I’ve been wanting to publish detailed posts of my DIY projects from my wedding last year, but I’m a slacker. So here’s the run down:
1) I made a poem and framed it explaining our guest book. We had a “wishing tree” where people left us little notes on fabric leave. I will string them into a garland to hang in out house each october on our anniversary.
2) ALL THE DECOR…We decorated an entire church all by ourselves. The ceiling, the lights, the ficus trees, the garlands…everything was purchased and set up by US.
3) The place cards were little branch stumps with paper leaves in them. We hand wrote and assmbled each one.
4) The centerpieces were $1 vases from the dollar store with lighted bottoms from those glass etch cubes you can get at the dollar store. Then we submurged some leaves in water and put moss around the base.
5) The table numbers- I put a band of lace and rafia to dress up the table number stumps then cut out stenciled numbers from a sheet of moss.
7) Our invitations. It started with the illustration, then purchasing all the paper and printing them. I added color with some glitter gel pens to give it a little pop. The lace bands were cut and sewn by me. Then the rafia and leaves were poked and tied. I even drew an illustration of our venue and ceremony site on the back to guide guests where to go.
8) The wine! my husband and I took a workshop to make our own wine: A Red Merlot and a Dragonfruit Shiraz. It yeilded 60 bottles and people loved the shiraz. I made a frame for the bar explaining our workshop and I designed the labels with our invitation illustration.
9) Our cake topper- I made little wooden peg dolls to look just like us, and our cat. I even put a little gem for my husbands ascot pin. I constructed a tree out of rafia floral wire and cut up fake leaves to make mini leaves.
10) I bought a generic serving set and dressed it up with some leaves and rafia.
11) During the ceremony, we used the treasure chest my husband made to propose to me. The best man put a tree key on the front and it automatically opens up, green lights flood the inside, and it played the legend of Zelda “item aquired” noise. He’s amazing. <3 he also made a treasure chest card box that Had green lights on the inside and every time a card dropped in, it played the rupee sound from the legend of zelda :p