If you are planning an outside wedding and are really into the rustic crafty country look, I just did a wedding at Lakeside Farms Pavillion in Ballston Lake, NY. The bride and groom really got into the theme and did a super job. Here are a few of their crafty little ideas.
MESSAGE TABLECLOTHS – This bride and groom wanted a crafty feel for their wedding, so in addition to making their own flowers they used nicely decorated brown paper for their tablecloths. Then, they actually wrote each guests name on the place setting and encouraged their guests to write messages of well wishes on their tables throughout the night.
At the end of the reception, they rolled up the messages like giant scrolls with the intent to publish all of the messages on their special wedding web site that they had created for the event.
CUSTOM CRAFTY PHOTO BACKDROP – This next idea is very novel and acts as both decor and entertainment. My bride and groom also created and painted their own custom backdrop for photos, borrowing from the photobooth idea. The difference here is it had their names, the wedding date and other important tidbits splattered all over it
What this couple decided to do to create their custom backdrop was to make a tri-fold chalkboard-looking bacadef by hinginging three pieces of plyboard together. The boards were painted in black and decorated by white writing and designs.
To add to the entertainment value of this decoration, they also left a box of silly costume accessories and props for the guests to use while posing in front of their creation. Some things in the box included feather boas, crazy hats and even costume jewelry.
Finally, they strategically placed their crafty backdrop in a corner and let the fun begin.
CREPE PAPER FLOWERS EVERYWHERE – Who says you need to spend a fortune on flowers? The crafty bride and groom at this particular wedding made all of their own flowers out of pink and white crepe paper. It was really quite impressive.They covered the whole pavillion with baskets bouquets and bunches of these decorations, and even hung massive ones form the rafters. Any flat surface was subjected to the pink and white attack.
Each flower was different. Some were solid colors, other were multi-colored. Some flower arrangements were tiny and placed and displayed in baskets, while others where giant blooms were attached to actual tree branches!
What a great idea! Below is a video on how to actually make a crepe paper flower, yourself. Enjoy!