My sister (3/4) got married!
I got to do the decorations.
Although I kept the budget small,
I had lots of time,
so I was able to make or prepare most of it DIY-style.
These buttons in a Mason jar (used as a paperweight for chili-dog baskets)
are just some of the vintage buttons my mom gave me recently.
They’ve already come in handy a few times.
…at the bottom of flower jars/vases, to punch up their color.
The color palette was varied blues (even a little lavender-y blue) and pale yellow,
inspired by wildflowers.
I went on a scavenger hunt through my home looking for props/decorations
to provide pops of color or touches of luxury.
I always love table lamps in unconventional spots.
The popcorn was my sister’s idea!
The wedding was held in the clubroom of our condo building
(where I held my trunk show!)
for a very low rental fee and a none-too-shabby view.
My sister didn’t have any particular request for a place to stand during the ceremony,
since the ceremony would be very short and casual,
so I rigged up a casual easy one:
a garland made of fabric scraps,
draped over open French doors.
Over the bar, my hubby and sister (4/4) strung up two paper stars I used to have hanging in my classroom.
My mom did all the tabling.
I made my sister’s saltwater pearl necklace and bracelet out of strands knotted at the ends
with hand-dyed blue cotton hand-torn ‘ribbon,’
edge-stitched in navy blue for a home-spun feel,
inspired by the wildflower theme
and my sister’s rustic Mason jar and burlap fabric Pins.
I whipped up a pocket square for my soon-to-be brother-in-law Josh;
I found the fabric in my stash and it just so happened to match perfectly!
My sister (2/4) and her fiance tended the bar
better than any wedding bar I’ve ever been to.
In the blur, I remember mangled berries and mint.
It was a beautiful day, a beautiful wedding, and I wish tons more beautiful things for my sister and my new brother-in-law.