Wild Wedding

Jennifer —  June 18, 2012 — Leave a comment

Last Friday, I promised that I would share how to get a really dirty tub clean.  You know, the kind that hasn’t been cleaned in years and you don’t know who has been in it.  The kind where you demo the shower door and there is all sorts of treasures underneath.  Well, I had planned on posting that “how to” today.  I usually plan my posts out for the week each weekend.  There is one little problem.  I  misplaced my phone.  My phone has the pictures.  So plan B was another post on my guest bathroom. I sat down ready to post and then I realized I left the camera in the car the Hubs has today.  We went to a wedding this weekend and I took the camera.  My job has me working really late tonight so that post would get out today if I waited until I got home….so plan c.  Thanks for being flexible.  Everyday in the summer, at work, I am surrounded by 400 kids age 7-13 and about 130 college-aged staff.  I am sorry I might be a little sporadic.  While there is no way around being a little sporadic for three months know that  my goal is to be consistent.  I don’t want to neglect my faithful readers by not posting or giving poor content.  So please bear with me, I am so sorry.

So Plan C’s post is inspired by my recent trip to Arkansas for a wedding.  I realized I had not finished a few posts about the wedding that I decorated a few months ago.  It was a lot of work, a lot of fun, and it proves you can do a lot with a little money and a lot of help.  Todays topic:  The flowers.

We were not planning on having flowers on the tables at the reception.  It wasn’t in the budget so it was a no.  I didn’t know flowers would be in the plan until 10am the morning of the reception.  Then…the bride’s aunts came to town to help decorate the wedding ceremony (which I did not help with….my job was the reception).  Their plan was to pick a few wild flowers for the ceremony but they exceeded their goal of a few and arrived at the wedding reception site about 10am with a HUGE bucket of beautiful wildflowers!  I don’t even want to know where they found them all but they all were in fact legal to pick wild flowers.    The good thing was that I had vases…tons of thrift store vases painted white from my last wedding.

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I called my friend who was on her way to help me.  (I have great friends)  She was 10 minutes from my house and went to my house to get my white vases out of storage.  The funny part of the story was one of my best friend’s and her family was staying at my house that weekend.  Her three kids were asleep in the bedroom where I had the vases stored so I think Erika had to tiptoe around them to get them.  Thank goodness I had them because this is how the flowers turned out:

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If you don’t have ton of money for flowers, plan your wedding around a time of the year where you like a particular wild flower in your home town.  The bride did pay a florist for bouquets and boutineers.   We used the extra on my fabric wreath’s.  It ended up looking like we had spent lots of money on flowers!  If you choose to do this, you will have to do it the morning of the wedding and make sure you have water for them.

$0 for flowers!  You gotta love that!  I hope to be back on Wednesday with my bathtub post.  I also hope I find my phone.  I am pretty sure its hiding in my house somewhere.  I really want to find my dog, but I have pretty much lost hope there.  Oh well, at this point, I still have not lost my mind so I guess I am in good shape!

Thanks for reading!

Jennifer

 

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