Rustic Wedding Series – 3
Rustic Wedding Series – Part 3, Ceremony Decor
Ceremony Focal Point – a tree, not an arch!
Choosing a tree as a focal point was a beautiful natural choice. We wanted to add a little definition to it, so we bought artificial flower strands at Michael’s and secured them to the tree using twine and several nails. We rented a barrel and used it as a stand to display our unity reaction. This unity reaction was super fun, I’ll describe it a little bit later.
Of course I wanted to get some fancy pants chair like this..
But I wasn’t going to fork over $5+ per chair. So we ended up going with simple black folding chairs. We made our own tulle puff balls with burlap and attached them to the inside aisle chairs.
We also used several of these displays at our reception venue. We used twigs and branches from our backyard and secured them together with burlap. We got a huge (and I mean massive) roll of burlap from uline.com, so we incorporated burlap into a lot of our ideas. The glass jars came from a restaurant my sister worked at, and we filled them with sand to hold the branches in place.
Coming up with our unity reaction was super fun. We didn’t want to do a candle or sand, so Ryan (and his smart chemistry brain) came up with this idea and we called it a “unity reaction”. When we combined the 2 blue solutions into the center jar, everything turned clear.
Bubble Send Off
And there I am, caught on camera, catching bubbles :-) We ordered about 150 bubbles from Oriental Trading for under $10.
Coming next in the series, we will highlight all of the wedding stationary and flower details.
Most photos taken by Crystal Rose Photography.