A DIY update!
- Last updated on March 24, 2009 at 6:45 pm
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Ring Bearer Pillow:
My DIY garters are finished, and I know Dane is going to love them! Can't wait to show them off soon!
Well I decided that I needed to make a silk bouquet since it will be so hot outside, and all the flowers I love are heat sensitive. So here is my first attempt. I will probbaly make a few changes, but I love the flower and the feathers together and how they contrast.
side view, including the promise ring that Dane gave me. I want to feel it swing against my hand as I walk towards him. SO excited.
front view with the awesome brooch I bought. I know you can't see it too well, but it looks so nice :)
Signs for the reception
Yay! my picture frames look great, and I've stopped fussing over the poems I'm going to use and just went with it! SO bathroom signs done. Welcome sign done. Wedding Program Sign done. Send off bells sign done.
I bought a strange metal contraption at Hobby Lobby, coated in several layers of white spray painted, and bought a wood circle from Home Depot. With a little glue and imagination I think that this will turn into an awesome cake stand. Sorry about the bad picture, clearly purple sheets are not the best.
Here are my DIY invitations. My fiance and I did all the stamping and cutting, but we bought the actual pocket folders.
We had to include an extra insert for all of my family, since 90% live in Iowa. We decide to do a separate reception in Iowa since not everyone has the money to travel across the country!
I almost wish I had had someone with nicer handwriting address the invitations. But I did them all in one night and I work for free, so that's what I get!
We are having an outdoor ceremony in Arizona in the summer. I know it doesn't make sense, but we chose our location due to its similarities to our engagement location (next to a waterfall). So...we did something that makes sense....we made program fans!
Dessert card holders.
These used to be hideous gold shiny ornaments for christmas trees. I used a full can of spray paint to paint 20 of these guys. I am going to attach white cardstock with dessert identifiers for our dessert buffet at the reception. I am so proud of how cute these turned out.
I made these from taking candlesticks and attaching plain black chargers. I am hosting a dessert buffet since my ceremony is so late in the evening. I know that my guests will notice these! I like the varying heights and the similarities using the glossy black.
I used this website, and it was so helpful! I made two different veils since I"m really not sure what I wanted. I'm taking these to my alterations appointment to decide...silver pencil edge on matte tulle or plain edge on shiny tulle.....maybe after the appointment I'll decide to do plain edge on matte? Either way they are cheap (I refuse to pay $200) and easy so I don't mind re-doing these.
Bow Ties for the little boys attending the wedding:
Mom and I sat down to make some bow ties today and they came out great...can't wait to see all the little boys wearing these.
Mother's Corsages and Father's Boutonierres:
I made these out of organza, since I am not using any real flowers in the wedding. They turned out pretty neat, and I managed to incorporate the spotted guinea hen feathers again!
Bridal Suite and Honeymoon Signs:
Made these using a pre-made photo mat from Hobby Lobby. I also used the watermark on Word to put my design in the background.