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The Groom Loves Cupcakes

Jennifer —  May 2, 2012 — 5 Comments

Instead of a grooms cake the bride and groom opted for a cupcake table.  A local barbeque joint makes the best cupcakes so the bride ordered them from there.  My job was to figure out how to make the cupcakes presentable…in a vintage way of course.  This wedding was literally the wedding of all things collected.   We (the bride, me, and her mother) had been gathering furniture, doors, trinkets ect.. for about one month.  The crazy thing is that 85% of the stuff was either from the MOB’s (mother-of-the Bride) house or from family and friends.  It was all dropped off on Saturday morning and I had to pick through a smorgasbord of stuff and figure out where it should go.  I had an idea in my head for the table and prepared a little for it, but as for what surrounds the table…I had no clue until Saturday.

Here is what I knew that I was going to use on the table:

  •  Large vintage boxes,
  • Cake stands
  • platters
  • some other type of riser to get the cupcakes presented on levels.

I found two of these large drawers from what, I don’t know.  They were sitting at the Re-Store for $2 a pop.

Also at the Re-store I found these old light fixtures for .25¢ a pop and these old ship-themed resorts door decor for .10¢ a pop.

All total I spent $5.00.  (the owner gave it all to me for a flat five dollars.)  Why the nasty old light fixtures and hotel decor?  Here is what I did:

  1. I cleaned up the antiqued brass light fixtures with a wet rag and pulled the rope off the hotel door decor.
  2. I primed the wood circles.
  3. I ironed and cut a peice of fabric I had from Debbie’s wedding the size of the circles
  4. I used spray adhesive that I had to attach the circles of fabric to the top.
  5. I covered the edges by hot-gluing  ribbon around the edges.

I used Liquid Nails I had to attach the wooden circle to the light fixture.  I now had three cupcake/cake stands for less than a dollar each!

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A Vintage Wedding

Jennifer —  April 30, 2012 — 9 Comments

Yesterday, I couldn’t keep my eyes open.  I was exhausted from wedding week.  Last week was filled with 6am-3pm work hours so I could get off work and focus on wedding.  I sewed, hot-glued, thrift store shopped and rummaged through friends/family of the brides stuff.  Saturday I showed up at the venue at 7am and didn’t leave until 11:30pm after it was all cleaned up.  Thank goodness it was a golf club and had locker rooms for me to get ready.  Today I want to show you the goal and outcome and in the weeks to come (with some house rehab posts mixed in between)  I will show you how I did it all.

The Theme:  Vintage Wedding on a serious budget

Needs to accomplish:

  • furniture  ( all types of vintage furniture)
  • old trinkets, vintage books
  • tables
  • tablecloths
  • Flowers
  • Mason Jars
  • Serving platters for sweets table and cupcake table
  • Table Runners
  • Dance Floor on a budget
  • Candles
  • Mood lighting
  • old doors
  • Photo booth (DIY)

Our little community is great.  I borrowed tables from a local camp,her brother  built stuff,  sewed stuff,  borrowed mason jars from the brides friend (who just got married), her aunt volunteered to pick wild flowers, I used left over flowers the florist had from the bouquets and corsage, we collected and borrowed old doors, I hot glued,  spray painted, and moved a ton of furniture…all in a matter of three days.  This is how it all turned out…

The reception was indoors and outdoors.  Here is the outside part:

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