OMG! Today we get the share the most fabulously DIY-ed wedding that we have probably ever featured! The bright colors are stunning together. The scenery is to die for… and all the details are blowing our minds! This beautiful bride actually DIY-ed everything that you are about to see! Lauren – you are our favorite!!! Make sure to read her advice below, she even has a few links to how she made some of her details, the silk screen bag tutorial is amazing! Congratulations to this gorgeous, crafty couple!
What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“One of my favorite moments was at the ceremony, I was standing up with my about-to-be husband, and our officiant asked our friends and family if they would love and support our marriage, and everyone in unison answered, “We will.” That memory will fill my heart for a lifetime. I loved seeing our day come together. A year and half of planning went (pretty much) as we envisioned it, and seeing all the people we love enjoy that vision was beyond words…
What did you DIY for your wedding?
Almost everything in our wedding was DIY, truly a labor of love, and I enjoyed every minute! I began with all the ribbon details and built on the beautiful, bright color palette. We wanted to pay homage to our current home, New York City, so I worked with a friend to design the invitations, I drew the escort cards from actual New York buildings and bound each program by hand. I screen-printed the napkins and the guest welcome bags and hand-painted the table runners and bunting flag banners. Our moms and aunts even arranged the table flowers. The day was definitely a collective effort. I documented a few of these DIYs on my blog, Undeclared Panache. Here are links to the tutorials for the Welcome Bags, Invites, Programs.
Something old, new, borrowed and blue?
..Yes, I did. My something old was my veil, my mom wore it at her wedding and somehow it matched my dress perfectly. My something new was my fabulous glitter Kate Spade shoes. Something borrowed was a lucky pence that my grandma and my aunt both carried attached to their bouquet, and I did as well. And finally, my “something turquoise” was my lovely turquoise vintage earrings, I found on Etsy!
What is your advice for current brides?
..Start projects early and if it seems overwhelming, don’t take on another DIY. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for help. I think you’ll find there are lots of people willing to pitch in to make your day perfect. You’re going to get lots of opinions, but have fun with the process and above all, remember that the day is about the bride and groom, if you have good music and drinks your guests will have a good time.” – Lauren, the amazing crafty bride
photography: Lizzie Photo // floral and day of coordination: Elements of Elegance // venue: Camp Blodgett // cake: Connie’s Cakes // dress: Poloma Blanca from Bridal Reflections // bride’s shoes and bag: KateSpade // bridesmaid dresses: Rebecca Taylor // groom and groomsmen suits: Indochino // hair: Ashley from Captivation Hair Design // make-up: Spirit Custom Makeup // DJ: Moments in Time // catering: Gilmore Collection // photobooth: Shutterbooth // ceremony musician: Robert Cunningham via Gigmasters // videography: Two Penny Productions