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Prepare yourself for amazing eye candy! And it’s all thanks to the amazing vendors :D. I asked Shelbi to share with us her thoughts that went into creating this masterful event. Below are her words describing the affair!
From the very beginning we knew we wanted to create an outdoor atmosphere amidst a pure autumn setting. Due to the cooperation of God’s creation, we succeeded in having a backdrop perfect for our vision. We wanted this photo shoot to reflect the colors of the season with a romantic flare so we veered toward neutrals with a few pops of red, purple, orange, green, and yellow.
In addition to elegant furniture and silver candlesticks, we created a juxtaposition of design by incorporating as many natural elements as possible (including walnuts, bird seed, sticks, and leaves). And when more leaves began to fall on our table, we just left them there! The setting was meant to accommodate everyone from cowboys to kings.
We used personal Pumpkin Bundt Cakes place card holders (and dessert of course!).
You have heard of adding cucumber or lemons to water to add a slight touch of taste. Well, for the fall season we added pomegranate and oranges for a more unique combination that will more likely match your color scheme. The cranberries can be frozen and added to water or punch as a replacement for ice.
Bride + Groom:
For the brides bouquet we used a lantern with a pumpkin candle that matched the grooms tie and boutonnière. Each are also wearing boots since the theme was rustic.
Reception/S’more Making (DIY s’more below):
The S’mores favor bags include two graham crackers, a chocolate square, and a marshmallow for guests to make more S’mores at home or at the reception! (Hence the label on the bag which says “S’more Love!”)
DIY S’more Sticks:
The Smore’s sticks were made by my husband in three simple steps. If you feel comfortable with a drill and a handheld saw, then this DIY is for you. I’m going to post pics of the DIY later this week! Here’s how to make them:
Drill with a 1/8″ drill bit
Tree branch (1.5″ – 2″ in diameter)
1/8″ Round stainless steel rod
1. Each S’more stick needs a 2 ft. stainless steel rod. Your local hardware store can cut the rod to length you need.
2. Use a wood saw to cut down your branch (1.5″ – 2″ in diameter to prevent the wood from splitting).
3. Cut branch to about 2 ft. Be sure to trim both ends.
4. Drill a hole in the top of the branch.
5. Place the steel into the primed hole.
6. Carefully tamp the steel down into the branch, until it reaches the bottom of the primed hole.
7. Drive the rod in another couple of inches to secure it.
8. The S’more stick is complete!
Vendors made the event possible:
Events by Shelbi Rene: Rene Watten and Shelbi Rampy (EventsByShelbiRene.blogspot.com)
Three by The Quill Pen: Marsha Bonneau, Aubrey Bonneau and Chandra Chen (www.quillpenonline.com)
Venue: Five Chimney Inn
Hair and Make-up: Joanna Cole