If you loved the "mini pie favor" post from yesterday, you'll love seeing and creating a few more details from Evelyn's beautiful wedding!...
For the seating chart, Evelyn purchased a jumbo cork bulletin board, 1 1/2 yards of 54" wide fabric, different colored wide ribbons, and mini clothes pins. She placed the fabric on the floor and the cork board face down on top of it, stapling around the edges using a heavier duty stapler. Then, Evelyn centered one ribbon on the board and stapled it just on the top. She then spaced out the other ribbons, stapling them only along the top as well. She flipped the board over and gave it a quick check to make sure the ribbons were spaced out right, gave them a tug, and stapled them along the bottom. Top notes were purchased on etsy and she had someone calligraphy the names.
The venue had beautiful dark wood tables, which were left exposed except for table runners that Evelyn sewed. She bought about 10 yards of fabric and made eight 23"x 98" runners. Evelyn sews quite a bit and had a vision in mind, but said only because it was her wedding did she undertake this crazy of a project...Never again she said!
She collected milk glass vessels (and tiny milk glass lamps) from Goodwill shops, a few yard sales, and ebay and gave them to her florist. They served as the vases for the table flowers. She also purchased small fabric and lace doily-like circles from a local flea market, which went on top of the table runners and underneath the vases ( To coordinate with this, Evelyn and her husband had a long lace doily runner on their sweetheart table). The flowers were flanked by two punched-tin candle holders holding pillar candles, both of which she purchased from Christmas Tree Shops (Evelyn highly recommends Christmas Tree Shops for any party needs because they always have something great and low prices).
For each place setting, Evelyn made little felt acorns that she affixed to kraft flags. On one side of the flag, she stamped "welcome" and on the other it had Evelyn and her husbands nicknames and their wedding date (this was a custom stamp that she purchased from a seller on etsy). The acorns and the kraft flags were tied around a napkin and placed on each guests plate. Note: felted balls already affixed to the acorn caps can be purchased on etsy, however, they are pricey. Instead, Evelyn gathered acorn caps in the park (or purchase these on etsy if you don't have acorns where you live). She purchased felt balls from etsy (these can also be purchased from Ornamentea, a great bead shop in Raleigh, NC that sells a huge range of felt balls). She drilled two holes into the cap, strung twine through the holes, and hot glued the felt balls onto the caps. These place settings were definitely a great touch, and were perfect for their fall wedding. Evelyn said guests slipped them onto their wrists during the reception, and it was just too cute!
The venue had fabulous fireplaces, which Evelyn decorated with a few flower arrangements in vintage silver tea tins (purchased off ebay), mini milk glass gas lanterns, and larger punched tin candle holders that matched the ones on the table perfectly (from Pottery Barn).
A "guest tree" was commissioned from artists on etsy in which guests inked up their thumbs on stamp pads and then stamped their thumbprint on a tree branch and signed their names. Evelyn bought a frame and had a mat cut to size and it now hangs on their wall as a sweet reminder of their day.
Last but not least, Evelyn had a game room in which folks could dress up in costumes and take crazy photos, watch a slide show of pics of Evelyn and her husband, and grab travel board games (connect 4, hungry hungry hippos, trouble, and perfection). How fun is that?!
All photographs courtesy of Liesl and Randy, co-owners of PhotoPink out of Brooklyn, New York.