We're in LOVE with this gorgeous Mr. and Mrs. and their intimate day!
Shea Shoemaker
Shea Shoemaker October 04, 2017

DIY Wedding | Nick + Rebekah

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What is your favorite wedding day memory?

Two moments stand out from our wedding. Our first look was so perfect! We were both jittery and excited and maybe a little overwhelmed, but it was so great to have an intimate moment together before the wedding began. I wrote him a letter for the first look and it made him tear up, which means the letter was a success! The second was the moment after the wedding when we left the ceremony and it was time for a few photos before the reception was really special too. That was the moment when all we had been waiting for was real. We wanted to be married and to spend our lives together and when we left the ceremony, we finally had what we had been waiting and working for! We were a long distance couple and had never lived in the same city and it was so wonderful to know the distance and waiting to be together was finally over.

What did you DIY for your wedding?

We DIY’d so many things for our wedding! A friend of mine created a digital illustration for me, and using that I designed our invitations. I am a floral designer and I also sell felt and dried florals through my website. I made all the florals used in our wedding using handmade felt flowers and dried flowers. That included the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, a floral welcome sign, hair pins for the bridesmaids, my veil, the aisle runners, lots of flower filled bud vases {it was about 60 of them!!!}, a garland for the bride and groom table, and finally, several handmade cake toppers. I’ve made wedding packages for many brides, but none this large. It was a lot of work! I also made our ceremony backdrop and the doily garlands at the reception.

Did you have a something old, new borrowed, blue?

Sort of! My something old was my Grandmother’s engagement ring from the 60’s to create my engagement ring. My something new we’re my dress and shoes! My something borrowed was my pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings that we’re all borrowed from my Grandmother.

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

My advice to other brides is to focus on preparing for the marriage as well as the wedding day. It is so easy to get swept away dreaming and crafting and searching for vendors and those are all good things, but in the midst of all of that, it is so important to prepare for the marriage. Spend time with your fiancé talking over what is important to both of you and how you both want married life to look, as well as planning for the wedding day. -Rebekah, the Bride

Event Credits

Photography: Taylor Tkach Photography // Venue: Savannah Rapids Pavilion // Florist: Florologie // Invitation Illustration: Adam Uhlig // Bridemaid's Skirts: Breaux Sews

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