While we were setting up I took a few instagrams of tables and displays and such at Bittersweet Farm where our wedding was held. I wish I had gotten a few of just Dan and I before were were introduced at our reception, but I was in high stress mode and it didn’t cross my mind. I kind of feel bad that I let some family drama take over my thoughts for so much that day, I wish I hadn’t. But…oh well, it was still an amazing day! Here are the instagrams I took though…we saw a sneak peek of one of our wedding photos and now we are super excited to see the rest of them!
Back of the loft where our ceremony was held! I made those raffia monogram letters! I love how they came out!
Front of the loft! My lovely bridesmaids and I hung all of the decorations over a hutch that was already in the room. I cut out all of the leaves and hand stitched each one to twine. I’m thinking of cutting them into smaller strands and hanging close together across the bottom half of my living room windows, sort of like curtains!
Guestbook table! I hung wire and used mini clothespins to hang photos from Dan’s childhood and mine, kind of like a timeline. Underneath is the guestbook! I made ours by covering a blank sketchbook with thrifted lace and putting one of our engagement photos inside on the first page with kraft paper photo corners. I used old letter and number stamps (they were my mom’s as a kid!) to stamp our names and our wedding date inside as well. There are still a lot of pages left after the messages and love notes from all of our guests, so I am planning to use photo corners to put the rest of our engagement photos and wedding photos (when we get them!) in there, too! I think it”ll be really sweet to have all of that in one place- something we can look through on our anniversary each year!
Photobooth! I almost forgot about these! We’re pretty excited to see all of the photobooth photos, too! I bet there are some hilarious ones in there! To make the props, I cut mustaches, lips, bow ties and a monocle out of poster board and patterned scrapbook paper and hot glued black painted dowels to the backs. Easy! I used a vintage bread tin from a yard sale to hold mason jars with props inside. The lace was thrifted and just used to drape and make it look a little more put together. The little cups were thrifted, too. Love the colored glass!
Program! One of my awesome bridesmaids made this awesome program! It kept falling down and I’m not sure what happened but I don’t think a lot of people saw it which is a shame because it’s really cute! The little easel came from IKEA.
Centerpieces! My bridesmaids were amazing and set pretty much everything up! A couple of their fellas were there and helped a lot, too! There are antique books under all of the jar clusters. To decorate the jars I cut up thrifted lace curtains into strips and tied twine around the middle of the lace into a bow to hold it in place. For flowers we had babies breath and crespedia. I love how simple and rustic it looks. Ahh, my vision came to life! The frames were $1 from Michael’s- my sister helped me and painted them all gray and them I just painted the numbers inside.
Bittersweet Farm- the main dining room! In the midst of setting everything up, I took this one from the loft balcony. This place is beautiful, seriously. Those exposed beams? Gorgeous! We are thinking we should go back there for dinner once a year each November. That’s all of the instagrams I have! Boo! I really wish I had used the Pocketbooth app to take some photobooth strips or something while we had time. Dan suggested we could still get all dressed up if we wanted and take them. No one has to know, haha. Even though I just told you. But I feel like it’s not the same since it isn’t our wedding day anymore? Maaaaybe we still will, though….for fun!