January 2, 2013

Less Than 8 Months

We are down to just under 8 months until my daughter's wedding. It's hard to believe she's been engaged for almost a year already. I thought it would be fun to keep all of you up to date on the planning and post pics of the process.

So here we go...

Tiana wants a small outdoor wedding so they have decided to get married in our back yard. Her theme is burlap and lace..country chic...as my mom calls it. We are doing all of the decorations ourselves. Over the past 11 months we have been gathering supplies and getting lots of ideas. We have boxes everywhere.

Here is the super cute couple the day after they got engaged..in the same alley they got engaged in. Donnie took Tiana to dinner on their 3 year anniversary. 

This is our backyard...AKA the venue. It's good sized but not big enough to set up chairs for the wedding, and have a place for the reception. To fix this problem the tables will all be set up, and the guest will sit at them during the ceremony.

The wedding will be at 7:00 in the evening. Because it's going to be in August, and it does tend to get warm, we are making fans. On one side they will have the wedding party information and on the other will be how they met. Some will be from Tiana's point of view and some will be from Donnie's point of view. To keep with the "country chic" theme we painted the handles white then sanded them down to look old. Yep, all 148 of them. There were 150 but a couple of them were no good.

Their colors are purple and green and for the flowers she wanted hydrangeas. I tried and tried to get her to go with real flowers, but she insisted on having silk. We lucked out and Michael's had a really good sale and we stocked up. I've had the flowers boxed up since March.

My dad made the boxed for the center pieces...LOVE them! Again we painted them white..added some paint that makes it crackle to look old and sanded them down too. Then it was time to bring in the burlap and lace!!! So pretty. There is one more thing that will be added to each center piece, but you'll have to wait to see what it is :) You're going to love it!

Well that's where we're at right now. My dinning room is upside down with wood boxes, burlap and lace. And it's just the beginning. I'm looking forward to creating a beautiful wedding for my daughter and making memories with her that we will both cherish for years to come.

Tiana has been posting wedding updates over on her blog "Mercy Over" you can check it out here.



  1. Some wonderful idea's Deanna and everything looks so beautiful. It is going to be gorgeous. Congrats on the marriage. I am so happy for your daughter, I can't believe how grown up she is.

    Take care! Shirley

  2. Oh how exciting...the decorations look gorgeous. Can't wait to see everything as it progresses!

  3. What a FUN theme ~ everything sound and looks fantastic! I remember going through this when our son got married. The bride's mom turned everything over to me, she said she didn't have the creative bones! Our house was wedding central for months LOL!!!

  4. How exciting to be helping out with all of the fun details. I love the look of burlap and lace, just so fun. Looking forward to seeing more photos!

  5. Wow Deanna everything is gorgeous! I can't believe how much work you've done. You must be soooo organized! Looking forward to seeing more!!

  6. How exciting! When our youngest daughter got married I did all the flowers in silk. She had hydrangeas for the bouquets and she and my other daughters still have their bouquets on display in their homes 8 yrs. later. I have my nosegay too. It was such a fun time! Enjoy!



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