Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DIY Wedding

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending my best friend's wedding in Sacramento, CA. It was a backyard wedding at the groom's grandparents estate. It was one of the most gorgeous weddings I've ever been to, not only because the bride is so dear to me, but because the venue was absolutely stunning.

This wedding proved the point that weddings CAN be incredibly gorgeous AND reasonably inexpensive as well. All it takes is the right eye and a lot of creativity.

Seating consisted of plastic tables and chairs, but they were so well decorated that it felt like we were sitting at a banquet hall under the trees. The outdoor theme was present in the table decorations as well as the flower arrangements. Simple, local flowers peppered the tables and made the entire table feel alive.

The food was also simple but extremely delicious. BBQ pork, chicken, Mac and cheese, with veggis and salad were a perfect compliment to the California breeze.

The bride has always been a cupcake fanatic so rather than a traditional wedding cake, they opted for a cake of miniature cupcakes in so many flavors. I had a hard time choosing just a few to taste.

The dance floor was well lit with rope lights and paper lanterns that made it seem as if the sky was twinkling with a million stars as we danced the night away.

In all, I could not have wished for a better weekend or a better wedding for my best friend. It was incredible and unforgettable and such a wonderful way to start their life together.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Seither!  

1 comment:

  1. It was so wonderful to meet you this last weekend. I made many of the decorations and you are correct..you can have your cake ( or perhaps cupcake) and eat it too when it comes to decorating. The small wood boxes were made by Nathan's dad so that live plants could be nestled into them and planted after the wedding. I made the napkins from material that I found on sale at Joann's fabrics..and the candle holders on all of the wedding tables were made from Eucalyptus branches that were cut down at our next door neighbors yard. John cut, sanded, and drilled them. All we had to do was set a tea light in them. The chalk boards were made from frames I bought at the local Goodwill for 1.00 each. I spray painted the frame and made custom chalkboard paint, matching the wedding colors. The flags and table runners were also made from fabric and added just the right amount of color.

    I love being able to use textiles and making DIY decorations for the wedding was a huge savings.

    Loved sharing the beautiful day with you,
    Marci Seither -
    Nathan's mom