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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DIY bouquet’
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Real DIY Wedding to bring you a super styled bridal session courtesy of Expressions Photography. I have to say I’m in love with fun and free-spirited nature of this shoot. The simple styling proves you don’t need a designer budget to pull off some seriously Kate Moss boho. With some beads, a belt, great natural light, a fantastic smile and a little lace craftiness- Valerie Duvick gets the same no fuss chic it takes tons of airbrush time to create.
From the photographer:
For Lissa’s bridal session, we wanted to go for a styled look, but we wanted to style it ourselves to show other brides that it is possible to have a fun style, unique to your bridal session without spending a pretty penny. We created a bright bouquet full of textured wild flowers because for Lissa’s wedding day, she and her mother went to a field and picked flowers to create the bouquets themselves. This was a fun and meaningful addition to her bohemian-inspired look.
The whole thing just makes me want to run barefoot through that amazing field and find all those fabulous wild flowers while singing “Let the Sunshine In” with my favorite John Lennon style shades to create some fabulously organic arrangements. Oh! And that headband! So simple, and perfectly fitting. We can’t thank Valerie enough for styling Lissa all DIY and such, and we wish Lissa the best boho-chic wedding ever!
Photograper: Valerie Duvick- Expressions Photography
In the few short weeks that I’ve been a part of the DIY Bride community, I hope you’ve come to learn that I believe in wedding equality. I love all weddings equally regardless of size, style or setting. That being said, I have a confession. I have a particularly soft spot for brick venues. I admit it, call me biased, call me what you will, but beautiful brick with exposed beams and pipes with romantic satin, lace, sparkles, beads, paper, fabric and everything in between just makes me all mushy inside. So, you’re going to have to excuse my drool on this next wedding.
For those of you that may be growing tired of the vintage trend, be ready to be re-inspired. Using the Winter Park Farmer’s Market as the jump off point, Jenny created some seriously inspiring DIY that balanced the old-world feel of the venue so well. The centerpieces were the perfect touch of femininity to create the most romantic vintage-y feel. I am seriously jelly over the beautiful bouquets hand-crafted from paper, buttons, and brooches. And that metal faucet holder? What!? I’m dying. It’s no wonder guests spent a good portion of the wedding oogling all of Jenny’s perfect projects.
I had such a hard time deciding on what makes Jenny and John’s wedding stand out. Ultimately, it has to be the look. The look of a perfect couple, in a perfect place, so perfectly happy-ahhhh! That couldn’t have been realized without the help of Jaclyn of At Last Wedding + Event Design or the fab photography of Norman Yu Photography. It’s these moments and details that make me a big mush ball and I can’t thank you all enough for that. You must check out the complete gallery for more mush-worthy photos of fun and DIY perfection.
Congratulations Jenny and John! And thank you Jaclyn for submitting my guilty pleasure of the day!
Wedding and Event Planning: At Last Wedding + Event Planning
Photographer: Norman Yu Photography
Venue: Winter Park Farmer’s Market
Mahogany Chairs: Orlando Wedding + Party Rentals
Officiant: Eddie The Shaman
DJ/Lighting: DJ Live Productions
Caterer: John + Shirleys
Cake/Cupcakes: Sweet by Good Golly Miss Holly
Ever wonder if there is a science to DIY? Need a recipe book for a romantic DIY wedding? I think our next couple, Michelle and Justin, may have established a prize winning formula. This glammed up wedding at The Inn at Old Silk Mill in Virginia has little bit of an old Hollywood feel with a lot a bit of DIY eye candy.
From the bride: “Justin and I joke that we were born DIY’ers. There’s not a day that passes where we don’t mutter at least once, “I can do that”. So we knew a DIY wedding was in the cards for us from jump street. Mix that up with a dash of frugalness and a pinch of perfectionism and you’ve got yourself a glimpse into our DIY wedding. Everything from the centerpieces and altar, to my feather bouquet was dreamt up and put together by myself, Justin, and our amazing network of friends and family.”
From feather filled hurricanes and alternative fillers in vases, to sparkling branches and the coolest yarn escort card holder I’ve ever seen; I love that Michelle and Justin found some simple, budget savvy ways of having an event sans beautiful blooms.
And there it is folks; the formula for a fabulous DIY wedding! While I wouldn’t change a thing about this elegant event, I would have to add that a fantastic photographer like Sheaulee Ng Photography and the beautiful brick drop of the The Inn at Old Silk Mill will just add to full flavor of this delicious and delightful DIY formula. We do want to thank Michelle and Justin for sharing this sweet wedding recipe and wish you many congratulations!
Photographer: Sheaulee Ng Photography
Venue: The Inn at Old Silk Mill
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
I must be in vacation mode. Travel weddings are flying all around this week! Studio Sequoia has shared with us the brilliantly bright wedding of Faith and Jared. Held at Calumet Park in San Diego overlooking the Pacific, the whimsical beachy vibe of this wedding speaks volumes of this couple’s super sweet personality. (and so does the scrum-didily-umptious dessert table!) Whether you’re looking at the DIY or the look in their eyes, one thing is for sure it’s destination…love!
Keeping up with this week’s travel theme, I love Faith’s perfect posy created from maps of destinations she and Jared have traveled together. Such a great idea! It could make for a fantastic anniversary bouquet too, since she can continue to add to it now that they have moved to England for Jared’s new military pilot job.
Be sure to check out the whole gallery for some more seashell DIY ideas including a headband, boutonnieres, and mason jar votives. Also, thank Studio Sequoia for capturing the gorgeous scenery, fantastic fashion (who doesn’t love a dress with pockets) and the sweet story of Faith and Jared. Congrats you two!
Photographer: Studio Sequoia
Venue: Calumet Park
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Today’s wedding is a fun one – taking place on the grounds of a school! This school looks SUPER different from the one I went to as a kid. This couple put a lot of effort into really make this wedding their own – the groom, a graphic designer, designed all the stationery and signage, the bride put together all the centerpieces, and family members pitched in to create the bouquets and make the desserts for the dessert table. They also embraced a subtle “cherry” theme, since that is their last name! Cherries in their logo, cherries on the cake , cherry red shoes – they even served cherry cola.
The bride wore her mother’s veil, and carried the same penny (sixpence) in her shoe that her grandma carried on her wedding day.
All the bouquets were arranged by the bride’s mother.
The bride spent months collecting vintage china and vases for the reception tables.
Congrats Amy and Jeremy!
Photography: Seth Binsted and Frank Ameka (both friends of the couple)
Venue: Adams International School, Maidens, Virginia
Stationery: Designed by the groom
Florals: DIY/Trader Joe’s
Whenever the weather gets chilly and rainy (which is currently happening in Southern California), I have the unstoppable urge to share a wedding featuring sunflowers. Good thing BG Productions is hooking me up today with this gorgeous summer wedding, featuring lots of of bright yellow, a dapper groom in gingham (and sandals – WHAT, AWESOME), and of course a DIY sunflower bouquet!
From the photographer: “Jessie and Bryan had a lovely DIY wedding at the gorgeous Mansion at Ridley Creek (Pennsylvania). Jessie is a teacher and wanted to have her students help – they came and helped set up the seats and everything. Jessie and her family did all the flowers themselves – who doesn’t LOVE sunflowers!”
The above picture has all of my favorite things – sunflowers, mason jars, lace, burlap, and wine bottles.
Mason jars were decorated with twine and personalized labels, and acted as favors / seating cards!
Vintage pails held the DIY program fans.
Guests were asked to add their thumbprint to the tree as a guest book alternative.
Really, there’s not much I can say to justify how beautiful this wedding is, so I’ll let a few pictures do all the talking.
Congrats Jessie and Brian!
Photographer: BG Productions
Caterer: Christina’s Catering
Reception Venue: Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park, Pennsylvania
Videography: BG Prodcutions
Cake Designer: The Master’s Baker
Submitted via Two Bright Lights