The tables went quickly—we set the bags on the tables and each of us unpacked two or three in less than a half hour. My grandmother tackled the fireplace, which was originally a wide open charred space that was...ugly. She filled it with ivy and candles, and threw in a few flowers on the day of for color.
Personal photos / In progress
We played around with different plants over the fireplace but ended up hanging bunting, which I absolutely loved. The actual hanging part was more difficult though... Ever heard the phrase "too many cooks in the kitchen?" In this case it was more like "too many people watching Mr. Lemur hang bunting."
My dad and sister hung poms over the buffet area and in the windows. I loved the color they brought to the space, but they could have been bigger. Not a problem in the long run but something to remember when you're decorating a huge space!
I don't have a ton of photos of everything we did, but we also decorated all the specialty tables, including the table honoring our parents and grandparents. It turned out to be fantastic and very special.
I can't wait to show you how everything turned out!
When were you able to set up for your wedding?