OK guys – I am pretty sure that I have reached the end of my list of wedding-related posts! I’m actually a little bummed- I had SO much fun planning (and actually getting married), that being able to blog about it afterwards helped to stretch out the fun. I’ll definitely keep sharing wedding ideas & inspiration periodically, since I just adore weddings so much!
If you are one of my few *but awesome* loyal readers, you have been privy to a long line of posts both leading up to and now following my October wedding.
I shared stories & reflections about the big day, and I gushed (and could still gush some more) about some of my incredible vendors (like our venue & florist here in part 1, and our wedding band & photographers in part 2) that helped make our day so perfect.
I also shared loads of DIY Projects that I completed with the help of my hubby, friends & family.
Looking back, here are some of the highlights from the past few months of wedding postings.
The Expression of the Day
Our DIY “Yay!” Flags were our alternative to rice-throwing at the conclusion of our ceremony.
Our programs were printed on Kraft paper (simple, one fold booklets designed to coordinate with the Invitations).
Keeping things Organized
I helped to keep our bridal party on track with these day-of pocket timelines, full of details on when and where important things were happening throughout the day.
Our overnight guests found a helpful, informative card and map of the wedding site tucked into their welcome bags.
Our DIY Photo Booth was an inexpensive & easy interactive feature of our day.
Some Thing(s) Borrowed, and Some Things Bought…
Loads of decor came straight out of my mother’s house – like these vintage chalkboards.
Still more items were handmade by those more talented than me – amazing Etsy artists & shop owners. You can see where I bought special wedding pieces, like this personalized wedding gown hanger from Hanger Design Center, in this post.
These DIY table numbers served a dual purpose –
Homemade Caramel Apple Favors
Delicious apples from a local orchard were dipped in caramel & a variety of colored sprinkles,
then bagged & tagged to give our guests a delicious taste of Fall to take home!
Along the way, I also shared some of the web-based tools & smartphone apps that helped me plan & stay on track, and offered tips for things like including your pet in your wedding, and how to create a sweet DIY photo book for wedding (or other) pictures.
It’s a Wrap
For full project tutorials & even more wedding related posts, visit my page dedicated to our DIY wedding.
Planning our wedding was some of the most fun I’ve ever had- seriously. I loved every craft and project, and it was such a thrill to see it all come together on the big day. To top it off, I had the amazing experience of joining my life to my new husband’s – with all of our family & friends around us to share in that joy! Our wedding day was beautiful, with a very meaningful ceremony and a great party to top it off. It was the perfect start to an amazing new adventure that hubby & I now get to share, and I could not be any luckier!