Rustic, Vintage & Music Theme Wedding Part 5

The RECEPTION 

Welcome to the last post in this series.  I've truly enjoyed sharing with you some of the decorating details for our daughter & son in law's wedding. The venue was called

The Wedding Barn

.  One of the best things about it was being packed full of vintage & rustic decor that was at our disposal to use  & arrange how we wanted.  You name it - it was here.  Old trunks, vintage sewing machine, washtubs, burlap, mason jars a typewriter.

I created the "MR & MRS" table decoration you see here out of cereal boxes.  I printed & cut out each letter.  I created them in 3D, filled them with rocks & covered one in burlap & the other in lace...the ampersand got both lace & burlap.  I hadn't that ole glue gun out in a very long time.  I quickly remembered just how hot those things get!

Pictured here are some of the table decorations as well as a few of the decorations around the barn.

Pizza, salad & breadsticks were the wedding meal along with lemonade, tea & sparkling cider for toasting.  Instead of cake there was an ice cream bar which was a big hit!  Pictured above were the labels I made for the sparkling cider bottles.  Each table was numbered & coordinated with each guest.  

I made these instagram prints for each table too.  We displayed them in short wire holders.

The flower girl had so much fun!  She said it was her wedding & her prince was her daddy.  She melted all our hearts.  She walked down the isle with our youngest daughter who was the beautiful  junior Bridesmaid. The flower girl had a basket where she dropped heart shaped pieces cut from sheet music.  She enjoyed the dancing at the reception immensely spinning in her lovely dress.

I made cards for each guest to fill out sharing their key to a happy marriage with the newlyweds.  As guests entered the reception barn they were directed to a display to find their names on an escort card directing them to their table.  At each place setting each guest received a thank you note from the Bride & Groom.  I made labels for the sparklers that we handed out at the end of the reception to send the Newlyweds off on their honeymoon.

Many of the wedding decorations were gifts from me that they could use in their home after the wedding.  I created the 2 prints above from one of my daughters favorite verses & framed them.  The records we found at a thrift store & made labels with table numbers that matched each escort card.  They each had a different band or singer that are favorites of the happy couple.

Another print I made from a favorite verse that I framed & displayed at the wedding.

The Groom's gift was super hero T-shirts specific to each man in the party.  We moved the ceremony welcome table inside for the reception.  The program fans, welcome message & homemade bug spray were all available for each guest.  The photo booth was a favorite among the guests too.

Sending the Newlyweds off with sparklers was a fun way to end the day.