It all started when Ryan proposed in a hot air balloon and Lisa (of course) said “yes”. She hired Hitch as a wedding coordinator for her rustic, burlap, mason jar and turquoise wedding — and we just had to include some hot air balloon elements into their reception! We love making each wedding very personal to the couple, weaving in details that showcase the special things. Let’s dig into them.
Details we LOVED about this wedding reception:
- We made two hot air balloons out of 36″ globe balloons and filled each basket with bags of Oreos, Ryan & Lisa’s favorite treat!
- We etched two wine glasses with Ryan & Lisa’s monogram on it for their special toast.
- We doubled up the sashes, layering turquoise on top of burlap, for a not-so-scratchy beautiful look.
- We designed their programs to match their invitations, with wood grain and rustic details.
- We styled four different centerpieces for them: rustic chicken-wire vases filled with branches, wooden boxes filled with pale yellow and blush pink roses, wooden boxes filled with hydrangeas, candles and aqua mason jars, and turquoise frames with photos of the couple instead of a slideshow. Love it!
- Two archways made of lit branches for both of their grand entrances into the reception hall. They love kayaking, camping, outdoor activities, so the branches were their touch of nature.
- Instead of a receiving line, they couple decided to go around to each table and hand-deliver cupcakes made by her aunt Marilyn. It gave them a chance to greet every guest and their tables before the dance.
- Lisa’s sister wanted to surprise her with an anniversary gift! Together, we thought of this: Each table would be labeled with a table number, a note and a pencil. If you were sitting at table #7, you would write them a note for Lisa & Ryan to open on their 7th anniversary. We tucked all the notes into mason jars labeled with the cutest tags. Now they have sentimental advice cards to open on every anniversary! How special that Hitch got to be a part of that surprise.
- They also had a “sweet treats” table, which started with a peanut-cashew mix, then came chips and salsa, then cupcakes, and then ended the night with ham sandwiches. It was a rotating buffet of treat options.
- Their head table was a masterpieces. It had ivory fabric, uplighting, turquoise highlights and burlap sections, all for the perfect head table backdrop for photos. It was stunning, if we do say so ourselves. p.s. Thank you, Katie!
- Even the silverware was wrapped in twine, for the rustic effect. Every details was covered!
I can’t end this blog without thanking everyone for their help on that 20-hour day of setting up and taking down. Bridget, Bridgette, Marilyn, Teej, Judy, Russell and Katie, Monica, Vickie, and Rachel — thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. This event came together because of all of your hard work. THANK YOU. xoxo
Best wishes for a grand marriage, Ryan & Lisa! To see other weddings that Hitch has styled, view them in our Facebook album gallery.
For more rustic wedding ideas, look at our Country Bliss & Rustic Wedding board on Pinterest!
By: Renee Halgerson, Owner/Designer, Hitch Design Studio