Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wedding season

 Wedding season is upon us!  We have several friends who are getting married this summer and fall and we have a whole collection of save the dates and invitations.  It is very exciting.

Yesterday was the wedding ceremony of my best friend from college.  The venue was this lovely abandoned church in rural Nebraska.  Settled at the corner of two shale roads, this church is surrounded by farm ground in three directions and the church cemetery to the south.

We arrived early to help with preparations and to assist with a couple of last minute decorating tasks.  We had very little to do as the decorations were simple and the bride has a beautiful, simple, elegant style that she incorporated in every aspect of the day.

The church doesn't have electricity or running water.  Simple was best!

The guest book table set the stage for the ceremony beautifully.  A vintage suitcase held messages from the guests to the bride and groom.

 The interior of the church was rustic as you would expect at an abandoned prairie church.  The walls held some original art and I was particularly taken with this near the back.
A view from the entrance to alter gives you a true sense of the space.  There was a set of stairs up to the landing with the guest book and the sanctuary had these lovely wooden pews.
The directional sign from the county highway to the shale road was very charming.
 At the reception, the center pieces were very, very cute.  The repurposed vintage drawers were lovely and the geraniums brought in a wonderful pop of color.
 The dessert table was full of great things to eat and the display was beautiful.  My friend made the serving dishes and I was lucky enough to receive one from her for Christmas this year.
 She did a wonderful job of blending vintage items and her repurposed vintage glassware to create multiple levels.  The cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, mints, Chex mix, and more looks so attractive on this table.

Overall, it was a lovely day for a special couple. We were so happy to celebrate with them!

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