Weddings by 2+Hue has a brand new website!

Yes, it is exciting!

Click here to visit Weddings by 2+Hue’s new site:

I spent this rainy Sunday creating a new website just for our weddings division. I felt the need for a more organized, streamlined forum in which to showcase our weddings. There will be hyperlinks that connect both our inspired interiors and weddings sites so, fear not, you will not get lost in the shuffle. I do hope you will head on over to the new digs and let me know what you think!

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Osceola County Historic Society Bridal Show

We had a wonderful time at the bridal show today. It was delightful to meet so many lovely brides-to-be! Of course, I brought the camera along to chronicle our adventures.

Ready?

Go!

We were able to squeeze quite a few pieces into our space.

Pictured in the pink bride’s chair is the laced weathered wood custom made guestbook that we raffled off.

Inspired by the web-saturated idea of sharing your “recipe” for a great marriage with the bride and groom, I decided to give my old metal toolbox a fresh coat of soft pink and repurpose it as a vessel to hold guests’ “tools” for a great marriage. It was a hit!

Our antique refinished china cabinet + a few pops of color + wildflowers = beautiful.

I was also asked to design a simple tablescape the seating/snacking area at the show. Here is my version of rustic elegance complete with the reclaimed laced wood table runners from a few posts ago.

I love the use of our custom clay tags draped around our antique Ball blue Mason jars as table number markers.

It was a wonderful day with wonderful, inspiring company. I had the opportunity to meet several brides-to-be who confessed to having pinned me  several times over on Pinterest which was flattering to say the least. I look forward to meeting with many of you at our upcoming consults and I extend my warmest heartfelt congratulations as you journey toward this magical next chapter in your lives. Thank you, as well, to Donna The Flower Lady for tracking me down via the internet and inviting me to participate in this wonderful show. It was lovely meeting you and your delightful family.

2+Hue’s version of rustic elegance

I was thrilled to be invited to participate as a vendor in this coming Saturday’s Osceola County Historical Society Bridal Show in Kissimmee. I was even more thrilled when I was asked by one of the directors to help stage the grounds of the show! Armed with a long list of ideas and daydreams of rustic wedding elegance, I set out yesterday to put the finishing touches on not only my booth but the rest of the area as well.

One of the areas that I will be staging is the seating/eating area. Of course, I cannot do an entire table scape complete with my signature mix and match china; but I can most definitely put a dash of 2+Hue on each table. Instead of a linen or burlap runner, I opted for a runner of reclaimed laced wood.

Now is the time when my readers utter a collective, “What in the world is a runner of reclaimed laced wood?”

Wonder no more, my friends. Here is a preview of what’s to come on Saturday:

It is lovely and delicate and nearly understated – the perfect alternative to a traditional runner and a great choice for those who find burlap offensive to the touch. Of course, many more pictures will be forthcoming over the next few days so be sure to check back for updates. And, finally, if we have not yet met in person then that is a crying shame and we should really fix that. Come on out and see me (and the oft referred-to Mr. Hue) in our booth at the:

It’s free and it’s fabulous!

Brand new wedding decor sneak peek!

As you probably already know, I will be a vendor at the Osceola County Historical Society Bridal Show in Kissimmee on March 10th. I have been busy preparing for the event and even have a few new pieces ready to debut at the show. One of my recently finished creations is this weathered wood directional chalkboard sign.

The signs are attached to a post measuring 5 feet in height. The center chalkboard area measures 21×8 leaving plenty of room to customize each sign to your specific needs. Whether you need to direct guests to the ceremony, the reception, the sign-in area, or the photo booth just pound these into the ground for a smooth traffic flow.

I said, “I do!”

I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to participate in The Osceola County Historical Society Bridal Show on Saturday, March 10! This event will take place, appropriately so, at The Osceola County Historical Society located at: 750 North Bass Road in Kissimmee. The show will run from 11-2 and will showcase a fantastic collection of talented wedding vendors. The best part, there is no admission charge and you might even score yourself a raffle prize. I will be there along with Mr. Hue and our ever-growing collection of all things matrimonial so head on down and take advantage of this fantastic event. I’d love to meet you!

Just finished wedding pieces and a brand new page!

Thankfully, the weather here in Orlando was warmer today which made it much more enjoyable to be outside refinishing two tables for Weddings by 2+Hue. First up was a ball and claw round pedestal table.

This is easily one of my most favorite tables that I have ever refinished. Annie Sloan Old White combined with an antique scale and antique Ball Blue Mason jars is borderline perfection.

Next up was a lovely oval dining table that has been hiding in my surplus for much too long. A nice coat of more Old White did her a world of good.

She was too large for my booth at Art Angels so lonely she sat for months. I see this as a sweetheart table, a dessert table, a gift table, just about anything a bride could imagine.

And, I finally put the finishing touches on that weddings page that I promised. Scroll up to the top of the homepage and see it in all its wedded glory!

Photo Booth Fun!

Despite the chilly, incredibly windy weather in Central Florida this afternoon, we braved the elements for a few pictures of our newest Weddings by 2+Hue creations. First up was the photo booth:

I bribed with cupcakes encouraged my oft referred-to/seldom shown on my webpage kids to get behind the booth for a few action shots.

The booth measures 7 feet tall by 4 feet wide and features two custom antiqued white chalkboards for guests to write a personal message to the bride and groom as well as two framed openings. Both of the frames were salvaged from The Hard Rock Cafe in London after it was recently remodeled. The booth was covered in a raffia textured wall covering which would be perfect at a rustic or vintage reception. If only I had come up with this idea fourteen years ago at my own wedding…

Another wedding offering is this lovely buffet. It was refinished in Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White and features a weathered wood top. This is the largest of our buffets, coming in at 70x31x19. That’s a lot of cupcakes!

And, speaking of those bribery cupcakes, here they are atop one of our weathered stands.

The blustery wind did not allow for good shots of our burlap banners. Unfortunately, they will have to wait until tomorrow’s session when I hope to have our round pedestal ball and claw table as well as a custom sweetheart table finished. And, I am still working on a separate weddings page…in my “spare time” that is.

New wedding wonderfuls sneak peek!

I discovered that if one wards off sleep, she can accomplish a vast amount of things. I have been more than a little busy lately between keeping my Art Angels booth nicely stocked and gearing-up for weddings. Tonight, I will finish the photo booth that Mr. Hue and I built completely from the ground up and, seriously, it is fantastic. I am also working on burlap table runners and the most amazing sweetheart table structure. There are hanging features coming soon as well as more of these little numbers:

Tiny stairs, not quite.

They are custom built weathered wood cupcake stands. And they are delightful. They stand 21 inches tall by 17 inches wide and each four tier stand is able to hold thirty-six of the most delicious, vintage/rustic cupcakes this side of the Mississippi.

Much, much more pictures and items will be updated this weekend so be sure to check back even if you are not scheduled to mosey down the aisle anytime soon.

Weddings by 2+Hue!

In addition to keeping my booth at Art Angels well-stocked with wonderfuls, I have been quietly pursuing another adventure. And, no, of course I would never dream of leaving Art Angels or 2+Hue behind; but, about a month ago, I was contacted by a kind woman who saw my blog and had a question. She wanted to know if I would be interested in renting some furniture for an upcoming summer wedding. Immediately, two things came to mind:

1. I love weddings!

and

2. Why am I not doing this already?

I assured her that I would most definitely be interested in working with her and I promptly began brainstorming vintage/rustic wedding scenes. Last Sunday, I scored a china cabinet and a buffet – both of which were made in the 20’s. Mr. Hue and I loaded them into the truck and they headed home with us to undergo a major transformation worthy of a photo shoot. Both pieces were painted with a base coat of crisp white, then distressed.

The top of the buffet was a complete hot mess, so I spent two days painstakingly stripping it off piece by piece to unveil the surface beneath. I decided to stick with my rustic roots and weather the top before applying several layers of sealant.

I envision this buffet serving as a one-of-a-kind gift table, a cake table, a candy bar, or anything else a tasteful bride can imagine.

As for the china cabinet, I knew immediately what direction to move in with her. In place of glass in the door, Mr. Hue risked lacerations to fill the casing with chicken wire. Attached to the chicken wire are guest names along with table assignments.

Inside the cabinet is a custom antique frame-turned-chalkboard (more on that below) encouraging guests to guide themselves to their particular table.

There is also shelving available with this piece and I can envision the cabinet being filled with photos of the bride and groom and perhaps a personalized message from them.

The moment I stumbled across this breathtaking antique Oxford double student desk and chair set, I knew that it would make the most amazing guest book sign-in table ever. I decided, completely uncharacteristically, not to paint it. It is perfect!

 

As for those frames-turned-chalkboards, I was thrilled to score several of them. Most of them were guilded and a few had been salvaged from The Hard Rock Cafe in London when it was remodeled. How cool is that? If you have spent much time on my blog, you know how I feel about chalkboards. They are a must for any vintage or rustic wedding and they can be completely personalized then repurposed. How can you not love that? Here is one of the boards in my quickly-growing collection:

Another finished product in 2+Hue Weddings is my room divider. When my antiqued pink dresser sold so quickly at Art Angels, I had to improvise in a hurry since I had not quite finished the next piece in the two days that pinky spent at the shop. In desperation, I loaded one of the dividers from my own home into my car and headed for SODO. The moment I unfolded it and began staging my booth, I had a customer try to buy it. I was amazed and convinced that others appreciate that perfect combination of elegance and ruggedness as well as I do. These dividers are weathered and free standing on a base which is attached behind each panel. They are  fully customizable as far as size is concerned. Each panel measures 22 inches wide by 78 inches tall. A line of six linen swatches lace the panels together. Whether you need just a couple of panels for ambiance or you need several yards, we can accommodate just about any situation.

 

A barely pink washed antique ironing board transforms into a candy bar in these shots.

  

The candy jars were much more full before the kids of 2+Hue got their little hands in the vicinity of sugar overload!

I think that vintage luggage and an antique trunk are so appropriate for weddings. They capture the idea of packing up and beginning a whole new chapter. Charm your guests by giving them a one-of-a-kind greeting card collection suitcase.

I will also be offering custom weathered wood and chalkboard table markers. The markers are free standing and measure 7×9 inches with a 4×6 inch opening.

Along with several custom wedding burlap pennant banners.

And, I have amassed a collection of eighteen (and counting) antique Ball Blue Mason jars as well as a slew of clear Mason Jars will be available for rent. They make beautiful vessels for floral centerpieces or floral pew decorations. The possibilities are endless with Mason jars.

I will also be offering my custom monogrammed clay tags for place settings, as well as custom tea towel wedding favors.

I am also opening up 2+Hue’s home collection and offering this, my once-favorite buffet for weddings. It was finished in Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White then distressed. The top of the buffet is weathered wood and the entire piece has been sealed for durability and protection.

 

I have a few more pieces to finish for 2+Hue weddings and many more pictures will be coming soon. I am so excited to explore this new avenue and my ideas are endless. I will be offering my custom cake plates and Mr. Hue and I have a little cake stand idea up our sleeve that we hope to have finished shortly. If you, or someone you love, is gearing up to say ‘I do’ and you have an idea of something that I have not yet covered, please do not hesitate to contact me. I love new challenges, as evidenced by this journey, and I will get back with you immediately. Check back soon for an entire page devoted to Weddings by 2+Hue and my most recent offerings. Of course, I will continue to maintain my blog and my wonderful home at Art Angels. This is just another adventure to embark on, and I could not be more excited!