After rescheduling our wedding celebration three times and venue location twice due to Covid, my husband and I finally celebrated with friends and family in August of 2021. I knew I wanted to do the staging of the event space and the decor to have a vintage feel, so for a year, I scoured stores in the midwest to find the perfect items. Old books added height to our dessert table. Beautiful pastries were placed upon mirrored, antique trays. Urns and wooden plant stands held gorgeous flowers in shades of pink. What wasn't old was painted and distressed to look as though it had a meaninful history. Lace linens were dyed to give them a slight, vintage look. An old, garden plant stand made of wire held our favors. Lanterns and mercury glass votives illuminated the space. I had a blast planning, shopping and decorating! It was truly a dream come to to be able to see my vision come to life.
What People Ate
We opted to serve our meal family style so our guests could stay seated and enjoy their time together. Caesar salad, beef tenderloin, cannelloni, roasted garden vegetables, and roasted potates were served.
Beautiful pastries including chocolate chip cookies, hand painted macaroons, raspberry tarts, petit fours, cupcakes and cake. We didn't serve the wedding cake pictured. We love Costco white cake and served that. Delicious!
Chicago Style Garrett Popcorn.
Activities / Games
We danced the night away.