I spent most of last week celebrating one of my best friends from college…she got married!  So I apologize for being MIA the past week – I was just having too much fun doing wedding crafts, hanging out with college friends, and celebrating this gal who deserves all the happiness in the world because of how well she loves other people.

I thought I’d share a little of what we did!

The reception had so many of her personal crafty self’s touches.  It was held in a barn with ivory and chocolate brown paper lanterns criss-crossing the full length of it.  Dinner was family style, with 20 people per long table and huge plates of food passed around.  The tables had chocolate brown tablecloths with burlap runners, a tall branch-like candelabra in the center, and gourds grouped around its base.

We did a few wedding crafts that also went on the tables, like….

…button place card holders:

button place card holders

She used an oval punch to create the base of the place card holder out of cardstock.  Then she sewed a pair of mismatched buttons back-to-back on a folded piece of cardstock.  Then that piece was glued straight up and down on the base.  I don’t have pics of these with a place card in place, but they were slotted between the sewn buttons.  It was such a clever, cute, and crafty idea!

…and mason jar tea lights holders:

working on the tealight jars

I went and picked up some wedding color fabrics (browns, ivories, oranges) and ripped them into strips.  Then, using mason jars stockpiled by her grandmother, we wrapped them with the fabric and secured them with two wraps of twine.  At the reception, faux tealights were dropped in the mason jars for some soft glow on the tabls.

aren't they the cutest?!

It was so fun celebrating her as she starts this new adventure!

and they're off!