And now for the Gorgeous Green whimsical details of Marybeth & Justin's reception... captured beautifully by Charles & Tatjana of Wrinkle in Time Photography, the attention to detail poured into each & every bit of the decor makes for an absolute delight for the eyes. From the wildflowers (freshly cut from the yard that morning) arranged in assorted vases, to the mixed vintage linens, to the place-settings, to the jelly jar cups - the lighthearted happy loving feeling of the wedding can't help but shine through & put you in a cheerful mood.
Notice the titles of each of the books; from "How to write love letters" to "Wives behaving Badly" to "Friends & Lovers" - all collected by the bride via rummage sales, thrift stores, family libraries.
As for the placesettings... who wouldn't be delighted to sit down at one of these seats and enjoy the fresh vegetarian dinner made with food from local farms?!
All plates were different vintage china; all mismatched, along with silverware found at thrift stores, rummage/estate sales, & parents' basements. The napkins were 12x12 pieces of fabric that either came from curtains MaryBeth bought at a rummage sale that a friend cut, tie dyed, & stitched a border into so they wouldn't fray or were cut & sewn from 1970s floral material.
And how would you like to enjoy sipping some lemonade out of a pint sized mason jar with your own unique lid custom made by the bride & groom who took scraps of random vintages fabric (from upholstery fabric to curtains to towels) who glued the fabric to the inside of the lids and glued the two parts of the lids together. When people arrived, they had to peruse the tables to choose the jar/lid they wanted to use & essentially keep.
And this just may be the ULTIMATE guestbook... a gorgeous highly personalized memory filled scrapbook-like collection of photographs from the couples Costa Rican Beach wedding, pages filled drawings and notes from loved ones, poems, an address book, & a family tree.
and a final favorite - the MOST unique votive lighting I've ever seen!!
And while she sourced many of these fabulous decorations from local vendors like dragonflyvintagegoods and firsthandharvest.com - the fruits & vegetables from Rockford, IL local farms; I have some FANTASTIC news for you! MaryBeth is now in the process of setting up an Etsy store to re-sell and re-recycle these fabulous decorations! Visit her shop - RecyledWedding - at www.etsy.com/people/recycledwedding & score some great items for your big day!
Still to come... some epically gorgeous shots of the radiantly beautiful couple!