Well, today was the big day for my friend! She’s now officially a Mrs. And though I still need to go back in a few days to the reception building, for the most part, the decorations are complete! And I think the fish were definitely a hit!
The wedding colors were cobalt blue and orange, so the fish definitely worked right into the color scheme perfectly. Goldfish with some variations of blue stones and a few crystals were the talk of the reception. There were 30 fish and I think we only had one casualty. Not bad!
I ended up putting the fish where I thought small children would have the least access to them. 😉 I think that helped with the lack of casualties. So there were fish in the main bar room, along with two bar areas, and on the head bridal table. Don’t worry, the kids saw the fish quite a lot…they were just more supervised in those areas.
I made these larger floral arrangements as centerpieces for the food tables.
With black table cloths, they are simple and effective decorations for a room filled with total beige.
I found these blue and white ceramic vases at Hobby Lobby on clearance for 80% off. Woohoo! Bargain shopping! And then I made all the arrangements with silk flowers in the pots. I didn’t even know I could do that. I’ve never been particularly good with floral arrangements before. But I studied up on it a lot and bought the right supplies I think.
The arrangements looked beautiful behind the bar with some more fish bowls and tulle!
I continued the blue theme throughout the hall with simple decorations of multi-colored blue water.
A few clever folks picked up on the fact that I am a quilter, because they realized that the orange fabric I used on some guest tables and the bridal table is a lovely quilting fabric actually from Joann’s. The bride loved it! I was originally going to do a Joel Dewberry fabric, but it was simpler for me to get the Joann’s fabric….and here it is!
And then there were the large mobiles I made for over the dance floor. I’ll share my inspiration and instructions later, but for now…here’s the finished product!
See why I am tired? 😉
20 thoughts on “A Wedding Arrangement”
What an amazing amount of work! The decorations look wonderful and so innovative!
Well done, it looks fantastic…I have just "been through" my sisters wedding, which she did on a budget…I didn't know I could make 140 origami love hearts (name places) and make bouquets for 5 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, and the bride, and the lapel flowers for the groom, 4 groomsmen, two fathers and two mothers! Thank goodness for youtube, and that I love my sister! That was a month ago…I get tired just remembering it!!!
WOW! How imaginative and what a lot of work!
Can't think why you would have been worn out after all that… it looks fab though :o)
She is blessed to have such a friend!! Beautiful!!
Oh honey I understand your tiredness. Up until just recently this is what I did every weekend (and occasionally during the week) for two years. It is exhausting, both mentally and physically. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing although I am glad I won't have to use any of your ideas since I am out of that business now. hehehe *giggling*
Looks awesome, love the fish!
great job sweetie!
What beautiful decorations! You did a great job as u usual.
Wow, Angela, you did an amazing job! Love the goldfish idea, and the colored water in the vases – so smart!!! And the mobiles are just pure genius!!
Wow, that's fantastic, though. I love how you jazzed up such a plain hall so effectively without going overboard. Nice work.
Wow, that was beautiful work!
You did an amazing job adding color to such a huge, beige space! The jars of water were terrific. Love, love the mobiles! I'm less sure about the fish-did they at least go to good homes after their ordeal?
It looks great! The fish are such a fun idea! I also love that print from Joann. I just made a friend a maternity skirt out of it.
Wow! You did a wonderful job!! Everything is beautiful and I really like her unique theme. I'm sure the happy couple loved it. What happy memories. ;o)
Yes, I see why you're tired! Then dance floor mobiles look incredible. It'll be fun to take a closer look. I also really like the blue vases of water. Simple, but good.
You did such a great job on this – your friend must have been thrilled!!! Congratulations, I really wasn't sure how a cobalt blue and orange wedding would turn out but I'd say you totally rocked it for her.
Beautiful! And isn't it fun what you can do with simple colored water? Stunning!
What a beautiful wedding it must have been with all the lovely things you made. Great job!
It's awesome flowers arrangement and also the table decoration are perfect.If anybody needs help in beautiful arrangement in the ceremony,my suggestion is to use the wedding app and arrange it easily.