The entrance to our reception had a LONG walkway. We had thrown around ideas about decorating it, but as the other tasks piled up, those ideas got thrown to the wayside. We visited the site the week of the wedding to decorate for the reception and I remember commenting, "Oh, I wish there were at least flowers hanging up." It seriously looked barren. But then again, it was a pretty venue, and who would notice? I let it go.
Little did I know, Super Crafty Sister had other plans!
When we pulled up at the reception site, we saw this:
My parents ended up driving us from the church to the reception, so they could hear my exclaims of joy when we pulled up. I couldn't believe it! So beautiful! We got out of the car and I heard the sound of "Unforgettable" playing. WHAT??? This place had no wiring for speakers outside!
My sister's boyfriend (and his dad) had spent the whole day wiring the entire walkway with a sound system so music would be playing when our guests walked in. UMMM - AMAZING!
My Dad and Uncle Roger spent the day stringing thousands of twinkle lights in the bushes. I LOVE twinkle lights!
All those hanging plants? My parents bought them from a local landscaper and hung them up. Those jars? I had been collecting them for years for my wedding, but had no idea where I would use them. Then they showed up here, along with some other jars my family had bought the week of the wedding!
These jars lined the walkway where the handrail stopped. SO beautiful.
Look at the lovely photos we took in the walkway - and there will be many more to come, I'm sure!
And here is a view of part of the walkway (and some of Nate's aunts and uncles) later in the evening:
And some of my Aunt Sue, being a wonderful Wedding Elf and lighting the candles! :)
So classy. I can't wait to see more pictures of this walkway!
I am still amazed at how beautiful it all looked, not to mention the fact that they suprised me! Absolutely one of my most FAVORITE parts of the day. Without a doubt.
Did you have any wedding day suprises?