Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vintage Engagement/Wedding Decor

This past week has been so busy for our family. We have been doing a lot of shopping in preparation for our daughters' trip overseas. Our church also held VBS and we all volunteered, and as soon as that was over we set up for my brother's engagement party. Monday morning we drove our girls to the airport and I'm ready to relax!
We actually had a lot of fun putting it all together and I want to show you the results. It was in the basement and there isn't much natural light so excuse the quality of photos.

  All the wildflowers were in bloom here so we decided to use them in our arrangements.

We also used some flowers from my garden and bought the carnations. We only spent twenty dollars on flowers!

Emily and Julia made these heart garlands for the backdrop.

They bought a heart punch and glued three hearts together with a piece of twin in the middle. This was a lot of work, but they did it in advance.

They also made two banners using card-stock and burlap. I like that it was simple to do and filled in a large space fast. For the table runner we wanted to keep the price down so instead of using burlap we bought brown wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby. I cut the tube of paper in three and hot glued lace that we already had to edges.

I think that considering what we had to work with, which is a basement with cafeteria tables and a very small budget it turned out fabulous!

Emily even made use of the dry erase board that was hanging up.

The vintage suitcase and chalkboard were a last minute addition, but definitely added a nice touch.

The bride loved the chalk board so much that if we can fit it in a small car, it will be making it's way across the country to her this week.

 It's great to know you don't have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful party. I'll leave you with a glimpse of the yummy(homemade) desserts that were enjoyed by all!

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  1. Well done Adriana! Lots of work but looked absolutely fabulous! I know Emma loved the decorations.

  2. Love all the beautiful handmade touches! You definitely CAN have a lovely celebration without spending a fortune. Thanks for sharing this : )

  3. It was beautiful! I'm glad I was able to be there in person to see your simple yet gorgeous decorations (and eat the delicious desserts)!

    1. Thanks Lidia! I'm glad we could take the drab basement and make it feel like a joyful celebration!

  4. Superb ideas!! These vintage décor ideas are really great dear. I am thinking to host our 4th anniversary party and just booked a nice location for vows. I would love to use this idea for the decoration. Thank you so much for sharing!