Friday, December 31, 2010

i do, me too...

when a picture is worth a thousand words
when a daddy gives his little girl away
when the two become one

now we'll talk about  the stage:
she said 
i want old, chippy, white, and architectural
I said
how about this?

we started with the arched window 
(borrowed from my bestie)
backed with burlap
next we added 2 chippy doors

the sideboard/dresser is a piece from my thrifting,
that we shabbied  up
she picked it out from my stash

 it was her wedding present
I wanted her 
to be able to keep 
her  marriage altar
 as an heirloom

recognize the sconces used for the unity candle lighting?

yep, they're from my bedroom

next week,
 I'll finish 
showing you 
the rest of the decorations 
what we ate
come on back for part five.

This is a lot of work 
it's making me sort through all of those pictures
to pick out my faves.
By the way,
for any local readers,
jamie is an awesome photographer
we highly recommend her

I'm linking up with vintage inspiration friday


Amanda said...

Gorgeous photos, I bet you're really proud. The grooms got style....very David Tennants Dr Who.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Rene -
Oh My....the alter is stunning and how wonderful for Miss G that she will have it and all the wonderful memories. I love her smile! She looks so happy! These are beautiful photos and I'm so happy you are sharing them. Beautiful wedding.

Mses Bumblebee said...

Oh, how lovely!! I have some teardrops in my eyes..... And this wonderful decoration....GREAT!!! Oh happy day........
Wish you all the best for 2011 and send you some hugs
ANDREA from switzerland

Sorry, my english is really bad..... :o(((

vintage girl at heart said...

I LOVE these posts!! I've been trying to leave a comment but Blogger has been on the fritz!!
Love every single little detail that yall is so you & Miss G and something I would loved to have had at our wedding. Don't ya love that your girls are so into the same things you are??!!
Blessings for all that life has to offer in twenty eleven..your Family is a Blessing from God and a testament for us all.

jAne said...

i'm blown away by your creativity and love, in offering your daughter a wedding beyond compare. every detail. seriously. sincerely. swoon worthy.


cottonfieldfarm said...

Oh my how I love the beautiful vintage wedding! Such a lovely bride! I adore your house too! Would love to put it on a button!
I'm now following you on GFC over from The Scrappy Appleyard. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your beautiful family and home!
God bless and Happy New Year!

Annie Louise said...

I am loving all these posts, looks like a wonderful ceremony. The bride and groom look so comfortable and happy. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images with all of us. You are right the photography is fantastic.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. The set, amazing, the pictures, fabulous and the bride and groom......could they be lovelier/cuter. Really enjoyed my visit....thank you for sharing.

Sheila A. said...

Thank you for inviting me to this lovely wedding. Yes..I feel like was there. Every picture is wonderful and how incredible to be able to keep to treasure your wedding altar until you have silver in your hair. Best wishes to this beautiful young couple.

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

What a beautiful ceremony. So intimate. I love the way you dressed the altar. Looks like it was a truly special day.

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Rose Garden Romantic said...

So many lovely photos! Your sweet girl looks so beautiful, so sweet and so very young, but who am I to talk? I got married two week after my 20th birthday! (And I'm still happily married 17.5 years later!) Best wishes to the adorable couple! It's so nice to see young couples, full of excitement and dreams starting out their lives together! And I love how you decorated the stage! Happy New Year to you and your lovely family! You can see the love in all these wonderful photos you have shared!

Karen said...

So gorgeous and unique! this wedding should be featured in a wedding magazine.I'm having a blast just drooling over every aspect.

Kristen said...

I LOVE the stage !! I want to get married again :). What a clever idea using things that she will be able to work into her home. So many of us are stuck w/traditional wedding things and no use for them after a few hours.

Really, I couldn't love it more. You did a fantastic job !

Lovey said...

You have got to be one of the best moms out there. Your beautiful daughter is so blessed to have you as mom. Such wonderful pictures and editing to match. God bless and Happy New Years to you and all your family!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just so absolutely gorgeous, makes me want to get married all over again! How wonderful that she gets to have the "marriage" dresser. It's just perfect! Her wedding needs to be in a magazine. So glad you linked up with VIF,
much love for a Happy New Year!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I bet it was so much fun doing a wedding in
decorations like you love!
I just adore everything that you did for it!!
It is beautiful !!!


Cassie said...

What a beautiful wedding! Love it!

Sherry said...

That is beautiful!!! I have never seen a church decorated like that but, I love it! So unique and pretty. The bride and groom and so handsome and the photographs are very nice. What a beautiful wedding. Congratulations!

The Green Pea said...

So far it is all so perfect. Love their wedding gift. They are a beautiful couple. God Bless them. Can't wait to see more! sandi

Southern Belle said...

Oh my gosh, what fabulous wedding photos! Love all the creativity that went into the wedding plans. You did a wonderful job!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Well ya know she's got a grounded guy when you can see his sneakers! good for her, bravo! I love the picture of them facing each other and you see her dainty shoes and his sneakers, its out of the movies. Love it, love it!

June said...

Oh Rene, this has been so much fun! It's as good as being there. Ember and I were just talking about how much we loved what you and Grace did for her wedding. I love the dress you wore. It is BEAUTIFUL!
Can't wait to see more.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I just spent the last twenty minutes on your blog, reading through the last many posts. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed my visit. The beauty, inspiration, creativity, photography, and tender moments that I found here, blessed my day in a special way. I just loved the wedding pictures and all the details that were so carefully included in day. In light of the fact that our youngest daughter is getting married on the 8th, it was so much fun to read your heart in the comments with the pictures. It was certainly a most special event. Thank you so much for documenting with your thoughts and the amazing photography. I appreciated it so very much!

Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

Pauline said...

Dear Rene, what a fab wedding. I like the theme and you did a great job all round. Have a blessed new year, dear lady :o)


Pamela Gordon said...

I just scrolled through your daughter's wedding photos and I think they are amazing. I love the clothes, the colours, the setting for the altar, etc. What a sweet couple they are! I wish them a lifetime of happiness. And, I wish you a very happy and blessed new year!

from me to thee......... said...

I am sooooo enjoying this wedding...smiles, Linda

mississippi artist said...

This is just the sweetest wedding I have ever seen,and your daughter is gorgeous.

The Tin Rabbit said...

What I beautiful,beautiful wedding...I love everything about it, from the colors she chose to the cute shoes he's wearing! Wishing you a joyful and happy New Year!

Faded Charm said...

Oh Rene', what a beautiful vintage inspired wedding. I've so enjoyed looking at all these lovely photos and what a gorgeous bride she is.

How fun to decorate for, but I'm sure in a way you are glad it is over. Btw, that white corbel looks familiar. Who wouldn't want a wedding full of architectural interest? Probably my daughters when they're older:(

Best wishes to you and your family in the new year.


Dawn said...

What a beautiful DIY wedding. So many special touches, so much love. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of your daughter's wedding. It's very inspiring ~ now if my sons would just find themselves brides ;)
Cheers ~

Kathy said...

A beautiful bride and precious photos!

Linda said...

Such beautiful and personal decorations~ makes for a most special day!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your daughter's wedding is SO sweet and SO special! I just love it! I'm really enjoying seeing all the wonderful vintage details - you are incredibly talented. The wedding dresser - what a wonderful idea! The icing on the cake is your beautiful daughter and how happy she looks with her new husband.