We spent the two weeks before the wedding building "walls" for Katie's reception. See, the church where Katie and Brad were getting married has a new, HUGE gym that is still under construction but was the perfect area for a nice reception. Well, it would have been perfect had the sheet rock been finished, but we won't get into all of that lol. Anyway, in order to cover up all the construction "mess", we decided to construct "walls" made out of white plastic table cloths that hung from a rope all the way around the room. Each wall took about 2-3 hours to finish. We went through over a 150-200 table cloths too! It was exhausting work, and we needed 3-4 people working on it at a time. One to two people would hold the table cloth while another person stapled it to the rope in a way that it could slide, then another person would go behind that one to tape over the staples in order to reinforce it and keep it from falling. Whew! We spent many nights working until midnight.
You can tell by these pictures how literally exhausted we were lol! I'm sure they were taken after we'd been working several hours.
Here, we were just getting started. You can see what I meant by the construction going on in the room.
It really did look great once we completed it. I wish I had a picture of the finished product to show you, but we were all so relieved to be done, I don't think we even thought to take one! I'll be sure to post some pics when the photographer gets them to us. The table cloths billowed around the room, and really helped add to the effect Katie wanted for her reception.
We definitely weren't done at this point. Katie had a center column that you can see in one of the above pictures. From it we strung lights and tulle. Then we had to move tables in, and decorate for the reception itself. A lot of work for sure, but it was exactly what she wanted, and that's all that matters, right?