While crafting away this weekend, getting ready for our upcoming nuptials, I had a Bill Engvall moment. For those unfamiliar with the comedian here’s a little snippet for a little comedic relief this evening.
We spent a few hours this weekend crafting some wedding related signs and the whole time I had “here’s your sign” bits running through my head. But anyway, for any of you who follow me on Pinterest, you must have figured out my obsession for wedding signs by now, and how they can bring so much character to a wedding. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Mr. & Mrs. country signs from the Craft Mart Texas Etsy shop found here.
- Love sign found via Style Me Pretty here.
- Wedding ceremony/reception directional sign also found via Style Me Pretty here.
With the inspiration photos in hand, Colby disappeared to the depths of the man cave (aka his shop in the basement) and reappeared with a bunch of rustic-ie, reclaimed wood signs ready for painting. Here are a few signs, prior to painting, that will hang above the fireplace at our reception.
And here is the prior to painted directional sign for the ceremony/reception.
I love how the Colb-ster can disappear with a few inspiration pics and reappear just moments later with something so absolutely perfect. AND use all leftover renovation materials. He’s thrifty like that. Although his scrap pile seems to be dwindling as we keep raiding it for wedding projects.
So with my “canvases” of wood all prepped, I utilized some leftover white, exterior house paint and went to town free hand painting a few signs.
I briefly debated tracing or drawing out the letters onto the wood first, and then filling them in with the paint. But since time is of the essence these days, aka I’m totally running out of it, I opted to free hand it. And if I do say so myself the end result is not too shabby.
At our reception venue, there is a giant, two sided fireplace. The “love” sign will live on the mantle of the reception side of the fireplace.
And the “Angie & Colby” sign will live on the mantle of the lobby side of the fireplace. I may even dress it up a little more with some “Just Married” bunting, kind of like the card bunting I made yesterday for the card cage.
And then there’s the directional sign who will live in the parking lot directing guests as to which way is the ceremony and which way is the reception, since both activities are at the same venue but just different locations.
And then I couldn’t resist making a little “Potato Bar” sign for our rehearsal dinner bbq which will be held at our house. Not gonna lie, shear panic has set in that we’re grilling for 50 people the night before our wedding. But at least there will be a tater bar with all the fixings. Taters make everything better.
Colby also used some of his scrap wood to help me make the Mrs./Mr. chair back signs.
After he cut them out and drilled a pair of holes in each piece of wood, I again free-hand painted “Mr.” on Colby’s chair sign and “Mrs.” on my chair sign.
Then cut some rope, leftover from the sisal rope shade project, and tied it to the sign.
These guys are going to hang out on the backs of our chairs at the reception, kind of like this:
I love modeling things out beforehand. It so helps me get an idea of how things will look and come together on game day…I mean D-day…I mean…wedding day.
And did anyone notice? If you squint REAL hard, the message on the chalkboard? Isn’t Colby the cutest?! I didn’t even make him write that! He did it all on his own…cue up the “awwwwwwwww”.
And with the wedding sign project(s) complete, we’re officially down to 4 days. Well, technically it’s more like three days since it’s oh so close to becoming Tuesday as I’m writing this post a little late on Monday evening.
Pssst…Anyone else make signs for their wedding? What was your favorite sign? I’m digging so many of those pretty, rustic signs on Etsy right now. Thank goodness our wedding is just a few short days away so I don’t have time to add more sign projects to the list!