08 June 2011

Abbey & Donnie: THE WEDDING


All the planning, all the shopping for attire, all the fittings, all the organizing, and all the details culminate tonight. And all of a sudden the last eighteen months seem to have flown by! At 5:00pm EDT there will be the most fabulous affair at Disney's Wedding Pavillion on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon. My firstborn daughter will marry the love of her life. The Guy and I couldn't be happier. We're happy for Abbey because she is so happy. And we are happy to be welcoming such a wonderful son-in-law into our family. Abbey and Donnie, we love you!



In honour of this most auspicious occasion, I set a wedding table using Abbey's colours of Ivory and Gold. All of my diva friends:
Elaine @ Dishing with Carafaye,
Daphne @ Tabletop Time,
Rebecca @ Mybecca's Vintage Tables, and
Candy @ The Little Round Table,
are also doing wedding tables to help us celebrate. I was so thrilled when they agreed to join me in this endeavour! Please check out their blogs for totally different, absolutely fabulous takes on a wedding table.

For favours, we chose to use Fiesta. Judi Noble, the art director at Homer Laughlin China, created this beautiful fairy tale castle design, which was put on both bud vases and tumblers.




The Bride was thrilled. The Maid of Honour was thrilled. Their mother was thrilled. By default the Groom and the Father of the Bride were thrilled. All the other wedding planning has been equally as fun and satisfying. The Disney wedding team is fabulous. Please join in our happiness and celebration today.

For the ivory and gold table, I used post-86 ivory Fiesta dishes along with my wedding crystal and flatware. This is the first time I've ever done such a monochromatic ivory table. Normally when I use Fiesta, it is an explosion of colours! And I don't normally dress it up so much with silver and crystal. But I love how it looks!



















And look! Although there is not a lot of sky showing in the summer from this angle, it's my first ever on-purpose blue hour photo:

Click here if you are interested in learning more about Blue Hour Photography, including the daily times when you can make these shots in your area.

On today's table:
Midcentury ivory rayon tablecloth and napkins
Specially made for us ivory post-86 fairy tale Fiesta tumblers and bud vases
Ivory post-86 Fiesta plates and pyramid candleholders
Ivory Century butter base decorated in gold
Silver napkin rings I've had forever
Lenox Eternal goblets and sherbets (my wedding crystal - the original Barclay shape, discontinued 1988)
Flatware - Golden Centennial silverplate by International (my wedding flatware - also discontinued 1988 - What was going on that year?)
Candles from TJMaxx
Roses from Fresh Market



This post is linking up with:
Jenny @ off on my tanget for Alphabe-Thursday where this week's Letter is "H" - H is for "Happily Ever After", which is the ending line of all fairy tale weddings. And no one does a fairy tale wedding as Disney does.
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, where I'm excited to share the wedding table,
Suzanne @ The Coloradolady for Vintage Thingy Thursday, because I'm afraid my crystal and flatware have become vintage ,
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, as June is the season for weddings, and
Marty @ A Stroll Through Life for TableTop Tuesday, in honour of Abbey and Donnie beginning their Together Stroll Through Life.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Love and magical best wishes to all!

namasté,

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44 comments:

Elaine said...

Oh, Becky... how beautiful! I especially love that your own wedding crystal and flatware is there sharing the table with Abbey's tumblers and vases! Thank you so much for including us in your family's celebration! We love ya!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Just beautiful Becky!

I love the candles marching down the center of the table and the crystal is just wonderful.

Remember to BREATH....and enjoy. It all goes by so fast.

Candy

Taste the Rainbow said...

Just gorgeous Becky~

My very best wishes to Abbey & Donnie and your entire family today.

God Bless,

Mary

Martha said...

Congratulatins to your daughter and now son-in-law. A beautiful table and yes, it isn't very"Deco Lady" but it is a beautiful table to celebrate a special event.

Lizzy said...

Beautiful table, Becky...and beautiful sentiments for Abbey and Donnie! You are all blessed to have each other..can't wait to hear all the details!!! xoxo

Regina said...

Thank you for taking us on the journey to this awesome day. My wish for Abbey and Donnie -- stay on your honeymoon forever and ever. God bless you all.

Hilary said...

Thinking of you all on this most happy day for your family Becky! Congratulations to Abbey and Donnie! I just LOVE the table you set and oh that blue sky photo too!

Thibeault's Table said...

Congratulations to the happy couple.

Becky Your table is absolutely gorgeous.

Ann

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful!
Best wishes!

Charo

Daphne said...

Hi Becky!

Your tablescape is an amazing blend of deco and bridal! I love how the subtle design in the tablecloth bring together all of the placesettings. Thank you for letting us share the joy of this special day!

EG Wow said...

Wishing your daughter and new son-in-law all the best!

Linda said...

Congrats to the bride and groom and your entire family!
Enjoy!

mecookin said...

Absolutely, Magical!!! So happy for Abbey & Donnie!!! Know it has been a magical time for all of you! Looking forward to all the pics and I KNOW there will be pics!

Love & Hugs to all of you, Paula

Kathy H said...

May every minute be memorable and filled with love and happiness! Smile, laugh and enjoy!

Ginny said...

Wishing you all a Magical Day!!!

Cathie D said...

More best wishes to Abbey and Donnie and their wonderful families.

Kathy G said...

Wishing Abbey & Donnie a lifetime of love & happiness. Your table is gorgeous Becky. I love Weddings...and seeing the beginning of 2 people coming together in love & commitment. Wait until the Grandbabies arrive...that is the icing on the cake!!

Kelly B said...

Have a wonderful day Becky and family. Congratulations

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations to them both!

Frances said...

Stunning!!!

Cathy B said...

Oh happy day Becky! Congratulations to Abbey and Donnie and may they have many years of love and happiness.

Pondside said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful occasion and a special setting. I look forward to seeing some wonderful photos.

Jennifer said...

Becky - Stunning! I love that you blended something old and something new in this wedding day tablescape.

Saarin said...

Congratulations, best wishes, and love to you all. Mazel Tov! ♥

Monica said...

Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds!!!! Your table is beautiful and elegant.

Diedra said...

Congratulations all around. Beautiful table setting.

Françoise said...

Becky, the table is gorgeous!

Maryann said...

Have a wonderful day. Relax and enjoy. Blessings to the happy couple & the tablescape idea was and absolutely wonderful idea. Great job ladies.

Mary H said...

Becky, was just over at your blog......beautiful! I like that you captured the blue hour too, I have yet to do that.

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Becky, This is breathtaking! You can set my table anytime. LOVE the deco style candle holders!!!

myorii said...

What a beautiful table setting! And for such a wonderful and joyous occasion! I love the favours! Congratulations to Abbey and Donnie!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I wish them much joy and happiness. Your table is lovely.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

All my best to Abbie & Donnie!

Kelly said...

Beautiful table. Love how you married the fiesta with the silver and crystal. The roses down the middle with the candles were so romantic too!

Congrats.

the 'Trees said...

Beautiful! A Disney wedding...What fun!

Annie @ From the Bookshelf said...

Can't wait to see the pictures! Kisses to the bride and groom!

Sue said...

What a wonderful event! It captures the imagination, for sure...

=)

Annesphamily said...

Wow! This was lovely! Congrats to the newlyweds! enjoy the weekend! Anne

niartist said...

PERFECT! I love the cream/white palette, and the candlelight pictures are truly magical. Congrats to the newlyweds! :) It's been forever since I've posted on TT, but I just finished up a tablescape for the Lewiston Tour of Kitchens tonight and I just had to share it with you and your readers!!! Hope you can make it by to see the finished product! :) Would love to know what you think, you're a master of these tablescapes, afterall! :) xo,A

Jenny said...

You ae creating dreamy memories to last a lifetim for all of you!

What a fabulous party planner you are!

Thanks for letting us know about the Happily Ever After!

This was a beauiful link.

A+

Marlis said...

Congratulations to the newly weds. Your table is a lovely tribute mixing the delicate crystal with the substantial fiesta. Happy sunday, many blessings, marlis

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations!!! Such happy news. Your wedding crystal is outstanding.

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Amy said...

What a lovely and elegant tablescape! Must be magical to get married at the happiest place on earth! :) Congrats to Abbey and Donnie and wish them happily ever after!

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