- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I thought I would share some pictures from my recent wedding showcasing only some of the details for any brides out there who may be looking for ideas. I know detail shots were so helpful to me when I was planning our wedding and I’m hoping to repay the favor.
Some notes… first, all photo credit goes to Georgi Anastasov from Philadelphia! He’s amazing. I still find it hard to believe he fit within our budget. Second, almost everything you see was homemade. It was a labor of love to decorate the lanterns and jars, and to make ribbon wands, program fans, menus, bunting, jar decorations, fauxtobooth, and table runners but it was so worth it.
We made our own flower bouquets and corsages with a combination of super DIY and ordering online. I ordered the Billy Balls (craspedia) from Fifty Flowers online and we picked the rest. I found a flower farm in my area that would allow me to swoop in on Friday morning before my Saturday wedding with my bridal party and snip our own stems. Then we had to assemble. All the flowers we got, besides the Billy Balls, came to $45 total.
I had someone from etsy design the owl graphic that we used which allowed us to create our own invites (the map idea was inspired my Mrs. Lox and I replicated that in PowerPoint), program fans, menu cards, table numbers, place cards, signage, etc. This was extremely cost effective because the owl design was $20 and then I was able to do all the rest and print it from home. The exceptions were that the cards on our favors (jars of Nova Scotia maple syrup from my hometown) were printed by Moo, but the front was designed by me and the back had 1 of 12 engagement photos. The hanger for my dress was made by someone on etsy and purchased by my sister. An etsy seller also made my earrings, our cake topper and the bird nest. Invitiation supplies (most) came from Cards and Pockets online.
Anyway, enjoy the pictures! I hope this helps someone out there, somehow. I wouldn’t have had nearly as wonderful a wedding if not for Weddingbee and so I would like to give back. I am happy to answer questions or private messages if anyone has any.