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!!!
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My partner’s best friend (who is standing up for her) bought a bunch of fun vintage pins for the boutineers. I appreciate the help so much and I think the flowers that she chose are perfect! Why do I love these vintage pins? Because every single piece of vintage jewelry – I love and these are a great way to save us some cash. If Nat and her bridal party would’ve ended up wearing real floral boutineers they’d end up in the trash by the next day and that makes me sad. These vintage pins will be in my family forever now and who doesn’t love tulips?
The jam + preserves ready to go!
Way back in the planning process, I’m talking like 10 months in advance, I sent an email round to all my friends and family who did canning, was interested in learning, or had gardens at their disposal. What Alex and I wanted to create with our ‘country kitsch’ theme was a home town, relaxed affair that not only reflected a bit of good ol’ Americana but also my family as well. And one of the things about my family is that we ALWAYS has home-made jam in the house. Whether it was my mom, my g’ma or an aunt, home-made jam we had.
I want to use gay symbols in my wedding. Afterall, I am very proud to be gay and marrying a man. But, at the same time, I don’t want it to look like a wedding for Rainbow Brite or a gay pride parade. So my question early on in the process was, how can I tastefully incorporate some sort of gay symbol in my wedding?
When thinking up solutions to wedding woes you’ll look everywhere you can. Tom and I decided to attend a NYC LGBT Expo last March hoping to score some ideas for our wedding and hoping to meet other couples planning weddings of their own. In all actuality, we felt like the only couple there planning a wedding and there were only a few tables dedicated to LGBT wedding planning – most of them being hotels. Just when we thought it might have not been worth it we came across this table with a woman selling hand-made ribbon roses. After speaking with her we learned that these roses were made by LGBT senior citizens and the money made contributed to their healthcare. Tom and I bought 100 because we knew instantly that we wanted to include them somewhere in our wedding. But how?
After much consideration, we have decided: We plan to use them in the knot of our white chairs at the ceremony and reception, as well as in our placesettings during the dinner so that each guest receives one. We thought it would be a long-lasting, appropriate memento for them to have from our gay wedding. Here is a picture of it from my engagement shoot with Kristina Hill (with my engagement ring in the center of one):
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