Saturday, June 25, 2011

Country Chic Bridal Shower

I am going to admit that this took place last September. My sister got married in October. I just realized that I had not yet shared this. I meant to, I guess I just forgot? My sister is pretty simple and a little bit country, so we knew what we had to try and go for. The above picture is at the entrance of the porch. We had the shower on my Grammy's back porch to go along with the theme. I think it worked perfect for our theme myself. She made the picture you see above. She has made all of her granddaughters one that have been married so far (mine is hanging in our hall). It is the wedding invitation. So pretty...

There is a gazebo at the very end of the porch. I made a wishing tree to place at the gift table and we decided this was where everyone would put the gifts. I found an old dead branch from a brush pile in my mom and dad's yard and lightly sprayed it with white paint. Not enough to cover it completely. Got a cheap pot and Home Depot and some styrofoam and BOOM! You have a wishing tree. I did have to use a little hot glue to make it stand completely upright.

This monogram was on their wedding invitations. I took it and cut out small cards for people to write on. You know, well wishes, advice, etc. I then punched a hole in each and tied some fishing line through.

On the tree I hung ornaments of the happy couple. I picked some of their engagement pictures and made them black and white. After doing that I used the monogram once again for the opposite side of the ornaments. I used black and red paper and place a photo and monogram on each side. I then proceeded to punch a hole and tie some fishing line through. So easy! The crystals were found at Hobby Lobby in the mini Christmas tree section. I think they added just the right look!

My Grammy made this as well. It now hangs in my sister's house. Once again some engagement pictures. Simple things are so cute!

I found some tissue paper at Hobby Lobby I knew would be perfect for this. I just bunched it and pinned it to some styrofoam balls. Then I hot glued some fishing line to it and we hung these above the food table.

I had some old burlap sacks (several of them) that I could not bring myself to get rid of. Maybe this is why. I made this banner out of them. She loved this more than anything I think!

We also hung this above the food table.

My pawpaw had some old corn stalks he said I could have. I found some large sunflowers at Michaels and tied it together. We tied one of these to each post.

These were the favors. We roasted pecans with brown sugar (and something else, don't shoot me I hate nuts and didn't even try and remember the recipe). We put a scoop in each mason jar and added some gerber daisy fabric to the top. Then we tied a straw bow around each. People raved about them!

Of course at a country bridal shower, you have to drink out of mason jars! We purchased these pails and added ice and tea and water. Everyone in the south loves sweet tea! I painted them just for a little extra. We have used these at several showers and events since. They are asking for them to use at my baby shower next month.

We knew we would not have enough chairs, so we used bails of straw and old quilts. The more mismatched the better! After the shower me, my sister, and my cousins used the straw and corn stalks to decorate our yards for fall. Win-win.

Cute sign my mom purchased for the wedding. We put it at the entrance too.

Fake pumpkins and mums...

We just alternated the straw bails and the chairs.

I think it all came together just right!

I am linking too:

Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Showcase @ Under The Table and Dreaming
Sunday Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tip Me Tuesday @ The Tip Junkie


Deanne said...

Great job, looks like you had a fun time.

zerry ht said...

Oh wow, this country chic bridal shower looks fabulous. I am really glad to have a glance at these amazing decorations. Looking forward to have more such posts. On last weekend my sister also threw surprise shower for her best friend. She will have a destination wedding at beachside NYC wedding venues. Everyone is so excited for this wedding.