Posted on June 21st, 2011 by SD.
I started purchasing things for our wedding back in December, so when Valentine's Day stuff went on sale I bought a ton of things from Target. These little foam letters were only a buck!
This next post is dedicated to all things DIY. As you know, I am slightly obsessed with everything DIY and I obsessively looked at wedding blogs until I found the 10 or so craft projects that I wanted to do. I thought that I had it all under control and was DONE with crafting, but about a week or so before our wedding we ran out of money and had to cut the fresh flowers. I was devastated, so I decided to take the left over material from the altar/photobooth backdrop that I made and sewed a ton of flowers! I became a zombie sewing them while watching TV every night, but I had to get it done and it was one touch that I thought was very important to the whole vibe of the decor. At one point during our wedding Nat leaned over to me and said, “Babe, now I see all of your craft projects in one place – wow! You and your friends rock!” Indeed we do because there’s no way I would’ve been able to finish all of these craft projects by myself. In my wrap up wedding post you’ll see the complete list of what was DIY and it is astonishing!!!
Some of the flowers that I made with the tablecloth my mom sewed and the vase is one that I spray painted white.
My sister made this awesome sign and the photos of Evy carrying down the aisle are some of my favorites.
After I sewed the flowers I secured them to a piece of floral wire and then put sparkly things on the inside of the bud.
Vases purchased at Target around Valentine's Day.
The letters that I put glitter mod podge on looked great at the sweetheart table.
Tissue paper flower madness.
My maid or honor was a floral designer for many years. We decided to craft these at the last minute. She did a fantastic job!
Here is our peg board DIY project. People left words of advice and we put them in envelopes and will open one every week!
What our guests saw when they entered the bar.
Last minute entry was also these tiny red flower frames. I hand wrote the Sarah + Nat.
Vintage train case for cards.
The buttons were a HUGE hit. So happy I ordered 50 more at the last minute.
All photos courtesy of Diana Rothery.