An “I Do” BBQ to Remember

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Good morning and Happy Friday!

Can you believe it’s May already?

April was quite a month.

It was chilly, rainy and oh so busy.

But thankfully the clouds parted, the sun was shining bright and the breezes were blowing warm as the day finally came for the  couples shower which I had been busily preparing for.

The bride to be is a very special girl.  She’s beautiful, smart, talented and full of joy.

And the groom.  Well he is a great guy who just happens to be my step-son.

He is also handsome, smart and talented.

They are both lucky to have found each other.

The wedding will be on a farm at the end of the month.

In keeping with the theme of the wedding I decided to throw them an “I Do” BBQ.


I started by creating so much inspiration in my head that eventually I had to put all my ideas down onto paper and into a folder.

It was a lot.

But worth it.

Friends and family were greeted by a Welcome Table complete with burlap, chalkboards, and photos.

They were able to leave little messages, advice, well wishes and date night ideas all over bamboo cutting boards, trays, utensils and popsicle sticks.




The flowers were placed in mason jars which of course were all DIYed with burlap, lace and jute.

This was the first thing I created then it all went from there.


Guests were also able to leave cards and gifts on a separate table.

Burlap, a cowboy boot, a cute little photograph and galvanized buckets adorned this table.

Card and Gift Table


In keeping with the BBQ theme of course, dinner was BBQ (made by the hubs) with several different sauces to choose from.

There was also corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked beans and of course chips and dip.

You could eat the BBQ on slider buns, regular buns or you could just eat it plain.

It was just that good!

BBQ Table

The drink table turned out very cute.

I had two galvanized tubs etched with our last name.

They were so cute, I decided to get one for myself as well.


There was beer and wine, good ole southern sweet tea and lemonade, and water and soda (for the DD’s and hangover haters).

Mason jar glasses with a cute little mason jar tag so you could write your name and keep up with your glass.


The beer was ice cold in a wheelbarrow.


I think my favorite table would have to have been the Dessert Table.

Dessert Table

There was a wedding dress made out of cupcakes which was made by my sweet sister.

She did a fantastic job and the cupcakes were delicious!


She also made these marshmallow pops that were OH MUAH GAWD so addicting!


There were so many desserts that I ended up having to have two dessert tables.

But I didn’t mind.

There was cherry cheesecake in a jar, blueberry cheesecake in a jar, strawberry and blueberry parfaits, eclairs and mini coconut creme pies.


It was like heaven on a table.


The eating tables were pretty simple with just a little wood slice, flower arrangement, a mini chalkboard, candle and a bird.

Eating Table


The pool was also decorated with floating candles and a floating monogram.

These were a complete DIY fail.

I thought my anchors were heavy enough to keep them still but even with the pump off and the polaris out, they still decided to float to the side of the pool.


But I know one little adorable girl who didn’t care that my DIY failed.

She still wanted to catch them.


When it was time for friends and family to leave, they were able to stop by the favors table and take home some Chex Mix and some homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam. I’ll post that super easy recipe soon.

I packaged these in mini mason jars (4 oz) which were just too cute to pass up.


The monogram “M” was another super easy DIY.

I just printed out some of their engagement photos onto cardstock and mod podged them onto the “M”.


All in all it was a great night and I think a good time was had by all.

It was great meeting friends and family of the bride.

I’m sure we will be seeing a lot more of each other.

I’ll end by saying Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs.

May your future be just as bright and beautiful and you both are.

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