July 19th, 2014 was a magical day, it was the wedding day of a dear friend of mine. I had the pleasure of decorating her special day along with her family and friends.
First of all the venues were amazing, the ceremony was at her aunts house who had a huge, perfectly groomed, incredible back yard. The ceremony was held at her families home and business, The Orchard at the Chilliwack Original Corn Maze.
What she wanted for her wedding was vintage, rustic, and shabby chic, obviously my favourite! As you can imagine when she asked for my help that my mind was running wild with ideas!
Lets start off with this amazing arbor. Made from old split rail posts this arbor has the perfect amount of rustic charm. Mix together the light fabric, beautiful flowers, and our vintage chandelier, who wouldn’t want this beauty at their wedding! This arbor was permanent for their location but inspired us to have one of our own available for you to rent.
Old doors are a great way to add a perimeter to an area without it looking closed off. All of our doors come available with stands so you can place the doors anywhere and they are self standing and very stable.
What to do with a trunk? Well anything really! Use it as part of a display like we did here at her wedding or they also work amazing as small tables.
How amazing are windows! You can add pictures, writing, or just leave them as is. Use them as a layering piece to add dimension or just scatter them everywhere because, why not!
This is one of the more original things we’ve ever done! The chalkboard here is the size of a sheet of plywood, and what did we do with it? Hung it from the rafters of course! With one of her favourite quotes written on it, we put the boys to work and made them lift and hang this huge piece from the roof. Once it was up, we handed them big branched flowers to decorate the top of it. Could it be any more beautiful!? This chalkboard IS available for you to rent as well! It will come with a stand so it can be placed anywhere you desire.
We love fabrics, from the lightweight linen that was across the arbor to these vintage table cloths layered on barrels. We took long strips of fabric and tied them onto a rope to create another type of back drop, it looked so pretty blowing in the wind!
Small vintage details just add a little something more to decor. You can see the small gas cans peeking out from behind the lace table cloths. Or the vintage lampshade hanging from the tree. We have these small wood round table numbers available for you and the mix of wood and lace is magical!
This was my absolute FAVOURITE piece of decor from the whole wedding!
And yes, you can have them to! There are so many different ways to use ladders in a wedding but this way is extra special. If you have the ability to do this, THEN DO IT. People were in awe when they saw how beautiful this turned out. The only thing we had to add to it was some vines and bunches of flowers scattered throughout.
Have you noticed how beautiful the flowers were at her wedding! There were flowers scattered everywhere, even hiding in corners! Placing flowers in mixed vintage containers is such a beautiful touch. Here are just some amazing shots of the different arrangements she had at her wedding, and can you believe the last one was her bouquet!!
Photography by Sharalee Prang
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