Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thrift Store Wedding Sneak Peek

My life the past year has been spent visiting my favorite thrift stores here in
Tampa, Florida, preparing for
our daughter's wedding.  
What I didn't have in the "family heirloom cabinet",
I've purchased for .50 cents here or $1.00 there. 

The dress, the rings and the boots are all new. 
Everything else has been in the family or was purchased at a thrift store. 
 It's going to be beautiful. 
I can't wait to see all the hard work come together. 

I'll give you some hints:  the wedding colors are Aqua, Red and Brown and the event will be outdoors in the middle of nooooooooooo where north Texas at the end of May. 

I'm going to Texas in another week to help my daughter and son-in-law(2b) finish getting ready.  We've got lots of painting, planting, sewing, fitting, building and planning to do. 

(ETA:  Thank you all for your sweet comments.  I feel so encouraged and excited.  We will be going through a lot of stuff over the next few weeks as we get ready.  I'll share more.  :)  Stay tuned..)
I'm tempted to explain all these pictures to you,
but I think I'll just post them and let your imagination decide the use for now. 



   






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Choose Joy.  :) 
Be Blessed and Be a Blessing

 "But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” ~ Ruth 1:16-17


Poo says get to the blanket first because they won't have the guts to kick you off. 



I'm sharing this post with:
Go and say Hello.  :)

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I'll do some quick name dropping, in case someone finds this entry through a search engine. 
I would LOVE to give these wonderful people some business as they have all been so good to us. 

1.  The bridesmaid dresses are being made by Amanda Rose Bridal

2.  Meegan Weaver is the photographer.  Here is Meegan's Blog.

3.  The wedding will be at Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat in Gainesville, Texas.  



18 comments:

Jo said...

This looks so fun for a wedding...Can't wait to see how it all rolls together.

LV said...

I think you have everything under control for a very nice wedding.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW i for one can't wait to see it all come together because it is going to be AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING!!!!
hugs and tons of hugs to POO!!!! : )

Sue McPeak said...

A Texas Wedding!!! Yipee!!! and I definately know where Gainsville, Texas is! Lovely, photos of so many things I really love and collect. Nice!

Today I'm sharing a special post about the 1940 US Census Community Project. I hope you will stop by CollectInTexas Gal and see how this information might be helpful to you...especially if you are interested in your Family's Genealogy...Sue

Donna said...

I love the fact that not only is your daughter's wedding not going to break the bank, but that it's not going to be a "cookie cutter" wedding either! Those aqua frames are just gorgeous! And so are all of your other treasures! Best of luck with your planning!

Saturday Sadie said...

Wow! You've collected some absolutely gorgeous treasures for the wedding. I'm just in LOVE with that old spice rack and spice jars.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What great finds! I'll look forward to seeing how you transformed them and used them for the wedding.

Happy VTT and much happiness and wonderful wedding to the couple!

Keetha Broyles said...

Before you transform it, I can't even figure out what that last tin item is in the FIRST place!

Whatever it is, I have a friend who would LOVE it as she's all about collecting tin items.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi AllyJo...you stopped by my blog a while ago and left the sweetest comment. I am finally catching up on email so I'm here to say thank you. I am so excited for you and your family. A wedding is a wonderful thing. :o) Looks like you have it totally under control too. Best of luck with everything!

chateau chic said...

Looks like you've had fun gathering wonderful items for your daughter's wedding. I'm sure it will be absolutely lovely. Hope we'll get to see some pictures of the event!
I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by and follow back.
Mary Alice

Inspired By Felicity said...

Love all the pics - I'm sure it will be beautiful. Gainesville is a little less than an hour-and-a-half from where I live. Hope everyone has a wonderful time!

Allie said...

Well looking at your hints, I can tell it's going to be a gorgeous wedding, girl!!! How very, very smart to be so thrifty. I think you might just be a bit excited to be on your way to TX soon....*G*

Love the last snapshot - so adorable - you remember I have the match to that quilt? It's in the cupboard now, it's so hot here!

Nook and Cranny said...

From what I can see it looks very vintage cow girl, cow boy perhaps??
Love, love the choice of colors, old picture frames, beautiful vintage stemware in different styles and sizes, I am loving it.
My daughter and I planned all of the decore at her wedding 6 years ago, we loved doing it. She was married in a flower garden next to an old horse barn that held the reception, stunning if you can picture it.
Have a great weekend.
Michele

AllyJo said...

Thank you for all the kinds words and encouragement. I hope to visit all your blogs and say hello.

KarenSue Farash said...

Ohhh, I can't wait to see pictures! My partner and I are in the process of collecting items to start a vintage wedding styling and rentals!! Just the same way you are collecting, in thrifts and gargage sales. To bad your wedding isn't in Orlando! We would even go to Tampa!!
It's going to be beautiful!

Pam said...

so colorful and interesting! No same old, same old with you two gals! I can feel your excitement!

rkbsnana said...

I love the story of Ruth. Whither Thou Goest was one of our wedding songs. Been checking your posts. Glad to meet you.

Mimi said...

I decorated for a wedding by collecting silver-plated items I had collected over a year for centerpieces. Each was different, as were the arrangements, but the tablecloths and runner kept the theme growing. good luck finding all that you need.

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