Our green wedding: The decor

Like most of the wedding, the decor is inspired by the things we already have at home or have used in our restaurant.  Our ceremony will be outside so not much will be needed.  We will use some logs, cut from an oak tree that was struck by lightning on our friends property, for seats and to line the aisle.  This tree was massive and Aaron was able to get wood for our decor and a bonfire for the reception.  We will use mason jars with candles or flowers, something like that to sit on the logs 🙂

For the reception, we will use a lot of burlap, mason jars, old bottles, candles, and cut wooden discs from the logs we got from the oak that was down. Everything will be DIY cutting cost, waste, and making it truly unique.  The bottles are already in use at the restaurant and we use lots of mason jars at home so we can bring them, use them, and then bring them back.  The burlap comes straight from our coffee roaster, Creative Coffees, the actual bags our coffee comes in for the Rockhouse.  She has been kind enough to donate these!  Her daughter makes totes from the bags too which we hope to use as welcome bags for our out of town guests.

We will use the burlap for a runner and the centerpieces will be on differing heights round cuts of wood with a mix of glass bottles and jars holding native wild flowers and we will also have some potted plants.  We will also have candles which I am looking into a local candle company to use.

Our favors will be strung up photos of us and our guests from various times together, everyone will be free to take the photo of their choice.  Hopefully it brings back a memory of times shared with us as well as the wedding after they bring it home.  And if they don’t want one, more for me!  They certainly won’t go to waste which is key for me.

To see how it all comes out, check back after the wedding for some pics! 🙂

Dave Luebke - September 12, 2012 - 10:36 pm

Looking good! Can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

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