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Monday, June 4, 2012

My sisters wedding

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  A while ago I shared the pictures from the baby shower I gave my sister.  You can see that post here.  Tonight I thought I'd share some of the details from my sister's wedding.  She got married 2 years ago.  But that was the first time I tested my creative abilities and handmade favor tags, place cards, menu cards and wedding programs for her wedding.  I found lots of inspiration through the www! 

She got married in October & decided to go with a rustic fall theme.  The favors were caramel apples...yummy!!!  These are the favor tags I made..."a sweet happily ever after"!  This is the picture I took and emailed her so she could decide which color paper. 

She choose the middle one.  I simply printed it out using microsoft word & used a paper punch in the shape of a leaf.  We choose brown raffia to tie the tags onto the apples.

The wedding programs were also handmade.  Again, I printed them at home and attached the two page program to textured brown scrapbook paper.  The top page can be seen below.  The second page included all the details of their wedding ceremony.  I just tied it all together with raffia & a cute paper leaf that I made with another paper punch. 


In keeping with the theme...the menu cards were a smaller version of the wedding programs.

The place cards were handmade as well.  We decided to make a "family tree" to hang the family place cards from the tree.   The place cards were printed with a simple picture of a tree next to the names & table #.

 Although I don't have a picture the friend place cards were tent cards that we set up around the family tree on the table. 

I made table number cards to match the place cards.  We found these cute little brown metal holders at Michaels. 

I found these adorable wooden buckets Michaels.  I emailed my sister this picture to see if she liked of the idea of using these to hold flowers on the end of the pews in the church.  I tried to remove the labels but after making a mess of the first one decided to just turn it around so you couldn't see the label. 

The florist added the flowers the morning of the cute!

My sister used lanterns and small bouquets of flowers as centerpieces.

 Each table had a different was so simple yet elegant.

Her wedding was amazing!  I was so glad to be a part of the planning. I had such fun creating some of the little details & helping pull it all together.  And here is the happy couple...

The professional pictures were taken by her awesome photographer Elisabeth Millay


  1. You have such a knack for this, AnnMarie! And an amazing attention to the little details.

  2. This is amazing! Where did you get the paper punch from? I'm looking for something similar! Thanks!