November 29, 2012

The Wedding Venue and Decor

There is so much I want to show you.   I thought I would post the decor and venue on this post and then the actual wedding on my next post.  

This was a morning wedding and we were oh, so, lucky to have a clear, sunny, perfect, 73 degree day!


The wedding venue was a historical house in Winter Park Florida, a city located right next to Orlando.   This gorgeous house is owned by the city and used for special events.

This is the back patio where the reception was held 


Here's the front of the house where the actual ceremony took place. The aisle was lined with lace tussie mussies I made......


........That were filled with fresh pink roses and baby's breath



After the ceremony we moved to a small building on the grounds for the Cocktail hour




During the cocktail hour people were encouraged to write their best wishes for the Mr. and Mrs. and put them in a vintage mail box I found and sprayed heirloom white, the color we earmarked as the official wedding paint color LOL


Next to that was the table escort cards, a huge frame with chicken wire and tags made with vintage sheet music, the guests name, and the table number stamped with my vintage stamp set


Now, lets move into the house.  One of my favorite things was the vintage wedding photo's of the bride and grooms family on the mantle


This was the brides idea and I loved it, so fun to look at the wedding styles and how they've changed over 100 plus years.  The flower framed picture is my, Grandparents on their wedding day


Now moving out to the patio where the reception was held 


The centerpieces were mirror trays we found at thrift stores over the past year that I sprayed with heirloom white paint.  The teapots were from the brides Mom's and my personal stash and the rest were found at thrift stores

The teapots where filled with babies breath and light pink roses with a tea light and vintage sheet music table numbers.  I was able to pick up the little picture frames at thrift stores for .25 - .50, they were all different styles and sizes but, made uniform with heirloom white paint


The sweetheart table for the bride and groom was up front.  A special thank you to a sweet blog friend who hooked me up with the lace table runners, they added such an elegant touch




The brides Mom made the menu's.... Oh yummmm, the food was fabulous!


......Yes, dessert was the "Yum Yum cupcake truck" that pulled right up to the circle drive and all of the guests lined up to get their cupcakes


Food trucks are a hot thing right now in Orlando.   We often go to food truck events, where 30 to 40 food trucks will gather in a mall parking lot.  We bring our own table and chairs and then everyone sets off to get their food and regroups to eat together.


OOP's, it's the groom calling me from his dressing room...I have to go, the wedding is about to start!

Bridal bouquet tutorial HERE
OK.....Put on your pretty dresses and grab your hankies.....I'll be back with the actual WEDDING pictures on my next post!

Thank you for following me on this journey, your interest and kind comments have greatly increased the fun factor!

Happy Creating
Carol

45 comments:

kristiB said...

All I can say is, WOW!!!! You are amazing, this is such a lovely wedding. Your array of talents continue to amaze me, Carol! Congratulatios to you and yourfamily :)

Laurie said...

oh my gosh, what a memory making day!

kristiB said...

Thank you Carol! You are too! My friend lost her shop, sadly. I have been waiting to see if she will continue buying and selling antiques so that we could be partners. Been looking for a partner , but now have decided to go it alone. Yikes! Going to start with the local farmer's/flea market and then progress to Etsy. Wish me luck! ;)

stefanie said...

oh, so many gorgeous, clever, cute details....love it!!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

It's just as pretty as I imagined it would be! How sweet to have all the vintage, family wedding photos included in the special day.

fixitfaerie said...

Oh Carol-Her bouquet is beautiful. My daughter had sleeves like the bride's sewn onto to her dress also. I just love those roses you make. Blessings Paula

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a beautiful wedding and so special that you and the bride's mother got to join in with all your creativity. This setting is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like it was such a happy day for everyone involved. Oh, I forgot. The ancestral wedding photos and the cupcake truck are so clever! Literally the icing on the cake.

lynn said...

it all looks beautiful, carol! what a gorgeous place for a wedding!

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Carol! I can't believe how beautiful everything is. I have been to Winter Park many times over the years and had relatives that live not far from there in Zephyrhills.

I can't WAIT to see the actual wedding pictures! xo Diana
ps...if you get the chance pop by and see my little SweetCheeks birthday post. She is going to read everyone's comments-

Createology said...

Simply elegantly stunning! Every detail done by you and the bride and the bride's mother have made this such an extra special occasion. And I love how it also was kept comfortable and fun with the Yum Yum Cupcake truck. Vintage, trendy and traditional all together. Breathtaking dear...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG, the bouquet looks stunning, Carol! Everything turned out so good and just like you talked about. Love the table settings with the silver teapots and flowers. I can't wait to see the wedding pictures!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So when do you start your new job as a wedding planner? So many perfect details!!

Teresa said...

I guess this how it turns when people put all their hearts into it. So glad they "used" you and allowed you to enrich their day.
Those two are for keepers, Sweet Carol.
So many priceless and unique details. We can feel the love of your creations here across the Atlantic.
So Happy! For You. For them! For the family that witnessed and enjoyed your effort and perfect taste.
Blessings,
Teresa

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Everything looks wonderful. I love all the special touches and the mantel with the framed family wedding pics is such a great idea.
Your tussies on the rows are gorgeous and really made it special. I love all the details on the table, the lace runners the vintage mirrored trays. My gosh it is fabulous. The bouquet is beautiful!!
Are you getting rested? I think you are too excited to rest. Looking forward to the wedding pics.
Have a great evening.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Marilyn said...

Well, I'll keep it simple and just say "ditto" to everything that's been said.♥♫

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

My daughter needs to see this! So many lovely ideas that maybe she would like to use for her wedding..
Cupcake truck...who knew!
Warmly,
deb

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

I only wish I could have been a attendee! How much fun...and you did a crazy, fantastic job!

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Wow Carol, Everything is so beautiful and you really made it look effortless, although I know it wasn't. Can't wait to see the wedding pictures...Connie

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Carol, This is amazing, everything is so romantic, Love the mussies and the tea pots with roses and baby breath. All the ideas are fabulous. Can't wait to see the wedding. Hugs...Lu

Melodee said...

it all looks just amazing! WOW is all I can say!

marda said...

Everything looks amazing, romantic and a perfect day. All your creations clearly made it even more special with all those loving handmade decorations. The vintage wedding photos were a great idea.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--everything looks perfect! A cupcake truck...how fun is that? Love it!

KarenSue Farash said...

Just as I thought it would be beautiful!! It was a special wedding because of all the love everyone put in it. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Breathtakingly beautiful in every possible way. ; )
~Michele

Debbie said...

You know how "they" say that you don't want to see the sausage being made? Well, in this case it's a big fat lie. I saw some of these treasures being made as I stalked these wedding plans, and I love them all the more in completed form. Case in point? The centerpieces. I love them on the tables! Actually, I just love this whole venue so far and can't wait to see the next post.

I'm pinning too. I actually started a board just for stuff like this. It drives my daughters a little crazy, but tough. I'm the mom.

kristiB said...

Carol, reading your comment made me smile. Thank you. You are so right about doing this type og work being a guilty pleasure! About half of the people in my life get what exactly we do, the other half is maily just scratching their head, hahahaha......
I get the most support however from people like you (in Blogland).It's nice to know we are not the only ones who are not fully appreciated for our artistic ability. You are so right - we do Need each other!
Everything you did, for this wedding was so special, not only because it came out so beautiful. But, because of all the time,sweat and love you poured into this. It really shows!

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Wow...absolutely beautiful and so clever...I LOVE everything...wish I had either been your daughter-in-law, oh so many years ago, or, had a daughter-in-law or niece or ANYBODY that loved the vintage look...all my nieces and friends children like contemporary stuff...thanks for sharing!

June said...

Wow! This is beautiful Carol! I can't wait to see wedding photos now! I am totally in love with that bouquet!!!
sending hugs...

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Carol, your attention to detail just shines through. What wonderful photos!! I can't wait to see the rest. What a blessing that the weather was so perfect. The lace runners really look wonderful...along with everything else.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I forgot to add that the photographs of the family wedding members was very, very special. Such a thoughtful addition.

Maki said...

Oh, Carol! All I can say is "WOW"!!!!
SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
So much creating went into this
wonderful Wedding! ...everything turned out AMAZING!!!
Your son & his bride will have lovely memories of all the wedding week.
So very pleasing when things turn out SO right!
Now, girl, you better get a little rest!
Hugs, Maki

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an elegant setting and gorgeous decorations! WOW! It looks like a perfect day! Beautiful!

SavannahGranny said...

Carol, The venue is awesome. I love the large frame with the table passes. Such an unique idea. The table centerpieces are so special. The teapots...fabulous idea.
Thanks for sharing your great pics. See you Monday. Blessings, Ginger

Ginger said...

Carol I can see all your beautiful work and it is so lovely. Can't wait to see the rest.

Perfectly Printed said...

Everything looks so lovely!! Can't wait to see the rest of the pcitures!

chris

Barbara said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
Everything is so uniquely made and special. It's apparent that much thought was given to your son and DIL's wedding day.
I like the way you arranged for the guest to fill out a card of well wishes for the couple. They'll be re-reading those on anniversaries, I bet!

Suzann said...

Carol,
Everything is so gorgeous!!! And yes we have had some perfect weather here in Orlando...perfect for a wedding!!!
You have worked so hard for this day and everything is so perfect.
Congrats on the new MR and MRS and lucky you to have a new daughter-in-law!!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~
Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!!! :)

Debbiedoo's said...

How awesome Carol! What wonderful touches that will be forever remembered.

Pat C. said...

Gorgeous, Carol... right down to every last perfect detail!!♥♥♥ xoxo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, What a beautiful location for a wedding! All the details are wonderful and I love the idea of the cupcake truck. Hugs, Sherry

Simply Lokal said...

Beautiful! What amazing details. Thanks for sharing! - Revis

Stampindamour said...

Carol - all the little details are FABULOUS!!! I'm loving that Yum-Yum truck and starting to get business ideas in my head...hmm?

-PaMeLa ;)

Darlene said...

Wow! What a beautiful venue. Your loving touch in the decor was perfect in every detail. I'm getting teary eyed, and haven't read the wedding post yet.

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