• Forests First Birthday

  • Last Nights Dinner Party

    I recently got asked to decorate a small event. It was a 30th birthday party a lady was throwing for her husband! I was so excited because as much fun as big events are, small ones are even more fun. When there is less you need, there is more detail you can place in each and every spot. Which is why I love small events! Here is just a few snap shots of my mock set up for last nights dinner party and some small details. 

    To make these place settings she wanted it to look manly. He was a hunter, so of course, camouflage! The initial plan was to have camouflage paper for the tags, but apparently our only scrapbooking store in town moved and no one knows where to find them! Not having enough time to go out of town we came up with a different solution. Now I have this craft room, normally when you think of a craft room its in the smaller kind of left over room that no one knows what else to do with. Not my craft room. It is bigger then the average size master bedroom! And chaos, so much chaos. One of these days I will do a post about it just so you all can see what Im talking about. Anyways, my craft room has almost everything and anything you could think of! Besides camouflage paper of course. But, I had camouflage fabric, so thats what we did here! Using a natural colour paper we cut out the cards and got them hand written and wrapped them with a small strip of the fabric. We need something to hold the greenery in anyways! 

    I also got these linen napkins, to die for! Im now getting them made in multiple colours! (yes for rent!!) I picked out the fabric colour and brought them to get hand made by a seamstress. There is just something so beautiful imperfect and raw about handmade items. I love to use handmade as much as I possibly can, it gives off a simple more homey feel. Just draping them in a way that looks like I just tossed them on the plate (but I actually folded and placed them out very carefully, shh) and plunked the place setting card on top. Can we talk about this table cloth to. Its a 14 ft long linen table cloth, and yes, hand sewn by the same lady! Please use these and your next event so I have an excellent excuse to get more!!

    Clearly from my recent posts, I CANT GET ENOUGH OF EUCALYPTUS its a problem. To stay on budget I managed to make this table runner myself. Getting bunches of eucalyptus and placing layers and tying them together into a 9ft garland. It turned out pretty great if I do say so myself!  Newest flower shop employee maybe?? Once that was done we just placed a few antlers throughout to give it a little more manly flare. And thats it! Simple raw elegance. 

    XOXO, WC

  • Church Pew Dreams

    Have you ever seen something in a picture and thought to yourself that you NEED to try it!? Im sure everyone gets that when you look on Pinterest, (then it never looks like the picture ;)). But somebody NEEDS TO DO THIS FOR ME! This is the whole reason why I wanted to get church pews in the first place!!

    First of all how amazing is this couple, so adorable. I don’t personally know them but I found their wedding on  Junebug Weddings Blog ! This wedding is SO DREAMY!!

    Here is the picture I’m talking about….6ae2a56c66629d47cddab69a5403f6d3

    Church pews for the first 2 rows of the ceremony seating! They can be a special place for your family &/or special people in your life. This adds such a beautiful touch for all of those people who have been there and supported you through out your journey.

    I can’t wait to see our  CHURCH PEWS incorporated into someones special day!

    XOXO, WC

  • Guest Book Table Ideas

    I know it can be super overwhelming planning the decor for your wedding. You are scrolling through the rental items feeling completely overwhelmed and don’t know where to start! Well I have put together JUST A FEW different examples of how to stage a guest book table. Using just our Emmit Table and our Ellwood Table here are 3 different decorating ideas for each one!

    First up is the Emmit Table…

    Next is the Ellwood Table….

     

    Now I don’t expect all of these to appeal to EVERYONE because we are all unique:) If you like what you see and want exactly one of these options, if you noticed I have labled each of them A-F. Feel free to send an email saying you would like to rent, for example, || Guestbook table- Emmit-B || and if all of the items are available, it will be yours! (I will let you know)

    If you like the idea of one of the set ups but would maybe rather switch out, say the Underwood Typewriter for the Aiden Antler, you can just specify that in your email and more than likely the cost will differ depending on the item! Feel free to add, take away, completely change any of these ideas as well. The options are ENDLESS!

    I hope this helps you get the ball rolling, have fun planning!!

    XOXO, WC

  • Books As Decor

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    Books as decor has got to be one of my favourite things! It adds so much character and charm. And might I add that they look GREAT in photos! Here are some examples of tied stacks of our very own books.

    That is only a fraction of all of the different ways you can use books.

    So I went searching on Pinterest for some more inspiration to share with you!

    Don’t tell me your not obsessed.

    xoxo, WC

     

     

     

     

  • LOVE Seat

    One of the newer trends in weddings is having a love seat at the head table. It adds a special touch for the bride and groom to have a seat of their own to share. Here is a perfect example of how to stage one at the head table. If you are going for that pretty vintage feel at your wedding, a love seat is defiantly the way to go! Our Sophie Sofa is the perfect size and look for this. Be sure to check her out in the RENTALS section!