Wedding Decor, Round Two

That’s right: we’re revisiting the Krista & Dan wedding of 2013.  It’s been one year since the most fun night ever, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating our first date of our second year:


More on the adventures of potting soil and fieldstone another day.  In honor of our one year anniversary, I thought I’d revisit our wedding projects and how they’ve taken up residence in our home since that day.

The windowframe.  At our wedding, we took a windowframe from an old home demolition project and posted photos of our history throughout the years.  I even bought an easel from Michaels to put it on display, which unfortunately has not seen the light of day just yet (any ideas for easel decor?).

As you probably remember, we did repurpose the windowframe using cork board and professionally printed photos.  It now brightens the mantel above our living room.


The chipboard letters.  One of my favorite projects, though it was super simple, was the use of chipboard letters to decorate our guestbook table.  Combined with a chevron runner, they were one of the easiest and most personal touches of our wedding decor.

We found new life for the letter K (in honor of our last name!) in the frame gallery above our television.  Not to mention the heart and flower plaque are both from Maui, where we spent our honeymoon!  One day I’ll get a good picture of this wall.  Excuse my iPhone and bad lighting.

The ottoman.  Ahh, the ottoman – my pride and joy.  A generous gift from my bridesman, TJ, I fell in love with this Crate and Barrel ottoman the moment that I laid eyes on it.  Our nautical-themed wedding was brightened up by such an adorable centerpiece on the dock.

The ottoman is now doing its job as our foyer table while I work on painting and refinishing an actual table.  I love the knotted feel and the fact that it reminds me of my wedding every day when I walk in the house.

The lantern and knots.  Though we ended up with about 20 lanterns and monkeyfists (also known as knots), we were still able to reuse some of them for our home decor.  We bought the knots from Karen’s Wedding Shop on Etsy for about $150 and stuck small plastic picks in them to hold up our table numbers.  The lanterns were on clearance from Yankee Candle for $11 each, though unfortunately they are out of stock now.

Here are they are flanking the windowframe on our mantel!  It’s looking very nautical in our living room at the moment, which is perfect for summer.  Breathing new life into our wedding décor not only helps keep things fresh, but it brings back memories for us one year later.

Ahh, love.  All of the photographs from our wedding are courtesy of the amazing Sarah Postma Photography based in Bellingham, Washington (just north of Seattle).  I highly recommend her work for any future brides out there!


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