Vintage Wedding Reception

July 27th, 2014 in blog     
PlentyPlace Kerry Messer, contributor
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Nu Grape vintage soda bottles serve up daisy cheer alongside the striped straws. Im not sure why grape soda bottles are yellow instead of purple. Oh, the mysteries of life. 
The brides family built this pergola to create a focal point for the cupcake station. 
Even though the couple opted to serve cupcakes, I thought theyd still enjoy having a wedding cake. So...I whipped up this wedding fake using old cookie tins and ball fringe.
We borrowed a farmers dinner bell as a call for the couple to smooch.
This $35 desk/hutch combo was thrifted to use as a popcorn seasoning station...but it has since found a happy new home in my office. ;-)
Every wedding needs a photo booth, right? It was such a hoot seeing people dress up in all of this vintage garb to say cheese!
It was simply serendipitous that I found vintage sheets with lovebirds on them to use as bunting over a serving station. 
Another nod to a wedding cake with this bundt pan/yarn-wrapped cake mold combo. Tied to the heart is Christmas bell ornament which I think looks an awful lot like a wedding bell. 
Signage for the cotton candy booth was created by applying a lace curtain to a $3 thrifted bulletin board. My friend (and awesome right hand gal) Jess and I used spray mount adhesive to apply the lace. Then we used a needle to tuck the edges under the wooden frame. Voila! 
Of course there had to be chalk art...my favorite part of any special gathering. The board was made using a 3x4 reclaimed Goodwill frame. I get my lettering ideas by using a site called Da Font. I type my words into the sample bar and use that as a guide. 
Scrabble letters spell out words that are the heart of strong marriages. 
Vintage sheets were used to create the garland and swags. 
Nu Grape vintage soda bottles serve up daisy cheer alongside the striped straws. Im not sure why grape soda bottles are yellow instead of purple. Oh, the mysteries of life. 

Nu Grape vintage soda bottles serve up daisy cheer alongside the striped straws. I'm not sure why grape soda bottles are yellow instead of purple. Oh, the mysteries of life. 


A dark church gymnasium gets a splash of vintage sunshine for a wedding celebration.


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Comments (6)

emw1203 writes: I would love to see this centerpiece anyday at a wedding than a high end floral arraingement. Its nostalgic and cheery! Everyone here has great minds for creativity.

Posted: 10:16 am on July 31st
GrandBear writes: How Lovely! Lots of creative thoughts went into all the special details. Jim covered them all in his comment...I do think you will be getting calls to decorate for other events.
GREAT JOB! Posted: 5:38 am on July 31st
CottageElements writes: Absolutely, positively a-dorable!!! Love it!

Lani Posted: 5:26 pm on July 30th
suewhitney writes: This is so bright and cheery...makes me want to be there! Great job., Kerry!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:45 am on July 29th
georgiamoon writes: Lots and lots of great ideas we could incorporate into any kind of party!
Georgia Posted: 7:01 pm on July 28th
JunkArchitect writes: WoW! Everything about this is so creative and charming. The vintage NuGrape soda bottles, the Scrabble letters, the garland...EVERYTHING!

Jim

Posted: 8:07 pm on July 27th
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