A Wedding in a Sunflower Field….A Daughter’s Vision
Our youngest daughter just got married. It was such a charming, fun wedding. Her dream of a wedding in a sunflower field came true…with all of the little details to make it the best day of their life.
Our daughter fell in love with the beauty of the sunflower field her future in-laws planted every year. They agreed their having the wedding in the field and the plans began. The first thing, planting the flowers so that they bloomed in time for the wedding.
Creating a place in the Field
Our future son-in-law planted the flowers leaving a spot for the wedding with a long, long entranceway.
My daughter then envisioned coming through these doors to the ceremony area….to the beautiful tune from Pride and Prejudice, “Liz on Top of the World”. It was inspired…
Wedding in Sunflower field: The Seating
To keep with the simple, rustic decor, my daughter loved the look of hay bales…covered in various fabrics within her color scheme of gray, lavender, aqua and yellow.
Flowers along the Aisle
She then wanted stumps along each row of hay bales and atop these stumps painted mason jars with floral arrangements featuring sunflowers. Our son-in-law also built this cross at the head of the aisle.
The reception was to be under a tent with rows of tables, long, white tablecloths and simple decor….
More painted mason jars – similar floral arrangements, wrought iron birds, words, crosses and lots of pictures randomly decorated the tables.
Chalkboard signs were every where. Underneath a pole barn we had tables ladened with breakfast food: biscuits, sausage, grits, donuts and fresh fruit…
The center table had tiered stands with donut holes, my dough bowl filled with fresh fruit, and various decor added more charm to the table.
There was tea, lemonade and coffee offered to the guests.
The gift table – wooden spool – also held a lovely piece of wood for the guests to sign.
On the two center poles we had flat galvanized buckets filled with faux purple Hydrangeas.
The ‘Walk Our Story’
Our daughter shared the milestones in their life – from when and where they met to when our son-in-law proposed…
To entertain the guests, my daughter and son-in-law made various games such as Corn Hole, Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe and Yahtzee for the guests to enjoy.
Not only was the seating for the ceremony made from hay bales, but they also made a wonderful hay-bale couch. Many guests sat, enjoyed the day and even took selfies there.
Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake
Delicious and beautiful!
A Wedding Inspired by Sunflowers
We are so delighted by the sheer beauty and fun our daughter’s wedding was. She put a lot of thought into her plans, we created a lot of DIY decor….but the most wonderful part was in sharing their happiness.