23
Apr

Up In The Air

Hello all!

I hope everyone is enjoying all of the beautiful weather we’ve had  lately here in St. Louis! Jimmy and I took advantage of it this past weekend and decided jump back into wedding planning.  Our most recent wedding project we worked on was our wedding lights.

While Carol (my future mother in law! 🙂 ) and I cut burlap for our table runners, Jimmy and his dad worked on the lights stands.

testing out the first idea

testing out the first idea

wedding lights

Jimmy and Kevin testing out the first idea.

Jimmy and Kevin testing out the first idea.

During their first trip to Lowe’s (notice how I said FIRST haha!), they decided to use pvc pipe to hang the lights because it’s so light and would be super easy to bring out to Utah.  There was only one problem….

They had to support the buckets or the whole thing would come crashing down!

They had to support the buckets or the whole thing would come crashing down!

The lights were too heavy for the stands to stay upright.  They supported the buckets with boards while they contemplated the best way to hold the lights up.

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Jimmy and Kevin coming up with a new plan...

Jimmy and Kevin coming up with a new plan…

After a few hours of testing out a couple of other ideas, they made a second trip to Lowe’s (thankfully they only had to go twice!).  They came back with cables to anchor the poles to the ground. It worked!

The next step? Plugging the lights in.

Drum roll please!

Drum roll please!

We waited until it was dark enough to see them and…..dun du dun!!

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After their second trip to Lowe's they figured it out! :)

After their second trip to Lowe’s they figured it out! 🙂

Seeing the beautiful lights had made me even more excited for our destination wedding in Utah!

While Carol and I were working on the burlap table runners, we came across an idea to cover up the buckets. We were pulling out the strands of burlap to make it easier to cut when Carol said, “These would make cute skirts for a little girl!”

“Skirts!” I said excitedly. “We could make burlap skirts for the buckets. What a genius idea?!”

_AA_9931-11And incredibly, it worked!

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Carol and I came up with an idea to cover the buckets with burlap skirts.

Carol and I came up with an idea to cover the buckets with burlap skirts.

After this past weekend do have a few more stands to make and we need to fine tune the burlap skirts but we finished the hard part! And best of all? We only broke one light bulb the whole time! Luckily we bought plenty of extra :)!

And I couldn’t thank Kevin and Carol enough for helping us out with our wedding decor. They truly are the best for putting up with all of our trial and error wedding ideas!

Take care!

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