Joey + Aly Part II

>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So much thought and care went into every detail at Aly's wedding.  The team of
 incredibly talented women who helped to create this event put so much
 thought and attention into every single inch of the sprawling estate...they thought of EVERYTHING!  Here are some of the detail shots: 
The bouquets were made my mom's amazingly talented FABULOUS friend Bobbie.  I could go on and on about how wonderful she is (she's doing my flowers too) but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!  
The centerpieces were a mixture of mossy covered balls on black pedestals, black wire apples and milk glass filled with gorgeous flowers, all done by my mom's dear, talented friend Carol.  She is oozing with talent and creativity and the flowers were simply stunning.  Milk glass and jars filled with flowers everywhere really completed the look!   
Aly and Joey are both teachers, so there is an apple theme going on!  There were DIY chalkboard chargers that anchored each centerpiece on every table.  ANYONE could make these...they are simply pieces of plywood cut to size and painted in chalkboard paint!  So easy and cheap...
The chalkboard squares were used to show the table numbers as well.  They coordinated with each guests name and table number which were hand written onto painted popsicle sticks sprouting out of the antique milk crate planted with grass...

The cake was made my another one of my mom's friends and it was by far the most delicious wedding cake I ever have tasted (and I'm not even a huge cake fan!).  The burlap runner was made by another family friend using black grosgrain ribbon to create the monogram.
More centerpieces...the mossy balls were hand made using recycled Starbucks Christmas decor that Aly got last January (she used to work there and they used to be gold with giant string covered ornaments on them).  The pedestals were repainted and the balls covered in moss...clever repurpose idea, right?
Another DIY project were the apple votive candleholders featured on every table.  These are surprisingly simple and very inexpensive!  All you need are apples, votives, a utility knife and a spoon for scooping!  For quick instructions on how to make your own, click here.
The favors were homemade apple cookies (made from scratch by grandma and my sister Annie) and they were seriously delish!
The Hitchin' Post sign was hand painted and coordinated with the local to the Central Coast Hitching Post wine my dad found especially for the wedding!
One more DIY project and some Etsy vendor love coming next!  Stay tuned....

{images: all images from Ellie Grover, oh and a few from Carol}


Blueprint Bliss July 29, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

Just Beautiful. Love the attention to the small details.

Laura Ingalls Gunn July 30, 2009 at 7:04 AM  

I love all of the care and thoughts and most of all love that went into the wedding. Having been now married for 11 years I am still filled with warmth that my aunt made the ring pillow, flowers were done by a friend, etc.

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