Wedding Planning!

I knew this day would come sooner or later. Raising eight children, it was bound to happen with one if not all of them. 🙂

My daughter is getting married! Of course, I have mixed emotions about this. I am excited for this new adventure for her. We love her fiancé, and he is truly a wonderful young man who loves and respects our precious little girl. It is so important to have a good if not great relationship with your children’s choice of mate. I am also feeling some sadness, my little girl has grown up and will be moving from our home. I am thankful for the close relationship we have, and that will make this transition easier. I know she will keep in touch with her mom and dad. She is a loving young woman.

Bride and groom decoration boards

So here we go, wedding planning. I haven’t planned a wedding since my wedding 26 years ago! Yikes, things have changed. We are learning as we go. My daughter and her fiancé know what they want which makes it easier. We are planning a lovely small outdoor wedding. Going for rustic elegance.

Wedding planning can be stressful and expensive.With their wedding being small we unfortunately cannot invite everyone we want to it.  I just hope people understand. 😦  We are working hard to stay on top of the budget. My husband and I want this wedding to be beautiful and as stress-free as possible for our child.

So what have we got planned? I will share a few of our ideas for the wedding below.

The ceremony and the reception will be at the same location which makes life a bit easier. We are using a DIY venue. My daughter and here fiancé found a couple that rents out their huge yard for weddings. The owner makes these beautiful wood tables that fit right into our rustic elegance theme. Gorgeous aren’t they!


We decided that we would decorate the tables with burlap and lace table runners. I found a great site that shows how to make them. Here is peak at one of our table runners. We still have a quite a few to make before the big day. 🙂


My daughter and I love hydrangeas, so we are creating these beautiful mason jar vases for the table which we will put hydrangeas and babies breath in. We started making a few and did a trial run with the flowers. We just love how they turned out. Here is another sneak peak. There is a great blog that gives you step by step instructions. Check it out here.


Those are just a few things we have started for the wedding. We have a lot more going on but I can’t give away all our secrets just yet. 😉

I just have to say that technology today definitely helps make things a wee bit easier. Stay tuned for more!

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.                                        – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

3 thoughts on “Wedding Planning!

  1. Love your ideas Raina. It was be absolutely amazing and beautiful I am sure. Such a happy time. Try to enjoy it as much as possible…lots of memories in planning your little girl’s wedding. I am always here if you need help.❤️


  2. Love the look… It’ll be lovely. I had 25 guests at my wedding… It was so quaint and intimate by keeping the guest list minimal. So excited for you all. Enjoy every minute ❤


  3. So happy & excited for your daughter! Congrats to the happy couple, may Jehovah bless their union & your family always. Please let is know as Abe & I would 💘 to attend! Warm Christian love, Sonja & Abe Starks


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