Monday, April 1, 2013

Carlee & Max Forever California Celebration

My lovely niece Carlee is marrying her forever love, Max, this summer in Texas.  They want a small, church wedding in Texas.  Then a few weeks later, they will come to California so that the rest of their family and friends can throw them a California Celebration in her grandmother's backyard. Carlee wants "rustic, lace, burlap, gray and pops of mustard yellow."

So here's my first draft of a table!  Let me know your thoughts, suggestions, etc.!

The runner down the middle is burlap from Home Depot.  The candle sticks are one's I had, or found in different places, then spray painted a flat white.  This vase is a vintage, metal pitcher that I have many in similar shapes. 
 I added baby's breath to the napkin rings. The baby's breath is real; the hydrangeas are silk artificial because florists tell me that they wilt outdoors.  Anyone have any experience with hydrangeas in outside arrangements?  Thoughts?

I forgot I had these chargers that brought more gray into the table. I will have to buy some more but they are easily available at craft stores like Hobby Lobby.

This is vase option #2, a vase I had spray painted flat white.  The lace surrounded the candle holders and vase is a large roll purchased in the Los Angeles garment district.  Notice this picture was before I added the chargers.

The china is Pope-Gossen Roses, silverplate Oneida (I have enough for 75 guests), and napkins from my closet (we'll rent napkins, table cloths, tables and chairs.)  Between my sister and I, we probably have enough different silver napkin rings to do all the tables, but mix and match like the candle holders.

Let me know your suggestions!

Happy Easter!


I'm linking up with Tabletop Tuesday and Tablescape Thursday.