July 30, 2012

Projects For The Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Many of you have asked how the wedding plans were going, I can't believe my sons wedding is less than 4 months away!  So, I thought I would show you a couple projects I have been working on for the rehearsal dinner


The Rehearsal dinner will be at a local outdoor cafe around the corner from my house.   It's where the kids spent a lot of time when they lived in Orlando before moving to DC.  This is going to be a vintage themed, relaxed, dress for the weather, (Pretty nice weather in Orlando in November) dining under the stars, event. 


I made one of these vintage book candle holders way back in November right after the engagement.  Yep, crazy excited Mom...... I was already planning the rehearsal dinner in my head.



I was trying to think of something unique and different for table centerpieces that stayed with the vintage vibe, the full tutorial is HERE.  After I drilled out the holes for the candles and decorated the cover I added ribbon and vintage brooches.....A little shabby and a little bling!



The books will be center pieces on the large tables. For the smaller tables and scattered around the venue I made waterslide decal pictures of the love birds and put them on votives.


The waterslide decal tutorial is HERE, I printed pictures on the decals then put them on votives




I have a lot more wedding projects to show you.....Hope you don't mind a little wedding DIY between "Regular" DIY!?

Happy Creating!
Carol

45 comments:

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Really sweet....and I love seeing it...I still have my son who isn't married yet! Any ideas are welcome!

It's All Connected said...

You designs just sigh 'romance'! It's the perfect blend of comfort and refinement. I find myself actually wanting to be at the dinner! The couple won't mind one of your invisible friends attending, will they? ~ Maureen

Gina said...

Oh these are so pretty! They are vintage and elegant...fabulous!

Terra said...

These projects are creative and pretty.

The Altered Bee said...

Lovely!

Melodee said...

your son and daughter-to-be must be sooo happy to have you helping them with all your talent:)

Jamie said...

Wow! You're going to be throwing one beautiful rehearsal dinner! It will mean so much to your future daughter-in-law to have a mother-in-law that cares that much and is this excited! Have a great day! ~ Jamie

nádya said...

Probably I will repeat everybody here including myself, but you are so, so creative!!! Loved those centre pieces and that brown ribbon- the colour is perfect!!!! The pictures idea turned out just great!!!! Surely your son and future DIL are quite happy with your creations!!!!
Blessings,
Nadya

Createology said...

Seeing anything you create makes me smile with delight. These centerpieces will be the perfect touch to each table. The happy couple will completely appreciate all the time and thought and work you are putting into this momentous occasion. Simply Blissful Dear...

Simona said...

Oh Carol adoro quei centrotavola hanno un aria così vintage e così chic nello stesso tempo,tua figlia è molto fortunata..... BAaci

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

are you kidding? we loooove seeing wedding along with anything/everything else. soooo romantic sigh.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Carol! I also love that you are so involved. It sounds like a great theme for the dinner, too.

Katherine said...

Girl, I know the wedding will be fabulous!!! These creations of yours are so fresh and yet old world beautiful! I LOVE the colours and theme!

Hugs,

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

With all your hard work, it looks like they are going to have a wonderful rehearsal dinner and wedding. Both your son and your DIL are lucky to have such a talented person helping them. Keep up the good work Carol!

dlw said...

do you ever check out the blog homeroad? she had a tut for a wedding chair that uses an image transfer that might be right up your alley.
take care!
debra

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I love the vintage books with the votives, how pretty and very unique.
Love their pictures on the glass too. This is going to be a lovely wedding from beginning to end.
Sure wish I would have had a Mom like you.

hugs
Sissie

Simply Lokal said...

I can't add any more to what the other ladies have stated. These center pieces are going to be so beautiful on the tables. - Revis

fixitfaerie said...

Very nice work. And you are following the theme perfectly. Blessings Paula

Shabby chic Sandy said...

These look so pretty--love the photos on the votives. Can't wait to see these at the reception! (well, in pictures anyway--lol)

Ginger said...

Beautiful table centerpieces, you are so creative. You are really having fun aren't you? That's wonderful. My daughter is getting married in Sept. and I have helped her with some of the decorations and love the together time. Weddings are so fun.
Carol your shelves on your last post are just beautiful. I going to do that on some my shelves. I did the fabric on shelves before but I like your process.
Ginger

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are really wonderful, Carol...I know it will make the dinner even more special! Thank you so much for your SO sweet comments on my magazine post!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

AWESOME!!! You could be a professional wedding planner! The personal votives with their photos are so COOL!!! I may "copy" that idea for my daughter's wedding..if she lets me! LOL!!
Thank you so much for the phone call!!
Warmly,
deb

lynn said...

wonderful ideas, carol:) this wedding will be so gorgeous, thanks to you:)

Melodee said...

hi Carol, I think your email is on "no-reply" when you write on someone's blog..was going to w/b from your comment on mine, but won't let me:(

Marilyn said...

You can show me wedding any time! The candle pieces are going to look grand!!♥♫

Patty Patterson said...

So cute! Can't wait to see wedding photos!

hopeandjoyhome said...

So cool! Fab job..love those centerpieces! I enjoy seeing personal touches at weddings!

Debbie said...

The centerpieces are wonderful. I'm such a book lover that they just jazz me. And the waterslide decals of the couple and the "she said yes" one? Perfect!

Looking forward to the next installment. I love wedding preparations.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love these, they are amazing. Your a great mom

Susan Erb said...

Carol,

I love hearing about the wedding preparations! I cannot wait to see it all together at the rehearsal dinner pictures. These ideas are ones we can use for not just weddings, so bring it on!

Sue

SavannahGranny said...

Don't know about the wedding reception but the rehearsal dinner is going to be awesome.
The vintage book idea is genius. I love the touch of ribbon and the vintage brooch.
The votives are just precious and I know they will be a fantastic hit. Has the happy couple seen these decorations yet? They have to be impressed.
Have you ever done work as a wedding consultant?
xo Ginger

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love this idea for the centerpieces. The books are beautiful. The votives with the photos are great as well.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, this is just brilliant and it is going to be the talk of the dinner. I bet you get orders for these too. Love it.
You are so over the moon talented my friend.
XO Celestina Marie

BECKY said...

You are amazing gal!! And the dinner will look fabulous, I'm sure!!

Hope you're having a great week!
Hugs,
Becky

Covenant Lights by Dorothy said...

I just love reading about this wedding and all the amazing ideas you've come up with to make it so special. What a gift to the groom and bride!!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Do we Mind... are you kidding... Love DIY and I am always amazed, dazzled and impressed with what ever you do.. Can't wait for the next DIY... Love your style.. and creative crafts. Hugs to you Carol... Cindy

Heart Vintage Design said...

Fun, fun, fun. Your son is so lucky!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love the crafts! The pictures on the candle holders are such a great idea. What an exciting time for your family!
Pam

Jessica said...

I love the "She said yes on 11/5/11" votive. That's actually my anniversary so I did a double-take on that picture!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Oh, Carol, this is all wonderful! What I really wanted to comment on, though, is your sweet Billie! I had Ragdoll boy that looked so much like her...Ollie ~ he was a blue lynx mitted...my daughter has 2 Ragdolls, Kensington (Blue mitted) and China (seal color-point)...I will tell you more about Ollie another time...
Hugs,
Anne

pogonip said...

It looks wonderful, Carol! Unique and romantic both :)

rosieinspirations said...

What a lucky son and future daughter-in-law! It will be a very special event I am sure. Really lovely idea.

Ruby Jean said...

Oh no wonder why I hadn't seen these yet... It was a recent post... I LOVE LOVE LOVE them... So creative and certainly special... So what is going to happen to all these LOVELY center pieces after..???

Chenille Cottage said...

What a darling couple! It's so very thoughtful to see so much creativity and effort go into each lovely arrangement...You are blessed!
Smiles,
Carolynn

Isabel Cabrera said...

Boy, that’s a lot of candles! Are the ones in the picture the soon-to-be (probably not-so-newlywed by now) couples? You can really see (and feel) the love between them! It’s the perfect table centerpiece for one of the most important events in our lifetime.

Isabel Cabrera