As a former bride, I found centerpieces to be one of the biggest projects every bride faces. With the era of “DIY” brides in full swing, there is a lot expected of you! Do you go with a florist and leave it at that, or do you take on the task of creating several (at least 10) tables worth of decor, to tie your wedding together and for an extra something for guests to take home.
Sunflower Dude and I decided to incorporate Disney into the wedding, we got engaged in Disney World and went there for our honeymoon, to put it simply, we are a Disney family. On the other hand, we were having a rustic, fall wedding with burlap for miles. We decided to separate the venue into four sections: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios (MGM) and Animal Kingdom, of course! Then in each “land” we created some of our favorite places, rides and restaurants into tables!
How did you all incorporate something you love into your wedding? How did you decide on centerpieces? I’d love to know!
Categories: Do It Yourself, Gifts & Favors, Wedding Planning
Tags: barn, burlap, centerpieces, disney, disney wedding, diy, diy wedding centerpieces, fall, Mason Jars, Rustic
Poppy Dude and I are very much in love with the simple rural surrounding that we were raised in. It was important that our wedding really reflect those values. I wanted to find a way to get Poppy Dude really excited about the wedding planning process because I know sometimes the groom just smiles and says “whatever you want, honey!” when it comes to picking and choosing wedding details. I had an idea that fit the ticket for both wishes – a touch of country.
Poppy Dude is a “country boy” when it comes down to it. He was raised on his family’s farm/ranch where three generations of men come together to make the operation a success.
When researching and coming up with ideas for centerpieces – it struck me. What’s yellow and plays a huge part in our agriculturally centered lives? Corn and Wheat. I ran my idea by Poppy Dude and his eyes lit up. We decided to incorporate corn and wheat grown right on the Poppy Dude family farm. Corn would be easy to get – Poppy Dude’s family has some stored in bins on the yard. The wheat on the other hand only presented a certain window of time for cutting at the perfect golden color. That’s usually around the 4th of July here in south-central Nebraska, but because it’s been so wet this year it was a little later – even better for us!
Looking for an alternative for your mason jars instead of the traditional Lemonade? I just love the way the Apple Cider looks in the jars. Perfect for the for the hot summer months and definitely adds a splash of color and refreshment to your next event.
Look for recipe’s that you have enjoyed as a couple or that can coordinate with your wedding color scheme. Add little embellishments such as cranberries or mint. Think about using custom drink stirrers with your monogram etched in the design. A great favor idea would be to use a drink menu that have ran in your family for years and pass out mini recipe cards at the end of the evening for favors.
There is nothing like Southern charm then drinking your drink of choice in a mason jar. While doing some research for a client, I came across these CUTE mason jars that have handles. What a cute twist on the traditional mason jars that we have seen served at weddings with signature drinks?
Here are some great ways to get the most use out of the mason jars:
- Pick a signature drink with a color so that it pops!
- Use garnishes such as lemon wedges, cherries or limes to add a little flare
- Accent with cute drink flags with your names and wedding date on one side and the drink with recipe on the other side
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