVE it! I bet they’re both real nerdy….
LOL..yep they are for sure!! We love nerdy people because so are we.
What a beautiful wedding! I love all the colorful cans & flowers…just goes to show what you can do with some creativity! You girls did a fantastic job!
Debbie…I’m teary at how beautiful this is. Not just the venue, which is gorgeous, (y’all did a wonderful job) but the gesture as well. I’m so impressed with it all. XO
What an absolutely gorgeous wedding! I love all the little details and DIY accents (of course!). You did GREAT taking the photos!!
What a lovely wedding! I love the chalk painted jars – I really need to try that sometime. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation! Happy 4th of July Debbie!
your website is amazing i love it …….