Hello, everyone! How are you?!? I hope all is well. Are you enjoying the wedding series? I really hope so, but today is the last edition! What's the ending to all the wedding planning? Happily ever after, yes, but in this case, it's the RECEPTION! It's celebration time. If you don't know where to start, I've got some ideas for you! Just make sure you make it a night to remember! Let's go!
Item #1 is from PaperSprouts
Yes, I know, I know. I may be a slight bit succulent crazy (maybe a bit more than slightly). Hear me out before you judge though. These are paper succulents--not just any paper succulents--seed paper succulents. That's right! They're eco-friendly, which is a definite plus. I have a vision with these--I can imagine having a wall full of these. Start in one corner of the wall and have it all filled in and then space them out to where they trickle off at the other corner (upper left/lower right or upper right/lower left). Would that not be gorgeous to walk in and see?! These paper succulents have been inked by hand to mimic real plants (and they do a great job). The ink is water based, so it doesn't harm the seeds. Now, I bet you're wondering what seeds are in them. These have the following seeds: Clarkia, Catchfly, Bird's Eye, Snapdragon, English Daisy, Black-eyed Susan, and Sweet Alyssum. Great way to bring back the honey bees...with wildflowers from wedding decor!
Item #2 is from WoodwordDesignStudio
Let's talk cake! I'm sure you're dying to taste that cake you sampled months ago again, but what about the topper? Don't like the traditional bride and groom couple or monogram? This is definitely for you! I like this because it's different. These toppers are hand drawn and made from 1/8 inch birch wood. It's about 6.375 x 7.5 inches in size (not including the stem). The stem is sealed in a food-safe protective coating (no worries about poisoning!). Another neat detail is that you have a choice of the color--natural wood, metallic gold, rose gold, or silver. Definitely a must have!
Item #3 is from CreativePapier
If you're having a large wedding with a sit-down reception, you're going to need table numbers so guests know where they will be seated (you've already planned this out--not to worry). I really like the font used for these and that the number and word were used. It's all in the details! If it were me, I'd probably use a pick and put it into the centerpiece (if it's not too large). The paper is a letter size, and the number is 4 x 6 inches. The instant download comes with black numbers and lettering that you can print at home or take to a professional printer. If you want another color, you'll have to send a message for a custom order and wait for the designer to make the changes. That's no problem though!
Item #4 is from TheBlushingBride89
Now, you know every table needs a beautiful centerpiece, and these are rather unique. I'm really loving these! First, I like that the flowers look real but are artificial and can be used as decor afterward (and your guests or bridal party can take one home if they wish). I almost feel that having real flowers everywhere is sort of a waste. I can understand the bride's bouquet being real, but I don't see the point of having real ones on all the doors, all the tables, all the chairs, etc. Don't get me wrong, I do like a nice bouquet of flowers every now and again at home :) Another detail I absolutely love is the filling. Look really close. See that? Yes! Those are popcorn kernels!!! I never would've thought about using them, but they really make great visual interest. These are also the perfect size because you can see across the table and won't have to be leaning side to side to talk to someone! Each centerpiece comes in a quart-size mason jar, with a burlap bow. If you have a different color scheme or want a different filler, you also have the option of a custom order.
Item #5 is from TheLovelyGlassJar
I love that burlap is such a natural fabric and that it's simplicity exudes elegance. These are table runners, but there are other table goodies available. This particular runner has an Italian theme to it with "tabella no. 1" hand-stenciled onto it, but this can be left off if you request it. The runner will cover a 6 foot round table and have a 2 foot overhang. Need more? Message the maker, and she will be more than happy to work with you!
Item #6 is from UnSempliceSi
Normally, I'm not a girly girl when it comes to sparkly, glittery things. In fact, I hate glitter. Hey, you have to understand where I'm coming from---you don't get rid of glitter once you break it out. You'll be finding it for years. Enough about my relationship with glitter. I saw this sequined table cloth, and my little jaw dropped. It's gorgeous. I love the neutral tone because it's not taking away from anything else. I could see this used on the table for the cake or the table the bride and groom will be seated at. An extra special touch, I guess. These are handmade and are available in a variety of sizes--you can get table cloths or table runners--and colors.
Item #7 is from SouthernJamsandJelly
Yes, I know...it's another favor after the paper succulent, but I think this would be something cute that would add the finishing touch to your reception. I,personally, don't know anyone who doesn't like jam or jelly, but maybe that's because I'm a southern girl. The jam comes in 4 oz mason jars (the listing is for 100) with a custom label and raffia ribbon of your choice. There are several flavors to choose from, so don't panic! You've got a choice of peach, pineapple, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, guava, vanilla bean, lavender, etc. You can even combine the flavors. I'm in awe here...Aloha Peach, Fire Island, Pina Colada, Carrot Cake...oh my! These are freshly made and sent directly to you. Order before April 30th and get $18 off! Brides! Book early and get an early booking discount!
I hope you all have enjoyed the wedding series and have gotten some neat ideas along the way! I do have something to say though about all the things you'll be bombarded with when planning a wedding--Everyone is always looking for new ideas and trends for their wedding, but in the end, it comes down to what makes you happy..the things you like as a couple. That's what is important--creating something you both will love for years to come.
As always, head over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists/makers some love and make sure to tune in next week for another edition of Weekly Wednesday!
Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.