I've decided to post some real wedding photos for your viewing. My hope is that you will be able to glean some ideas for your own wedding or at least get some ideas of what I'm discussing in other articles on the site.The first gallery is my daughter's wedding set in an old south Louisiana garden Her wedding took a lot of planning, because she wanted a night time reception under the moon light. The garden had no lighting and only one extension cord for electricity. Needless to say we needed plenty of candle and torch lighting. We also had the garden for one day and so, had to move everything from the garden before 11 PM that night. That included a sound system, two tents, several tables and chairs and all the candles and torches. With lots of forethought, it went like a charm. There was very little stress and everything was lovely.
The most fun filled wedding I've done so far, was a "Winter Wonderland" wedding theme. I loved coming up with ideas for making it a true winter setting, which is a big deal down here in Louisiana since we don't really have a cold winter. We had a snow machine that we bought for about $70 dollars, did the colors in silver, white and fuchsia and sprayed snow on the ground where the ceremony took place.
For the reception, we had a shiny blue plastic taped tightly to the floor with snow blanket piled along the edges to simulate ice. There were glittery snow flakes hanging from the ceiling with clear fishing string, icicle lights around the perimeter of the room with lots of candle lights and a few oil lamps...no bright lights. All in all these real wedding photos give you a few ideas and I hope help you to plan your perfect day.
This is my eldest son's lovely outdoor wedding with a vintage feel. It was featured in a local newspaper and was a great example of incorporating inexpensive and personal touches to achieve a wonderful experience.
Jonathan and Beth planned a lovely, inexpensive outdoor wedding. The details were lovely, but the amount of money spent was very little. Check out how things laying around the house were used to make stunning details for a vintage feel.
David and Kelsea
David and Kelsea had a simply beautiful backyard wedding. Kelsea wanted rustic but simple details.
I'd love to hear about and see photos from you. Please share what you did, and what you learned so that we all can do a better job at planning.
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