CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - And by 'stuff' she means, candlesticks, bird houses, lace tablecloths, frames and other treasures she could transform. When I asked her if she'd ever done anything like this before she shook her head,
"Nope I just picked up a glue gun and a can of spray paint and started," she explained.
She and Aubrie enlisted the help of friends. Missy Hogan, Teresa's friend since childhood, helped with a lot of the painting. And they couldn't light any candles under the tent at The Ranson House in Huntersville; they wanted candelabras but used them as a way to hold silk flowers. "We deconstructed the flowers and pushed them into the balls that rested where candles would go," Missy told me. They look like they cost hundreds of dollars; the candelabras and flowers together were under ten bucks!
Teresa used decorative bird cages with battery operated candles inside to light the trees near the house and create a romantic ambiance. It was the first one she bought that became the inspiration for many more. "I would buy a bird cage and we would use the jewels from Christmas ornaments and just glue them on," she told me. They twinkled in the September moonlight.
When I asked if she added up all the money she spent at Goodwill to decorate the house and reception, Teresa didn't have a solid number, but she said she knows she saved thousands of dollars, and spent some wonderful time with her family.