Guest Author - Sandra Sable
I recently had a client ask about creating a country wedding reception. I thought about it and painted a picture of a really kicked back mood. I am listing the ideas here. So if any of you are interested in this theme, please feel free to adopt any of these ideas. I did keep it brief so I don’t drag on.
I had this barn in mind, one of those great character barns. I searched the county high and low for just that barn, (it was part of the vision). I found it, and talked the owner into allowing us to have the wedding reception there. We gave him a small amount of money for his trouble and invited him to the wedding.
The next thing was the on the list was the tables. They had to be reminiscent of an old- fashioned country picnic, yet a little intimate. I chose round tables, I love the way they gather people and put a classy touch to anything. The chairs were simple white chairs, but if you had the budget you could use farmhouse style chairs, or cover the backs of the chairs with potato sacks. The tablecloths were simple red and whit gingham. We bought a large roll of vinyl and draped the tables.
For the centerpieces we used daisies with some greenery, in enameled coffee pots, and oldfashioned teapots. This kept everything crisp and country. We also put candles on the tables in small quilted jelly jars. This gave everything a little flicker of sparkle.
We borrowed hay bails and put flower arrangements all over them. We also created our refreshment stand out of hay bails. All around the barn we hung homemade paper chains in yellow and white. My favorite part of the whole thing was serving the signature drink in mason jars, garnished with a slice of lemon. It was lemonade called the Lemonizer.
He imagination list can go on and on. Just start with a picture in your mind. My signature is creating events to remember on beer budgets. I will gladly answer any questions you ask. Either email me, or head over to the forum and lets talk weddings. This is Sandra Sable signing off for now.