Thursday, July 1, 2010

Chrissy's Woodland Wedding

Our favorite weddings are ones with a completely personal touch, so we are beyond excited to share a glimpse into Chrissy's wedding with you today! Recently held at Seaquest Park in Castle Rock, Washington -- at the base of Mt. St. Helens -- Chrissy's ceremony was an example of DIY at it's finest. We were particularly taken with her terrarium centerpieces and just had to know more:

*What was your inspiration for the terrariums?

I had a love of moss since I moved to the Pacific Northwest, and love vintage decor. I remember once seeing kitschy terrariums on the Brini Maxwell show a number of years ago, and found a 70's book on making them. The ones I made for the wedding were with dried moss and some plastic ferns and your mushrooms so I wouldn't have to worry about them dying.

*How long did they take to make?

It took me a while to gather all the materials, and I'd been collecting glass containers from thrift stores for almost a year, but I put them together in a few hours.

*Did you also make the bunting?

I did make the buntings, I used vintage sheets for the tablecloths, and the scraps and some other fabrics from my stash.

*What kind of cake? The ferns look so real, are they green icing?

And the cake was a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, made by a local lady (it was cute, but turned out not-so-tasty) and the ferns were frosted on. The bunnies on top were vintage, flocked, and found on ebay.

Special thanks to Chrissy for sharing her talents! All photos courtesy of the talented Lara Jenkins.


  1. I especially love the one on the right in the vintage apothecary jar!

  2. That is so charming and original, love that little deer sitting there! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. WOW...what a magical way for a sweet with all the terrariums and the "fern" cake--love Chrissy's style! Very fun post, Amanda :o) Wishing you & yours a great July 4th weekend ((HUGS))

  4. As a lover of the woodland look, I am completely enchanted by the way they decorated for their wedding!

    Happy 4th!


  5. What a cute wedding idea. I like when people think out side of the box. The cake looks great too.