I knew the day I was engaged that I wanted rustic rectangular tables at the celebration of our marriage.
I knew this was specific but it was one of the few things I was certain about.
We had tables rented that fit the image but the rental company had double booked and we got the boot.
My mother proposed the idea of standard tables with linens and I cringed. My heart was set on rustic wooden tables.
After frantically searching all over the state of Colorado my hope for the rustic tables began to dwindle.
My parents went to every other rental company in southwest Colorado but there was no luck.
As I explored my options my creative mind (that I got from both parents) wandered.
I hesitantly mentioned the idea of building our own tables.
Seating for 150 people means about 20 - 8 foot tables.
Was that doable? Affordable?
My father has had projects in the garage my whole life so I had no doubt he could build a rustic farm table. 20 however was a lot to ask for.
I drew up some simple plans to show my seriousness about making these tables. I even googled, "how much does a 2x4 cost?".
I should have known that my dad, who always has a plan, was way ahead of me.
He had created his own set of plans for rustic farm tables with a bill of materials.
We were going to do it!
For the next several months I continually received updates from my mother about how the building process was going.
When I was home in Colorado to help with the final details I was immediately put to work sanding, moving, torching, and staining.
Making these tables not only created a uniqueness at our wedding but was a love filled project my father and I worked on together.
We spent 45 minutes in Home Depot deciding what finish fit our rustic wedding table needs.
We settled on the color cedar.
I am so very grateful for the family and support I was given the entire planning process of my wedding. I have wonderful parents who made that special day exactly what I always imagined it would be. Gathering with family and friends around rustic wooden farm tables.
-The Moore Bride