I decided to make a Flip Flop Basket for our reception, because I was at a wedding last year and ...
Ok Im kinda still obsessed with the (2) topiaries I made for our ceremony and reception. Although they are still up in my foyer, they are for sale :(
They were truly a creation for the ceremony as an alternative to an arch on the bare stage at the chapel. However, I knew that they were going to be a major investment so they would have to work double duty. I thought they would look nice flanking our head table and lessening the need to decorate it with much else.
I think they worked well. Coupled with the Mr. & Mrs. Frames I made using holiday mirrored picture frames I got from AC Moore on clearance long before I had any idea of how I would use them. I simply printed out the Mr. and Mrs. and stuck them in the frames. Surrounding those were (2) sets of candle holders I found at Kirklands. They were silver with an antique crackle effect. Although the frames were a little tall, I think they still worked well together.
At the center of the table was my brooch bouquet, being held up in a flower vase I got a few years ago from my kids with a mothers day flower arrangement. Talk about recycling. It sat on the floor of my bathroom for almost 2 years before I repurposed it for the wedding. I had it longer than Ive known my new hubby lol.
Our (ebay find) champagne flutes, which had a Silver base, were etched and adorned with rhinestones. The etched pattern mimicked the same pattern on our table linen a nice coincidence!
Final touches were the (2) silver table chargers from Michaels, the custom dinner napkins with: our "C" initial, names and wedding date, were placed on the charger and topped off with cute little favors - Godiva chocolate biscuits, individually wrapped with a thank you tag.
The biscuits were my favorite find. Since the theme was "Our Sweet Day - his cookies, her chocolate" this was the perfect combination and a perfect way to join the two together. I lucked out with my daughter going to Orlando for a convention. She picked them up from the Godiva store and we saved them in my climate controlled closet/freezer from Valentines Day to the wedding. They were sold out online at the Godiva website and other companies wanted as much as $25 per box ($8.99 retail)
Please forgive the creased linens. Somebody (me) forgot to grab the steam iron before we left the house. Luckily most of the linens looked nice with the square crease patterns. They matched the pintucked linens and diamond patterns of the picture frames. Everyone thought that it was part of the pattern and my plan. Guess I shouldn't have said anything - oh well.
Im still getting more photos of the reception and cannot wait to see the pictures of the tables before everyone sat down!