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Fall Wedding

Posted by scrappyjack (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 15, 06 at 18:38

We just had a fall wedding for my brother this weekend. The decor was beautiful. His bride wanted to use as much natual decor as we could so to decorate the hall we used stuff from the garden and woods. On the porch were a haybale pyrimid with a corn shock behind it. On the bales were pumpkins and "indian" corn and japanese lanterns. On the porch posts, we had bunches of pampas grass with a spray of twigs that had small round yellow fruits, and some fence rose hips.
In the social hall there were pumpkins, gourds, mums, japanese lanterns, white candles in clear dishes with colored leaves and acorns. It was all just sweet. There were also carved out pumpkins used for flower vases and whatever flowers survived the frost. Some marigolds,sedum, and cosmos.
It was fun!

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RE: Fall Wedding

that sounds wonderful, scrappy.. i'm all for using nature without the ungodly expense people go to. did you take any pictures that you could share? i would really be interested in seeing the porch.

years ago i attended a wedding where all the decoration was whole fruit, even on the wedding cake. it really was exceptional. i'll never look at blueberries the same way!


RE: Fall Wedding

Maryanne: I'll post pics as soon as I get them.

It WAS wonderful in its own simplicity. The expense for this wedding was truly minimal. I have 4 sisters, and 2 brothers that we did weddings for and we've learned that simple becomes elegant. My younger sister had lavendar as the color of her wedding in May. With white peonies and mock orange (from the old homestead)as the only decor in the social hall and the tables set in lavendar and white... LOVELY!!!! And the woundn't believe!
No...we dont believe in wasteful extravagance. Simple IS better.

RE: Fall Wedding

Ah, a fall wedding.

I was married on Oct 12th ten years ago, in our small garden in Frenchtown. The Cleome, Miscanthus, and Bridal Bower Clematis were in full bloom. I think the New Dawn rose even had some rebloom at the time.

RE: Fall Wedding

Yes, please post pictures. I am a wedding planner and am always trying to convince brides that simple and low cost does NOT equate with cheap or chintzy. I am working with a bride right now who is insisting that she use exotic, out of season flowers she saw in a magazine photo. The florist and I are trying to convince her there are more plentiful in-season flowers that will give her the same impact she wants, and be kinder to her (well actually, her mom's) pocketbook. So please post pictures that I can put in my arsenal!

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