25 July, 2012

Luxe Life: Country Wedding in the City

Hello there!
I am finally back and posting away!  I figured that once I posted a list of upcoming posts, I'd be motivated to step it up and get back on track...I was not.  Boo hiss on me.

But!  As promised, I give you the highlights from Country Wedding!

I wanted to start with the card box.  We made it out of an antique cosmetics case, previously owned by the bride's grandma.  I loved it.  We had to weight it a bit and rig it to stay open, but it worked perfectly.  It was one of my favorite touches!

Next up, we have a couple shots of the centerpieces.  As I said before, we collected LOTS of Mason Jars.  My goal was to have so many jars that we could use them as vases and candle holders. I couldn't find table card holders that were visually pleasing as well as right for the type of centerpiece, so I made them.  I chose a mid gauge wire and The Hubbs helped me coil one end...well, maybe I should make a tutorial for you...they were super easy and looked amazing! I also wanted to point out our little animal friends. I wanted to create the feeling of being in someone's home, sort of "housewife chic", if you will.  I know that we were flirting with kitsch here, but for this event it totally worked, our couple loved it! 

Moss letters.  So cute, I can't stand it. These were sooo fun to make.  I wouldn't recommend starting them at 2am, but what else is there to do when one can't sleep?  We tied them with yarn in the wedding colors and affixed them to the front doors of the venue.  Next time, I think I'd make them slightly larger.  They'd pop a little more, I think.

The autograph tree.  This just melts my heart each time I look at it.  Allison did such a great job!  Behind it are framed picture of the parents.  This was something the couple wanted to include, what a sweet touch!  I love the idea of honoring those that went before.  I wish you could see the pictures up close.  So.  stinking.  cute.  And my 'punny' little chalkboard.  I LOVED making these chalkboards!  I had so much fun challenging myself to make each one unique.  This one is maybe my favorite.  More chalkboard pictures to come.

Ah, the pie table!  This turned out really well.  I'm still in lurve with our supah cute banner! We've discussed it before, but I really wanted you to see it in action.  You can also get a good look at the stands I made.  I am so proud of them!

The venue had this adorable little patio area and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to turn it into a lounge area.  We had so many ideas, tiki torches, bistro lights, candles...it was a really hard space to edit.  But in the end, we opted for a sweet little lounge feel with flower arrangements, oodles of warm candle light and custom pillows.  I'll admit, the pillows were a bit of a eleventh hour kind of thing, but they were really fun to make.  They just look so cute!

There you have it, folks!  Country Wedding in a nutshell!  This was such a touching event and we are so grateful to be part of it.  If you want more, you should pop over to our Facebook page and check out our Country Wedding Album.

18 July, 2012

In Which I Remember How To Blog

Hello, darlings!
I have been away for so long and I've missed you all terribly.  I've been cray-cray busy, but now that the madness has subsided a bit, I am back in the saddle, ready to charm you with my sweet musings once again!  Seriously, y'all, I have a lot coming up for you.  Here are a few of the highlights!

                   candlestick cake stands
                    paper flowers
             LOTS of reader questions
             Pictures of Country Wedding (!!)

I hope this will be enough to get me out of the doghouse.  I am picking up the photos from Country Wedding tonight and I am soooo excited!  I can't wait to share!

10 July, 2012

Sneaky Peeky: Country Wedding in the City

Hey, cupcakes!  We are down to the final days before Country Wedding.  I am so excited to bring another event, a year in the planning, to life.  I always get such a sweet sense of accomplishment when I see my couple's happy faces.  I thought I'd let you catch a glimpse of things as they are being finished.  Here we go!

These adorable cake stands were dangerously easy to create.  These will go on the sweets table we've designed.  Again, we've gone for a country chic look, full of rustic elements given a Technicolor twist.  I'm thinking that, if they are as big a hit with y'all as they were with us, I might do a quick little tutorial.  I haven't done one here for awhile and I'm kind of missing them.  This might be the perfect item to DIY. 

This, I totally love.  We love banners, here at Goldiluxe and this one is no exception.  As I mentioned before, I asked Allison to customize some of her ah-mah-zing fabrics to fit Country Wedding.  For my part, I hand-cut all the letters and a cute embellishment.  I would love to show it all to you, but it would ruin the surprise for the guests, so you'll have to wait.

Stay tuned this week for more Country Wedding teasers!