Monday, January 21, 2013

25th Anniversary and Wedding Planning

We just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!

Our daughter threw us a surprise party with our friends and what a wonderful surprise it was!

That same daughter is as of today, 74 days away from her we are planning and crafting.
Going with the vintage theme....what else?! I was so glad she decided to go that route since we can pack up half my house for decor.

Buttons are one of the themes, we are using collections we came across at garage sales and new ones at Hobby Lobby. Not my treasured Grandmother's buttons though.
 Here is the bride to be, crafting away.

 And here are some of the button flowers we are making.

We worked hard on collecting pins, broaches, earrings etc to make her bouquet and her bridesmaids, we have a few more touches and the mounting left to do.

Is it a wonder why my shabby room looks so shabby and messy!
We will be using large displays of over sized coffee filter flowers in washtubs, since the venue is a large open space we will need to create smaller eye catching areas. Ours will be more detail oriented than big over all wow factor. We also have some old doors we plan to make a photo booth out of and are still searching Pinterest for ideas.

For corsages and boutonnieres we are also hand crafting, since we are not going with real flowers we were pretty open on what to do. Once again at Hobby Lobby I came across calla lilies that were on clearance. Walked by them a couple times over a couple weeks.....and when it hit me I needed to make boutonnieres I ran back hoping they would still be there, and they were, woohooo!
Already sold as boutonnier/corsage, I had to disassemble them because the style just wasn't the look we wanted.  The above shows what we are going with.

Here is the interesting part....those same flowers that were on clearance....are now full price in the bridal aisle. Yep, same flowers, same maker- exact same- were full price and clearance in the same store at the same time! It saved us over $135!!

The white and gray pillar displays were bought on clearance too, at the same store and will be used for cake table display, so now....they are on the mantel..... is slowly taking over my house and my life, but that is ok

because before you know it, it will be their 25th! and God willing our 50th.

  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Cor 13:4-7

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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Happy anniversary!!

The buttons flowers and bouquets out of pins and earrings is so unique...


NanaDiana said...

Happy Anniversary, Shannon. 25 years is becoming rarer in this day and age.

I can't wait to see more vintage touches for your daughter's wedding- xo Diana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The wedding decorations look like they will be very creative and lovely. Congratulations on your 25th anniversary.

Annie One Can Cook! said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet daughter you have to throw a fun party :)

I was married two and a half weeks ago so I'm VERY familiar with wedding DIY--I love those bouquets your making. They are so unique and beautiful!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Happy Anniversary, Shannon (and Hubby)!!!
The wedding preparation looks so neat.
i just saw a cake table done up really neat with the vintage vibe using picture frames... here is the link! (I can't believe I remembered where I saw it) :)
Just more ideas... sending good wedding planning thoughts your way.


Katherine Wolak said...

What a lovely post, about love and about decor! SO many sweet ideas I see here!


Curtains in My Tree said...

I love the button flowers and the wedding bouquets
I set up at a sale last year and a young girl and her mother bought several rhinestone silver pins from me, they were making wedding bouquets

I will be watching for wedding pictures later on

Happy Anniversary


LV said...

I like the idea of a vintage wedding. Not many young folks would want that anymore. Best wishes on your anniversary. My sister and husband just had their 63 so you have a ways to go.

The Refeathered Roost said...

Congrats on your 25th anniversary!
Love the idea of a vintage wedding~unique and full of possibilities. All the best to you all!

Sherry said...

What fun working on your daughter's wedding. I enjoyed helping with both of my girls weddings. My niece used buttons and vintage brooches in her wedding. I will look back and see if I did a blog post about it and send you the link.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happy Anniversary! And enjoy the wedding planning process! You are off to a great start!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! Your creations are looking good for the wedding....I know it is a lot of work.
My hubby and I will celebrate 40 years this August!

Jody and Stan said...

Happy 25th Anniversary! I love everything you're doing for the wedding, how exciting. The button flowers and bouquets are so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


Jann Olson said...

Congrats! Happy 25th. Hubby and I celebrated our 40th last Aug. I say you have a great excuse for having a messy shabby room. All is coming together so nicely. the button flowers are so fun and way to score on the Calla Lilies. I always check the clearance section where ever I might be. Great bargains are in store! Keep us posted on all the planning and congrats to the bride to be! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Sherry said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary! Lovely vintage crafts!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, these crafts are so creative and lovely! The wedding will be so beautiful.

Congrats on 25 years! Quite an accomplishment :)

Visiting from the Old Time Party.

Old Time Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on your daughter's upcoming wedding. Vintage weddings are so much fun. I'm helping my nephew with his. Thanks for boot scootin' on over to join in at the Old Time Party!
Farmhouse hugs,

Maureen said...

I love the trend of vintage, hand crafted weddings. It's so much more interesting and gets away from the ridiculous costs of one. Congrats on your anniversary and your upcoming mother of the bride day!

Leillin Travertski said...

Your daughter is very sweet! Her anniversary gift surprise is splendid. She did a great job in crafting those different buttons.

-Leillin Travertski

hollygillott said...

Your wedding craft ideas are really cool. Now, my left over buttons can be used after some years that I collected lots of buttons in various designs.

-Holly Gillott

hollygillott said...

Your wedding craft ideas are really cool. Now, my left over buttons can be used after some years that I collected lots of buttons in various designs.

-Holly Gillott


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