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Our Wedding :)

There was a LOT of DIY going on at our wedding!! I know what a struggle is was for me to plan it all out, so I wanted to share in case anyone was inspired to create something from these pics :)

This website has a "Recycle Your Wedding" section where brides can sell decorations from their wedding. Worth a look before you buy 80 square vases.... i'll be happy i pinned this one day

"Recycle Your Wedding" section where brides can sell decorations from their wedding. Worth a look before you buy 80 square vases. -- I should put my stuff on here!!

all you need is love...and a pretty tree-lined drive ;)

Colorful wedding party!!

sure sure everyone picks up the Bride in their pictures, but how often does the Groom get the same treatment?? ;)

DIY "Sticks of Enthusiasm" aka Ribbon Streamers for ceremony ;)

  • Sarah Austin

    buy bulk chopsticks at asian grocery store (or can probably get online), 1" satin ribbon sold at Dollar Trees, use hot blue gun to affix approx 1 yard of ribbon to each chopstick. WAY cheaper than buying, and fast to make!!

photo {non}booth with DIY props!

  • Sarah Austin

    photo {non}booth setup by Michelle King Photography with handmade fabric streamer backdrop. All props made by bride using AC Moore cardstock, chopsticks and hot glue

DIY mad-lib style RSVP cards

  • Sarah Austin

    mad-lib style RSVP cards ranked by bride and groom and 1st/2nd/3rd place displayed at reception in frames, along with "most effort" and "honorable mention" awards!

DIY CD favors & display

  • Sarah Austin

    all containers bought at AC Moore and stained by bride. Several different CD compilations made (such as "Love Rocks", "Love Sucks", "Oldies but Goodies Love" and a "Soundtrack" for the day). Sign made using tree slab from AC Moore, painted with two coats of chalkboard paint (also from AC Moore), and written on with normal sidewalk chalk!

DIY "Soundtrack" CD favors & display

  • Sarah Austin

    Give out "Soundtrack" favors with all special songs from the day! print personalized CD labels on Memorex labels (amazon.com sells them in bulk), wooden containers from AC Moore, hand stained by bride, filled with spanish moss from AC Moore.

DIY drink sign

  • Sarah Austin

    tree slab from AC Moore, paint with two coats of chalkboard paint (also sold at AC Moore), draw on with sidewalk chalk!

DIY centerpieces

  • Sarah Austin

    double-sided frames from IKEA, wooden boxes from IKEA, daisies ordered in bulk from RoseSource.com, wheatgrass grown by MOB using an internet kit!

fun idea - incorporate a flower into the first dance

First dance finale :)

DIY guestbook

  • Sarah Austin

    have guests write personal messages for bride + groom in lieu of traditional sign-in book. wooden "book" from AC Moore, stained and painted by bride

DIY centerpieces!!

birdie cake topper from etsy :)

cocktail hour

candid shots are the best!! (bride and MOG w/ groom here)

multi-colored birdesmaids!! because not every girl looks good in lime ;)