I look forwards to your ides. Thanks Jane.
This may be helpful...or not. My wedding was on the casual (and inexpensive) side. I bought purple tablecloths (paper ones) at a party supply store and topped them with white candle-globes from a restaurant supply store.
For table decorations, I put out dozens of colorful origami pieces that I made along with a former student of mine from Japan. My boss had also given me a lot of pencils from Thailand - they had little Thai dolls on the top of each one - so I put those out along with small, colorful pads of notepaper. The guests had a lot of fun writing silly or meaningful notes to us, which we gathered up and saved as a keepsake.
It was my favorite wedding ever.
Jane, I am so happy for you and your daughter. the venue looks spectacular. I made the bouquets for my sons wedding and the center pieces for my daughter. They were on Valentines day, so was quite easy, hearts and flowers. You are a crafty person so I am sure you can come up with something as long as you have a craft store close by. Look in magazines, and plan on a theme. Get your daughter and future son in law involved. Should be a fun time had by all. Good Luck and keep us informed of the progress.
All I can say is WOW!!! I love this. I think whoever decorated this reception has done a beautiful job picking up the color of the trains and bringing it into the table. I would go have a look at the trains and maybe pick up some of the color for decorating, as well as the colors your daughter is choosing. I see black, gold, red, how elegant. Your daughter has excellent taste.
How exciting For you and your daughter. I did a google Search of train themed wedding. In this link, If you scroll through the photos, There is an interesting place card idea you could make.
Now this link is one of the most beautiful bouquets I have ever seen and one I would love to make if I ever got married. If you want make something, this would be loads of fun. it is made out of costume/vintage pins! Here is the link:
http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blo … g-glamour/
so please let us know what you are making. Oh and post pictures.
Thanks for the replies and thank you Michelle for the links, Sarah loves some of the ideas. Bobbie the month is April, so spring ideas would be wonderful. There is no colour theme as Sarah and Matt have decided to use all colours. Sarah is even pondering on having rainbow dyed roses in her bouquet. Any more thoughts on bits I could make would be wonderful, thanks.
This is what a friend of mine did for her wedding. She makes teddy bears, I used to make flower arrangements as a professional. So, I made special flower arrangements with a sort of little sponge platform in the middle, and for each platform she made a teddy bear little couple. This was for each table (say 8 people). At the end of the wedding, they made a sort of lottery, so in each table somebody got the flower arrangement with teddy bears as a present. (The flowers were artificial so they would keep forever). It was really cute! Unfortunately I don't have pictures.
I don't now if it could do, since you have a train theme already....but here it is!
I was going to ask this last night but didn't - until I found out when the wedding would be. Now it's even more apropos.
Is it just an optical illusion (the reflection of the glass/daylight/sky-lit ceiling) that the window areas of the train cars are appearing to have the palest suggestion of a light green shade?
hmmmm... Spring Green???
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We used a ton of stuff from this for our wedding a couple of years ago. I still have the bride and groom bears. Really easy to put together. I did cheat with the boxes though, I made boxes for chocolates that my mom made. But as I am a graphic designer I just took the shape of one of the boxes and put my own design on it. But we did everything as a paper theme.
I made everything for my daughters wedding...her dress, brides maids dresses, flower girls dresses. The one thing she really liked was a huge baloon arch that they got married under. We made a wire arch the size we wanted then covered it as full as we could with baloons filled with helium. It was beautiful!