Monday, November 23, 2009

Wedding - DIY details

Planning the wedding was fun, albeit a little stressful at times. Putting our own personal touches on the wedding was very important to me (and the crafting relieved some of that stress!). Here are a few our diy wedding details.

My dad and I cut some old plywood which I painted and used to tell guests where to go.

I made the flower I wore in my hair with a simple silk flower and a hair comb.

We wrapped the mason jars that held our flowers with twine for a rustic look. Aren't those flowers gorgeous!

My brother-in-law, Kenny, made our huppah. He found some old trees in his backyard and propped them inside some flower pots. My sister, Kathy, potted the flowers. As for the cloth, I sewed ribbon on each corner of some sheer ivory voile and tied it to each pole. I am keeping the cloth in hopes that someday our children will be married under it as well.

I created the escort cards, invitations, and table numbers using some beautiful letterpress stationary that I found at Target. We saved a lot of money making our paper suite ourselves, and I don't think I could have found a more appropriate design for our wedding.

The table numbers.

I also hand painted our wedding cake topper. Standing next to us are our kitties, Bo and Kitty. Silly, I know, but it was fun having them on our cake.

And let's not forget the inspiration behind it all, those gorgeous napkins you all have been hearing me talk about since January!

Thank you all for coming along with me as I documented our wedding day and some of the planning that went into it. I'm so glad you were supporting me through this journey. Thank you!


  1. Every detail is just gorgeous. Looks like something out of a magazine...

  2. I SO love your cake toppers! Kudos for including the other important members of your family too.

  3. What a wedding, Stephanie. Of course, as your mother-in-law, I may be biased, but it was the very nicest one we've ever been to. A million happy memories!
    Love, Ilene

  4. Your wedding was beautiful! I love all of your handmade touches :)

  5. Lovely. I tried to persuade my sister-in-law into using mason jars at a recent 90th birthday party. I wish I could have shown her your picture to show her how great that can look.

  6. Stephanie,

    Was your dress home-made too? I just love the bustle detail.

  7. Gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding!

  8. It all looks so beautiful. you look so beautiful. My favourite photo is the one of the men's socks. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

  9. Aww, your wedding was full of such delightful details! Congratulations to you both. I LOVE the kitties on the cake!

  10. I love your homemade chuppah. We're making ours as well and I plan to sew ribbons around the edges and attach the fabric to wooden greenland paddles (we met kayaking :)). Do you happen to remember the size of fabric that you used?


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