DIY Light Bulb Vase

This project is courtesy of  a Norwegian blog called Charming Recycling. You will have to ask google to translate it first but it will be totally worth it. The blogger has many great ideas for housewares and some that would translate perfectly to wedding decor.

Essentially, all she did here to create these lovely little vases was cut the very top of the lightbulb off with probably some sort of razor, pulled out the guts of the light bulb, set it on a napkin ring and filled it with water and a flower. She even saved the lightbulbs after they had burned out, so it cost her nothing to make them. I am going to attempt my own DIY, so stay posted.

Here are some great photos of her project.

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Real Wedding- Beka and Derrick Jefferson City, Missouri

This weeks real wedding takes place last spring in a small town in Missouri outside Jefferson City. This was a very DIY, budget conscious wedding. And, man, did it turn out gorgeous!

The couple met in Brazil a few years back at a school for missionary’s children and spent the first years of their relationship living long distance.

Their entire wedding is very eclectic and shabby chic which totally works for this out of the box bride. The bride’s father daughter dance was to ‘Do You Love’ me by the Contours. The brides father is a sensational man who has always been eager to make people laugh. I don’t know if he will ever get such a rise again. The pair did their best to dance as ridiculously as possible for as long as they could (the song is surprisingly long). The moment became more of a father/daughter dance-off than a father daughter dance.

They were married in her parents front yard and saved on food by ordering a roasted pig and making many of the sides themselves. Beka collected milk glass vases and antique candy dishes from antique stores for their for nine months in order to have enough for each table. All set up and take down was handled by family and friends.

Photography- Veronica Hanna Photography

Floral Designs- Russleville Florals

Roasted Pig- Russleville Meat Locker

Bridesmaid Dresses- J Crew