Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Woodland Wedding

My girlfriends' daughter was married last Friday, her wedding theme was Woodland. I helped make  the table arrangements,(another of my very favorite things to do).
Father of the bride cut a white birch tree off their property. Cut it up into 25 sections and hollowed them out.
We added plastic containers and floral foam in each, then filled them with greens from the Groom to be woods.


Many assorted greens and snow sprayed  white pine cones filled them.

We also made some with artificial greens so they could keep them long afterwards.
All the arrangements were finished with glass bead picks and lots of silver Ting-Ting.


The dad and son also cut and hollowed out 60 some branches into candle holders.

How cute are they!

Some went into little lanterns with greens.

My husband made two baskets for the flower girls to carry.

No glue, hand stitched.

The reception was in an old piano factory with great old brick walls.

This was the guest book at the entrance. A wonderful slab of wood, later to be made into a coffee table.

The bride and groom arriving.

Her dress was beautiful and the little jacket sparkled just like the snow.

My husband also made her a vase which she used to put her bouquet in.

In her bouquet she has vintage brooches and her grandmothers tiny vintage watch.

On the bar were birch straws (the paper coating).

The cake table was fill with antique and vintage glass cake stands. The cakes had edible crystal glitter on top looking like snow.

The arrangements on the tables with candles surrounding them.

Even prettier when the lights were turned down!

OK, this was New Years Eve with my family. When my husband and I were married in the 70's we received a fondue pot as a gift. (see the red one there, still heating).  We've spent many New Years Eve enjoying it, taking them with us as we traveled to the kids homes in Miami and Jacksonville, Florida, and back home again. We now have quite a collection of them I think 7. We always have steak and shrimp to dip in the hot peanut oil. Then one pot with Velvetta cheese for the kids and another with gourmet cheese for the adults which we dip steamed broccoli.  

Later that evening we melt chocolate chips and dip fresh strawberries.

I hope you have a great 2014!


Anonymous said...

The wedding pictures were beautiful, loved the birch tree centerpieces! Looks like it was a fun day for sure. See you soon...Deb C

Deb Hardman said...

Happy New Year Kathy.

The fondue looks like fun.

What a beautiful wedding!

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