Summer Wedding

This was a wedding that we did at the end of July. The bride really wanted lights behind the head table but did not have a chance to get any. We surprised her with some of our own to use for the evening. The guests watched the sunset over the golf course and the bride and groom left to a sparkler send off. It was a beautiful evening!
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Rustic Elegance Outdoor Wedding

Here are some beautiful pictures from a wedding I coordinated last month. The couple was very outdoorsy and they added quite a few personal touches for the décor. One of my favorite things was the ski poles on the cake.
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WNY Fall Wedding: Blue and Yellow

Here are some pictures from my recent wedding that took place at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.
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It was a really big transformation from an empty hall to the after which was beautiful especially with the candlelight and soft lighting.
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My oldest daughter put on chair covers and tied sashes for the 250 guests. She is not anxious to see any of those any time soon.
We hung lots of lanterns which really added to the overall ambiance and wedding feel in the space. I used some of the extra chair sashes to make a focal point behind the head table.
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All about Fall : Wedding Decorations

Even though it is winding down a little here in Arcade, Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons and Fall wedding décor is not an exception.  There are so many color and accessory options you can choose from.

If you don’t have a lot in your budget for décor, concentrate on places like the head table or sweetheart table.  Get a decorative tablecloth and chargers to bring in the theme.

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Add some decorative table numbers even if you are not using escort cards.  Use seasonal object such as gourds, wheat and leaf garlands.  You can even reuse the chargers in your home later on for a holiday dinner party.

Ornaments: The unexpected wedding centerpiece

When you are a Thrift Store and Yard Sale bride you sometimes have to think outside the box.  You are looking to get the most impact or “bang for your buck.”  When shopping, look for things that you may not expect to be in a wedding centerpiece, but give it that added touch.  Ornaments are one of the best things to use as your main décor or as an accent piece.  I really like them because they come in so many different shapes, colors and sizes.  And, if you plan ahead you can shop for them at after holiday sales and get some great deals.

I this arrangement I  decided to use them to accent the colors I was already using.  They added some glitter complimented the main colors I was using.

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Another option is using them as the main focus of your centerpieces.  This adds sparkle by adding your own wedding colors you make it your own. ffcfe8944c1e44d2311bd1531f9183b2

They can also be used in unexpected ways.  You expect them on a Christmas tree but not necessarily on this kind of tree.

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Get creative and make it about you and the kind of look you want for your own wedding.

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Fall Wedding Decorations

Fall is one of my favorite times of year to decorate.  One of the best things about this time of year is that you can incorporate things like apples, pinecones, gourds, sticks and mums that are already in season.  They look great and for the most part, are kind to your budget.

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Wedding Lanterns

One of the places I “yard sale” is at my mother’s house when I get a chance to go out to Ohio to see her.  The prices are great (free) and she has a basement full of things.   One of the last times I was there I found these lanterns.  One was black and the other a bronze or gold color.  To make them more “wedding like”, I spray painted them white.

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I then added some crystals, ribbon and pillar candles to complete the look.  You could use any color ribbons, flowers or candles to match your wedding colors.  They would look great as part of an outdoor ceremony space in a tree, or even as an accent for your reception space.

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