A few more details from the wedding, that could be of use — whether you’re getting married or just wanting to add some color to your dining table.
For the flowers, we gathered local zinnias and sunflowers from a cutting garden (VERY affordable!), put them in mason jars and then had them placed inside of birch tubes from Small Stump. I got the idea a few weeks ago from oh joy, and loved them. The next day we divided them up around a few friends — they’ll make beautiful containers all year long.
I finished them off with an orange ribbon that matched the Denise Schmidt fabric squares we placed on top of each table. You may remember there was a big a debate about what table linens to use. I ended up opting for simple cream cloths, and then I made squares for each one of this Geranium plaid. My very crafty sister-in-law (can’t believe I have one of those now!) scooped up all the fabric afterwards. I can’t wait to see what she makes with it!
Finally, we used little wooden birdhouses from Michaels as the table numbers. We painted them white and then stenciled on the numbers. Honestly, our wedding was so small (40 people) we didn’t really need to worry about numbering the tables and having seating cards. People mostly found their spots (and shakers!) without any guidance.