Smokin'-Hot-Back-Yard in-the-heat-of-summer-in-Texas-(slightly junky)-WEDDING

May 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
1DesignChick 1DesignChick, member
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What says Texas wedding like mason jars and daisies? Simple and sweet! These were for the tables outside for the luncheon which were covered in vintage tablecloths over white long round ones. I have amassed a bunch of wrought iron furniture that we used with some rented to fill in.
We rented a tent and white chairs. Hung white paper lanterns & styrofoam balls covered with silk daisies and orange grerberas from the tent. Some of these were recycled from another wedding from a friend. Used an old trellis in the wild and wooly part of my yard as a sort of backdrop. Also hanging on the fence were rusty metal birdcages, wrought iron fence pieces, and yellow buckets with daisies. Large clay pot w red begonias and old wood carpenters box with red impatiens were tucked into the ground cover. Got some concrete squares from the garden center so the girls cute heels wouldnt sink in the lawn!
Well, milk glass to the rescue! It has such a nice clean look. (and got so much of it for so cheap at garage sales.)  And is great with the daisies and yellow, orange, and red roses & gerbera daisies & ribbons. Nicely complements the black frames of some of their engagement photos placed here and by the guest book.
Remember throwing rice? Fun. And those rice bags were so cute. Well, it was a small wedding and in my yard, so.....I stacked milk glass cake stands, some of which I made, and put the bags on it. Cute. Looked like a wedding cake!....Only bad thing, forgot some youngsters dont know how to throw rice (untie the ribbon, take a handfull, and gently toss), so the B&G got smacked from some exuberant young male friends. Ah, well, anyway....
A closer view of Bride & Groom growing up photos on my favorite old peely door leaning against the house. Scrapbook paper behind the pics & giant red pushpins add a pop of color and some fun. Its August in Texas and its outside - gotta add some fun!
What says Texas wedding like mason jars and daisies? Simple and sweet! These were for the tables outside for the luncheon which were covered in vintage tablecloths over white long round ones. I have amassed a bunch of wrought iron furniture that we used with some rented to fill in.

What says Texas wedding like mason jars and daisies? Simple and sweet! These were for the tables outside for the luncheon which were covered in vintage tablecloths over white long round ones. I have amassed a bunch of wrought iron furniture that we used with some rented to fill in.


Whew! Finally! First entry! 2 summers ago my daughter got married in our backyard amidst the post oak trees, 2 loving families, cherished friends, friendly flowers, and, yep, junk! (Please don't tell my daughter that I said her wedding was junky!) We used lots of vintage, garage & estate sale items, like milk glass, vintage tablecloths, silverplate and silver flatware, mix-n-match new and old dishes, mason jars, old frames, wrought iron garden furniture and such, and one peely old door. Since it was in our home and backyard, all the usual junky accoutrement set the stage, I suppose. She and I both like funky and junky stylings! (Hurray, we agree on something!)


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Texas BackYard Smokin Hot Wedding
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, centerpiece, glass, funky, garden, fun, outdoor spaces, frame, red, orange

Comments (10)

1DesignChick writes: Thank you, thank you everyone! Y'all sure make a girl feel welcome! Janet Posted: 12:23 pm on June 22nd
shabbychick writes: Somehow I missed this - what a beautiful job you did with your daughter's wedding! Love the junk, the contrast of the colors against the junk, and your style! (oh...and the junk!)

The mason jars look great!

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 8:49 am on June 18th
langi writes: So enjoyed your photos of the wedding and the galorous ideas you used to jazz it up. We will be attending a lakeside wedding (weather permitting) on June 20th and I have bought up stock in Energizer Batteries.Big joke...I am always running outta batteries!!!Now, I am not sure they will use junk but think the photos may be worthy to post here for a bit of time anyway. The wedding shower was last Saturday followed by one Dear Granddaughters 15th birthday followed by a nephew's college graduation party. Yup, I was one tired junker to head to work this Monday morning. Keep on posting, we all want to see what everyone else is coming up with. Posted: 9:53 pm on June 1st
oldnews writes: I had always hoped that one of my children would opt for a wedding here at home, but no such luck! Yours looks fabulous! I love the door as a backdrop for the photos, and your table setting looks so beautiful. What a wonderful day it must have been! Nice work!! Marie Posted: 8:58 am on May 27th
junkermidge writes: I LOVE your homespun wedding! You did a fantastic job. I love the tiered rice packets, the jar/daisy centerpieces, the use of wrought iron pieces, and of course the old door photo display. That wedding looks lovelier to me than any big bucks production. I'm gonna keep this in mind for my 2 daughters (25,21), though that's nowhere in our immediate future. Great first post!
Midge Posted: 9:31 am on May 26th
csudderth writes: Welcome to the site--aren't outdoor "junky" weddings the best? Your decorations look wonderful.
Christy Posted: 4:07 pm on May 25th
suewhitney writes: There is nothing like a good old fashioned junk wedding. What you have done here is absolutely delightful! Welcome and I can't wait to see more from you. Thanks so much ffor sharing.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:29 am on May 25th
alicemom writes: Boy, I know it was scorching. You made everything look so fresh & cool. Great job! The first entry is always the hardest. You passed with flying colors. Welcome!
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 10:24 pm on May 24th
georgiamoon writes: What a bunch of really good money saving ideas that also are charming and beautiful. Perfect for an outdoor wedding. This has to be one of the smartest ways to decorate on a budget, weddings so often get out of hand and you end up with nothing as personal as this. Great job, Georgia Posted: 5:01 pm on May 24th
piecesofthepast writes: You did a great job at creating a home spun wedding! You can't go wrong with milk glass, huh? Anything you put into it looks so pretty! Great job and welcome to the site! Posted: 6:35 pm on May 23rd
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