A Country Lake Wedding

country lake wedding


Sometimes life can be pretty rough. My friend’s sister, Angie, was recently diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, a horrible disease with no cure, that already took their mother and grandfather from their lives. I’m sure we won’t ever understand God’s plan in situations like these, but it was a privilege to be a part of an event that demonstarted an out-pouring of love and support to make an incredible memory for Angie!

The event was held at a private lake east of Oakdale, CA. Angie’s aunts, uncles, sisters and cousins all worked so hard to get the site ready and make sure every detail was covered from the band, the food, the cake, and even the dress! My part in the big day was to handle the decor.

I wanted to make it as low cost as possible since she was on a limited budget but still be the beautiful wedding she deserved. She chose a color scheme of hunter green, black, white and ivory. I was able to reuse materials from past projects and get low cost flowers with a deal saver. I utilized my own linens and made most of the decor items adding special personalized touches throughout the event. The couple added a few items that were important to them as well.

I think I succeeded in making the beautiful and simple country wedding that Angie wanted!

The Entrance:

wedding card holder
vintage flower box as a card holder
sit wherever your heart desires
A collection of vintage stools with hand painted seating sign.
guest book matte
Guests signed a framed photo of the bride and groom.

The Ceremony:

wedding dock
The bride purchased the rose poms for her dock ceremony.
Angie was escorted down the aisle by her aunt and uncle. She looked stunning!
dock ceremony
The groom eagerly awaits his bride.
bride and groom
A look of pure happiness!

The Flowers: (designed by my mom!)

bride bouquet
The bride’s bouquet- roses, gerber a daisies, daisy poms, solidago and craspedia.
bridesmaid bouquet
The bridesmaid bouquets- gerbera daisies and monte casino.
groom's boutonniere
The groom’s bouttoniere- rose and craspedia.

The Reception Decor:

country wedding table
Long picnic tables anchored the reception area.
embroidery hoops
Embroidery hoops with phrases of love decorated the main dining area.
mason jars and tree slice centerpiece
A trio of mason jars on wood slices adorned the tables.
daisy centerpiece
The centerpiece flowers were a combination of monte casino and daisy poms.

love hoop

country lake table

heart hoopcountry centerpiece

faith hoop

country wedding centerpieces


If you feel so inclined, help fund research for Huntington’s Disease treatments; donate to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

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