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Painted Glass Bottles and Jars - Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

I have a ton of glass laying around…time to DIY!!  I picked some of my favorite colors, yellow and gray, in latex paint.

Truth be told the paint was pretty thick…maybe I bought the wrong latex?  Once I watered it down it was easier to coat the glass.

Love the look of the finished product.  Let it dry though!!  It takes longer than you think.

The Beauty of Military Blankets

Sometimes my blog goes more in the design direction but I promise I’ll tie this into a wedding use.  I love military blankets.  Something about them are so beautiful to me…rough, vintage, historical.  Here are some of my favorites:

Italian Style

US Issue

And my favorite this grey and yellow one.

Now picture this…an outdoor wedding complete with a smore’s station or a campfire…enter military blankets.  Fairly inexpensive and rustic, it would be nice to have some laying around when it gets chilly.

Photo via Ruffled

Stryker Sonoma Winery Wedding - The Reception

More pictures from this Stryker Sonoma wedding.

Photos taken by the talented Sabine Scherer.

Loved the look of the cherries placed sporadically on the escort card table.

Stryker Sonoma Winery Wedding: The Ceremony and the Girls

What a fun day.  What a fun couple.  What a beautiful venue…Stryker Sonoma Winery!

Photos taken by the talented Sabine Scherer.

Up Next:  Stryker Sonoma Wedding Reception Details!!

Mason Jar Salads for Wedding Reception

I came across a post about Mason Jar Salads and I started to think that this might be a super cute idea for a wedding reception.  Perhaps a laid back farm wedding or maybe a wedding reception in a barn?!?!

Jars could already be on each place setting, in the buffet line or even served individually by wait staff.

Tips for making a Mason Jar Salad include:

1. Dressing on bottom, lettuce on top.

2. On top of dressing should be something hearty like shredded cabbage, pea pods or carrot matchsticks

Wedding Photo Place Cards

I have to be honest (and I apologize in advance if I offend anyone) but I sometimes feel that a lot of weddings we see on blogs blend together.  Don’t get me wrong they are all overwhelmingly beautiful…but most are very similar.

I am always searching for new ideas, brainstorming new ways to revamp old ideas but in reality it’s hard.  Most things have been done.

Enter my Wisconsin bride, an easy to work with laid back girl who just wanted a fabulous party.  When I asked her if she wanted to “reserve” seats for certain family members at the ceremony she said yes and in her casual laid back style asked if we could just tape pictures of those people to the seats.  Then the creative juices began flowing.

Why not do this for the reception?  We have all seen photo walls, photo tables, photos strung on twine…but why not attached to each seat?  A fun way to find your seat and a great conversation piece for the guests.

Granted this probably is only practical for a small wedding and if done for a larger wedding you would probably need escort cards to guide people to the correct table and then they could find their seat.

Well without further ado…wedding photo wall meets place cards: