Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A magnificent mantle

So...remember my venue? If you recall, Mr. Buttons and I will be holding our wedding ceremony in front of Carlouel's huge stone fireplace...

(personal photo)

It is gorgeous on its own, clearly...but something was missing. Mommy Buttons and I were a bit perplexed as to why their fireplaces don't have mantles (there is a matching fireplace opposite the one we will be standing in front of for the ceremony)! I mean, that is pretty standard, right? And...there are such beautiful possibilities for decor with one!





At first, Mommy Buttons and I passed the idea of building our own mantle back and forth. Then, when we had a meeting with the club manager, my mom mentioned that we were thinking about constructing one, and asked if that would be ok with him. The response we received was unbelievable.!

Actually, they are constructing two mantles; one for each of the fireplaces. They will be removable, so the club manager will be able to use them in the future for different events - how cool! But, since they are being created for our wedding, he is building them based on our specifications/requests.

I wanted to jump up and down and do a happy dance when I learned the good news...and then began pondering how we will decorate our creation! At the moment, we are planning on filling it with large white pillar candles, as well as a lush display of flowers that match the bridal party bouquets! I can hardly wait to see how it all comes together!

Did you construct/have anything constructed for your wedding? What was it?


  1. Yay! That is very exciting. No way in hell would our venue do that.

    I'm trying to figure out how I want to decorate our mantel. My step-mom is bringing up a bunch of stuff with her, so hopefully some of that will work.

  2. Yay that's awesome! So so fun! We had nothing special constructed for our wedding...They wouldn't even take down the ugly tapestries off the walls for us!
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  3. How cool is that?! You are so blessed. Mantles are fun to decorate for weddings. There's just so many options. At my sister's wedding, she filled the mantle with photos of her and her fiance and votive candles.

    As far as construction, the only thing we are 'constructing' for our wedding is the custom built cake stand that Mr Fix It is making this weekend. We wanted something just a little different than a standard tiered cake so we decided to 'offset' the layers a little bit. We have the cake pans from our baker and Mr Fix It will build the stand for them so that the thing doesn't fall over hopefully :)

    Looking forward to seeing what you put on that personalized mantle of yours.


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