Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tra Vigne and Merryvale Vineyard - St. Helena

Merryvale describes itself as, "One of Napa Valley's Most Enchanting Settings for Special Events."
It's easy to see why.
 With it's expansive kings table, huge wine barrels and intoxicating scent of wine, the place is magical.
The Bride chose shades of ivory for herself and tones and hues of lavender, purple and eggplant throughout the wedding.
 The decorative wrought iron gate in the courtyard of Tra Vigne is where the couple exchanged their wedding vows.
Love how cute the Bistro chairs looked with the babies breath pomander balls
Babies breath gives the pomanders a soft fluffy look.
Scrolling the aisle with lavender and ivory rose petals added to the soft feminine feel of the wedding.
The bride had a mix of English Garden Roses, Ecuadorian Roses and spray roses for a fragrant bouquet.
The Bridal bouquet was wrapped in lace from the Bride's gown.

The Bridesmaid's wore eggplant dresses and carried a mix of purple and eggplant flowers.

The Mom's corsages were in shades of plum and purples.

The entry table was in a separate private circular room that is used for private tastings.
Here the guests could drop their cards in a wedding mailbox and ink their thumbprint on the
wedding tree.
The gorgeous candelabras were swagged with crystals to sparkle in the candlelight.

The table was covered in a puckered rose pattern that added dimension. On top of the linens were lavender and ivory rose petals and various candles in ivory and gold.

All the decor in the ambiance of the cask room was breathtaking.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY: Fingerprint Tree

When we needed a class project for our upcoming fundraising auction, I knew the perfect craft project to get the kids involved with. I have seen these Fingerprint Trees at numerous weddings. They are used in place of the traditional guest books and leave the couple with a pretty piece of artwork to display.
Here are a few set ups that I have seen at weddings.
Cute ink pads that fit a finger or thumb only.
Don't forget to have some wet wipes handy for your guests to clean their fingers.
This project started with a free download I found on Style Unveiled.
Open the tree in an editing program to add text like names and dates.
 Break out the ink pads and have fun!
This project was easy and fun for the children to do. They all took special care in making it look neat.
The finished piece can be framed and makes a sentimental piece of art.
These are great for not only weddings, but family reunions, special birthdays, class projects
and the list goes on and on.