I’ve come to the realization that our first anniversary has come and gone and I never really finished sharing about our DIY wedding! Here are a few of the smaller details that made our day special & personal.
I gave my guy a choice of flowers & he really liked the anemones, so anemones it was for the the boutonnieres! I made ten of them for all the guys.
I designed the wedding programs with some flower art and some of the hand calligraphy I did for our invitation suite. I then just printed on my home printer on pearlescent paper that made them feel special.
I then made the placecards with some floral letters & a calligraphy font that I printed on vellum and then layered it over the same pearlescent paper and stitched the two layers together. Our favors were beeswax lip balm my mom made (she’s a beekeeper) and they made a nice, useful gift that our guests appreciated.
I had originally planned on making my own cupcakes for the wedding, but as the big day was approaching I had to let a few things go in the interest of time and so we got our cake and pastries from the local bakery that holds a special place in our heart, Mirabelles. I made the cake topper by cutting out the lettering from paper using an exacto knife. (It would be sooo much easier if I had had my Silhouette to do this.) I then added a few paper flowers to tie it in with the rest of the decorations and it was just right atop our delicious creme brulee cake.
In the center of each table I made a wreath from paper and then placed a beeswax candle in a mason jar in the center. Making eight of them was a lot. Totally worth it though once each table was set with the linen tablecloth and matching turquoise napkins. I can’t recommend this book enough for paper flower making inspiration–it was my guide to everything as I tackled making all the wedding flowers. It cost me around $100 for all my flower materials . and. so. much. time. but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the way the flowers came out and I continue to enjoy them as they decorate my crafty room/studio space.
As an alternative to a guest book, I made a tree that guests added stamped fingerprint “leaves” to and signed. I got the idea from the book Modern Calligraphy. (This is reminding me that I really need to get it framed!)
For the ladies: I made some flower crowns for my flower girls and then some sweet little pink corsages with a “ribbon” made out of the seersucker I used to line the guys’ linen vests.
Thanks for letting me share about all these little bits, wedding planning/decorating was right up my alley and I had fun working out all the special touches. Next up–the wedding dress, can’t wait to share one of my most favorite of wedding projects!
*the photos from the actual day are taken by our talented photographer, Sarah Peters.