Reclaimed Wood Succulent Boxes

Thursday, September 22, 2016

One of my besties' daughter was married a few weeks ago.
My friend, Julia, her mom, and daughter,
are all very talented, crafty ladies!
When Julia first told me of the upcoming wedding,
I knew it was going to be fabulous, filled with unique, and creative DIY!
...and it would be DIY done well Pinterest fails from this trio of generations!  :)

For some of the centerpieces for the reception,
they envisioned wood boxes made of reclaimed wood,
 brimming with live succulents.

So months ago, just over between the chicken coop and old barn,
Julia set up a succulent nursery on their farm.

With twelve boxes to fill, she did a lot of growing, and dividing,
repeating the process many times, as the little succulents thrived and multiplied!

Fast forward to the wedding day..
I'll share more of the venue in a later post,
but the wedding was held at The Brooklyn Arts Center at Saint Andrews,
 in Downtown Wilmington, NC

After the wedding ceremony in the main hall, 
the guests were ushered to the courtyard for tasty treats and beverages
while the space was transformed for the dinner to follow.

During the wedding, the boxes of succulents rested in the entrance
 of the grand old building, awaiting their debut during the reception.

For pictures of not only the reception, but the beautiful wedding, also,
visit the photographer's post featuring some of the highlights {here}.

More on the boxes...
Julia is an avid thrifter/junker like myself!
She has a heart for nostalgia, and treasures her family history.

The boxes were made of reclaimed boards that came from a house
on her grandfather's property, with the original color preserved as seen.
One could never capture the beautiful patina of the past better than age itself!

Similar ornate wood was found in parts of 
The Brooklyn Arts Center, which was once a church, built in 1888.

I'll be sharing another post about the wedding soon,
but next up, will be an Autumn Tablescape,
part of the Autumn Tablescapes Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate.

Hope you'll swing back by for a visit on Tuesday!

...and last but not least,
a big welcome to fall! very glad it's here!  :)

Sharing Post At:
My Thrift Store Addiction - Vintage Charm
Poofing The Pillows - Thoughts of Home
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home
Rattlebridge Farm - Foodie Friday & Everything Else
Julie's Creative Lifestyle - Cooking & Crafting With J&J


  1. Wow, what a unique idea! and the fact that the wood came from her grandfather's property makes is so special for this occasion! Sounds like a fun wedding! I have cousins that live in Wilmington, such a great place!

  2. What a great idea to grow your own plants for the wedding! The boxes with a family history are perfect!

  3. Such a great idea and pretty too! Weddings are so expensive these days, I don't know how parents of daughters do it! This is gorgeous and they now have the memories.

  4. That was such a great idea! I love succulents and that was a genius idea to use them for the wedding. The boxes added the perfect sentimental touch!

  5. I think these kind of creative accents add so much charm to any event and the reclaimed wood is gorgeous! Pinned! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  6. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  7. This is SUCH a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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