Meet-The-Bride & Greet-The-Groom Reception

Good morning! It was quiet here yesterday because we had a crazy busy weekend with two drop-in wedding receptions that I decorated for. My brother, as well as another church friend, had out-of-town weddings last month, so both couples came this weekend and our church hosted receptions. It was fun for local friends to “meet-the-bride and greet-the-groom.”

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Ahhh! I love how everything came together for the receptions. One reception was Saturday from 2-4 and the other was Sunday from 2-4.

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We setup the space on Friday night. A bunch of folks showed up to help which made everything go quickly and easily.

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Hello tulips! I have a growing collection of aqua blue Ball jars that I love to decorate with.  I recently received a case of Vintage Style Blue Ball jars to try out. These jars are fabulous! The color is stunning.  This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Ball brother’s Perfect Mason Jar, a first-of-its-kind combination of jars, lids and bands. These vintage-inspired jars feature a pretty blue tint and embossed logos and they are available for a limited time.

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Aqua Ball jars are perfect for flowers as well as peanuts. :) Pretzels, gold fish or other candy would be fun too.

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My sister made fabulous Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Frosting. Aren’t they pretty?!  I heard they were quite delicious.

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We also served veggies with Ranch dressing, sausage balls, spinach dip with crackers and lots of fruit.

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I used my salvaged barn door on the table along with some gray chevron and lace.  The candelabra was a gift from my hubby before he was my hubby. ;) He knew I loved it and conspired with my co-workers to surprise me. So sweet!

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Yummy cupcakes.

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We served ice water with lemon and lime slices, as well as, punch made from white grape peach juice with Sprite.

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The wooden piece under the candelabra is from Southern Accents in Cullman, Alabama. I really love how the white and yellow tulips shine in the vintage style Ball jars. :)

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Another table shot…

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I just had to share this photo of my niece, my sister, my new sister-in-law and me. Love them!

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Do you collect aqua Ball jars? Have you ever been to a drop-in “Meet-the Bride & Greet-the-Groom” reception?



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  1. You did a great job Myra! So much detail and love went into that table set.
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  2. Beautiful…will be on the lookout for some of those pretty blue canning jars.
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  3. How special to have such fun decorating and “use what you have”. You did a beautiful job and I am sure the memories made were priceless,
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. What a fun reception! Love the jars with the tulips!

  5. Tulips are my favorite flower and they look so pretty in the blue jars! I love those! And now I’m craving sausage balls :-) I love the ‘drop-in’ reception idea too.
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  6. So pretty, Myra! You’re so talented!

  7. I absolutely love how this reception is decorated! Such a perfect blend of vintage/shabby and modern :) Obsessed with the blue mason jars with tulips (my favorite) and the drift wood on top of the gorgeous chevron table cloth is soo swoon worthy! love!


  8. This is just beautiful! Everything is perfect, especially the blue jars :)
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  9. Kathy Mader says:

    I think that’s the prettiest setting I’ve seen to date on My Blessed Life. I love it!

  10. Love the decorations for the “Meet & Greet”, especially the aqua jars and tulips. Thanks for the heads up about the blue canning jars – will be anxious to get some!

  11. The way you pulled it all together looks really nice.

  12. Mine was a drop-in reception. We did a barbecue with a huge lawn and lawn games and had our flowers and tape of us getting married on display for people to see. It was great. I wouldn’t change it for the world. It looks like this was a great reception, and I just bought 2 cases of jars a few weeks ago for my sister’s wedding in July.
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  13. I had never seen a meet and greet reception such as this. Great idea! Very pretty table setting! I love the style!

  14. Beautiful flowers and cupcakes. :-)
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  15. We are planning a Drop-In Reception, also, for my son and his future wife after they get back from their wedding/honeymoon. Do you have a sample of your invitations? How did you handle gifts?

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