Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Simply Beautiful Wedding

On August 20th, we celebrated my niece's wedding in the corner of a park in Washington state.
Little candles in mason jars were hanging from the trees to guide us to the spot.
Flower petals defined the aisle and the backdrop on stage had been transformed with muslin panels, chippy window frames, fabric hearts, and a sparkling chandelier.
Guests were seated on white chairs or on white fabric on the grass. My youngest sister (mother of the bride) made the pillows and stuffed them with straw.
My niece looked more beautiful than ever in her gorgeous gown. Three of her sisters and two of the groom's sisters were in attendance in royal blue. The groom wore white sneakers and the groomsmen wore blue.
The quilting group from their church presented them with a soft, almost antique-looking quilt.

After the ceremony, the reception was held in a picnic area beside it. A paper flag garland and little white lights welcomed us.
Tables were covered in filmy cheesecloth. Burlap-wrapped grass and huge white dahlias made up the center pieces.
Glasses with a single strawberry in each, await the champagne.
Music sheets folded into cones await filling with berries for the dessert.
A cheesecake buffet with lots of yummy toppings, amid great country props and flowers.
There was even an old laundry tub filled with ice and bottled water.
And of course, gourmet specialty coffees.
After the reception, when night had fallen, the bride and groom were sent off in a flurry of sparklers.
A wonderful start to a new life together!


  1. That is such a beautiful setting and wonderful decorating.
    Love the whole look and theme, a wedding she will remember forever.
    The quilt they made her is gorgeous.


  2. Such a nice ceremony and your niece looks beautiful in her white dress...
    I like the quilt ! what a nice tradition you have in your country.
    See you soon in Sainte-Marie,
    Martine from Quiltinusa...