Joy’s wedding

Even though this wedding happened at the beginning of June; before summer officially started, the colours remind me of fall.  The bride had her decor to evolve around the orange tiger lily, which was her favourite flower.

I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in this wedding by making the ceremony backdrop, help decorate the reception and make the bouquets. 

What I loved most about this wedding, is that it did not kill the wallet.  It was thought out and planned in a way that although it looks pretty and unique, it was at the same time quite economical.

Her bouquets and flowers for her bridesmaids were part artificial and real.  The majority of the flowers came from “Michael’s” arts and craft store and “Dollarama”.  The real flowers in her and bridesmaids bouquets came from Loblaws superstore and her garden and mine.

bouquetcentrepiece(and yes those are real fish in the bowls)

DSC_9381The backdrop was created with banner paper and chalk.  I took the design from her invitations and used it as the inspiration for the backdrop in the ceremony.   The pergola was borrowed as well as the lights and fabric used to decorate it.  The vases were the churches which had a bit of colour popped into it with dollar store flowers.

card box I took the left over paper from the banner and used the same design to make her

card box shading it in with pencil crayons.

backwallIn the reception, we used 6 panels of my white curtains from my house (they used to be in my girls room) with my Christmas tree lights duct taped to the back wall.  The additional fabric was a peach gossamer that we found-yes found for FREE, and the brown organza is the table toppers we ordered from Linen Tablecloths in the US.  We found 33 organza squares for just over $100.00!!

DSC_9357 The cake table and head table with the brown organza squares. 

Cake was created by Peggy Michel of “Peggy’s cakes” in Blackstock. 

gymThe gym (reception) before the guests came in and lights were dimmed. 

DSC_9426The vases were from the dollar store, flowers as well as the stones.  Fish from WalMart and the mirror tiles were borrowed.  The floating candles were bought using Michael’s coupons and the flameless tea lights were bought from dollar store also.  Not sure if it picks up in this photo but the organza fabric shines with an orange undertone in it so everything matched beautifully to Joy’s tiger lily.


I just loved how so much came together without having to spend an arm and leg on design.

What have you been apart of lately that did not kill the wallet?

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Donna Rafferty said…
I was just surfing thru Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday when I saw your post about the wedding. What great ideas and a GORGEOUS reception hall. You made it look fabulous! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
stef said…
Thank you very much. It is always a blessing to be apart of weddings and make people happy!

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