Sunday

~Weekend Wedding Work~

The photo was taken in my studio, here at home. I spent most of the weekend, at the lake, working on chair bows. These are for my daughter's wedding in November. I will be making eight of these bows for the head table chairs. The chairs will be standard reception hall variety.
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The attendants' dress color is eggplant. The bouquets are a combination of Fall colors with a bit of eggplant and just a touch of lime. Calla Lilies, Roses and Fall berries will be some of the components of the attendant bouquets. The Maid of Honor is a college friend of my daughter. The Bridesmaid is my oldest Granddaughter.
The Flower Girls will carry floral balls made of tiny Yoko Ono (green) mums. Their dresses are white with eggplant sashes. The Ring Bearer's pillow will be made of the same mum. He will be wearing a black tux, with a tiny Calla Lily boutonniere. This part of the ceremony will bring smiles, indeed! I love it when children participate in weddings! The tiniest attendants will be my two younger Grandchildren and the Groom's Goddaughter
The Bride's bouquet will be made of the above mentioned flowers, plus a beautiful green Hydrangea bloom, in memory of her Paternal Grandmother. All the bouquets and other flowers will be fresh, except for the chair bows and the arch. These will be made of silk flowers and vines. I'll be making the arrangement for the apex of the arch, as well as the chair bows.


A simple tulle bow will be tied around a chair. The silk bouquet will be attached to the tulle bow, using a pin attached to the back.
My daughter has engaged a "day of wedding" coordinator. She and her partner will attach the bows to the chairs and take care of other last minute decorating and wedding details.
The wedding ceremony and reception are at the same venue, a rustic lodge with a beautiful view through windows across the back of the building.
The ceremony music will be provided by an acoustic guitarist.

57 comments:

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pat~ that is going to be just beautiful! We want more pictures along the way.

Brenda said...

That is so pretty.My daughter is getting married in Nov. also. They are waiting to the last min. to get things and then I will go nuts working. She doesn't like roses so we are having a hard time finding a flowers. She is wanting a vintage style wedding. Can't wait to see more.

Meadow Street said...

I love dressing up chairs. Your bouquets are beautiful.

Rowan said...

The chair bows are lovely and I like the autumnal colour scheme too. Your daughter is fortunate to have such an artistic and skilful mama.

carolyn said...

These are just gorgeous, love the colour cobination, they are both romantic and dreamatic at the same time.

Andi said...

Oh Pat...the chairs are beautiful! I love reading about the wedding plans, the colors and all the details. Weddings are so special!

Mom2fur said...

Those are so luxurious and feminine! I also had a November wedding (back in 1980) and fall colors are just so beautiful, aren't they? I wish we'd thought to dress up the chairs, LOL!

Esther Sunday said...

Pat - very classy and elegant. Sounds like it will all be beautiful! Photos Please! Our oldest was married 7/7/07. She is a huge procrastinator and after a year and a half of offering my help - I made up ALL 80 favors myself - the night before the wedding!!!! Have fun! Love, Esther

Terri and Bob said...

My daughter is getting married in March 2008. I eagerly read all you have done, it is beautiful!

Suzanne said...

Pat, the wedding plans sound beautiful, and with the Fall colors will be gorgeous! Your bouquets are so pretty, can't wait to see more photos.

Deb said...

Pat, the bows are stunning! What a gorgeous colour combination for a November wedding & how special for your daughter to know that her Mum made them.

Maureen said...

Pat- Beautiful! I know you're having fun with it all just as we did. These are such special times, your daughter will have fond memories of your lovely creative hand in it all! We moved the the bows I created for the ceremony at my daughter's wedding inside to the chairs and other places for the reception, and the use of silk really allows for more function! Can't wait to hear and see more!

oak wind farm said...

Very pretty!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Pat, your daughter's wedding is going to be just beautiful!! Make sure to consantly stop, and take in everything. to store in your memory.

It will be something you will look back on with such joy and fondness! Your work is beautiful, there is nothing more special than creating beauty for your girl's special day!
xo Lidy

Rosemary said...

Hi Pat,
Beautiful chair bows. My daughter has a day of coordinator as well. Yay for that!!
Since my daughter's wedding is in October, we are doing the same things, you and I. The invitations went out today. You are a good mom!!!!!
Rosemary

Julie said...

Oh - I will be paying close attention as I have one georgous daughter who is unmarried!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

So, so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of the wedding. I'm sure it will be amazing!

Chris said...

Love all your wedding plans, just beautiful!

daisy cottage said...

Gorgeous Pat! LOVE these photos of the bow and chair too! Can't wait to see more pictures!
xo,
Kim

Paula said...

These tie backs are gorgeous - and quite elegant. I'm sure the tables were beautiful.

Garden_Antqs said...

Pat: you do beautiful work, maybe I could get you to come to Texas in November 2008 for my son's wedding :)

KLKinFLA said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! The colors are right up my alley!

sheila said...

well, I don't know what to add that hasn't been said already :) but it is all true :)

Susie Q said...

Oh Pat. This will be such a stunning wedding. Just so pretty. How I look forward to seeing the photos! I love Fall weddings so and the colors chosen are so rich and lovely.

I love the chair bows...wow. Everything will be awe inspiring!

Hugs,
Sue

Debbie Egizio said...

Wow Pat! These chair bows and bouquets are gorgeous. You are so incredibly talented. I am sure that this event will be stunning! Wonderful job.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I am gasping. Absolutely gorgeous. I can picture it all in my mind. OH, it is going to be beautiful. i love the colors and you have put it together just perfectly.

cammyk said...

The chair bouquets are absolutely stunning Pat. You are so talented. I look forward to reading more about the wedding. Have a lovely week.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautifully done! What a lucky daughter you have. cherry

Mary said...

These are such stunning chair bows Pat - it's going to be a beautiful wedding. Be sure to take more photos for us.
What color will you be wearing?

Rose Mary said...

That is going to be a beautiful wedding--the colors are gorgeous! The bow is so pretty--great job, Pat--you are so talented!

Amber said...

Gorgeous, Pat!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Pat!
Sounds absolutely beautiful, the bows are gorgeous, & I know you are having a ball putting everything together! We will all look forward to wedding pictures!

Kathy

willzmom said...

How lovely! What a special time for you and your family.

Joyce said...

Oh Pat....... simply lovely! How very talented you are! I love the Fall colors.... oh it sounds like it will be a "dreamy" wedding! all my best, Joyce

Jen said...

Beautiful, Pat! Lucky her to have such a talented mom helping out!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I cannot wait to see all the photos!! As many as you can post lol!!

lindaharre said...

Pat......Thanks to your blog we are now taking this weekly day trips! You reminded me of all we have right around us to see:D Thanks for visiting me.....Linda

T*mmy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...you are Welcome any time!
That wedding sounds so pretty!!
:)

Lacy said...

beautiful....just beautiful!!!..you're having fun, now!!!...I remember doing all those little 'extra's...to make the day special...the 'Bride' will remember it too!!!...thanks for sharing...Lacy

Kat said...

Those are gorgeous. Your daughter is very lucky:) Can't wait to see more pictures:)

The Decorated House said...

Hi Pat!
Oh what a lovey wedding this will be. The colors are beautiful.
Your bows are indeed stunning, and are going to be so gorgeous.

Happy Birthday to Mr. J! just a tiny bit late. :)

OldBagNewTricks said...

What a lovely and most elegant chair bow... the colors, the quality... takes my breath away... stunning.

Jenny

auntpittypat said...

Just absolutley gorgeous! As others have said, I can't wait to see and hear more. Enjoy each moment. I know you will.

Cherry Menlove said...

Wow, the bows are beautiful Pat. How excited you must all be. Ahhhhhh, weddings!

Cherry xx

cityfarmer said...

Well done my dear creative friend...I am truly inspired...today I shall clean my house and do something wonderful with my "stuf"

Your daughter should rise and call you blessed....I am sure she does.

Kari said...

Wow. It doesn't get any better looking than that. I'm floored. Those chair bows are just gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way. Hope you find that Brighton store at the Branson Landing...take pictures if you do. I love seeing their stuff. And don't forget to smell their fragrances...Love and Dream are my favorites!

ValleyGirl said...

Thanks for popping by! You have a beautiful site here -- and those wedding decorations are incredible. What a beautiful wedding that will be!

I'd promised myself I wouldn't add any more sites to my favourites list, but I'm having trouble resisting, especially when it comes to you southern gals! There's just something so refreshing about your simple, down-home, 'come set a spell on the porch swing' approach to life -- I love it!

tammi

smilnsigh said...

Ohhhh beautiful!!! I have chills of excitement already, anticipating all your photos.

What beautiful, beautiful work you do and how very talented you are! Imagining such, is a tremendous talent. And you have it, in spades!

Best of luck with your purging mode! Best, best, bestest luck, to both of us. :-))))

Mari-Nanci

the feathered nest said...

This is going to be the most beautiful wedding. The chair bows are so pretty!

Manuela

Inspired Tokens said...

How beautiful! I just love the colors! Came to your blog via rosepetitemasion...thank you for sharing your lovely pictures, I await more.

Decor4U said...

Thanks for visiting my blog,nice to meet you.can I add you to my list?

Pamela said...

exquisite!!
(I'VE always called the color of eggplant is AUBERGINE.)

the wedding is going to be beautiful -- someone did some fantastic planning.

you should pop over to http://anecdotes.typepad.com/anecdotes_antidotes_and_a/
and see her daughters wedding picture.

soo lovely too

Beaufort Belle said...

Absolute perfection. You are truly a remarkable talent!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

How beautiful! We have no fall weddings in our family - it must be so exciting for your family to celebrate with all those glorious autumn colors!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are stunning! Wow! The colors are beautiful!

Vintage to Victorian said...

What a beautiful combination of colours. I've just found your blog and look forward to coming back and seeing more. My daughter's wedding was back in May so I'm enjoying watching everyone else's plans for theirs this year!
Sue

Lallee said...

Your pew bow looks really pretty. I enjoyed reading the flower plans, as I'll be doing twenty table arrangements for my friend's wedding in October. I'm using dark blue dried hydrangeas with touches of corals. This will be a second wedding for her.