our wedding: DIY and Details

September 15, 2011


One thing I kept hearing for months after the wedding was how personal and unique the whole day was. It makes me so happy because I definitely put a lot of effort and time into the planning process. I was so lucky to be in a situation where I was working part time throughout the engagement. I was really able to do so many crafts and DIY projects, that I might not have had time for otherwise, which ended up saving money, and also being a lot of fun! I remember staying up soo many nights saving inspiration photos {pre-Pinterest}, making venue and photographer spreadsheets, and planning my craft schedule for the weekends. Here are some detail photos with descriptions of the DIYs I did with the help of my amazing Mom and friends {and Matthew of course}!
 invites by Ma Joie Press
 bunting for the ceremony made with my Maid of Honor Lizzie over Christmas
 Wood-burned basket for the programs {programs designed by my brother..so cute I’ll have to share later}
 Drink Menu and Striped Straws!
 Matthew likes Belgian-style beers and he brewed all the beer for the wedding!
 Cookies and Milk Bar {baked by my mom, cake stands made by Lizzie/MOH}
Wood-burning done with Eden and I hand-stamped 100 cookie bags with stamps designed by my brother
 Ms for the back of the chairs made with Lizzie/MOH {yellow paint + lace attached with adhesive}
Seating chart made with pretty fabrics {and painted white by me!}
Flowers by Eden and pretty ring pillow by GiggleRoom made with vintage tea towel calender
Green burlap squares cut and sewn for the tables with wood stumps, cut/stained/painted/glued table numbers
and Menu Board made by me
Bunting for the cake topper made with my mom, photos of our grandparents
 Homemade pillows made with my mom and Lizzie/MOH
I’m hoping to share more of the DIY step by steps with you over the next couple weeks. Maybe taking back the Wedding Wednesday spot. I’ve missed those posts but I’m so happy I can share the photos from the wedding with you now! If you guys have any questions about anything you can always email me!
Something Old My late Paternal Grandma’s pearl ring, Michael Kors Perfume {worn on my first date with Matthew}
Something New The belt my mom and I made
Something Borrowed My late Maternal Grandma’s pearl necklace
Something Blue Garter from my bridesmaids
Brides&Wives: What were your Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue?

 Tomorrow: Formals