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Welcome to the weekend fellow crafties and wedding enthusiasts! To start this party right let’s grab a nice cold Coke, and head to the beach for a late night bonfire! If that sounds good to you, then you’re going to love Teresa and Dustin’s wedding at The PostCard Inn just as much as I did. Carrie Wildes Photography has captured some sweet DIY deets and moments that are sure to make you go coastal about weddings.
From the photographer:
Dustin wore khaki pants, tan vest, and a very cool tan fedora. Teresa was simply stunning in her lace gown and starfish necklace. They did a “first touch”, not first look:-) Such a sweet and priceless moment. They whispered I love you from each side of the “barn doors” where they were separated while holding hands on the side.
I love a good signature cocktail. But when the signature cocktail doubles as your inspiration for your centerpieces and toasting glass; I am loving it even more! The burlap and shell bouts and table coverings offset the venue, coral and turquoise color scheme, and setting so well to add hint of vintage to the fabulous fall Florida day. Be sure to check out the whole gallery for some fun on the beach, hot rod trucks, and a precious pearl bracelet. Thanks Carrie Wildes Photography, and congrats Teresa and Dustin! Thank you for sharing your day with us!
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography
Reception Venue: Postcard Inn on the Beach
Other: Postcard Inn on the Beach
Cake Designer: Cakes By Carolynn
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Good morning DIY’ers! Love it or leave it the rustic wedding trend is here to stay. For anyone having taken a sip from some mason jar hater-ade, today we have a wedding today that proves that beauty of rustic weddings lies in their versatility. I, for one, love them! Rustic weddings can achieve a great balance of kitschy yet classy, and traditional yet whimsy all at the same time. It’s almost like having a short party dress and gorgeous ball gown all in one. Oh! Wait! Kelly has that too!
Riverdale Manor provided the great fall farmhouse backdrop with a great traditional indoor space. And only Tina Jay Photography could have provide such perfect documentation of the DIY fabulousness and festivities. From the photographer:
I loved that Kelly wore her custom bride sneakers during the photo portion of the day (when there was lots of walking), and for the ceremony in the grass. Then she switched into her shorter dress and HOT heels for the reception – I loved her change in outfit! Kelly and Jake are such a sweet couple.
Make sure to check out the whole gallery of Kelly’s super chic creations and her awesome double duty dress! Congratulations Kelly and Jacob! Thank you Tina Jay Photography for submitting this wedding that proves that rustic diy weddings have rightly earned their place in the wedding world!
Photographer: Tina Jay Photography
Venue: Riverdale Manor
We all know that planning a wedding can be stressful. Some people meditate and some workout to deal with the stress. Others, clear out the card stock at their local craft stores, grab an embosser, a ton of flowers and create some tension freeing DIY. This is just a theory, but by looking at the fantastic photos of Julie Sterling Photography and the looks on Michelle and Evan’s faces as they delighted in their day, I might dare to say that DIY weddings might be a new form of stress management program. Maybe it’s the the splendiforous setting of Curtis Farm, or simply the fact that Michelle and Evan are so adorable around each other, but I think we may be on to a D-stress with DIY campaign. Who’s on board?
From the Bride:
“There were a couple factors that made me go the DIY route with a lot (most) of our decorations – I’m a bit of a perfectionist, I like crafting, and we were on a budget. Making the decorations were a fun way to unwind after finishing up my master’s program. I wanted the name settings and souvenirs to be the same – less clutter on the tables. What I did was bought a bunch of fun wine stoppers and then embossed everyone’s name onto the front of a small place card (thanks to my awesome sister-in-law and photographer). On the back, it thanked them for coming and said which table they were at. We had a map of the tables up so they weren’t completely lost because we didn’t name them by numbers. The centerpieces also ended up being a lot of fun to do. It was two pieces – a bottom stand filled with corks and a top piece for the flowers. We bought hydrangeas in bulk from Trader Joe’s and filled them the morning of the ceremony and the aisle flowers, which were ribbon wrapped plant supporters.”
Perfection accomplished, Michelle! Thank you Julie Sterling Photography for providing the embossing gun that created these fantastic favors and documenting the day with the same perfection as Michelle’s DIY. Congratulations Michelle and Evan!
Photogrpher: Julie Sterling Photography
Event Venue: Curtis Farm
A DIY wedding is lot like becoming a mother. You spend months creating this perfect little creature that you can’t wait to meet. When it finally happens and you see what all the torturous sleepless nights full of heartburn and headaches were for, you smile knowing all the pain was worth it. I think after nine months of planning and preparing Aarin and Ryan would agree.
This Charleston wedding has given us some of the best multiples since OctoMom. There’s mason jar goblets, an handmade ribbon arbor, paper lanterns (courtesy of bride’s mother), and poms galore all in shades of coral that represent Aarin and Ryan’s South Carolina roots. The best part about most of this wedding…It can all be used again for home decorating. You can’t tell me those pillows and napkin rings aren’t worthy of a department store display?!
You have to check out the gallery to see the amazing sweet grass roses and baby’s breath centerpieces too. (Technically, not DIY’ed but I must learn how to make them, they are phenomenal!) We are so happy that Aarin and Ryan created this labor of love and that Lori Lee Photography was there to capture every sweet Southern moment. Congratulations!
Photographer: Lori Lee Photography
Event Venue: The Gold Bug
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
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