We started with centerpieces. I took circles of styrofoam and glued flowers, plastic snowflakes and bows to them. This created a nice base for the bowl of floating candles that she wanted on each table. We also stuck snowflake stickers on cheap votive holders to add to the candle light at the tables. I repurposed the large wreath's from my own wedding for use above the head table and for the entry way into the reception. I also added some flair to a card box that Kelsey had purchased. Then with some tulle and left over pew decorations, the gift table and head tables were done.
By far the largest undertaking was the two large alter arrangements. While I had made a few smaller floral arrangements, I had yet to try something so large and important. By utilizing some large glass vases that I already owned, I was able to pull it off. I won't lie, I was pretty worried it wouldn't turn out, but in the end, I didn't need to worry about it.
Upon hearing that the event planner at the church wasn't sure that it would be possible to decorate the pews, I set about proving her wrong. They didn't want us using anything sticky or permanent. Ever resourceful, I rigged a loop of wire that fit just fine without doing any damage.