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? 😉