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Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Woodland Wedding

Hello Ladies, hope you all are keeping cool!  Sounds like just about everyone is still experiencing a heat wave, Michigan included!  I am soooo looking forward to fall and cooler weather :)

Last night my youngest nephew got married, and it was such a beautiful wedding!  The only bad thing (other than the blazing heat & humidity) was that my camera decided to die at the reception!  I had taken a few pictures in the church during the ceremony and all was fine, then all of the sudden it went haywire!  The screen was just a blur of pinkish purple!  Phooey, what timing!  Well, we did have the camera for 7-8 years, so I guess we got our share of use out of it.  Luckily, my sister let me borrow her camera to take the following shots, and she them e-mailed them to me. What a lifesaver!

Anyway, the reception was outside under a large tent, and since the bride and groom are nature and outdoor lovers (like me!), the theme was a woodland setting.  It was magical!  The cake, which was covered in fondant, had the sweetest little deer topper.  Not sure if you can see, but the buck has a little bow tie, and the doe has a little veil.  Adorable!

These neat swags decorated the inside of the tent.  They own a landscaping business, and are into vintage John Deere tractors, so that explains the John Deere in the center!

This chandelier was even neater in person than in the pictures!  An Ikea chandelier was adorned with antlers for a rustic-woodland meets shabby chic look!
I thought these little birdhouses and birds were just charming!  They were embellished with rocks, pebbles, twigs & moss.

I love this lemonade decanter.
The chocolate fountain was a huge hit!  Delish!

That's me & hubby.  It was such a hot & muggy night, must've been 1000% humidity (ok, maybe not 1000%, but you get my drift!)

The happy couple! It was such a wonderful night, full of lots of meaning.  Hubby & I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary later this month!

Hubs picked up a new Cannon camera today, so once I figure out how to use it, I'll post all of the goodies I bought at "Michigan's longest garage sale" this weekend.  Have a great day!


Karen said...

Glad I could be of help to you (pictures). It really was a nice wedding and I enjoyed it immensely.

Ah, now the fun of "learning" a new camera. Such fun!


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Donna, LOVE the theme here... And the "Doe&Buck" are wonderful!!! The moose antler I posted yesterday would have made a great tray here, hehe... SO happy you got a new camera. That always makes me happy and frustrated at the same time(SO MUCH TO LEARN about them)... I'm ANXIOUS to see the goodies you got!!!
Hugs, Donna

Prior said...

What a lovely and unique wedding, I am so fond of making it personal to you. Lezlee

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love all the pictures! And such a cute picture of you and your husband...What a fun wedding and so neat that it reflected all the things they love...how special!

Christine said...

It looks like a great time was had by all! Thanks for sharing...

Sandi said...

Cute wedding and very interesting theme!! Love a chocolate fountain...they are always a hit! Although we were at my neice's wedding and the chocolate fountain kinda blew apart and got chocolate on my little granddaughters dress (the flower girl) and some others. Not fun! ONLY time I have ever seen that happen.

I have been looking at several decanters for drinks and can't make up my mind what one I want. I even saw one at Home Goods shaped like a bee skep.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a fun wedding~ and I love the photo of you and your husband!

Wendy said...

What a cute wedding! :) I like the rustic/still formal feel! When I show Adam these pictures, he's going to want to find some deer like that for an anniversary cake when we get to our 50th anniversary (49 years to go haha!)...too bad he doesn't eat cake haha!

bj said...

Hey, Donna...thanks so much for coming over and leaving comments on my giveaway. Good good luck on it.

This wedding looks amazing. I really enjoyed seeing it all...especially that chocolate fountain! ummmmmmm

O and I am your newest follower...:)
xo bj

Leo said...

That chocolate fountain looks so yummy...looks like a nice evening...even if it was a bit steamy! Its hot here too. This weekend in Sanibel is 101 degrees! I am inside taking a break.

luvlev23 said...

Hello I Love the cake topper. Wondering where you got it from?? Thanks!

Libby said...

Where did you get the cake toppers?!? i am looking everywhere for deer toppers and cant find them anywhere! if you wouldn't mind, could you email me at Libbylou222@gmail.com and let me know?!