ADDING ANTIQUE ARTIFACTS LIKE DOORS & WINDOWS TO YOUR WEDDING
Here is a new trend for the very popular rustic wedding enthusiast. What many people are doing is slightly restoring a piece of architecture for decorative purposes at their wedding.
The rustic theme was very popular this year and I saw some similar ideas at all of them.
Two weeks in a row, I was the DJ for a rustic-style weddings. The first wedding was at the Apel Inn in Altamont. The other wedding was at Revolution Hall of Browns Brewery in Troy, NY.
One continuing decoration trend I am seeing this year is the small sections of wood as the centerpiece and both of these rustic weddings had this. It is funny though, because these particular weddings also both had pieces of old home construction being used as decorations for their place carding.
The only difference is one wedding had a door, while the other had a window. Here are some pictures that I took so you could get an idea on how to do something similar. Thanks for looking!
ANTIQUE WINDOW & DOOR DECORATIONS FOR YOUR WEDDING
USING LOG SECTIONS TO LINE YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY WALKWAY
Here is a neat idea! For this recent rustic wedding in Glenville, NY, I saw something I hadn’t seen before. What the couple did for their reception was to use thin sections of wood for the centerpiece. The centerpiece idea had been done on many weddings I have been the DJ for, however, this couple decided to use larger sections of wood to accentuate their ceremony.
On top of each tree quarter section, they added an interesting candle holder with a ribbon bottom. The candle itself was sitting in stones.
This can really be an interesting add for a the simple rustic wedding minimalist.
From time to time, I step back from the music posts and try to offer some ideas in other aspects of wedding planning. In an earlier post, I briefly discussed how I have been seeing how more and more weddings are featuring “wedding cupcakes” in and around Albany, NY.
Have you seen this idea yet? This is where very well-decorated cupcakes are stacked in layers as the official wedding cake, with a small cake on the top for cutting purposes. To make it even more fun, the wedding cupcakes provided are all different flavors to satisfy a wide variety of tastes such as, chocolates, vanillas, marbles, and even my personal favorite cream cheese carrot cake.
I just recently had a great carrot cupcake, or two maybe, but who is counting? I think it was from Cocodot’s creations at a wedding last summer at The Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Avenue, Troy, NY. It was soooo good, with raisens and nuts and creamcheese frosting; such a treat from the regular boring wedding cake that nobody even eats.
This is a great way to offer different kinds of gourmet cakes and frostings to make everyone happy. I have been to a lot of weddings and it is often safe to say that the traditional cake more times than not gets over looked. Therefore, this new change up is often an idea that is welcomed and “eaten up” by the guests.
This past week I saw a new twist to this new idea, as the cupcakes were finely detailed and decorated and actually became part of the theme/decor throughout the hall on little stands.
USE CUPCAKES AS A DECORATION
The bride and groom actually had small circular tiers as the center pieces at each one of the guests’ dinner tables with the decorated cupcakes placed on them like little wedding cakes. I had never seen this before, but this was kind of neat, in that people could eat the cupcakes whenever they wanted.
It was a simple idea is not only tasty, new and fun, but it also saves money! Putting the dessert out as the center pieces saved money in decoration costs, as the center pieces are typically not provided by the banquet hall. Also, I believe, this cake option saves additional money from having to pay “the cutting fee,” where the kitchen has to cut up and dish out the cake to all the guests.
Look into it! If you tried it, you would love it! Below is a gallery we threw together to give you some ideas. But in the end, most wedding bakers are very cooperative and creative and will work with you to customize your wedding cupcakes exactly to your liking.
I am versatile. I have done a couple of country / rustic weddings over the last few weeks and had NO problem dropping the tech look to make it work. Rather than my regular sweet DJ booth, I went for the barrel look here at a fun wedding at Burlap and Beams of Athol, NY.
This venue had some great old barrels available and we took advantage of it and made it work! A rustic theme can really make your wedding a success.
BARN VENUES – There are a few great “barn” venues in the Albany, NY area to consider, if wanting this rustic feel. One as we said is Burlap & Beams. ANother is Pat’s Barn in Troy NY , and another is The Pruyn House in Latham, NY.