Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Renee's DIY Wedding Tips - Fall Pumpkin Carving

West Mountain Inn's wedding coordinator Renée LaBelle is blogging today with a great DIY wedding activity and decor idea from one of last month's beautiful fall weddings at the Inn.

In November Sara and Tracy celebrated their wedding at the Inn and planned a fun rehearsal dinner activity which also served as a great fall wedding decor idea I wanted to share with everyone. The new trend in weddings is all about DIY and after a few meetings over hot chocolate, Sarah & Tracy explained they wanted to do something different on Friday night before their rehearsal dinner that would involve their friends in creating their wedding decorations together.

They knew they wanted pumpkins as part of the decor for their fall wedding and after we talked further they decided to have a pumpkin carving party.

I just loved this whole idea because it was a way for Sara, Tracy and their friends to relax, have fun and create a special memory of their wedding together. They carved their names, their wedding date, words like LOVE into the pumpkins and placed them along the stone wall near their ceremony site the next morning.

The candle-lit pumpkins had a beautiful orange glow that evening which they used to decorate their dessert table and line the walk up to the barn for their reception.

So for any brides planning fall weddings for next year - keep this fun idea in mind. A pumpkin carving party is a creative DIY way to include a Friday night activity with your friends and add a pretty, warm glow to your fall wedding decorations. Congratulations to Tracy and Sara!

Photos courtesy Heather Trimm Photography