When my daughter Shantel was born, I wondered what her future would hold. Like most moms, I hoped only the best for her. As I watched her grow, I was very proud of her and her choices. She grew so fast, and it seemed like I only blinked once; she was engaged, and we were planning her wedding. It was so unbelievable to me. In this Blog, I will show you all the details and how I planned Shantel’s wedding.
The first thing I asked Shantel was what style and what colors she wanted for her wedding. She decided she wanted to decorate in a Boho Chic Style and wanted Maroon and Dusty Rose Pink as her Wedding Colors. She also knew she wanted Dream Catchers hanging from the ceiling and gold accents everywhere. So the first thing I did was try to figure out how I would make the dream catchers. It was a lot of trial and error, but I finally figured it out. I think I made around 120 of them, with help from my family and friends, and they turned out so beautiful. You can see how I made them right here. They might look hard to make, but they are pretty simple. I loved how they looked hanging from the ceiling. To see how I made the dream catchers there is a video right here.
The Table Decorations and Centerpieces were also fun for me to create. I found some beautiful white vases, flowers, sticks, and greenery to create the flower vases. I used artificial flowers only in the centerpieces, so I could make them weeks in advance. Also, I found these beautiful glasses and gold lanterns to put candles in, a darling little plant in a gold pot, and a picture of Shantel and Austin in a frame to set on the table. Lastly, I used oversized wooden discs my friend cut out for me using her vast log. I used a white tablecloth that went to the floor to cover the tables, a burlap runner, and a runner I made out of some beautiful old doilies I found.
Wooden Palette Picture Boards
The Venue we chose for Shantel’s Wedding was quite large, so I wanted to find different ways to fill the space. I decided to take some old wooden palettes and make some picture boards. I thought hanging pictures from some of Austin and Shantel’s favorite times would be fun. On the palette, I hung little pennant banners I made from Jute and Scrapbook paper, A string of small Doilies, white lights strung across, and pictures of Austin and Shantel. I love how they turned out. I think I made 6 of them. I placed them under each window in the Venue.
Wedding Gift Tent
I wanted to make a Tipi or Tent to put the wedding gifts in to go with the Boho Chic Theme. My Husband Kelly got some long pieces of Quaking Aspen Wood and put the Tipi together. Then I took some old lace and wrapped it around the whole thing. I added a bundle of sticks, some beautiful ribbon, and a deer skull to decorate the top. I love how it turned out. It was a stunning statement piece, and all the guests loved it!
We had Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods, and Fruit Kabobs for the refreshments at Shantel’s Wedding. We had many different toppings for the cheesecake, so everyone could choose their favorite. We had Sparkling Cider, Pink Lemonade, and Lemon Water to drink. Renee helped me with all of the food, and it was delicious.
One of Shantel’s good friends made her wedding cake, and it was gorgeous. I placed two mason jars in front of the cake, one labeled BRIDE and one labeled GROOM. Then put a little note by them that said who do you want to see get cake smashed in their face? Whoever had the most money in their jar was the one that got the cake smashed in their face. It was super fun, and the Guests loved it.
We ended the night with a Sparkler Send off. It was so much fun, and all of the guests loved it!
This was an extraordinary day; it is something I will never forget and hold very close to my heart. To end this Blog, I wanted to share a picture of Shantel and me from her wedding day.
Here is a link to a video I took right before the reception started. I hope you enjoy it. You can get an up-close look at the beautiful reception hall. This is one of my proudest and happiest moments; I love you, Shantel, with all my heart.