Delight in Handcrafted Details

In honor of this months feature in Whirl Magazine, we are sharing the making of pretty behind our top five lust worthy details of this stunning backyard wedding. Featuring some of our favorite projects and handmade details, this Pittsburgh wedding is jam packed with pretty little embellishments. A modern take on a whimsical garden wedding with a touch of vintage romance in the details, we will highlight some of the key design elements we crafted to pull this beautiful event together and bring our couples vision to life.

As artists one thing we are very passionate about here at Magnolia Lane is reuse and recycling, giving second life to something. We are huge fans of thrifted/vintage projects, we believe it adds unique character difficult to imitate and bringing something beautiful back to all its glory through restoration and repurpose gives us all the feels! 

Salvaged And Refinished Vintage Door Frame Repurposed As Ceremony Arch:

Most cities have a few places where you can find salvaged building materials,  we scored this gem at Construction Junction in Pittsburgh. Its wonderful being able to support their mission while creating beautiful one of a kind pieces for projects we are working on here at Magnolia Lane. Since the wedding this beautiful door frame has been repurposed yet again, serving as the entrance to the Brides fathers garden.

Tea Cup Succulent Planter Wedding Favors:

The crowd favorite by far! It was no easy feat to accomplish this project, it took months of searching thrift stores and flea markets to collect the perfect set of about 100 tea cups. And even longer for propagation of a wide variety of succulents using a custom rigged green house only a pittsburgh dad could concoct. Transporting so many delicate wedding favors from our studio to wedding venue was a whole other challenge on its own - but oh so totally worth it!

The favors were designed to pair well with the stunning centerpieces which sat inside of metallic birdcages with arrangements designed by Petals and Promises. To keep the mismatched look of tea cups from overwhelming the design, they were divided into color stories for a cohesive look per each table. Now 100 new tea cup planters grace the homes and offices of guests instead of collecting dust on thrift store shelves!

Origami Paper Flower Sidewalls: 

Tents with sidewalls are so elegant but when your outside you kind of just want to embrace the beauty of whats around you. For this project we enhanced the look of our tent while fully embracing the beautiful garden around us by creating sidewalls of ombre garlands made of origami flowers and their effect could not have been more magical. 

Vintage Doily Pennant Banners & Garden Vintage Birdcages:

To adorn the ceilings and the tree tops surrounding the venue we hung loads of vintage style birdcages brimming with plants and created very romantic feeling pennants using vintage doilies and ivory ribbon.  

Want to see more of this pretty wedding? Check out the features on Red Oak Weddings , Wedding Chicks, or if youre in the Pittsburgh area pick up the August Issue of @WhirlMagazine. If you have a vision, allow us to help you bring it to life! Visit our contact page to get in touch today =) 

What are some of your favorite handmade details you have seen at weddings recently?