I designed and our invitations, well everything paper, myself. So you have our Save the Dates, and our Invitations.
|I know, not the best picture. You can't read half of it here but you can in real life. But I love the way our invitations turned out! And I was able to use the same design for tons of things for our wedding.|
|I may have gotten the timeline from a Save the Date card online but I totally changed the concept and made it into something all our own.|
I also freshened up some metal curly stands...when I bought them they were forest green and had fake, faded flowers wrapped all around them...I didn't have an exact plan for them at first. However, as time went on I just knew they'd be the perfect place to dangle necklaces and fluffy hats for our photobooth. The pink thing in that picture...not sure what it was in its former life but its new life for our wedding was to hold all wedding cards on the gift table. And its current life is to hang from our bulletin board at home and holding mail.
|When I add professional pictures (SOON I PROMISE!) you can see them in their full glory, this was just part of the process.|
I bought some 25cent frames from Walmart at one time, spray painted those suckers and bam, hideous gold gone, and cute little frames with wedding sayings appeared. I typed up the insides, using my invitation as a guide for style and placed these at our various stations. We had a kids station, a memory station, our favor station, a family station, and of course the photobooth.
|cheesy family photo stock...thank you Walmart Sale!|
Of course, since we love pictures, I just had to create the ISPY cards all over Pinterest. I liked how the example in that link used a binder clip but since we had so much color at our wedding I wanted to personalize it. So after seeing this tutorial, I thought why not spray paint...so I did.
|You'll have to excuse my crappy picture taking skills on all of these today...my apartment lighting was not being my friend, besides the fact that probably 90% of these were taken on my phone months ago.|
So that Japanese Washi tape...that stuff is awesome. I used the leftovers for the above craft but purchased it for decorating my popcorn boxes. If you're going to serve popcorn you better have some cute popcorn containers. The regular kind just weren't working for me, red and white stripes? MMm there wasn't exactly any straight up red anywhere so I wasn't feeling those. Then one day I got the Oriental Trading Inc magazine and they had some for a great price so I went with it. BUT they were plain so dressing them up was in order. SO a little tape, and some printed monograms and they were done. MANY MANY thanks to those who graciously helped me unfold and tape all 250 of them!
|Again my photographer captures them better than I but here they are at home.|
Of course what current wedding is complete without a photobooth? Well that's something I put quite a bit a of work into, gathering props and how it would all sit out for people. I did a lengthier post on the decor below so I won't say much but it was definitely a blast! You can also check out the chalkboard I made for the photobooth. Plus I got to lend it to my friend for her wedding in July! Doesn't get much better than that!
This isn't much crafting but I wanted to get a little creative with what people could
|Okay that's some bad blurry but it turned out great in our pictures!|
Okay, so that's my here's what I did for my wedding post in as short of a manner as I possibly could. Course, it doesn't include all the hard work my mom put into some beautiful pearl and sparkly foam balls, or my signs at the wedding or the little project my girlfriend worked on for me, or the centerpieces..however it's a good bunch. Man, putting it all one post makes it look like it all took no time at all. Maybe I'll throw in the signs with some of the detail shots from my photographer, she caught most but missed like one or two I think.
Coming Next: Bridesmaids Gifts, Prepping for the Big Day and then all the pictures! Get excited!
What are some of your favorite little projects of even details from your wedding?