Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Molly and Jamie Rehearsal Dinner

Here are pictures from the rehearsal dinner that Courtney and I did the decor for. Jamie's mom, Sue, had been at the shower that Courtney and I threw for Molly, loved our work, and asked us to come to do the table decor and placecards for the rehearsal dinner in Augusta.

We threw our hearts into it, knowing how much we were helping out Sue and, of course, how special it was to honor Jamie and Molly. Because the rehearsal dinner was thrown by the groom's parents, because so much of the pre-wedding events revolve around girly bridal things, because of the venue being very earthy and masculine, and to tie in with Jamie's career in real estate, we went with an architectural/salvage theme.

All of the table decor used old drawers from vintage furniture, salvaged pieces we picked up at Hudgins & Co., (an amazing salvage yard where Jim, the owner, allowed us to snoop around and salvage to our little hearts' content), maidenhair ferns, magnolia leaves, and baby's breath. Sue's choice of black tablecloths and brown napkins worked perfectly with the colors in our arrangements.

When Sue mentioned that she wanted to do something for the napkins, we came up with these rings. My dad had sent me (along with the tons of skeleton keys) a coffee table book of architectural brickwork. We cut strips from the book's illustrations, folded them to make a triangular overlap, then secured them with vintage buttons, all different. The look had the masculine feel of a tie and a shirt cuff.

For the placecards, Courtney handwrote everyone's names on tea-stained mailing tags (she even used a quill pen), and then each tag had a vintage key (a keepsake for each guest). On the back of the tag was a picture of Molly and Jamie in an activity that corresponded to a picture in each table's centerpiece, telling each guest which table to sit at. We hung the tags on an old screen door, complete with an old mailbox filled with magnolia leaves and baby's breath.



















All pictures but the last four courtesy of Skip Hopkins Photography.

9 comments:

Cali Girl said...

so romantic. LOVE it!

Denise said...

It is so special and beautiful! You both did a great job.

XXDenise

julie said...

holy. frikin. moly.
I'm speechless...

Tasteful simplicity combined with an exquisite attention to detail create an effect that is polished, elegant and refined.

Ok--no longer speechless. Had to use the Thesaurus but it's all good now. BTW, if I'd a been there, I'd a cried. I almost did at the pics because I understand everything you two put into this. And as always, I'm amazed by you both. xo

julie said...

Edit: "...create a uniqe effect that is as polished, elegant and refined."

dang, I been in da biz too long...

Freckled Hen said...

Really, really beautiful! You are a creative genius. Wow!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

WOW!! This looks absolutely amazing! You did a wonderful job for them.

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Unreal, Dawn (and Courtney). You ladies put Martha to shame!

I can't even put into words how gorgeous this is! And I bet the photos don't even do it justice. :)

stephanie said...

Oh my goodness...I don't even know where to begin to comment! This is simply fabulous...So tastefully executed....You have such talent!

Elizabeth said...

That is SO BEAUTIFUL!! The feel of it is wonderful.

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