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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Real Wedding: Emma and Mark

Emma + Mark came to me a couple months before their wedding at Condor's Nest Ranch and asked for my help.  They had taken on a lot of tasks and had even more projects that they just didn't have time to start never mind complete.  I loved all their ideas and happily came on board to take over what they had started, come up with a few new design elements and coordinate the whole event.  The result was a super sweet, pretty-in-pink, love fest.  Your Inner Song captured everything so beautifully!  You check out more over at The Wedding Chicks!

For the confetti, I punched out HUNDREDS of little flower shapes out of pink, white, yellow and tan tissue paper, popped it onto a dowel and tied it with red and white baker's twine.

Bonnie Nikolai created all the beautiful, lush floral arrangements.  Since the boys took all the barrels for the kegs we had to quickly improvise by using the smudge pots at the ranch which I actually like even better!  We tied pink poms with twine on each chair.


Emma had already made the burlap runners and I hand-stitched doilies to rest on top.  We tied EVERY napkin with a little gold doily, a button and baker's twine.  The ranch has an awesome collection of vintage plates, silver ware and mason jars that we got to use.  My husband and I also tied 450' of white papel picado around the entire reception area.

I made over a hundred doily escort badges which was probably the most time-consuming project.  Each one consists of 4 folded doilies, a kraft paper circle, a button, a pin and name tag!  It was worth it to see everyone wearing their badge around!

Guests wrote well wishes on doily hearts and were greeted with Pimm's cocktails in a mason jar complete with a cute little drink stirrer!

The dessert table was probably my favorite part!  Emma made ALL the cake and pie pops that morning as well as the trifles.  We made a backdrop of paper garlands, pinwheels and globes and it just glowed at night.


  1. I love this so much I can't even tell you!!

  2. adorable. sweet. beautiful. kinda like you!

  3. This is just perfect...all the details make me smile.

  4. such an adorable vintage filled celebration! LOVE!

  5. Oh how did I miss this!!! Such fabulous all the little touches!!


  6. This is so gorgeous and beautiful and perfect!! Le sigh. Well done, so lovely!! xo